Monday, July 26, 2010

The Dead Will Walk This October!




I love zombies.

They’re without a doubt my favorite ‘monster’. Followed closely behind by Werewolves. Vampires would be a distant third.

But, back to zombies…..

Thanks to the twisted mind of George Romero, I have been in love with all things Undead for about 20 years now.

It started when my friends and I snuck in to see the midnight opening-night premier of “Day of the Dead”. I loved it (even though it’s not one of his stronger “Dead” films). In fact, I liked it so much that I decided to rent “Dawn of the Dead”, and after that, I was a zombie junkie. 20 years later and George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” still remains my favorite horror movie of all time.

Since then, I have considerably expanded my zombie repertoire. Be it from Evil Dead, Shawn of the Dead, Resident Evil, Demons, 28 Days Later and everything in-between….. if it SHOULD be dead, and it’s still moving, I’m interested. (note: I know that zombie purists don’t consider some of the above to technically be “zombie” movies. Zombie purists can bite me.)

And I don’t just limit my love of the living-impaired to movies. Whether it is zombie video games, board games, or comic books, I’m all in.

Speaking of comic books, one of my favorite comics for the past 5 years has been a little ol’ title named “The Walking Dead”. It centers on a small group of survivors who band together a few days after the zombie apocalypse begins, as they attempt to stay alive and get away from all the dangers (both living and not) that their new world throws at them.

It’s done with a very mature and realistic touch, and I eagerly rush home to read every new issue each month. It’s graphic, and not for the squeamish, as you might guess. I also love the fact that, unlike watching James Bond wrestle 200 ninjas and not get a scratch, the gritty, real-like nature of Walking Dead has characters, CENTRAL characters, routinely buying the farm. Literally, no one is ‘safe’ in this book.

So, I was filled with fanboy glee last year when I heard that AMC began working with Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman on a Walking Dead TV Series! Even better still, it’s being written by Frank Darabont, who is arguably one of the best writers in Hollywood. He’s the dude that wrote the screenplay for Stephen Kings Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, for starters, along with a hundred other things.

Frank fucking Darabont is writing a Walking Dead series for AMC! I still can’t believe it. The only way that news could have been any better is if the show was going to be on HBO (but I’ll take AMC over network TV, anyday).

Anyway, it’s premiering in October and you would be a FOOL not to watch it. And I don’t mean ‘foolish’. I mean a literal Fool. You know, with that big hat with the bells on the ends, and a green and red suit with pointy shoes and a Punch and Judy puppet in your hands.

That didn’t make any fucking sense, did it?

Never mind. The point I’m trying to get across here is that this show is going to kick major ass. The banner above is one of the first official press photos from the show, and I think the casting is absolutely perfect. If you look around the web, there are some other cool pics starting to surface.

Anyway, AMC is where I’m going to be this October, and it’s where YOU should be if you want to sleep with me. And we all know how badly you all want to bone me…. it’s completely understandable.

22 comments:

Heff said...

Fuckin' A. I'll watch it.

And the Original D.O.T.D. is my fave, too.

Hold me.

B.E. Earl said...

The dead might walk in October, but you are always gonna spell Shaun's name wrong. It's Shaun of the Dead, dude. Shaun.

Slyde said...

heff: fuckin' A is right!

earl: shaun, shawn, shizzawn... who gives a damn?

The Invisible Seductress said...

Totally would.But.I don't get that channel.. so I guess my chances of romancing you are slim.. sigh

Mrs. Hall said...

sounds fan freakin tastic.

so. you watch Mad Men at all?

Slyde said...

invis: not at all.. we'll just have to skip the tv watching and get right to the boning is all...

mrs hall: sadly, no. I know its good. I will get to it soon on Netflix.

Marlene said...

Dude...there is nothing realistic about zombies...unless, of course, you've seen me at 3:30 a.m.

Chris H said...

Because I don't want to be labelled a bloody fool... I will watch it..OK?
And I don't like Zombies. *sniff*

meleah rebeccah said...

Im too scared!

Slyde said...

marlene: of COURSE zombies are real.. dont be silly

Chris H: dont like zombies? what country are you from? New Zealand?

Meleah: I'll protect you, baby...

2abes said...

it will make it on my tivo, but i would rather hbo do the program....wil amc be edgy enough?

Dr Zibbs said...

The Evil Dead movies are so great I can't stands it tells ya!

Slyde said...

abes: i have faith in AMC. People say Mad Men is the shit.

Zibbs: me either.. although i LOVE the first one, kinda love the 2nd, and the 3rd, for camp value, is cool, but not scary AT ALL....

meleah rebeccah said...

Aw! Thanks Slyde!

badgerdaddy said...

Two things spring to mind here; one, I am exceptionally excited about this, even though I do not know the comics at all. And two, you are clearly gay for me.

Nej said...

I love me a good zombie movie...heck, I love me a bad zombie movie. :-)

Let's see....top of my list....
Dead Alive (Braindead)
"Your mother ate my dog!"

Shaun of the Dead
"Come and get it! It's a running buffet! All you can eat!"

Zombieland
"Cardio"

Bruce said...

Get ready to call me a fool then.....I will pass on this in favor of Mad Men any day.

Faiqa said...

I liked all the movies you mentioned. But, you're delusional... vampires are third? SERIOUSLY? Do you mean in terms of the scariness factor? You must, because they are tops in the awesomeness factor.

Every time I read this blog, I get just that much closer to being a dork. I like it. :-)

Cocaine Princess said...

The last zombie film I watched was actually done by G. Romero: "Diary of the Dead" which was pretty good.

I must admit being a hardcore "True Blood" fan I prefer vampires over zombies.

P.S. Reading Bruce's comment made me laugh!

Kat said...

I love zombies. The Evil Dead trilogy is my personal fav. Zombieland was gay. I will watch this show but you won't catch me reading the comic...don't like em. That is all.

sybil law said...

Totally gonna watch it.

Did that just give you a boner? Hahaha

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