Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Night Attack
Zombies are pretty damn scary. They move unnaturally, the have grievous injuries, can’t communicate, and shamble after your with a stone-faced look of implacable focus. I’ll bet they smell really bad too. But you know what makes that even worse? When those undead bastards show up in the middle of the night.
Human beings are naturally adapted for daytime. Our primary sense – sight – suffers dramatically in reduced light, and a thousands of years of lessened dependance on our hearing and smell have caused those senses to atrophy a bit. Long story short, we’re out of our element at night. So naturally, the primitive parts of our brains tend to fear the darkness, and when there are a bunch of shambling, ambulatory corpses hanging out in the darkness, that natural fear is pretty damn justified.
About this Episode:
Believe it or not, I had a hell of a time getting Clark positioned half-way out of the tent. I wanted it to look like he was carefully peering outside, but that was a little easier said than done. Looking back now, I think I prefer the posing in the third frame, where he’s crawling out. I probably should have just done that earlier, then had him exit the tent sooner. Hindsight’s 20/20, right?
On the other hand, I’m quite happy with how all the foliage in the foreground is looking in these shots. My cattails – simple as they are – look pretty damn good to my eyes.
Discussion Question: In Clark’s Shoes
Put yourself in Clarks shoes: you awake, disoriented and unarmed, to find several zombies approaching your campsite. It’s the middle of the night. What do you do?
Me? I’d probably panic and tear-ass of in some random direction, plunging myself into the woods without any supplies or notions about which way I was heading.