This thread probably won't live very long (see my Beastman thread from before), but I thought that I'd give it a go, since the Beastmen thread brought out some pretty AMAZING ideas.
My upcoming campaign for 3rd edition will be very Undead focused. The trick is that most undead creatures have been pretty trivialized by modern media (sparkling vampires, zombie comedies, "Scary movie" I to XI etc...). So I'm just worried that the players' tension of coming face to face with a ghoul or wight might be lackluster.
So! I'm looking for interesting ideas on new "flavours" of Undead beasties (eewww... ). Essentially, I want the players to not immediately shout out: "Oh that's a zombie. Easy! Hit it in the head! Don't worry- they're too slow to chase us".
One example of something I'm toying with is the idea of a Penanggalan ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penanggalan ), which is a kind of asian vampire who's head detaches from its body and flies around, it's intestines and organs trailing behind (sometimes used as tentacles).
I know that WFRP is very European in theme, and that this creature comes from Malaysian mythology, but WHATEV . I thought that it would be more interesting to encounter than a standard zombie/vampire/ghoul.
Any of you every come up with your own interesting undead beasties?