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AMC's New Zombie Drama 'Walking Dead' Releases New Promo and Photos

by Chris Jordan, posted Jun 4th 2010 6:20PM
Pop culture has been so inundated with bad zombies as of late that the concept has become a bit of a farce. The common image of zombie now is of a person with a rash on their face who walks slowly with their arms out stretched.

Well, we have to hand it to the producers of the upcoming AMC series, 'The Walking Dead,' which is due in October. Their zombies look pretty darn frightening and in a advanced state of decay in images just released on the network's website. The series is based on the best selling comic by Robert Kirkman and it depicts survivors of an apocalypse beset by zombies.

The impression here is that 'The Walking Dead's' helmer, Frank Darabont, is seeking to add a dark and psychologically penetrating chapter to the zombie story.

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Smallville: Rabid

by Mike Moody, posted Oct 10th 2009 4:05AM
smallville rabid(S09E03) Who knew the Smallville zombie episode would turn out to be such a bummer? Our heroes did nothing but whine, brood, and talk about their lonely lives while the almost undead were chompin' on people's limbs.

Where were the fun Grindhouse-style action sequences with the good guys firing sawed-off shotguns and revving up chainsaws? Where were the decapitations? And where were the jokes? You'd think a show about Superman fighting zombies would have plenty of jokes.

I understand that every piece of zombie art can't be as fun and clever as Zombieland, or as gloriously gory as 28 Days Later, but I was hoping for something a little more off the wall here.

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Here's a bunch of preview clips for the new season of Supernatural

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 4th 2009 5:32PM
The fifth season premiere of Supernatural bows on September 10. I haven't watched the show since the end of season one, but based on the preview below and these clips over at Airlock Alpha, I really have to start watching this show again.

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Alive: Post-apocalyptic zombie series that wasn't (Not yet anyway)

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 13th 2009 1:02PM
Alive was going to be TV's first zombie horror show.AMC is bringing a serous, post-apocalyptic zombie suspense series to television, but it's not the first time that idea got kicked around.

As we reported, The Walking Dead is on its way to TV, with Frank Darabont writing and directing to get the series off to a good start.

But, two years earlier, a team of writer/producers planned Alive, a syndicated series featuring a small pocket of human survivors fighting to find a cure for a global viral pandemic that transformed humans into zombies.

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AMC to bring The Walking Dead to TV

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 12th 2009 3:10PM
The Walking DeadNow that the world's collective pre-teen subconscious has been thoroughly distracted by vampires with glittering skin or charming Southern accents, AMC is sneakily bringing back some zombie love. According to Variety, the comic series created by writer Robert Kirkman and illustrator Tony Moore, The Walking Dead, is coming to AMC. Bonus: Frank Darabont will be writing and directing.

It's about time! Let's give the blood suckers a break and revisit some good ol' brain eaters, shall we?

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Zombies attack Metropolis in Smallville's season nine

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 5th 2009 7:01PM
smallville season nine 9 zombiesSmallvlle is jumping on the zombie bandwagon.

Yesterday, we told you about the upcoming Medium-Night of The Living Dead mash-up. Now comes word that Clark Kent will be dealing with the undead in a season nine episode of Smallville.

The ep, called "Rabid," will see a virus infecting the city of Metropolis that turns people into zombies. Click through to find out which two Smallville regulars will get infected.

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George Romero's zombies to invade Medium this Halloween

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 4th 2009 7:00PM
medium cbs zombiesZombies are everywhere these days. The walking dead have invaded Marvel Comics, Jane Austen books, and they'll soon be chomping on brains in a galaxy far, far away.

This Halloween, Patricia Arquette will face off against a classic undead army in an upcoming episode of Medium. That's right, Medium!

Show creator Glenn Gordon Caron said an upcoming Halloween-themed episode will insert Arquette's character into scenes from George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead film. It's part a dream sequence that would not have happened if the show had stayed on NBC.

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Stargate Atlantis: Whispers

by Brett Love, posted Sep 6th 2008 9:23AM

Christina Cox, Janina Gavankar, Nicole de Boer, Leela Savasta - Stargate Atlantis
(S05E07) This week the Atlantis team sets out to prove that just because you make a sci fi show set in another galaxy, it doesn't mean you can't have an old fashioned zombie story. If that wasn't enough, this was also the much talked about episode with the all female team. That team included Nicole de Boer, and the returning Leela Savasta. How successful it was depends on how you feel about zombie movies to start with. For me, it was rather hit and miss. Some nice show mythology, mixed up with a monster of the week, and some bits that just fell flat. We'll get into it all, after the jump.
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The Middleman: The Flying Fish Zombification

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2008 1:15PM
The Middleman's Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales)
(S01E05)
The basics of the show are established by the fifth episode and now it's up to the characters and the premise to sustain it. With this episode, The Middleman proves that it knows how to dance that fine balance between the campy silliness of its plotlines and snappy dialog and the deeper relationships between the principal cast.

I wasn't sure early on if Wendy's supporting cast, namely Lacey and Noser, were going to work in the long run on the show, but I think the normalcy they represent in Wendy's life is as important as the work-driven lunacy that the Middleman and Ida represent. In fact, those two are almost caricatures in their personality, which juxtaposes them even moreso with Noser and Lacey, who are gaining depth and complexity without sacrificing the innate quirkiness that made them work in the first place.

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Here's the zombie sex crime show CBS passed on

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2007 3:03PM

Babylon FieldsThere are so many pilots made each fall that I guess CBS didn't want to go with the show about zombies that come back from the dead and have sex with the living.

But that's pretty much what Babylon Fields was about. It starrred Kathy Baker (Picket Fences), Ray Stevenson (Rome), and Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) and was a drama set in a small town. The dead came back to life and the living had to deal with various problems that ensued (though apparantly erecticle dysfunction wasn't one of them - that must be an odd episode). Oh, and it's also a crime drama, with the sheriff solving crimes each week!

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Gould creating zombie comedy for Comedy Central

by Adam Finley, posted May 25th 2007 5:21PM

dana gouldDana Gould, one of my favorite stand-up comedians, is creating a series about zombies for Comedy Central?

I am so there.

The series, which has the working title of The Last Larry, focuses on a world destroyed by zombies, and the humans leftover who are trying to get on with their lives. Gould describes the series as a traditional sitcom that just happens to take place in the aftermath of a zombie holocaust, saying it's really about how people get on with their lives after something terrible happens.

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South Park: Night of the Living Homeless

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 18th 2007 11:03PM

south park(S11E07)

"Oh my god, one of them is a war veteran! We're gonna have to give him some change!"

Oh, South Park, I think I love you. You not only hilariously satirized how society has dealt with the homeless problem, but you also parodied Dawn of the Dead, one of my favorite movies of all time. There were also a couple nods to Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead tossed in for good measure. South Park, if you were a crazed, half-dead, hideously burned woman I would kiss your lipless face.

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Bollywood Thriller

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 6th 2006 7:05PM

thrillerIf you're life has been feeling empty lately and you can't figure out why that is, it's probably because you've never seen a Bollywood version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Nine out of ten dentists recommend you watch the clip I've placed after the jump at least three times a day. I'm not sure why, but they do. The video simulates the zombie dancing from Michael Jackson's original, and the music is Thrilleresque, but I'm fairly certain the man isn't singing "Thriller." Either way, the damn song is stuck in my head now, whatever it is. I think I might actually like this version better anyway, although, like the original, I can't figure out why the girl doesn't just run away. The zombies clearly aren't going to give chase until after they finish their dance number. They've been rehearsing it for days, after all.

[via Brad Sucks]

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Rescue Me: Zombies

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 12th 2006 9:06AM

Denis Leary; Marisa Tomei; Rescue Me; S03E06; Zombies

(S03E06) I'm honestly not even sure how to react. After this episode, Rescue Me has officially knocked off Nip/Tuck as my favorite show on F/X. Sorry Shield fans (and I'm one of them), but Chiklis and Co. can't hold a candle to Leary and his boys. This was arguably a perfect episode. It was just flawless. But no sense in going through all the wonderful minor things that happened, and there were plenty. Let's get right to the point: Marisa Tomei is smoking hot.

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BBC America picks up Spaced

by Annie Wu, posted May 13th 2006 3:18PM
SpacedBBC America will start airing one of my all-time favorite shows, Spaced, starting June 23. Spaced is an absolutely hilarious show, loaded with clever references to various aspects of stoner/pop/geek culture, from Tekken 2 to zombie flicks to Star Wars. It's from the makers of Shaun of the Dead, so expect that sort of material (but with less gore and a lot more mimed gun fights). Plus, the show features a rather cool-looking Mark Heap (Dr. Alan Statham from Green Wing) as a miserable, young painter. The now-defunct Trio channel aired the show to coincide with the American release of Shaun of the Dead back in 2004, but I haven't seen Spaced on TV since then. Now that it's on BBCA, maybe my American friends will know what I'm quoting all the time.

BBC America also has Peepshow coming June 30 (I've heard a lot of good things). Apparently, Peepshow and Spaced will be a part of BBC America's late-night adult comedy line-up, "The Underground". Well, I would hardly consider Spaced a candidate for this, but... okay.

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