Zombie Cliche Lookout: Anyone Out There?
If there’s a hoarier trope in the zombie genre than “people are the real monsters”, I don’t know what it is. It makes a lot of sense, of course, which is why it’s used so often. Zombies can’t really be evil, because they lack any sort of consciousness. Without that, they can’t choose to be bad, or good for that matter. They’re simply acting on instinct.
People, on the other hand, can get all kinds of evil if they set their minds to it. If you have any doubt about this, just turn on the news. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those people that thinks humanity is inherently evil or anything like that. My point is that, even in our modern, relatively stable world, people do awful things. What happens when there’s no more food at the grocery store and there are hordes of flesh eating monsters roaming the streets? People are going to do some pretty gnarly stuff, that’s what.
With all that in mind, it kind of makes sense how you’d want to be on the lookout for the living just as much as for the undead.
About this Episode:
So as you can see, I’m using the awesome suggestion I got about getting a couple of shots from inside the building looking out. I’m not sure that it came out in reality as cool as it looked in my head, but what can you do? I try.
Discussion Question: Calling Out?
Put yourself in a situations like Sam’s. You’re trying to get into a building, but you strongly suspect there might be people inside, and you have no idea what sort of people they are. So what’s the better idea: trying to sneak in to get a sense of them, or calling out and broadcasting your presence?
Oh, and no fair saying you’d just go to another pharmacy.