Have you ever wanted to wander through a zombie apocalypse? Me too, weirdo! And we’re both in luck, because this fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are celebrating their annual Halloween Horror Nights with a vivid recreation of AMC’s undead sensation The Walking Dead. This will be the first time that a TV show has been given the Horror Nights experience, says John Murdy, creative director on Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’ve focused in the past on movie franchises. We’ve done every major horror franchise you can imagine, from Nightmare on Elm Street to Friday the 13th, Saw, Halloween. But now horror has become so big on television, and Walking Dead stands tallest among those series.” READ FULL STORY
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Breaking Bad is back!
You can pour over all the scheming and darkness with EW’s recap — and Ken Tucker’s review — but there’s another matter we want to discuss here in PopWatch: Are the wives on AMC shows just the worst people ever? Skyler got us thinking so last night.
Sure, you can argue Skyler is doing the best she can (her husband did just murder someone, after all). But her dealings with Ted last season were not the best.
You’ve also got Lori on The Walking Dead, and her affair with Shane. Of course, Betty Draper on Mad Men is certainly no dream. Although Don was less than an ideal husband (understatement of the year), Betty is a child with little interest in her own children. For argument’s sake, let’s also throw Sarah Linden from The Killing into the mix. Yes, yes, she’s not technically married, but she’s got to be in this poll for being the world’s most MIA fiancé last season — Rosie killer on the loose or not.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the worst wife of them all? READ FULL STORY
'The Walking Dead Escape': Witness an exciting video journey through the Comic-Con zombie obstacle course!
The Walking Dead has been all over Comic-Con 2012 this year, with the revelation of a Zombie Survival Car on the floor and a capacity crowd in Hall H cheering on the exciting new footage from Dead‘s season 3. But the show’s influence also spread beyond the Convention Center — to celebrate the comic book series’ 100th issue, Dead staged a takeover of San Diego’s Petco Park, creating a massive zombie-infested obstacle course.
We took a camera crew over to Petco to see if we could survive the undead apocalypse. What we found there shocked us, scared us, and taught us all a very important lesson…about zombies. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY
Zombies are a common sight in San Diego during Comic-Con. But on red carpets they most certainly are not. However, when the carpet is for a party celebrating the 100th issue of AMC TV show-inspiring comic book The Walking Dead, there will be blood-stained zombies.
At the Friday night event inside Petco Park – home of the Padres, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center – actors playing pretty convincing zombies growled and moaned behind chain link fences that lined the celeb-filled black carpet. This didn’t seem to faze the stars of Comic-Con, but many screams were heard from reporters who got as close as they dared to the monsters while they filmed their segment intros.
The man of the hour, the comic book’s creator, Robert Kirkman, was very involved in helping plan the other zombie event that’s taken over Petco Park this weekend, The Walking Dead Escape, an obstacle course where fans can pay $70 to either be a zombie or be chased by one. But going into the party Friday night, Kirkman was not at all privy to what the set-up would be.
“I have no idea. It could be a parade of unicorns dancing on rainbows for all we know,” he told EW on the carpet. “After the zombies, I would trade those for some unicorns in a minute. It’s a little nerve-wracking.” READ FULL STORY
To celebrate the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic book series, Dead writer and all-around undead guru Robert Kirkman kicked off Preview Night at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by unveiling a car specifically designed to survive the impending zombie apocalypse (we gave you an advance peek a few days ago). The automobile is actually a heavily converted Hyundai, featuring a host of essential death-preventing, walker-annihilating improvements: Armored windows, wheel spikes, and even a handy katana-and-baseball-bat rack. I talked to Kirkman and Gary Castillo, the guy who actually put the car together: Check out the video below for a complete walk-through of the ultimate Zombie Survival vehicle.
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When it comes to supernatural invasions, you can’t be too careful.
That seems to be Hyundai’s idea with its new one-of-a-kind zombie-fighting car, based on drawings by Walking Dead creator and writer Robert Kirkman.
This battle wagon has metal bars covering the windows, spikes on the wheels that can plow right through a zombie, a hatch, and, of course, a zombie disc cutter (because why not?).
The video below takes you through the building process: READ FULL STORY
Happy Fourth of July Weekend, Part I. It remains to be seen whether July 4 falling on a Wednesday is the best or worst possible scenario for festivities celebrating our nation’s 236th birthday. But at least we have a returning hero who wears the red, white, and (black and) blue on his sleeve. Spider-Man swings back into action after disappearing for… well, only five years. Andrew Garfield might be a Brit, but he was born in Los Angeles, so his Spidey is more All-American that the current Batman and upcoming Superman. U – S – A! U – S – A!!
Sunday, July 1
Euro 2012 final, Spain vs. Italy, ESPN, 2:45 ET p.m.
The most-watched sporting event this weekend won’t be at Yankee Stadium or the grass courts at Wimbledon. It will be a soccer match played in Ukraine, where two powerhouses square off for the European championship. READ FULL STORY
AMC and DISH have been playing a bitter game of mutual brinksmanship all month long. First, Dish Network banished AMC and its sibling-networks IFC and WE down to the lower reaches of the dial. Then, AMC used the overflowing gravitas of Don Draper to tell everyone that DISH was being totes lame. This was all in good fun, we thought, just the way that media companies do business. But today, DISH implemented the nuclear option: The company announced that, as of 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, AMC Networks will be eradicated from the DISH universe. That means AMC, WE, and IFC will all be gone, although the press release is quick to point out that AMC will be replaced by HDNet Movies. Now, while HDNet Movies does not currently carry two of the greatest TV shows ever made, it is playing Simon Birch tonight. Twice. READ FULL STORY
We already knew that the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comic would be published with an array of covers. But it turns out getting your hands on the twelfth and final cover is going to be as traumatic and/or as thrilling as an undead apocalypse. Why? Because to get your hands on that comic you will have to experience the traumas and/or thrills of an undead apocalypse.
EW can reveal that comics featuring the twelfth variant cover will only be available to fans who buy tickets for the zombie-filled Walking Dead Escape obstacle course event which is taking place at San Diego’s Petco Park on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Comic-Con weekend. The good news is that Kirkman’s Skybound imprint is giving away the comic for free to “Survivors,” “Walkers,” and spectators. The other good news is that you can get an exclusive look at the variant cover below. READ FULL STORY
Never heard of Telltale Games? They might be creating the blueprint for the future of videogames — and that might not be a good thing. The formula for a Telltale game is simple: Adapt a recognizable TV or movie, ideally a brand with a large fanbase, into a point-and-click adventure game. Sprinkle in obvious references to the original TV/movie to prove to fans that you care just enough to make obvious references. Cut the game into “episodes,” with a new segment of the game appearing like clockwork every month. Earn an inflated grade because your licensed game is not as bad as 99 percent of the competition. The Telltale Games model combines every buzz phrase of the modern videogame industry: casual gaming, cross-platform, downloadable content. It doesn’t matter if the games are bad. In fact, Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game weren’t very good at all. READ FULL STORY
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