Posts Tagged: Barb

Episode 360: Happy Ending

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Can’t Rain All the Time By all accounts, the zombie apocalypse is going to be a real downer. All that death and destruction. Whole families torn apart by armies of the walking dead. Dogs and cats, living together (ahem, excuse me. I got carried away there). Despite all this, we’ll still have… Read more »

Episode 359: Street Fighting

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Helpful Bystanders One little trope I always love in zombie stories is when the heroes are off, doing their hero stuff while there are a bunch of useless onlookers just standing off to the side. The hero is taking all kinds of risks to the betterment of the group, but for some… Read more »

Episode 358: Uh, Little Help?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Push Up Its Head When it comes to zombies, you’ve got to shoot’em in the head. Everyone knows that. Small children and the very elderly know that. And shooting zombies in the heads is all fine and good when the zombies are sufficiently downrange and you have plenty of time to take… Read more »

Episode 357: Where’s Ted?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Calling Out Zombies hunt – we assume – by more or less the same basic means as we do: sight, sound, and smell. So it stands to reason that, in order to avoid zombies as much as possible, we stay out of sight, keep quiet, and… well, I don’t know what we… Read more »

Episode 355: Orders

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Divide and Conquer We all know that “Let’s split up, we can cover more ground that way” is the path to death in every scary movie ever, and not just zombie movies. But what about dividing up to get different jobs done? I mean, that’s being pragmatic. That’s cool, right? Well, maybe…. Read more »

Episode 353: Signs

Zombie Cliche Lookout: This Doesn’t Look Good The zombie apocalypse – especially near the beginning – is going to be a loud, crazy time. We won’t find much in the way of quiet or solace, and when we do, it’s going to be a little unsettling. Things are going to seem much too quiet, as… Read more »

Episode 352: Wrapping Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Never Leave a Man Behind In zombie stories, no one wants to be a zombie. That’s pretty obvious, of course, but it goes farther than simply not wanting to die a horrifying death and get half-eaten by a walking corpse (thought that does indeed sound unpleasant). Even if they could die painlessly… Read more »