The Horrible Show 09-22-10: Your Opinion is Wrong: Zombies

The Horrible ShowEthan has a thing for zombies, and it’s disturbing. Justin and Christina join in to debate his favorite subject so that he can get it out of system, for now. We overanalyze the zombie greats from Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, and Dead Rising. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

The Horrible Show debate team is back, since Cole is still traveling and MIA from the video game world, Justin and Christina prepare to battle Ethan’s knowledge of zombies and zombie related games. We don’t like their odds, but take notes and you may learn something that could save your life. Of course we almost didn’t make it to the debate when Christina gets all flustered by the confusing makeouts in Aeon Flux during our Threesomes of the Week. We rate some of our favorite characters in our On the Spot question: Worst to First – zombies, ninjas, pirates, and vampires. The Zombie Debate sees us rating key zombie franchises, playing word games to find out that Ethan is a waiter not a fighter, deciding once and for all if guns or blades are the best weapon against a zombie horde, and revealing that those zombies in Resident Evil may not be zombies after all. We’d like to remind you that our Halo Debate Contest for a 3 Month Xbox Live subscription continues this week, but you need to get your vote in soon as it ends on Sunday night. Also, our Horrible Night Out to Dave and Buster’s is this Friday, hope to see our Indy listeners there. We take it home by going to the future where only downloadable games exist and BioShock Infinite is playable.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro – (00:46 – 2:26)
Threesomes of the Week – (2:27 – 15:44)
On the Spot Question – (15:45 – 19:24)
Wrong Opinions – Zombies – (19:25 – 1:02:14)
Intro to Zombies – (20:40 – 25:21)
Rated: The Zombie Games – (25:24 – 36:32)
Fill in the Blank: Best of Zombies – (36:34 – 46:34)
Pick One: Zombies Vs. – (46:36 – 54:06)
Are They Zombies? Yes or No – (54:07 – 1:02:14)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:02:15 – 1:04:00)
Parting Words – (1:04:05 – 1:08:00)

Games:
Fallout: New Vegas, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Halo: Reach, Halo, Half-Life, Dead Space, BioShock, BioShock Infinite

Threesomes of the Week:
Ethan: Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Demtri Martin CD, A Haunting
Christina: Halo: Reach, Aeon Flux, The Wrong Guy
Justin: Chuck, Oranje, Halo: Reach – Doubles Arena

References:
Eugene Mirman, Peter Chung, Aeon Flux (movie), Dave Foley, Postal (movie), Zombie Survival Guide, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg, Zombieland, Hot Fuzz, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Flood and Gravemind (not Overmind), Headcrabs, Necromorphs, Splicers, Halo: Reach HeadshotDigital Download Sales,

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