It’s Halloween and we have a special ‘cast for you featuring the RomZomCom Shaun of the Dead. Highlights: We note how we sometimes mistake co-workers for zombies, too, analzye Shaun and Ed’s zombie-fighting acumen, assure listeners that Bruce Campbell really doesn’t “bang” Xena, discuss the difference between horror movies and thrillers, hear Sean’s astounding ID of a caller’s “unknown anime with boobs that shoot to attack,” hate on Heavy Metal (the film, not the music), check out callers’ killer Halloween experiences and costumes, listen to Audra’s male strip club experience, and suffer through Chuck’s rambling connection between BYOB all-nude clubs and Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash. No, really.
Since the topic this week was Shaun of the Dead, I had to share my SotD story. My family had just relocated to Swansea, Wales, and were renting a house there. So one Monday night, after my daughter had gone to bed, hubs and I were watching SotD on dvd in the front room. Being environmentally conscious, we had all of the lights turned out in the rest of the house.
When the movie ended, hubs got up to get a drink from the kitchen, and asked me: “Are you trying to spook me because we were watching a zombie movie?” Both our back door and the back patio door were hanging wide open. Further investigation revealed that the back garden gate was also open, and a cd wallet full of computer games had been tossed into the garden. We went back into the house, grabbed implements of defense from the kitchen, and searched every room, window, closet and dresser drawer to make sure the burglar wasn’t still in the house.
As best as we can figure, the guy had assumed there was no one home (dark house), forced open the patio doors, and then when we made some noise, he bolted out the back door. But not the experience you want to have immediately after watching a zombie movie. Well, not the experience you want to have, ever. The police were very nice, and in Wales they send you a customer service evaluation form, asking you various questions about how polite and helpful and prompt the police were, which I love.
Anyways, thanks for the podcasts, guys. I don’t usually have the time for the forums, but enjoy listening in.
*GASP* *SPUTTER* *CHOKE*
Xena is spelled with an X. Who is this Zena of whom you speak?
Tanu: My bad. This is what happens when I write the podcast summary in a hurry so I can set up to have friends over for Halloween night. 🙁