I really like the memes that combine 2 holidays - Halloween and Easter - Fun!
And he successfully recalled all those brains he and/or his father (depending on the indoctrination) issued. Recalled. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.
Today we crucify pig meat, pretending it is Jeezus flesh, impaled with cloves,that represent the nails that held Jeezus to the cross. And pineapple slices, that represent Jeezus eyeballs. But how did the Great Bunny Rabbit get in this tale? And why is my ham staring at me?
That explains a lot about his most rabid followers.
But seriously, he was a lich, not a zombie. The evidence is all over. He used magic powers, often dabbling in necromancy, to eventually give himself immortality. (ok, maybe "seriously" was the wrong term here.)
That's the point