Episode 739: Two Of Three

Zombie Cliche Lookout: And I Thought They Smelled Bad on the Outside Zombies, as I have pointed out earlier, are pretty gross. It should be noted that this just adds to their horror as monsters, and I would argue that they certainly do that. Seeing horrifically injured, clearly dead, people wandering around is, at best… Read more »

Episode 738: Dirty Work

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Zombies are Pretty Gross For people like us who love the zombie genre, it’s easy to forget just how utterly disgusting it would be to have to actually deal with the walking dead. I mean, honestly, these are corpses that are walking around, eating people. They’re going to be decomposing in front… Read more »

Episode 737: Time to Strike

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Gratuitous Violence One thing that people tend to really love about the zombie genre is the amount of violence and gore it features. Generally speaking, more is more when it comes to gore in a zombie story. People love it, and the more over-the-top, the better. That’s the reason people get upset… Read more »

Episode 736: Spread Out

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Sheep Dogging Once again we’re seeing how one of the zombie’s key weaknesses can be exploited. By acting only on the instinct to feed, zombies can be easily distracted and led away. This is, of course, not without risk. Should even one zombie see or hear prey other than the diversion they’re… Read more »

Episode 735: Bang Bang

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pull Away Zombies are scary, no doubt about it. They’re disgusting looking. They don’t get tired. They literally eat you. And, worst of all, whatever is left of you after the zombie is done eating turns into yet another zombie. They make great stand-ins for making all sorts of social and political… Read more »

Episode 733: There and Back Again

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Second Half of the Mission Scouting and information gathering during the zombie apocalypse would be an exceedingly dangerous task. The fun part is, once you’ve infiltrated the zombie-filled area you’re scouting and gotten whatever information you’re searching for, you have to go through the same dangers all over again on your return… Read more »

Episode 731: What I need Is…

Zombie Cliche Lookout: A Diversion! Once again, this cliche will be by no means unique to the zombie genre. In all honesty, it’s probably much more at home in cartoon shows than zombie stories. Regardless, I absolutely love when a story decides that the best approach to solving a problem is to create some sort… Read more »

Episode 730: Resource Hunt

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Picking a Target One thing I wish zombie stories did more often was to have characters look at zombies as potential resources as well as sources of danger and terror. That sounds a little weird, I realize, but hear me out. Every zombie that you see out there, roaming around and trying… Read more »