Posts Tagged: Clark

Episode 262: Smelling the Flowers

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Taking Your Time Wise men have said, he who hesitates is lost, and no where is this more true than in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. With zombies slowly but surely trudging after you, sitting around contemplating life is pretty much a death sentence. While it might be easy to keep… Read more »

Episode 261: Watch Where You’re Going

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Ankle Breaker When fleeing from a killer, zombie, or other unimaginable horror, the protagonist is generally too worried about what’s chasing him/her than looking out for where they’re going. This is a problem, because when they’re too distracted by Danger A, they will invariably run headlong into Danger B. Of course… Read more »

Episode 260: Tunnel Vision

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Seeing the Forest for the Trees Focus is often a double-edged sword. While it can allow you to divert all your attention to performing a single task to the best of your abilities (stabbing a zombie in the face and cracking wise over it’s bleeding corpse, for instance), it can also lead… Read more »

Episode 259: Rubbing It In

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Carrying On There’s talking a little trash to psyche out your enemy or to boost yourself up a bit, and then there’s just completely loosing your cool and carrying on like a crazy person. The former tends to be something done by the heroes, and only occasionally. The latter, well, that’s typically… Read more »

Episode 258: Tough Talk

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Fighting Words Talking trash is a long, hallowed tradition in action movies and sports, especially if you count things like one-liners. This sort of dialog serves a few different purposes: it psyches up the protagonist and gets him/her ready for the fight, it puts the bad guy on notice that things are… Read more »

Episode 257: A Running Start

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Time to Think As we discussed, one of the scariest things about zombies is that utter single-mindedness. They live to feed, and there is nothing else that will distract them from that (save perhaps an easier meal). That means things that will hamstring you, such as the need to sleep, use the… Read more »

Episode 256: Headstrong

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Stuck Have you ever been chopping wood/clearing a path and gotten an ax or a machete stuck in a chunk of wood? Irritating no? Now what happens if that wood can move around, and also it’s trying to eat you? Well let’s just say you wouldn’t want to get your weapon stuck…. Read more »

Episode 255: Turning the Tables

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Soft, Supple Zombie Skulls One thing that annoys me in a lot of zombie flicks is the notion that zombie skulls would be a pretty malleable thing. Punching through a human skull, zombified or otherwise, wouldn’t be a piece of cake. The skull is specifically designed to protect the brain; having it… Read more »