Zombie Cliche Lookout: Lil’ Help?
Fast raging zombies, or slow shambling zombies? It’s a classic questions for fans of the genre, and there’s no right or wrong answer. It all comes down to personal taste. However, I will say I’ve always been a slow zombie backer (I’m not a die hard; fast zombies don’t bother me). I’ve explained these reasons many times in the past, so for now I’ll just offer up an additional bit of supporting evidence for my claim.
Consider that a character is, for one reason or another, unable to escape. They might be boxed in, immobile, or simply paralyzed with fear. There’s nothing they can do be await their horrible fate, and this is where the slow zombie really shines. The fast zombie will just tear in there and make the kill. With the slow zombie, both the character and the audience have a painfully long period of time to think about what’s going to happen next.
About this Episode:
I’m really fond of giving my zombies Hobbit hair. It looks like a half-assed afro, or maybe just like someone who stopped caring about their personal appearance and let their hair do whatever it’s going to do. Zombies, as we’re all aware, aren’t generally too concerned with their looks, so I think it’s pretty fitting.
Discussion Question: Good Guys and Bad Guys
As Bo pointed out recently, our heroes aren’t looking so heroic at the moment. They came into Lou’s store and ended up assaulting and severely injuring him. Of course, he also disarmed them and was holding them at gunpoint, but in light of the fact that these are the early days of the zombie apocalypse, that might be prudent.
That said, is there anything that you could discover or that these characters could do to redeem themselves? Are they all guilty, or only Inez?