Let's talk about not going in there when your senses tell you not to go in there?
What am I talking about? Your hinky meter.
You have seen it in the movies while watching something of suspense or horror. The people never leave the haunted house and open that closet door. Whiskey-tango-foxtrot, people! Leave the house!
If the dude is chasing folks in the woods with a chainsaw...you don't run toward him!
How many times on The Walking Dead, do those lost peeps just meander down a road or into the forest where the walkers are? Let alone...listen to a sign that says, GO to Terminus. Hello! Terminate. Terminus. I knew they were cannibals before they even got to the community. I kept yelling at the television...NO DON'T GO! Now look at them. They are stuck in a boxcar waiting to get butchered.
Do you find yourself doing that during a horror or suspense flick?
How about cops doing building searches in the movies? Yep. Cut the pie. Cut the pie. Go low. It's always the complacent dumbass that gets shot or the one who sticks his head out just as the bad guy takes the shot.
Here's another observation that is sure to get me raked across the coals.
Do you ever notice it's always white folk that never leave the haunted houses in the movies? Or the sadist serial killer always traps them and they run in circles, not using their common sense? Why?
The serial killer used to tell me it "his people" were smarter than that. He used to make fun of "my people" being stupid and running toward Jason or staying in the haunted house.
Another watchful thing from television: The Walking Dead is the most diverse show displaying equal stupidity. At the same time, displaying equal toughness. I love it. It is fascinating. And such a brilliant plot that keeps evolving into something greater. Started out simple survival, build a community, then comes the power and greed...now what? This season we will see. Scary thing if the world were to go toward some sort of an apocalypse, shit like this just got real. You don't think humans would act like this in a real crisis? Think again.
One thing is for sure. Norman Reedus is some nice tough eye candy. If he gets killed off the show, I
photo credit: The Walking Dead, AMC
Am I alone in these thoughts? Don't even call me a racist. I just get all this from television observations. The writers make it up, I just watch it.