Zombie Cliche Lookout: Stilted Teaser
Teasers and cliffhangers work great in zombie and other horrors stories, because they keep the audience engaged between chapters/episodes/story arcs. Of course, they tend to lose a good deal of the efficacy when the audience already knows what’s been held back. That’s a pretty big failure in planning if you were hoping to get a lot out of the mystery.
That said, a good writer (i.e. one far better than I) can still milk a fair bit of drama out of what individual characters don’t know. After all, the imbalance in knowledge between a set of characters can create a good deal of tension, especially where nerves are already frayed from things like lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and an army of undead monstrosities yearning to consume the flesh from your still living body.
About this Episode:
After shooting and editing a couple of comics, I feel like I’m getting back to the groove of things with my photography. I feel like the first couple episodes had the color a bit washed out, but today’s episode (and Wednesdays, since I shot them back-to-back) looks a bit better. It’s amazing how much you lose after just a (relatively) short break.
Discussion Question: Something Missing?
Since we are now a couple weeks into the new season, you have likely noticed that I’m not covering The Walking Dead this year. There are a few reasons for that. Foremost, my free time is extremely limited these days, and I want to make sure I’m able to keep the comic on track. A close second, however, is how little I actually care for the show these days. It’s hard to spend the forty or so dollars to buy the new season on Amazon when I know I’m not likely to enjoy it.
I had expected a few comments on this, but didn’t get any. So I’m wondering, has anyone missed the reviews?