THE WALKING DEAD: AMC’s zombie series premieres Halloween night (2010)

Just in time for a Halloween debut, AMC’s new freak-fest series “The Walking Dead” premieres on October 31st. It is a 90-minute extravagance of creepiness. Similar to the theatrical film “28 Days Later,” it seeks to portray our world with zombies walking around. Imagine modern day America with zombies, that is “The Walking Dead.”

Coming from a comic book background, while “The Walking Dead” is meant to feel real, it still embodies a few comic attributes such as humor and a hero to save the day. “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a small town deputy sheriff who awakens in a hospital to find the world has gone to zombie-hell. In search of his missing his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), and aided by his partner Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), Grimes is on a mission to save the last few remnants of humanity.

“The Walking Dead” is not a series for the feint-of-heart. It tries to accurate portray zombies in all of their gross-out-glory. But if you can see past the guts and gore, it is a dark, intriguing and compelling tale of love and survival.

For all our fears of being taken back to the time of the stone age due to a nuclear attack, we have perhaps forgotten that we are still vulnerable to biological attack. Our fear should not be that our society will fall because of mass death, but that our society will fall apart due to a chromosome change. Is it too impossible to believe that one day we will wake up and the world will be full of the walking dead? With experiments in genetic mutation happening everyday, it is a real possibility.

Discover what life would be like if you too were suddenly living in a world of “The Living Dead.”

Watch the 90-minute premiere of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, October 31st at 10:00 p.m. on AMC.

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