Five Zombie Videos to Satiate Your Bloodlust Until the ‘Walking Dead’ Premiere

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America’s favorite zombie soap opera The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, and we’re also just a few weeks from Halloween, which, of course means zombies and post-apocalyptic imagery are creeping their way into pop culture (and every party store TV ad). With that in mind, we’ve decided not to fight the zombies and instead create this list of some of the best music videos to feature undead imagery. You’ll notice we left Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” off this list. After 29 years, it’s still the one to beat. So consider these contenders for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for Excellence in Zombieosity.

1. Phantom Planet, “Big Brat”

For this Spike Jonze-directed vid, the alt-rockers hired Tony Gardner, who provided makeup effects for “Thriller,” to make their zombies look especially goopy in a process that took about two hours. Stick it through to the end for a romantic twist.

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