Zombie Cliche Lookout: Rough Morning
People in horror stories are generally pretty soft. They’re used to sleeping eight hours in a nice warm bed with a full stomach and no fear of imminent peril. Take all that away from them and they tend to start complaining. This is, of course, a necessary evil. You could write your horror story about a bunch of badass special forces types. The original Predator did this quite well, as a matter of fact. However I find that it’s generally more interesting to use a bunch of average Joe-punch-clocks. Not only does it make things more challenging, and thus scarier, it also allows the audience to more easily associate with them.
About this Episode:
Did you, by any chance, notice how the camera guy (whose name we still don’t know, along with the guy who works for the city) is still wearing his aviator sunglasses while he’s sleeping? I thought about swapping out his face, which is easy since he doesn’t have any scars or facial hair, but I thought that it said more about his character if he simply never took the sunglasses off, even at night.
Of course you might be thinking, don’t we know another character who never seems to take off his shades? Indeed we do, and someday we’ll learn why.
On an unrelated note, it’s nice to not have to add my half-assed nighttime filter to every photo.
Discussion Question: Creature Comforts
Most of us here are a bunch of softies, so what are we going to be complaining most about when the zombies show up (other than the zombies trying to eat us, of course)?
Myself, probably lack of coffee or regular meals. I’m a big fan of both, and I can see myself whining like a baby when I can’t have them.