Zombie Cliché Lookout: Just a Little Odd
A character in a scary movie should know they’re in for a ride when the person they’re talking to just keeps saying a bunch of weird, cryptic stuff. It’s just never a good sign. Of course, most horror movie characters don’t possess this sort of self-preservation instinct. They’ll generally notice that the other person has said or done something inexplicable, and then forget all about it almost immediately.
It can be pretty frustrating at times, but there’s a good reason for it: smart, self-motivated people don’t tend to make good victims. It’s much easier to take a person who pays almost no attention to their surroundings and herd them toward the psycho killer than it would be to carefully construct a scene in which an intelligent, independent person is either cleverly outsmarted, or the victim of extremely cruel fate and luck.
About this Episode:
For some reason, I really like it when the figures hold up a torso (sans hands) like clothing. Hence, we get to watch Sam get dressed again. I know. I’m weird.
On another note, I’ve been sitting on this family of hazmat-suited weirdos for a long, long time now. I’m really happy that they’re finally getting to come out and play, so to speak.
Here in the United States, Monday is Memorial Day. As such, I’m going to be taking it off. The comic will return on Wednesday, May 30th. My apologies to those of you who don’t get the day off work and like to check in here for your daily dose of LEGO® zombie mayhem.
Discussion Question: Interviewing Survivors
People can be weird. They can be eccentric, they can be dangerous. What do you look for in a person that tells you that there’s just something not quite right about this guy? Verbal ticks? Lack of eye contact?