Zombie Cliche Lookout: Looks Dangerous; Let’s Split Up
This one isn’t so much a zombie trope, as it is a horror in general trope. Whenever you have a group of survivors in a horror story, you know that only a couple are going to make it out alive, if that. The problem, of course, is how to kill off all those people if they’re abusing the safety of the group, cooperating and whatnot? Simple: divide and conquer.
Just give them a couple different tasks to accomplish, and have them split off to complete them faster. Then you just have to un-apologetically murder them off in ones and twos until you’re down to a reasonable amount of survivors (one, maybe two).
About this Episode:
We’re drawing to a close on this story arc, and then we’re going to get back into a little bit more action-orientates stuff. With zombies. Of course, we’ve got a little bit of clear-up to do first.
I like to do these quieter arcs just about as much as the stuff with zombies (okay, maybe slightly less). It lets me address a lot of the little minutia that often has to get scarified to the gods of reasonable run-time in a zombie movie. It’s a fun thought exercise, if nothing else.
Discussion Question: Wanted LEGO® Accessories
I’ve been doing quite a few reviews of third-party accessories lately, which gets me thinking: what’s something you really wish some of these companies would make? Weapons? Armor? Everyday items?
While I love guns and armor as much as the next guy, I’m always a sucker for more everyday items. I divide those into two parts: those that can be pressed into service as a weapon, like a tire iron; and those that are great for background scenery, like bottles and glasses.