Episode 544: Teamwork

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.

20 Comments

BrickVoid

That line Inez just used is getting a bit cliché, I wonder when she’s going to realize it might be better to not be so snarky? 😀

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Rattraveller

Have to go with Night of the Living Dead. I enjoy both the original in black and white and the remake in color as both have some interesting views on how society worked at the time they were made.

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callofgaming

Favorite horror flick? That’s a diffcult one. I’ve been seeing horror movies for over a decade now, and the only ones I can think of are Land Of The Dead (My first zombie movie) and State of Emergency (What I really like about this movie is that even though it’s a low-budget zombie film it has great characters that are well developed.)

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callofgaming

I guess the reason why I like Land of the Dead it’s because it’s a classic for me at least. It was my 1st zombie movie and to be honest, I was quite young when I first saw it and it introduced me to the zombie world.

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Mason

Lol Inez’s keeping record. For the discussion question, my favorite horror flick was the original Wrong Turn, I have never seen any of the lame sequels, but the first one gave me nightmares!

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Brickthrone

I’ve been watching Horror films since the 70s so my favorite movies may date me. My first zombie flick was Children Shouldn’t play with dead things but my favorites are pretty much anything early John Carpenter (The Thing, The Fog Halloween 1 and 2, of course you should watch them back to back, and even Prince of Darkness).
Inez needs to check herself before she wrecks herself. (I kind of always wanted to say that).

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Dave

You really can’t go wrong with early Carpenter. I’d add They Live and Big Trouble in Little China, even though they’re more comedies than horror.

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Kal the German

One of my first horror movies I saw was “The Evil Dead”. Today I don’t know how it was possible to watch that film, because in Germany this movie prohibited. As far as I know you can’t buy it in Germany since today. Damn, I think I was thirteen, when I saw it the first time. Another cool horror movie was “The Cube”. I loved that because it was so … different.

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Dave

I watched the Evil Dead for the first time after Amy of Darkness. It was quite a stranger experience, even though I knew it was more of a “traditional” horror flick.

Cube was definitely a cool movie.

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hackerkyle

My favorite horror movie is the Scream Series. Yes I know some people see them as over rated. But what I love are the character! The main character alone is possible one of my favorite female protagonist. In the first film she’s confused and scared, but she can skill kick ass and take names. In the second, she’s trying to get over what happened but has trust issues now, and in the third, her psyche is damaged and has to isolate herself out of fear of hurting those around her. But no matter what, in all three films, she’s strong and willing to fight.

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