Zombie Cliché Lookout:
In zombie stories,we often only see the beginning of zombies feeding on their victims. We witness those initial few bites as the prey slowly loses the ability to fight back before they finally die in agony. After that, we’re usually whisked away to some other scene. The zombies, too, are often interrupted. They’re either destroyed by the living, or leave their food to shamble after their next meal, never considering that a bird in a hand is worth two in the bush.
Every now and then we’re shown the effects of a complete zombie meal, with all that remains of the victim being a torn-apart skeleton and some leftover gore. Perhaps the best example of this is in the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead, when Tom and Judy are completely devoured after being killed by the gas pump exploding.