Wednesday, June 2, 2010

GODDAMN I HOPE THIS LIVES UP TO ITS POTENTIAL

I love this black and white comic. Picked up The Walking Dead when it first hit because it had rad art (Yay Tony Moore!). Haven't looked back. It's not just zombies yelling BRAINS! and slobbering gore, though there is plenty of gore. That's just not the complete focus. The series instead decides to linger on the paranoia, fear, and uncertainty that the survivors of an unknown zombie holocaust would potentially feel. So the most dangerous things out there aren't the roamers or herds, it's that secret psychopath you picked up last week who is slowly working out his plan to eat you all in your sleep, then steal your guns. You never ever feel safe, not from the people you trust, the folks you meet, or the undead just beyond the barricade. It's awesome.

Anywho, heard it was maybe going the movie route, then it went the TV route real fast and the TV route is being handled by AMC and AMC does Breaking Bad and all this sounds good to me. For example: It's set in Atlanta, so they are shooting in Atlanta. What a concept huh? The few test shots of zombies thus far, like the one above, are super. It all sounds and looks like the folks behind it give a shit. Let's just hope they don't bail on some of the more f'd up, pivotal scenes from the series. Count me down as excited for something.

9 comments:

readwright said...

Breaking Bad is indeed awesome and this comic sounds awesome so it sounds like a good deal to me. The concept actually sounds like an ongoing series would suit it better than a movie anyhow. I'm going to check it out tootsweet.

Chris Horse said...

Sounds brilliant. Do want!

Just hope it's not fast zombies. They suck most of the time.

Jessica said...

Where there are fast zombies, there is shaky cam. Stupid shaky cam.

Murphy said...

Zombies...yawn...

Ack Ack Ack said...

They aren't mega fast running zombies. Just shambling critters that head towards noise. Though when they gather in herds they move a bit quicker - and in the thousands.

I'd normally agree with your yawn Mr. MM. The zombie genre has been beaten to undeath. To the point where even I've had enough. Dead Snow for example. Outside of a few things (bird death/outhouse bang) was total shite. Nazi zombies or no.

But like I says, this series isn't just all about zombies attacking shit and creative uses for the tired tired chainsaw, it's about people and survival and paranoia, and how people are straight fucked up and will do anything to stay safe.

Chris Horse said...

Indeed, the best horror tales are the ones where the monsters are the setting rather than the focus.

It's the sick shit people to do each other in the panic is the REAL tension.

Fiend Without A Face said...

Hopefully this will go long enough to where they can do the prison issues.

Unfortunately, after the initial run, I can totally see it being handed off to another director, for better or for worse.

Coach Cohen said...

Hoping for the episode where they tell the tale of the man in the knife room eating Chef Boyardee and drinking black coffee.

Chris Horse said...

autobiography?