New Dead Faces

AMC has revealed pictures of the new crop of walkers that will plague our heroes in Season 6 of AMC’s zombie phenom The Walking Dead

Can I just be honest? I don’t dig on THE WALKING DEAD. I mean, it’s okay. And I know I’m in the minority. It just doesn’t grab me. What can I say? I watch it, and it’s entertaining, and the visuals are really cool, but I can’t help thinking the whole thing has been done before. LOTS of times before, usually by George Romero. There’s simply nothing new there. I know the same thing could be said about vampire movies or TV shows, or werewolves or what have you. But each vampire or werewolf has a distinct personality. For the most part, zombies are zombies. And I’ve seen DAY OF THE DEAD enough times that THE WALKING DEAD seems like an undead retread. I felt the same way about the comic book series, long before it ever became a TV show. It was done well, but been there, done that, y’know?

As stated, though, I can appreciate the visuals if nothing else. They feature some cool-looking zombies. Hearing, then, that they will be featuring a wider variety of “walkers” in upcoming episodes, I am more inclined to want to watch them. Which is probably the point. Maybe I’m not the only one who feels this way about the show? Are there other people out there who find it generic, but tune in just for the spiffy zombie effects?

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.