Posts Tagged: Russell

Episode 499: The Away Team

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Left Behind As horror movies so often caution, splitting up can be very dangerous. Not only are you losing any potential numerical advantage, each subgroup now has to worry about the others, which can affect their ability to survive. In zombie fiction, this tends to come up most often with characters waiting… Read more »

Episode 498: Never Just One

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Non-Solitary Zombies When it comes to the slow, shambling zombies of the Romero mold, it’s often been observed that single zombies aren’t terribly impressive or threatening, but they’re also rarely alone. Survivors figure out pretty quickly that if they see one zombie, there are probably a half dozen or more nearby. Even… Read more »

Episode 496: Quiet, You!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Operational Security While most survivalists and preppers aren’t getting ready for a zombie apocalypse, they are trying to be prepared for any hardship, from temporary financial stress to natural disaster. While it’s always interesting to see all their weapons and gear, that is only one small aspect of their lifestyle. One thing… Read more »

Episode 495: It’s Okay

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Clarification Even, or perhaps especially, in the zombie apocalypse, you’ve got to be careful about what you agree to. I recently watched a great documentary called Terms and Conditions May Apply that examined all those creepy little things we agree to when we sign end-user licensing agreements (affectionately known as EULAs). You… Read more »

Episode 494: Hi There

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Surprise Guests I’m not a huge zombie survival prepper myself, although I do believe in self sufficiency and preparing for the worst, but every prepper that I know has the same story. As soon as people find out that they’re preppers, they say something along the lines of “When the shit hits… Read more »

Episode 493: Let’s Make a Plan First

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Getting Smarter In all but a very few zombie stories, the zombies are unable to learn or remember. Most have only the most basic abilities, with many being unable to use stairs or open doors. This is the thing that helps keep the living alive. We can learn from our experiences and… Read more »

Episode 492: Regrets

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Worried Team If there’s any more hoary a trope in zombie and horror stories than the danger of splitting up, then I don’t know it. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s not something that won’t actually come up. There’s going to be a lot that needs to get done in a zombie… Read more »

Episode 302: Property Damage

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Breaking Stuff is Fun One of the big reasons that imagining yourself in a post-apocalyptic world is fun is that there aren’t any rules. Don’t get me wrong, there are still things that are going to control your actions, like having to feed yourself and being able to escape from roaming packs… Read more »