Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’
Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.
When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.
When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.
Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead

Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.

When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.

Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!

So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.

When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.

It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.

Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.

Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.

Season 3 of Walking Dead Blu-Ray on Sale on Amazon
The blu-ray edition of The Walking Dead: Season 3 is on sale right now on Amazon. It’s at a low price of $30, which is the lowest I’ve seen it on this format. I also found a link to those who want the limited edition blu-ray, which normally stands at $150, for half off. It’s $75 at Go Hastings if you’re interested in having a cool zombie head collection.
Check it: More Walking Dead on AlbotasBuy it: The Walking Dead: Season 3 [Blu-ray]

Season 3 of Walking Dead Blu-Ray on Sale on Amazon

The blu-ray edition of The Walking Dead: Season 3 is on sale right now on Amazon. It’s at a low price of $30, which is the lowest I’ve seen it on this format. I also found a link to those who want the limited edition blu-ray, which normally stands at $150, for half off. It’s $75 at Go Hastings if you’re interested in having a cool zombie head collection.

Check it: More Walking Dead on Albotas
Buy it: The Walking Dead: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
The Walking Dead Gets A 90’s Intro
Yesterday we posted a 90’s Breaking Bad intro, and now we have a VHS-tastic nostalgiafied Walking Dead throwback complete with fuzzy VCR effects and cheesy mood music.

Thanks to Chad for sending this in!

The Walking Dead Gets A 90’s Intro

Yesterday we posted a 90’s Breaking Bad intro, and now we have a VHS-tastic nostalgiafied Walking Dead throwback complete with fuzzy VCR effects and cheesy mood music.

Thanks to Chad for sending this in!

Gameplay Trailer & Release Date For That ‘Walking Dead’ FPS
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct follows the Dixon boys, Daryl and Merle, as they fight for survival and kill dead things while trekking through the Georgia countryside. Both characters are also voiced by their AMC TV series actors, Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker.
Trailer below.

In addition to the all the undead-slaying action, the game will also feature a survival element where you’ll have to scrounge for food, water, and supplies to stay alive. Kind of like The Hatchet or Castaway, only in a post-zombie-apocalypse setting.
Both GameStop and Amazon have their own exclusive DLC pre-order packs, but the GameStop version also comes with a severed ear keychain if you’re into that sort of thing. Check it:
GameStop Herd Mode Challenge – How many frenzied flesh-eaters can you survive against before joining their ranks? Take on endless waves of walkers, each more dangerous than the last, in the all-new Herd Mode. Each wave of undead held off brings with it a new outbreak of hungry biters and new opportunities to rack up an even higher score.
 Amazon Walker Execution Pack – Give yourself an edge (or five) with this ‘unique’ weapon kit. The Amazon Walker Execution Pack adds multiple melee options to your arsenal, including a survival knife, sawtoothed machete, kukri, reinforced hatchet, and advanced machete. With ammo scarce and the undead attracted to loud noises, a sharp, silent blade might just be your most trusted companion.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct drops March 19, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The WiiU version arrives March 26.

Gameplay Trailer & Release Date For That ‘Walking Dead’ FPS

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct follows the Dixon boys, Daryl and Merle, as they fight for survival and kill dead things while trekking through the Georgia countryside. Both characters are also voiced by their AMC TV series actors, Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker.

Trailer below.

In addition to the all the undead-slaying action, the game will also feature a survival element where you’ll have to scrounge for food, water, and supplies to stay alive. Kind of like The Hatchet or Castaway, only in a post-zombie-apocalypse setting.

Both GameStop and Amazon have their own exclusive DLC pre-order packs, but the GameStop version also comes with a severed ear keychain if you’re into that sort of thing. Check it:

  • GameStop Herd Mode Challenge – How many frenzied flesh-eaters can you survive against before joining their ranks? Take on endless waves of walkers, each more dangerous than the last, in the all-new Herd Mode. Each wave of undead held off brings with it a new outbreak of hungry biters and new opportunities to rack up an even higher score.
  •  Amazon Walker Execution Pack – Give yourself an edge (or five) with this ‘unique’ weapon kit. The Amazon Walker Execution Pack adds multiple melee options to your arsenal, including a survival knife, sawtoothed machete, kukri, reinforced hatchet, and advanced machete. With ammo scarce and the undead attracted to loud noises, a sharp, silent blade might just be your most trusted companion.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct drops March 19, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The WiiU version arrives March 26.

Resident Evil, Silent Hill, And Walking Dead Halloween Attractions Coming To Universal Studios

I kind of want to go, but I’ll probably need a diaper. Read on for pics and videos.

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(Source: geekologie.com)

Separated At Birth: ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Super Mario Land’ Logos.
This can only mean one thing: now someone out there HAS to make a Super Mario Land-inspired Walking Dead game.
(via Reddit)

Separated At Birth: ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Super Mario Land’ Logos.

This can only mean one thing: now someone out there HAS to make a Super Mario Land-inspired Walking Dead game.

(via Reddit)

Walking Dead Watches Now Available From Vannen.

What time is it? Zombie killing time!!! Vannen’s Walkers 2.0 watch is officially on sale as of right now! The first edition of this watch sold out in minutes and crashed their servers, so get on this before it’s too late and you hate yourself forever.

This time around, the timepiece is bloodier and cheaper at only $75. To make it even more awesome, the packaging is signed by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman!

Snag one of these nuggets of radness from vannenwatches.com or skyboundshop.com before they’re all gone.

Michonne Revealed For Third Season Of AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’.
Everyone’s favorite dreadlocked, samurai sword-wielding, zombie pet-keeping bad-ass from the comics will be slicing and dicing through your TV sets in the upcoming third season of Walking Dead on AMC. This pic from Entertainment Weekly reveals Michonne will be played by Danai Gurira (Treme).
As for why they cast the relatively unknown Danai Gurira for the pivotal role, Kirkman says, “We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”
If this single pic is any indication, Gurira will do a fine job of bringing Michonne to life, but I think this is the pic fans REALLY want to see brought to life:

Michonne Revealed For Third Season Of AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’.

Everyone’s favorite dreadlocked, samurai sword-wielding, zombie pet-keeping bad-ass from the comics will be slicing and dicing through your TV sets in the upcoming third season of Walking Dead on AMC. This pic from Entertainment Weekly reveals Michonne will be played by Danai Gurira (Treme).

As for why they cast the relatively unknown Danai Gurira for the pivotal role, Kirkman says, “We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”

If this single pic is any indication, Gurira will do a fine job of bringing Michonne to life, but I think this is the pic fans REALLY want to see brought to life:

[Review] The Walking Dead: Episode One - A New Day

Heavy Rain with zombies. That’s the best way to sum up Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: A New Day - the first episode of five planned installments. When you first hear the phrase “Walking Dead video game,” your brain automatically dreams up something more akin to the Resident Evil franchise: conserving ammo and blasting away rotting dead things. Instead, Telltale focused on what lies at the very heart of Walking Dead: moral conflict and character interaction. If you’re looking for a mindless shoot-em-up gorefest, this is NOT the game for you.

 [AWESOME] Quality voice acting, expressive character design that brings the comic’s art style to life, branching paths that will have you wanting to replay chapters more than once.

 [NOT AWESOME] Fixed camera angles make walking around cumbersome at times, branching dialogue trees don’t always give you enough time to read all the choices before answering and sometimes your answers won’t register.

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Gameplay Trailer for The Walking Dead

Here’s a look at the upcoming Walking Dead game from Telltale Games which ties in with the comics from the perspectives of all new characters. You can currently pre-order if from the Telltale site and get an extra 10% off for a total of just $22.49

(via Nerd ApprovedLOCG)

Greatest Comic Shop Commercial with Zombies of All Time

This is awesome. I’m pretty proud since it’s also for my local comic shop, 1up Collectibles in West Reading, PA. If the name seems familiar, it’s because it’s the same place we held out Heroes and Villains Custom Toy Extravaganza.

This commercial will be airing on Comcast in our area during all 16 episodes of The Walking Dead on AMC. Well played, 1up. Well played.

Two Walking Dead Board Games are coming. Family game night is about to get hella’ bloody. Z-Man Games will be releasing a 6-player version based on the comics this summer while Cryptozoic Entertainment is making a version based on the TV show that also lets you play as a zombie after you’ve been infected. Both games are set to be priced at $39.99.
Not much is known about how either of these games will play, but I hope to God there’s a “cut off your arm in real life or you lose" card.
[Via Nerd Approved]

Two Walking Dead Board Games are coming. Family game night is about to get hella’ bloody. Z-Man Games will be releasing a 6-player version based on the comics this summer while Cryptozoic Entertainment is making a version based on the TV show that also lets you play as a zombie after you’ve been infected. Both games are set to be priced at $39.99.

Not much is known about how either of these games will play, but I hope to God there’s a “cut off your arm in real life or you lose" card.

[Via Nerd Approved]

McFarlane toys will be making Walking Dead action figures! The first series of the 6 inch figures will be coming out September of this year and will include: Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne (F YEAH!), Zombie Lurker, and Zombie Roamer.
According to MTV:

Each human figure includes multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory, play action such as exploding heads and removable limbs. Figures are expected to sell for around $14.99 at retailers nationwide.

[via MTV Geek!]

McFarlane toys will be making Walking Dead action figures! The first series of the 6 inch figures will be coming out September of this year and will include: Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne (F YEAH!), Zombie Lurker, and Zombie Roamer.

According to MTV:

Each human figure includes multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory, play action such as exploding heads and removable limbs. Figures are expected to sell for around $14.99 at retailers nationwide.

[via MTV Geek!]

Someone at SDCC leaked the trailer for Walking Dead with their cell phone. It looks SOOOO GOOD. I know what I’m gonna be recording every week. I’ve never read the comic before, but I definitely need to, big time.

[via The Awesomer]

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