Zombie Cliche Lookout:
Guns are great for zombie defense and all, but they do have some pretty major drawbacks. The two big ones are that ammunition is finite, and the noise they make can potentially attract even more zombies. These are not good things. Thus, while Murphy could probably defend himself, the less shooting he does, the better off he – and probably everyone else – will probably be. And, since he doesn’t have a melee weapon, and isn’t really getting around too well these days, it’s a good thing he’s got some friends.
About this Episode:
Once again, we’re jumping back to answer an earlier question: why didn’t Russell and Inez help Stewart and Brent? Well, it looks like they happened to notice that Murphy was in trouble since they were facing that direction. Odds are, they acted before they even noticed that Brent and Stewart were also in trouble.
Discussion Question: Favorite Horror Flick
This Friday is Halloween, probably my favorite holiday of the year. I love the costumes, the kids having fun, horror flicks on TV, and – of course – the candy. Dear god, the candy.
Ahem, sorry about that. Let’s get back to the movies, shall we? What are your favorite horror flicks, and why are they your favorites? And let’s not constrain this to zombie movies here, although if a zombie flick is among your favorites, then by all means list it.
I’ll play along. My top four are: Alien, The Thing, The Shining, and Night of the Living Dead (1968). All four of these movies have a lot in common. For instance, in every movie, our characters are isolated, whether that’s in space, in the antarctic, in a snowbound hotel, or in a remote farmhouse. This is always something that’s appealed to me as a part of a horror story. Setting matters a lot to me in this genre.