Films: Zombeavers (2014)
Location: Lake/Foret/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of average beavers.
Summary: When everything's becoming the undead in cinema, you start to inevitably run out of ideas. But if you truly had to do a zombie flick against your will, why not do something dumb? Some of the best things come from dumb ideas! And we have to admit, zombie beavers are not the first thing we'd come up with, but it's commendable for what it is.
History: One day in the forests of America, a couple of careless truck drivers ran over a deer, and ended up having a barrel of toxic chemicals roll into the nearby lake, infecting a whole den of beavers. It turned the mammals into ravenous meat-eaters that killed anything they saw. And for a bunch of reckless youths looking for a good time, this isn't good at all. They either run the risk now of getting eaten or being turned into bloodthirsty beaver-zombies themselves!
Notable Kills: Some bite away at a tree so that it lands on a guy they later convert, while a converted human bites a Johnson off.
Final Fate: All of the Zombeavers are killed rather easily, but the zombified humans require a bit more effort. No one survives anyway because the truckers showed up again. Also, a bee comes into contact with a Zombeaver's corpse, and heads back to the hive...
Powers/Abilities: Just getting bitten/scratched by a Zombeaver slowly turns people into buck-toothed monstrosities.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Surprisingly, a story about killer beavers is actually quite harrowing. The Zombeavers look as mangy and psychotic as you'd expect, while the zombified humans are pretty much grade-A nightmare fuel. Imagine a horde of tree-eaters coming at you with blood on their minds, and you have the right idea. And there's nothing cute about it at all.
Trivia: -Apparently, the Backstreet Boys played as the briefly zombified bear that shows up in this film. Huh.
-There was a parasite thought to have caused "beaver fever", and no, it was not some full-of-himself has-been in pop music. It was a parasitic worm called Giardia Lamblia, and in the 70s it was thought to have come from beavers, though in truth it has no true connection to any animal. It is even mentioned in this film.