Episode 531: Sneak Attack

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Do it Quietly As we’ve discussed ad infinitum around these parts, nothing attracts zombies more than noise. That means the most effective way to survive is to do so quietly whenever possible. Naturally, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes what you’re doing necessitates noise, and sometimes you have to confront the zombies head… Read more »

Episode 527: Don’t Worry About Me

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Stealth Mission In most zombie fiction, zombies are attracted to their prey with the same senses that we have. They see us. They smell us. They hear us. Knowing this, survivors can come up with various strategies to avoid the zombies. In The Walking Dead, for instance, characters camouflage their smell by… Read more »

Episode 526: Just Like Last Time

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Collateral Damage In most zombie stories, people fire weapons with reckless abandon. It’s sort of one of the guilty pleasures of living in the zombie apocalypse: you can be completely negligent if you want to, and who wouldn’t? People walk around with their fingers on the triggers (which makes me absolutely crazy… Read more »

Episode 525: Trouble at Home

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Home Sweet Home We all hold a special place in our heart for home. It’s a place we look forward to getting to at the end of a long day. It’s a place of safety and comfort. I would assume these feelings would become even more prevalent in the zombie apocalypse. I… Read more »

Episode 524: Only So Competent

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Plan, No Clue Given enough time, people can get used to just about anything. Zombies are certainly strange and terrifying, but eventually survivors are going to come to terms with them, and adapt their lives to the fact that the walking dead are a constant reality. This is an interesting time… Read more »

Episode 522: A Little Help

Zombie Cliche Lookout: On Your Feet This trope is a staple in both horror and war fiction. When a character is injured in the zombie apocalypse (or in a war), they simply don’t have the luxury of taking it easy until they can heal up properly. Instead, they’re forced to get back on their feet… Read more »