Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!


Villains Wiki
This article's content is marked as Mature
The page Mature contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older.

If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page.

Ahem. The virus... ...has mutated, and somehow involved. We have all become infected or eaten, and I'm the last. I think I've killed them all. Tom, Grace, and everyone. I, uh... have sealed myself inside this bunker. I've destroyed the samples and archived my notes. And I don't know why the infection is moving so slowly, but I can feel it. I can feel the malevolence. I'll die here like the pharaohs with my legacy, a beautiful weapon... beautiful weapon.
~ Engel's last words before becoming infected.

Dr. Engel is the main antagonist of the 2008 horror film, Day of the Dead. He is the director of the government project called "Wildfire" and became infected after an accident occurs, spreading the virus through Leadville, Colorado.

He was portrayed by Pat Kilbane.


Early life

Prior to the movie's events, Dr. Engel was in charge of a project called "Wildfire", which was designed to paralyze enemy troops by shutting down their neural system for six to seven hours, intended to save lives instead of killing anyone. However, the project went wrong and mutated, turning anyone who was infected into a rampaging flesh-eating monster. Engel killed others that were infected and were managed to get bitten. Engel tries to seal himself inside of a room after getting infected. However, his plan fails as he turned and busted the door down and spread the virus through Leadville.


At the beginning of the film, Trevor and his girlfriend, Nina, have a romantic encounter in an abandoned building. After exploring the building, their friends, Kyle and his girlfriend leave, but the girlfriend gets blood on his chest from Kyle nosebleed, getting the infection from his mother. As Kyle's girlfriends walk home in the forest, she is chased and killed by Dr. Engel.

As the town was overwhelmed by the undead, Sarah and her group headed through the forest and back to the abandoned warehouse from the beginning of the film. As they explore the building, they find an underground bunker. Once the group split into two groups, Sarah and Salazar find Dr. Logan and demand answers from him on what happened to the townspeople. Trevor and Nina found a recording of Dr. Engel, who explained about the project called "Wildfire", which accidentally created the virus that turned the townspeople into zombies. As the recording ends, Engel turned and breaks down the door and spreads the infection.

Trying to find a way out of the warehouse, they hear a monstrous sound and went to kill the zombie. Turning on the lights, they stumble upon a zombified Engel and tried to kill him. But he dodges the bullets and headed into the vents. Walking down the halls, Engel grabs Logan and kills him. After Salazar is swarmed and killed by the zombies, Sarah escapes and reunites with Trevor and Nina and found large gas cylinders, deciding to kill the zombies by burning them.

Sarah tries to lead the zombies to the storeroom, Engel drops down from the ceiling and grabs Sarah from behind. Before he could infect her, the zombified Bud tries to use his gun to kill Engel, but he is then dismembered by them and having his head grabbed by Engel, who throws it to the wall. Sarah then gets their attention and leads them to the room where Trevor and Nina were hiding. As they modify the cylinders into a giant flamethrower, they torched Engel and the other zombies, killing them in the process.



           Lantern Entertainment.png Villains

Animated Features
Zeebad | Soldier Sam | Skeleton Guards | Boingo | Evil Ski Team | Troy | Bart and Eddie | Thunder & Lightning | Emperor Maltazard | Ernest Davido | Darkos | Erzsebet Ondrushko | Taipan | Nigel Harrington | Aguila | Stone Generals (Gato, Mono & Serpiente) | Karai | Foot Clan | King Malbert | Dr. Schadenfreude | Jaclyn | Scamper | Dr. Schadenfreude Igor | Monsters | Brain | Dr. Glickenstein | Eva | Black Wolf | Black Wolf's Pack (Smiley) | Hanson | Big Black Monster | Dr. Satan | Velvet Von Black | Otto | Lucifer | Beatrice | Lead Interrogator | Hansel and Gretel | The Giant | Moss | Jimbo Farrar | Lee Mishon | Gil Yepes | Liza Everton | Sammy Goldberg | Harry Sparks | Lorenzo Carvahal and Diaz Arnesto | Jimbo's parents | General Shanker | Lena Thackleman | El Grosso | Manáger | Maximus | Vera Baddington | Nevil Baddington | Norvirus Raccoon | Percy "King" Dimplewade | Fingers and Lucky | Knuckles | Cardinal | Street Rats | Nian | Régine Le Haut | Mayor Muldoon | Heather Muldoon | Gunther

Live-Action Films
Philippe LaRoche | The Rabbi | Saw Villain | Zoltar | Kayako Saeki | Japanese Ghost Boy | Jang Pil-ho | Herod Sayle | Mr. Grin | Nadia Vole | Billy | Agnes Lenz | Kyle Autry | Mrs. Lenz | Mick Taylor | Mirror Queen | General Vavarin Delatombe | Beauregard Rice | Tobey | Ryan | Dawn O'Keefe | Hannibal Lecter | Vladis Grutas | Grutas' Group (Petras Kolnas, Zigmas Milko, Enrikas Dortlich, Bronys Grentz & Kazys Porvik) | Paul Momund | Dieter | Lt. Muldoon | William Block | Lewis | King Vortgyn | Lord Nestor | Wulfia | Odoacer | Stuntman Mike | Michael Myers | Kendall Jacks | Noel Kluggs | Ronnie White | Steven Haley | Wesley Rhoades | Mrs. Carmody | The Mist | Samantha Tunnell | Tatmadaw (Major Tint & Lieutenant Aye) | River Pirates | Dr. Engel | Dr. Logan | Hourglass | Lance Landers | Jade Warlord | Ni-Chang | Mademoiselle | Mademoiselle's Society | Belfond Family | Lucie Jurin | Moorwen | Brett | Richie Nix | Hans Landa | Fredrick Zoller | Joseph Goebbels | Dieter Hellstrom | Adolf Hitler | Werner Rachtman | Malachi | Arlington Steward | Piranhas | Derrick Jones | Jill Roberts | Charlie Walker | Chloe | Ghostface | Alois Lange | Timekeeper | Tick Tock | Chet | Charlie Rakes | Calvin Candie | Stephen | Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly | Butch Pooch | Billy Crash | Big Daddy Bennet | Brittle Brothers | Speck Brothers | Stonesipher | Ku Klux Klan | Leonide Moguy | Bill Sharp | Old Man Carrucan | Smitty Bacall | Mama | Crystal Thompson | Julian Thompson | Donaka Mark | Lee Tourneau | Wilford | Minister Mason | The Entity | Chief Elder | Ava Lord | Ethan Roark | Manute | Wallenquist | Elias | The Clöyne | Walter Keane | Millicent Clyde | Macbeth | Lady Macbeth | Wyrd Sisters | Miguel "Magic" Escobar | Daisy Domergue | Jody Domergue | Pete Hicox | Grouch Douglas | Marco | Major Marquis Warren | Chris Mannix | John Ruth | Sanford Smithers | Sunny Soke | Willie Stokes | Marcus Skidmore | Pete Mickens | Demons

Live-Action Television
Angel Changretta | Luca Changretta | Vicente Changretta | Father John Hughes | Billy Kimber | Michael Gray | Oswald Mosley | Jack Nelson | Darby Sabini | Arthur Shelby Jr | Arthur Shelby Sr | Thomas Shelby | Alfie Solomons | Hayden Stagg | Ghostface (Piper Shaw, Kieran Wilcox, Third Killer, Beth & Jamal Elliot) | Brandon James | Haley Meyers | Tom Martin | Becca | Tommy Jenkins | Luther Thompson | Avery Collins | Nina Patterson

See Also
Blumhouse Productions Villains | Dante's Inferno Villains | Dead by Daylight Villains | Dead Space Villains | Dimension Films Villains | Django Unchained Villains | Friedberg and Seltzer Villains | Halloween Villains | Hannibal Villains | Hellboy Villains | Hellraiser Villains | Legends | Lionsgate Villains | Little Red Riding Hood Villains | Martyrs Villains | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Villains | Miramax Villains | Netflix Villains | Rambo Villains | Scary Movie Villains | Scream Villains | Shakespeare Villains | Sin City Villains | Spy Kids Villains | Stephen King Villains | Tarantinoverse Villains | The Hills Have Eyes Villains | The Nut Job Villains | Tim Burton Villains | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains | Village Roadshow Pictures Villains