What happened that caused me immediate distress is I saw in the credit an actor name Bruce Solomon got a top billing as a character named Winns. But there is no character named Winns in the movie, I thought to myself. Certainly not a main character.
So, I did what any rational person would do in a situation like this: I found Alan Ormsby's profile on Facebook and wrote him a message asking who Winns was, then I watched the movie three more times almost frame-by-frame to see if I had missed a character named Winns.
It turns out I had. It was a You Tube video that gave me the answer. Winns is a zombie. Specifically the zombie whose coffin is broken open by a root. I confirmed this by reading the headstone.
Winns the Zombie
The name is far more easily visible in the movie than in this screen capture, but it says Winns.
Also, the actor who played Winns, Bruce Solomon, went on to work more than any other actor in the movie.
Actor Bruce Solomon
CSPWDT was his first role, but he played roles in Barney Miller, Love Boat, Mary Hartman, Eight Is Enough, and was in Night of the Creeps.
So, if Alan Ormsby reads this, please disregard my email. Although I may write you with a question about the shotgun later.