Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dead, or Undead?
In our regular lives, if we hit someone in the back with a sledge hammer, we’d only have to worry about whether that person was dead, or just very badly hurt (if you don’t count the obvious criminal and civil charges that would be coming your way, of course). However, when it comes to zombies, things get a little more complicated. Poor Lou could be badly hurt. He could be dead. He could be turning into a zombie. So what do you do? Do you rush to try to help, opening yourself up to a zombie attack? Or do you just sit back for a while and see what happens? And, I don’t know, maybe point a gun at his head. You know, just in case.
About this Episode:
I know a few of you guys really like the overhead view, so I decided to use one in today’s episode. These always remind me of the original Resident Evil game on Playstation. You know, where the characters were 3d, but all the backgrounds were pre-rendered. Yeah, baby, retro.
Resident Evil came out in 1996, when I was in high school. One of my friends had a Playstation, and we spent hours and hours playing that damn game. We rented it a couple of times before we just gave in and bought a copy. Ah, the memories.
Discussion Question: Your Zombie Origins
I’d been a casual zombie fan prior to getting sucked into Resident Evil, but after that, I turned into a huge fan. Since then, I’ve devoured almost every zombie-themed entertainment I could get my hands on, even though most of them are terrible.
So that’s my zombie back story. What’s yours? What got you interested in zombies? Are you more of a horror fan, or a post-apocalyptic fan? Zombies obviously have a good deal of cross-over with these genres.