This July 19 through July 22, 2018 is Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. Also known by its previous name as San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), this is a massive pop-culture convention with attendance in the range of 130,000 attendees annually. The convention is so well attended that it has reached capacity in the San Diego Convention Center and has been moving events to the adjacent hotels, facilities, and the Gaslamp District to create a campus-like setting. Attendees are able to enjoy not just panels and events inside the convention center, but also areas called “activations” or “off sites” that are in coordination with other companies, such as AMC and USA networks and Facebook Live. While this helps to distribute crowds, it also provides a feeling of having something special everywhere you look in the downtown San Diego area.
For months, AMC has been hinting that a main character of The Walking Dead would be joining the cast of Fear the Walking Dead, or vise-versa, in a major crossover event. At the time, fans speculated that character swap would originate from the main series, and that the move was an attempt to bolster the ratings of Fear the Walking Dead. As of last night’s episode of Talking Dead, we now have our answer: Lennie James’ Morgan will be joining the cast of Fear the Walking Dead!
James appeared on Talking Dead to discuss the announcement, where he revealed that he will remain on The Walking Dead for the remainder of Season Eight. He will appear in Fear the Walking Dead for Season Four. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick read the following statement from The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple about Morgan, and where he is headed as a character: read more
If you are planning on attending Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando this October, you may also want to stop by and “pay your last respects” to Terminator 2 3D: Battle Across Time as the ride will be closed for good on October 8th.
The attraction opened in 1996 and is the second oldest attraction in the park (beaten only by the ET Adventure). According to the Orlando Informer, the ride captured the public’s interest from the very start and “…it instantly became one of Universal’s biggest hits, reaching a popularity that would help see it get exported to both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan in the years that followed (in 1999 and 2001, respectively). It’s easy to see why: its rather ambitious premise had it combine live actors, audio-animatronics, 3D film footage, and practical effects – including the infamous seat drop at the film’s climax – to create an all-encompassing experience. Even better, the attraction sought to (ostensibly) extend the mythology of its source material instead of just rehashing it (a tack that the company would repeat with Shrek 4D seven years later), even going so far as to recruit the creator, writer, and director of the film franchise, James Cameron, to co-write and direct this new theme-park outing.” read more
You know what always gets in the way of bashing someone in the head with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire? A man eating tiger.
I’m willing to chalk “the tiger save” up to a little creative license (both in the comic and in the season finale), but I’ve got to ask: Why did it take so long for that big cat to get down to business?
The second half of Season Seven was much like the first in terms of the slow pacing , but with much less violence and carnage. Although producers Gale Anne Herd and Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero took different stances publicly about whether or not the violence from the first half of Season Seven would be toned down, it appears that Herd was being the most truthful, as there was markedly less violence and gore than the first eight episodes. read more
A December 20th release date has just been announced for the third season in the critically-acclaimed series, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.
This new season sees the return of Clementine, a girl that has grown up and faced devastating losses amid the horrors of the zombie apocalypse. She is joined by fellow survivor Javier, a young man determined to find his family.
At the July 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the critically acclaimed episodic interactive adventure which is developed by TellTale Games, has sold more than 28 million episodes. read more
So much horror TV! As our DVRs reach their breaking point, we move into the second half of October. No new shows are on the horizon, but three returning shows are here for our continued enjoyment.
Supernatural. Thursday, October 13. 9PM on The CW.
Back for its 12th season, Supernatural is still going strong with plot lines and drama at the ready. This season, we get to spend a bit of time with the Winchester matriarch, Mary. Never mind that she has been dead since Sam was a baby; Supernatural cares nothing for death! This show moves characters through life and death, space and time, and in and out of reality however it sees fit. This season looks to be no different and will hopefully offer more of its less serious episodes to lighten the mood a bit as there will certainly be many tears this season. read more
New screen shots of ‘The Walking Dead – The Telltale Series’ Season 3 were unveiled today at Comic-Con. You can view them all, along with the full press release below.
More of ‘The Walking Dead’ Third Season from Telltale
Revealed During San Diego Comic Con
New Season in Critically-Acclaimed Series Premieres This Fall
In celebration of SDCC this week, Telltale joined our friends at Skybound Entertainment live on stage to discuss a few more details on our upcoming season of The Walking Dead. read more
A new key image for The Walking Dead Season 7 has hit the web. It highlights the final moments of Season 6, in which one of the main cast is killed by Negan. Fans were left to wait for the Season 7 premiere to find out who was lost.
The Walking Dead returns this October. You can view the new key art below.
Horror icon John Carpenter, the man behind the some of the genre’s most classic films weighed in on “The Walking Dead” and the current state of horror on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. When referring to AMC’s top rated show he said, “That was a movie that George Romero made back in ’68 [Night of the Living Dead] and they have milked…people have milked it and they’re STILL milking it. It’s unreal.” He also suggested that the horror genre was “due for a resurgence.”
What do our hardcore horror fans think? Is it time for less rehash and more innovation? read more
AMC released the first four minutes of the upcoming midseason premiere of ‘The Walking Dead.’ You can view it below. ‘The Walking Dead’ returns Sunday at 9pm.