Looking back, zombie horror effects were pretty simple. All you needed were some deserted location sets, a couple hundred extras, gallons of fake blood, and a few rubber axes.
AMC‘s “The Walking Dead” is leaning heavily on some of the most advanced technology available to transport it’s viewers into a walker filled apocalyptic world gone crazy.
What is truly impressive about these effects is when you can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is CGI. Even though the mutated creatures of “I Am Legend” looked cool, they never flowed into the background well. This just re-inforced the impression that they were creations, taking the viewer right out of the movie zone.
The picture above shoes what was real and what was CGI. While watching this clip this NerdBastard couldn’t tell the difference. That is the mark of great CGI use.
This video just shows the quality of the work going into the show.