I thought about calling these slimers because they are so slimy. But that suggests that they are producing more slime, like a worm or something. In the case of these zombies, they’ll run out of juice fairly quickly. If you’ve ever gone for a long run you know how dehydrated you get and that’s just from losing some sweat. These things are losing all their fluids plus whatever nasty crap they were soaking in.
These are some really nasty things. For whatever reason, some zombies end up a lot wetter than others. Maybe their skin broke down faster in the heat, or they died in water or oil or something like that. They might even have been trapped in a barrel for years and years like Tarman in the Return of the Living Dead. Whatever the case, these are some of the nastiest, dirtiest, smelliest and most horrible things our there. They suggest the rot and disease associated with death. That even being near them or being touched by one would somehow foul everything around them.
They’re just GROSS!!