Wednesday, August 25, 2010
AMC's The Walking Dead: Debuts on Halloween Night!
What exciting news to share. Revealed yesterday on pretty much every horror site imaginable, was news that AMC's new series "The Walking Dead" will have its 90 minute 1st episode debut on what date?
OCTOBER 31ST. HALLOWEEN.
The debut will cap off its 14th year doing FearFest, its horror movie marathon tying into the Halloween season.
Don't worry, it'll be on at 10pm, long after the trick or treaters are done beating a path to your door. You can pop a Jones Halloween soda, or a pour a glass of EVIL Cabernet Sauvignon and plunk down for some fantastic zombie drama.
As you've heard me mention a little over one year ago, HERE , "The Walking Dead" is based on a series of fantastic graphic novels put out by Image comics and penned by Robert Kirkman. If you haven't read them, please go to the Amazon carousel links below and start ordering and catching up on one of the finest human dramas ever written that just so happens to be based in a universe where zombies walk the earth.
To add further excitement to the TV adaptation, the 90 minute pilot (90 minutes?! Isn't that really a FEATURE FILM?) is directed by none other than Frank Darabont! A man who knows human drama in extraordinary circumstances with a pedigree of films such as The Mist, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.
Still haven't whetted your appetite for this enough? Check out the FOUR MINUTE trailer (which originally showed at this year's San Diego Comic Con) below to get an idea of what you're in for.