Zombie Cliché Lookout: In zombie films there is an unspoken rule that the word “zombie” should never, ever be uttered. When the rule is broken, other characters should quickly dismiss or correct the rule-breaking character. Perhaps the finest example of this comes from Shaun of the Dead in an exchange between the titular hero and… Read more »
About This Episode: I have to say, I’m really unhappy about the lighting in this one. Everything looks a little washed out and discolored. Zombie Cliché Lookout: If horror movies have taught us anything it’s this: do not go through the woods (and for heaven’s sake, don’t split up). Of course horror movies haven’t taught… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: Most men like to think they have a basic understanding of military tactics and strategy; it’s all part of being a man. Some of us take it a little far and become Armchair Pattons. Thankfully most Armchair Pattons never have to put their imaginary martial knowledge to the test because, if they… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: Often played for comedy (zomedy, in this case) running away is always a part of surviving in zombie apocalypse. Meathead characters will want to fight through all their problems, but the more intelligent ones will recognize that discretion is the better part of valor.
Zombie Cliché Lookout: In action movies there is often a scene in which our intrepid heroes run into a field of bad guys with guns blazing. For a brief moment it looks like this act of bravado is going to help them win the day, but reality invariably sets in. The enemy, no longer dazed… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: Whenever a character says “We have to help/do something”, you can bet that they’re going to be too late to really do any good. On the off-chance they are able to help it’s usually only at a terrible cost, which makes us question whether trying to help was worth it? In survival… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: In a lot of zombie movies our characters happen upon someone who looks like they’re ready to kick ass and take names. Just when it looks like a the team is about to gain a valuable new member the camera pans back and reveals that he’s surrounded by more zombies than he… Read more »
Zombie Cliché Lookout: In situations like this characters rarely stop to think that if they can hear something, then so too can any zombies in the area.