Zombie Cliche Lookout: Making Progress
In zombie fiction, the deck is stacked against the survivors. Obviously, they’ve got to worry about zombies, but there’s always a pile on of other horrific circumstances. Despite that, they still have to make progress. They have to move forward toward their goals. Otherwise, it’s just a painful experience to watch. Of course, their progress can easily be undone, but that’s a whole other subject. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples, shall we?
In the original Night of the Living Dead, our characters achieved several of their goals, primarily boarding up the windows and doors in the farmhouse. Of course, that didn’t really work out in the long term. Or how about 28 Days Later, where our heroes actually make it to the military blockade promising the answer to infection. Although that didn’t really work out either. Or how about in the remake of Dawn of the Dead, where everyone (but Steve) banded together to armor up some parking shuttles and make their bold escape to the mall? I mean, yeah, that plan also fell apart, but… You know what? I’m starting to see a pattern here. A pretty nasty pattern at that.
About this Episode:
You know what’s fun? Coming up with noises to put in the comics. Even though I kind of suck at it.
As I mentioned last week; I’m going to be taking the next two weeks off to spend the holidays with my family. We’ll get back on schedule on January 5th, 2015. That said, I might sneak in a Christmas episode, so maybe check in every now and then, just for funsies.
Discussion Question: All I Want for Christmas is…
Okay, obvious question: what are you guys hoping for as Christmas gifts? Oh, and if you don’t do Christmas, I hope you take no offense.