Episode 668: Reunited

Zombie Cliche Lookout:  Hugging Through the Carnage A big part of the draw in zombie movies is the zombie killing action. People love the gore. They enjoy the carnage. And they really, really love the creative ways people come up with to dispatch zombies. After all, the “Zombie Kill of the Week” was a pretty… Read more »

Episode 667: The Assist

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Taking Care of Business If you’re serious about surviving the zombie apocalypse, that means you’re going to have to get serious about braining zombies. This is going to hold true even when you have other pressing issues to deal with. Let’s say one person in your group is sick, and you’re running… Read more »

Episode 666: Watch Your Back

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Rescue You can only face zombies so long before luck turns against you. Maybe you’re the type who likes to fight, or maybe you like to avoid them. It doesn’t matter. At some point, you’re going to screw up. With any luck, you’ll be lucky enough to have someone watching your… Read more »

Episode 572: Zombie Disposal

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Disposal I don’t care how bad a survival situation you find yourself in, nobody wants to be surrounded by a bunch of butchered zombie corpses. Not only is it super gross and smelly, but it can also have a number of real consequences, especially when it comes to negatively impacting morale,… Read more »

Episode 571: A Moot Point

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes In fiction, there are two types of characters: flat and dynamic. Flat characters stay about the same throughout a story; they end the story the same way they started it. Dynamic characters, on the other hand, go through changes as a direct result of what happens in the story. Generally speaking,… Read more »

Episode 569: Get… Out…

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Time for You to Leave While having more people around in a zombie survival situation certainly has its benefits, knowing when someone isn’t working can also be invaluable. Granted, no one wants to lose out on the extra helping hands, but if one person is dragging down group morale or putting people… Read more »

Episode 568: A Different Perspective

Zombie Cliche Lookout: My Side of Things One of the hardest things about dealing with people is not being able to anticipate, or even tell, how they’ll react to something. The more stressful the situation, the more challenging this becomes, and it’s hard to think of many situations more stressful than zombie survival. The problem… Read more »

Episode 567: Backlash

Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Little Appreciation If there’s one thing that’s always going to hold true about people in a zombie survival situation, it’s that they’re going to get into trouble, and they’re going to get desperate. People in general tend to be pretty independent and self-sufficient, with obvious exceptions, of course. Most of us… Read more »