So the season premiere of the Walking Dead Season 4 is this Sunday Oct. 13 and I could not be anymore excited (love me some Daryl). I heart zombies and I love well made zombie productions. Crappy, low budget zombie flicks just don't peak my interest the way the Walking Dead and the Dawn of The Dead have. We really are in need of another well made and not low budget zombie movie. (Personally I think they should make a Left 4 Dead movie based from the game and game characters but valve can't even get the 3rd game out so *sigh* it'll never happen).
World War Z was ok but I found the "super, pumped up on steroids" zombies to be a major turn off. Zombies, walkers, undead, infected are all supposed to be decayed, slow, one thing on their mind only creatures, which they were not in WWZ.
I read an original zombie story and they tried to point out "cliches" that haunt the zombie genre, which got me thinking because I am currently working on a novel that involves zombies. Heres some points he listed:
-Going to a mall, school, prison
-Token ethnic characters that more than likely get killed off right at the beginning
-Characters are mainly adults
What do you think? Have anymore to add to the list? If you do, please comment so I know if I should avoid writing in anything else "cliche" (to be fair, I try not to).