Well, I loved this episode of The Walking Dead. I just had to get that right out there first thing, because I’m sure that there will be a ton of commenters across the Internet bemoaning that The Distance was just another filler episode. People, there is no such thing as a filler episode. That is an Internet myth created by people who don’t really want character development, just guns, guts, and explosions. What this whole episode boiled down to was trust. Who could you trust, when could you trust them, and how do you build that trust. (more…)
Although it’s kind of spoilery to say, the end of last night’s episode of The Walking Dead introduced a new character called Aaron to the program. (Good timing too because we’ve lost two in as many weeks. Shhh, spoiler.) Anyway, we don’t know much about Aaron yet except that his name is Aaron, and he knows about the group, and – by God! – it looks like he’s making out alright in the zombie apocalypse. Aaron, played on the show by Ross Marquand, is a character from the comic book, so what implications does his arrival have for the core group of survivors? Marquand answered that, and other questions, in a recent interview announcing his arrival to the world of The Walking Dead. Spoilers included. (more…)
It’s been three weeks since Beth’s death and fewer since Tyreese’s. No one in our group has had time to mourn. Grief takes time and on The Walking Dead, people only have time to survive. In one of the show’s quieter episodes, we see how grief, unattended, can eat you alive from the inside, turning you into a ghost (or more aptly, a zombie) of the person you once were.
Them isn’t an episode about struggle, it’s about giving up. This is the opposite of what we usually see on this show. Typically, these quiet episodes are about the fight back to who you are and the people that you love. This time, the show explores what it’s like without hope and faith, what it’s like when the only thing that you expect is more darkness. (more…)
Word is making its way around the Internet today that Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead will soon be making an appearance on The Flash as the villain known as the Bug Eyed Bandit. Now 80% of you are probably asking yourself, “Who the hell is the Bug Eyed Bandit?” Click through and we’ll tell you! (more…)
What happened and what’s going on is that this is the most beautiful hour of television you are likely to ever see. It’s about the hesitation of living and the hesitation of letting go. In one harrowing hour, we watch Tyreese struggle with whether or not to lay down his burden. By now, you all know the choice he makes, and if you don’t, I suggest you avoid this article and the entire internet until you watch the mid-season premiere. (more…)
With just days to go until the return of AMC‘s The Walking Dead this Sunday, the Walking Dead Powers That Be have released the first two minutes of the return premiere and you can watch them here! There are a ton of left over threads hanging from the mid-season finale. So those that aren’t caught up should consider this their only Spoiler Warning and not click-through… you’re still here? It’s like an itch you just can’t scratch isn’t it? The not knowing, but wanting to know. Go ahead, click it, you can always go back and watch those episodes you haven’t seen yet… (more…)
After losing one of their own at Rape Hospital in Atlanta and seeing all hope for the end of the zombie apocalypse go up in smoke, the rag tag survivors of The Walking Dead seem to be falling on some of the worst times they’ve had since their prison home was shut down by The Governor. Of course, things are never easy for Rick Grimes and Co., but for a brief shiny moment in the fourth season there was triumph – escaping from Terminus and re-uniting – and there was hope for a better tomorrow. My, how quickly things change in about six or seven episodes. With just a couple of weeks to go till the midseason premiere, the AMC is giving us another sneak peak at what’s to come. (more…)
With a myriad of zombie projects coming to light as of late, some are worried about the inevitable point of over saturation. Surely there are only so many angles one can take on the flesh-eating genre? We have covered the socio-political mass-consumerist angle (George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead) the red-neck angle, the Australian angle (Blacksheep and the upcoming Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), the British angle (28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead), and we have even had vampires going to war against the walking dead (The Dead Undead, Blade II). So, where to next? Suppose we should leave that to Robert Kirkman, comic book creator and producer of AMC‘s massive show The Walking Dead.
AMC‘s released the first trailer for the Mid-Season 5 return of The Walking Dead to the Internet and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has something to tell us all. It all boils down to what really matters in this new world when the dead walk and the living are even more dangerous. (more…)
Australian’s have churned out a couple of great horror movies in the past couple of years, with schlocky outback fare Wolf Creek (2005) & Wolf Creek 2 (2013), the demented masterpiece The Loved Ones (2010), and the critically acclaimed primitive horror The Babadook (2014). The country has been producing everything from low-budget exploitation flicks to some pretty neat high-end productions spanning all the way back to the 70s onwards. The latest export is a junkyard zombie flick titled Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead, and it’s been making the rounds at numerous film festivals garnering a nice reception from critics and fans respectively. Moreover, for those of you who are thinking, “Yawn, not another zombie flick,” keep reading as this looks like it’s going to be a bone-crushingly original, arterial splatter-fest. (more…)