Zombie Cliche Lookout: Helpful Bystanders
One little trope I always love in zombie stories is when the heroes are off, doing their hero stuff while there are a bunch of useless onlookers just standing off to the side. The hero is taking all kinds of risks to the betterment of the group, but for some reason no one is really willing to jump in and help. Now, they might have perfectly good reasons for this (perhaps they’re keeping the children back from the frey?), but more often then not their either petrified with fear or just so swept up in whats going on that getting involved doesn’t even occur to them.
My favorite example of this comes from Shaun of the Dead, when David and Ed stand by watching as Shaun, Liz, and Diane work to save Shaun’s mum from the neighborhood zombie. That safety in numbers thing? Well, your mileage may vary.
About this Episode:
I really like this little bedroom I built, so I’m trying to squeeze a bit more of it into the background of my shots. The walls are all built separately so that I can take them down to allow for different camera angles.
This Thursday is Independence Day here in the US. As a result, I’m going to be taking Thursday and Friday off. I know that sucks, but I could really use the break. I’m going to be using part of that time putting together something for the site too, so that counts as work, right?
Discussion Question: Amputation and Zombie Bites?
This one came up again in the comments last week: can quickly amputating a limb that has been bitten save a person from succumbing to a zombie bite? How quickly after the bite does the limb need to be amputated? How close can the bite be to the trunk of the body for this method to still be effective?