Posts Tagged: Zombies

Episode 533: Checking In

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turning Battle Generally speaking, people don’t go into battle expecting to lose. Yes, there are certainly suicide missions, but even those are undertaken with the understanding that it’s still winnable provided they can slow down the enemy or divert their forces long enough for the good guys to mount a defence. Bearing… Read more »

Episode 532: Escalation

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Scrum When it comes to fighting zombies, you want to be as clean and methodical as possible. Bats and machetes will work if that’s all you have, but keeping the enemy at a distance is the best way to survive. When that’s not possible, you need to end the fight quickly and… Read more »

Episode 531: Sneak Attack

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Do it Quietly As we’ve discussed ad infinitum around these parts, nothing attracts zombies more than noise. That means the most effective way to survive is to do so quietly whenever possible. Naturally, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes what you’re doing necessitates noise, and sometimes you have to confront the zombies head… Read more »

Episode 514: Unexpected Guests

Zombie Cliche Lookout: But Always, Zombies Interpersonal conflicts never stop, even in the zombie apocalypse. There are always going to be people you struggle to get along with, no matter what sort of outside pressures everyone is facing. So too will there always be other things to worry about. Even outside a crisis there are… Read more »

Episode 443: Rage

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Scenes of Slaughter This one is pretty popular in zombie stories: our heroes arrive somewhere, hoping to see living people, only to find nothing but corpses scattered hither and yon with all manner of gore as set dressing. This can be used hand-in-hand with the trope that the government is completely incompetent,… Read more »

Episode 415: Deus Ex Oldsmobile

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Off Screen Vehicular Zombicide In horror movies, there has always been a balance between showing too little and showing too much. When it comes to films with extremely low budgets, it’s usually best to err on the side of showing too little rather than exposing too much of your bad looking monster…. Read more »

Episode 407: Mrreehh…

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Unstoppable Dead The great fast zombies versus slow zombies debate isn’t likely to abate among fans anytime soon, but one trait that both types of zombies share is that they never get tired, never get sick, and never stop. Fast or slow, if the zombie is after you, they’re not going… Read more »

Episode 399: Just In Time

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Someone is Looking Out for Me While it is by no means limited to zombie or even horror stories, the last minute save from a hero (and that’s a bit of a stretch in Brent’s case) is a well established trope. It looks like things are about to get really bad, and… Read more »