The Walking Dead Comes Alive On Screen

BY Stephanie Saragusa
SC Staff Writer

They’re creepy! They’re crawly! They’re zombies! They’re The Walking Dead! The suspenseful drama impacted with everyone’s nightmare returns October 14, 2012 on the American Movie Channel (AMC). The drama series is based off of a science-fiction comic strip created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.

Because of a zombie apocalypse, a group of survivors led by officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) must fight off zombies in a world of terror to stay alive. Rick Grimes, together with colleague and best friend Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), look after a group of people.

Season two begins when a little girl, Sophia Peletier (Madison Lintz), goes missing after being brutally chased by a zombie. The mound of people, including her mother Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), must begin their search to find her. The ride begins with emotions flying high as family protects family and zombies are on the attack for a meal. In conclusion, they find that Sophia becomes a zombie.

At that point, they have no choice but to kill her—and season three begins!

The Walking Dead, like any good horror tale, still believes in the importance of monsters. No matter your genre preferences, it is the perfect balance of human decency with those four-in-the-morning-just-woke-up moments that will convince you that everyone around is trying to eat you alive.

Although we’ve seen no shortage of zombies in any episode broadcasted thus far, producer-writer-director Frank Darabont has definitely tackled the task of bringing a comic book about zombies to life through an episodic series. Demonstrations of AMC’s creative team have plenty of life in it because of the enjoyably intense blood-spattered tale, which, like all AMC dramas, is about as artfully well-crafted as a TV show can be.

The Walking Dead may depend more on suspense and a creative storytelling than fine acting line, but the show takes a route down nightmare lane, which is generally told in movies, and opens it up for the medium of TV.

I’m optimistic that producer-writer-director Darabont will continue to find ways to make the characters interestingly human as they dodge death. The look of the zombies is horribly scary and disgusting. The survivors play excellent roles, and for any horror genre fans, the gore is enough to love.

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