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TWD Webisodes & Vincent Price Film Festival Offer Taste of Horror to Come

Posted in Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by bluefall8

The team behind AMC’s The Walking Dead has released another series of webisodes to promote the upcoming fourth season. The creators first launched this idea in 2011 as the show was headed into its second season. That year fans were treated to six webisodes that chronicled the outbreak of the zombie plague from the viewpoint of a mother — the infamous bicycle girl as we would later discover. Last year a four part series entitled Cold Storage was released; in that incarnation a lone survivor seeks refuge inside a storage facility only to discover that it’s no safer than the world at large.

This time around fans can enjoy a three part series called The Oath, which details the unlikely road to survival for one couple. It is, in my opinion, the bleakest of the webisodes to date. I’ve stated before that these brief forays into other areas of The Walking Dead timeline should be considered essential viewing. The webisodes are produced with all the blood, guts, and professionalism as the show itself; the webisodes are directed by Walking Dead special effects guru, Greg Nicotero. The apocalyptic thrill ride will return to AMC Sunday, October 13th at 9pm.

The Redford Theater, located at 17360 Lahser Road in Detroit, will hold a Vincent Price Film Festival this weekend. On Friday, October 4th at 8pm there will be a screening of Diary of a Mad Man and The Raven. On Saturday, October 5th at 2pm there will be a viewing of House of Wax and then at 8pm a screening of The Masque of the Red Death and The Tingler. Tickets are $5 per show or $13 for the entire weekend.

I just recently found out about this and likely won’t be able to attend. If any readers of Horrorlust happen to make it to the Redford Theater be sure to leave a comment and let the rest of us know how it was.

The Walking Dead Webisodes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by bluefall8

Apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead will return to AMC Sunday October 14 with the season three premiere! Anyone who knows me or who has thumbed through the entries here on Horrorlust is surely aware of my love of the zombie sub-genre and The Walking Dead is no exception. I’ll admit that I don’t watch a lot of television these days but what I see from The Walking Dead is the most gripping hour of television on any network, period. I’m writing about it today to alert fans not merely of its eminent return but also of the accompanying webisodes featured at The Walking Dead page on AMC’s website.

As part of the build up to season two, a six-part web series entitled Torn Apart was released one year ago today. The webisodes were directed by Greg Nicotero who is a co-executive producer of The Walking Dead as well as the show’s special effects makeup artist. Last year’s webisodes told the backstory of Hannah, perhaps better known to fans as “Bicycle Girl” — the emaciated zombie who drags itself toward Rick in the series premiere. The webisodes pick up as the zombie plague begins to spread and viewers find out precisely how Hannah went from suburban mom to rotting, flesh eater. This year a four-part series called Cold Storage has been released. This time around Nicotero introduces viewers to a pair of survivors who attempt to secure a safe haven at a nearby storage facility. As you may have guessed, not all goes according to plan.

These webisodes are shot, directed, and edited with the same care and precision that goes into each episode of The Walking Dead and in my opinion add some serious substance to the overall canon. I’d recommend these webisodes to all horror buffs and consider them required viewing for any fan of The Walking Dead.