Hey Undead heads, Dave here.
Yeah, I know Undead heads is kinda lame, and someone else is probably using it for their podcast, fan club, or Cincinnati Circle Jerk, but I’m using it anyway because I like it.
In episode 2 of Better Off Undead, the most tangential horror podcast ever to grace the intertubes, we finally did a show which didn’t involve birds or bird-related epidemics. We also started figuring out just what this show would be. We decided to talk about a mix of pop horror culture and on topics of interest which might last the whole show, or, veer wildly off the path like a drunken celeb on her first week back from rehab.
Today’s show is about…
Fast Zombies Versus Slow Zombies
At least, that’s what it started out as… until we all (I blame Sean), went so far off the path we almost forgot what the hell we were talking about!
The fun began with a talk about “Teen Wolf,” (of all the damned things we could talk about) in a conversation which contained more uses of the word “actually” than seemed humanly possible.
If you’re looking for a drinking game for this episode, I suggest you tie it to this week’s word: ACTUALLY.
We then went into talking about The Walking Dead (which Sean is so far behind on that we couldn’t talk about the best stuff from Season Two) and how Sean forces his wife to watch The Walking Dead despite her not wanting to. We came to the conclusion that Sean is Walter White from Breaking Bad, a mild-mannered looking monster.
We talked a bit about how character development is so important and how people bitching about Walking Dead being “too boring” shouldn’t be allowed to watch television with us more cultured folk.
I managed to turn the conversation to Breaking Bad and tie it to horror in a rather masterful way. (Side note: We considered at one time doing a Breaking Bad podcast, but with only a season left of the show, it’s probably not a great idea to START ONE now). We talked about the constant creeping sense of dread that makes horror so awesome.
Johnny then started talking about the mind fuck of a book, House of Leaves, which he highly recommends.
FINALLY, 20 minutes into the show, we got around to our subject, Fast vs. Slow Zombies.
We talked about our preferences. Sean isn’t scared by slow zombies. Johnny and I disagreed, and set out to change Sean’s mind, even though we both also like fast zombies.
WORLD WAR Z
We also talked about the book, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which Johnny read but Sean and I haven’t, yet. This somehow led to talk of Superman, Masters of the Universe, and a host of other stupid shit which has nothing to do with the original topic.
Eventually, we got back on topic, and more so, the broader topic of zombies, world rules for zombie stories, and our own worlds we’re creating for the zombie stories we’re working on.
We ended the show promising a show which will likely be as on-topic as this one.
So, UnDead heads, what would you like us to talk about?
Which zombies do you prefer? Fast or slow?
What kinds of zombie “rules” are you a stickler for when watching or reading zombie horror?
Call us (see the link in the sidebar on our site) or leave a comment below and we’ll either answer you here or on a future episode.
To view the video version of this episode, go to: Better Off Undead Show #2 – Fast Zombies vs. Slow Zombies