Film: White Zombie (1932)
Location: Haunted Home
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: Oh, for God's sake, who's idea was it to name his kid Murder?! What, was Deadly Mc'Dangerface not good enough? Then again, it could be an alter ego to hide the fact that his name might actually be Tim. Either way, the world is a better place without him and his zombie goons.
History: A man of the occult, and very much drunk on it, Murder Legendre specialized in turning any of his rivals into mindless zombies that follow his every command. Then one day, he was approached by a young man hoping for his supernatural guidance to acquire the love of a beautiful woman. Murder, being the jerk he was, suggested he give her a zombie potion. Alas, the plan fell through, and Murder was left with a very unsatisfied customer.
Notable Kills: None by his own hand.
Final Fate: After getting knocked unconscious for a while, the zombies are left without a leader, and plummet off a cliff faster than lemmings under the care of Walt Disney (except for the girl, who is saved). Murder then follows suit after his angry (and slightly zombified) customer pushes him off the edge.
Powers/Abilities: Murder has a specific hand gesture that puts the zombies that he creates through black magic under his control at all times.
Weakness: Anything conventional. As for his zombies, they cannot function well without their leader to guide them. Acts of true love also tamper with his control.
Scariness Factor: 3-We have to admit, the idea of zombies being under the command of a very alive scumbag sounds pretty novel, and Murder himself looks pretty imposing. But damn if it wasn't hilarious to see his army tumble off that cliff without his control.
Trivia: -This is often considered to be the first true feature-length zombie film ever made, though not necessarily the best.
-The term and concept of zombies can be traced all the way back to 19th century West Africa, as the phrase was also a reference to a snake-like Voodoo God in their legends. It is also derived from their phrases for 'fetish' (zumbi) and 'God' (nzambi).