Tom Savini As Blades

Blades Edit


Dawn of The DeadEdit

Blades was a member of the motorcycle gang that assaulted the mall in which the protagonists had fortified against the zombies. Given that he was leading the biker gang in the looting of the mall, it may be assumed that he was the #2 biker, or "top man" of Sledge, the gang leader.

He was a tall caucasion man with a moustache and sideburns, he wore a leather jacket with jeans. He was armed with various knives, a machete and a sabre sword, he also had a small flick knife that was actually a mustache comb. Despite Blades' affinity for knives, he did also own a firearm like many other members of the biker gang. Blades would use his firearm to shoot zombies or people who were beyond the range of his knives. During the assault on the mall he survived the initial attack, he almost caught Peter but he escaped into the ventilation shaft, prompting Blades to shout "I See You... Chocolate Man". Blades was presumably killed when Peter shot him with his sniper rifle. The force of Peter's gunshot send Blades over the railings of the upper level where he fell into a fountain on the lower level. Note: Blades may have survived the gunshot and the water from the fountain broke his fall and he crawled to safety, but by doing so one of the zombies that were walking towards him probably infected him with a bite, this would explain how he had zombified relatively intact in Land. If he had just laid where he had fallen, the zombies would have consumed his body. Blades was portrayed by Tom Savini.

Land of The Dead Edit

Having presumably died in 'Dawn Of The Dead, he was shown as a zombie in Big Daddy's group. He was seen as the zombies are rampaging through the Fiddler's Green complex. He is shown slashing a man using his machete


  • In the novelization of Dawn of the Dead, Blades' name is given as "Hatchet."
  • His appearance in Land of the Dead, albeit brief, makes Blades the first recurring character in the George A. Romero 'Dead' series.