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‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall to Series Low

It may be time for AMC to do a mercy kill on The Walking Dead. Deadline is reporting that the once top-rated show has hit an all-time series low with their latest episode “The Bridge.” The AMC series drew a measly 2.0 rating in the much coveted 18-49 demographic. What has the previous low you may ask? You would have to go all the way back to Season 1 when they drew a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with the episode “Vatos.”

With Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan leaving later this season, TWD still has a chance to cash in on some huge numbers as both of the actors are beloved and have been staples of the series.  While Lincoln is saying goodbye for good, Cohan may eventually come back depending on how well her new show Whiskey Cavalier does. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Continue to Decline

Deadline has a report on the latest Walking Dead ratings and things are not looking good for the series. Following a weekend where the cast of the AMC series shambled into New York Comic Con, around 6.1 million viewers tuned into the Season 9 debut “A New Beginning” which aired on October 7. The rating indicates an enormous drop of 47% from over 11 million that watched the Season 8 opener last October.

The rating decline could be skewed though as AMC offers an online service called AMC Premiere which allowed users to view the season premiere episode a day early. Whether or not those numbers could make a dent in the huge rating deficit remain unknown as the AMC Premiere numbers are not available. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Alum Scott Wilson Has Passed Away at Age 76

On the day that it was announced at New York Comic Con that Scott Wilson’s beloved character Hershel Greene would be making an appearance in this ninth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it appears that Mr. Wilson has passed away at age 76. The first news of the passing seems to have come out of Alamo City Comic Con and then was semi-confirmed on Twitter via tweets from former TWD cast member Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) and actor Titus Welliver who starred alongside Wilson on Amazon Prime’s Bosch. read more

AMC Debuts ‘The Walking Dead Season Nine: Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes’ Trailer

It’s no surprise that Andrew Lincoln’s final performance as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead will be featured in the upcoming season. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, AMC is using the news to help with advertising Season Nine of the long-running zombie television series. Introducing: the “Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes” trailer… a “new” clip which is essentially a previously released trailer with a couple of key edits. The footage is all the same as what can be found in the original SDCC 2018 trailer, but this time around the music is a little different and the volume of the mysterious whispering has been raised now that we know who has been cast as the new villains… The Whisperers. You can watch the new edit below: read more

Cassady McClincy Joins Cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ as Lydia

AMC will be adding a popular character from The Walking Dead comic book to its hit television show in the wake of the departure of Rick and Carl Grimes from the program. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Lydia- the daughter of The Whisperers’ leader, Alpha (Samantha Morton)- will appear in Season Nine of the show. The Whisperer’s gimmick is that they wear Buffalo Bill style human skin suits to avoid being detected by zombies and human adversaries. Lydia will be played by Cassady McClincy. McClincy recently appeared in the movie, Love, Simon, and her recent horror resume includes roles in Lore and Castle Rock. read more

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Negan Will Appear as a DLC Character in ‘Tekken 7’

Tekken, one of the most popular fighting games in video game history, has just added an unlikely character to their upcoming Tekken 7 Season Pass 2: The Walking Dead’s very own bat swingin’ bad boy Negan.  The “too cool for school” leader of the Saviors will be available as a down loadable character (meaning that he did not appear on the physical release of the game or with the initial download), as part of the update, joining over 40 other character selections.

The news was announced on Bandai’s official twitter page and was met with a luke warm response from fans and video game news sites.  EuroGamer called the inclusion of Negan “an odd one”  and wondered “Who next? Logan Paul?”.  Gamesradar+ don’t think that Negan is “…going to be included in the game until 2019 but, still, this has opened the floodgates in what’s sure to be one of Tekken’s most polarising and downright potty moves yet. And this is coming from a franchise that has a man with a three-foot haircut regularly facing off with his nemesis, a bear employed as a bodyguard.” read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of August 2018! read more

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Mid-Season 4 Trailer Released

If you’ve watched Fear the Walking Dead from the on-set of the series, you know that season four wiped away a lot of the essential characters and story lines that viewers saw as a more nuanced alternative to the parent program, The Walking Dead.  It appears that the rest of season four will continue with this “tradition”, based on the trailer’s introduction of a number of new faces and a greater focus on Lennie James’ Morgan and his fellow zombie fighters.

One surprise in the trailer in terms of casting was the appearance of veteran stage actor Stephen Henderson (most recently seen in Denzel Washington’s version of Fences).  If this is an attempt to bring some prestige to the production or just introduce a character that will serve as a mentor figure to one of the many confused, angsty refugees on the show, only time will tell, but it certainly can’t hurt! read more

SDCC: AMC’S Dead Quarters

AMC brought an activation to the fans of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead at Comic-Con. Fans were able to check out the Sanctuary and Eugene’s room. If they were feeling brave they could jump in the grinder or take their chances with the zombie slide. But the focus of the promotion was a new augmented-reality, mobile game available for iOS and Android called The Walking Dead: Our World from Next Games and AMC. The game has the great tag line of “Bringing the Apocalypse to Your Neighborhood” and allows players to ‘get up and go’ on supply runs and walker-killing missions. Player can also opt for couch-mode and staying at home. A great feature is that this is world-wide, so even though our Dead storylines have limited locations, the game does not. If you want to see how Egypt is affected, you can play there and see what walkers have done to the area. See below for some photos for the activation. read more

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Trailer Debuts at SDCC

The Walking Dead panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con included a brand new trailer for Season Nine and the official date for the upcoming season premiere. The clip features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and crew rebuilding their new society while tensions clash between various groups of survivors. You can watch the trailer below:

At the Comic Con panel, Andrew Lincoln confirmed that Season Nine will indeed be his final season on the show. He received a standing ovation from emotional fans who have been watching his character’s development since the show began in 2010. read more