Episode 752: Last Stand

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Mama Bear While today’s cliche lookout isn’t unique to the zombie genre, it’s certainly well represented there. I’m talking, of course, of the incredible heroics a parent can achieve in a horror story when their children’s safety is on the line. A normally timid or even cowardly person can step up to… Read more »

Episode 751: Good Luck!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Scrubs I’m going to get a little dark in regards to zombie fans in this write up. Please bear in mind that I’m not making a sweeping statement about all fans of the genre, but rather only a small subset of fan. Okay, that disclaimer out of the way, I have… Read more »

Episode 750: No Time to Stop

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Strength of Denial No one likes dealing with uncomfortable truths, but one sign of maturity is that person will prefer the ugly truth to the comforting lie, or at least have the ability to cope with those truths. Of course, any crisis is a crucible to test our coping abilities. Many… Read more »

Episode 749: Clear?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Clean Getaways When it’s time to sneak away from a horde of zombies, things rarely go easily for characters in fiction. After all, if they did, it really wouldn’t be much of a story, would it? No matter how careful and deliberate they are about killing or drawing away all the… Read more »

Episode 748: Go Time

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Women and Children First Anyone who has ever dealt with kids before knows that they can get stressed out really easily, and few things would be more stressful than the zombie apocalypse. If your group of survivors has some children in it, then you’ve got a whole new challenge you need to… Read more »

Episode 722: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Prep Work So you want to sneak out and do some recon in the midst of the zombie apocalypse? Good show, but you should make sure you’re actually prepared for the challenges you’re going to be facing. You might have to fight some zombies. You might get stuck somewhere and need food… Read more »

Episode 721: Confidence Booster

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombie Survival Fashion When we think about zombie survival, we probably think about weapons, hideouts, food storage, and first aid. But there’s another big aspect that generally doesn’t get as much attention: what we wear. We would need to balance comfort, ease of movement, appropriateness for weather and temperature, and some measure… Read more »

Episode 720: Specialization

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Expert Opinion They say that everyone is good at something (debatable, but let’s go with it), and while the insane level of specialization we now enjoy likely won’t work in the zombie apocalypse, you never know who might be able to help you out. Case in point, while Vicky might not be… Read more »