Keep your eyes peeled when watching this week’s installment of THE WALKING DEAD. (Actually, as there is a delay between when I submit these articles to the website and the program posts them, you may well be reading this after the episode in question has already aired. If that’s the case, I hope you TiVo’d it. Or you can just wait for the network to replay it. Heck, it’ll probably be up on YouTube.) Anyway, there’s supposed to be a blink-and-you-might miss it homage this week to CREEPSHOW.

TWD FX guru Greg Nicotero has a history of paying tribute to the genre efforts he enjoyed in his youth (which proves, as if we couldn’t already tell, that he’s a huge honkin’ geek—really, though, would any “squares,” any non-geeks, in other words, ever be employed in his line of work? Highly unlikely.) so this recent “homage” is just the latest of many. Spotting one of those tributes is a nice little wink and nudge from the show, a reminder that, as grim as it gets, you are just enjoying a television program, after all. I kinda wish they wouldn’t announce them in advance, though. It would be more fun to spot them without any prompting.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions ( - - specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.