Fear the Walking Dead Season 2

Fear The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season Brings The Horror Home For the Holidays!

Very good news for horror fans to say nothing of Fear the Walking Dead devotees. Anchor Bay Entertainment has released the complete second season of the show on Blu-Ray today!
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I have never made a case of hiding my absolute devotion to the zombie genre. Starting with George A. Romero’s 1968 masterpiece Night of the Living Dead. I quickly began to devour whatever media I could get my hands on. Whether that be other movies, comics or of course literature. Case in point 1989’s Book of the Dead, a collection of zombie short stories. Edited by Craig Spector and John Skipp. The book featured stories by Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, and Robert McCammon to name a few.

Image courtesy of the Too Much Horror Fiction blog.

That is to say, I believe I know as a matter of fact a good zombie story. Furthermore my palate for walking dead entertainment has become picky. While I mentioned this before I am in fact not a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead. I just don’t care for the type of story being presented in that hugely popular series. But having said that, when Fear the Walking Dead debuted in 2015 – I was totally hooked. It might be due to the smaller picture presented by this series that won me over. Moreover getting a chance to see the zombie apocalypse slowly build and then explode kind of spoke to me.

If you’ve been following the series you know that Season One end rather tragically. As our core group of characters attempt to flee the ever-growing zombie infection, they attempt to escape by sea.

Spoiler. Things don’t go well.

Check out the Comic-Con Fear the Walking Dead season two trailer!

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From the Press Release:
“Living in the same universe as “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 1 explored a blended family who watched a burning, dead city as they traversed a devastated Los Angeles. In Season 2, the group aboard the Abigail is unaware of the true breadth and depth of the apocalypse that surrounds them; they assume there is still a chance that some city, state, or nation might be unaffected — some place that the Infection has not reached. But as Operation Cobalt goes into full effect, the military bombs the Southland to cleanse it of the Infected, driving the Dead toward the sea. As Madison, Travis, Daniel, and their grieving families head for ports unknown, they will discover that the water may be no safer than land.”

Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flight 462 Webisodes
  • Q&A with Cast and Creative Team from PaleyFest LA 2016
  • Inside “Fear the Walking Dead”
  • The Making of “Fear the Walking Dead”

You can pick up Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season today! Anchor Bay has released it not just on Blu-Ray but Digital HD and DVD too. So why not bring some horror home for the holidays?

There Is Nothing To Fear With Fear The Walking Dead: Special Edition On Blu-Ray!

Many times on the site I’ve discussed my love and rabid fascination with the zombie films of George A. Romero, I’ve shared that magical Halloween night when I was first able to see Night of the Living Dead. Getting hooked by the slowly escalating thrills of our “heroes” being trapped in that infamous farm house scared me enough that I ended up stretching a cable down the hall so I could be a little closer to my family while I got my first taste of what a zombie apocalypse might look like.

Behind The Scenes - Night of the Living Dead B - Quint - Ain't It Cool News

Throughout the years I’ve always loved the zombie genre, sadly I found there were more bad zombie films than great ones…but I remained a true fan. Then slowly, like the steady march of the hordes of the undead the zombie genre itself began to be accepted, more so it began to thrive. Thanks in no small part to the Resident Evil series of games but it really seemed to blast off when Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s The Walking Dead comic series debuted back in 2003 but even that popularity was small compared to the fans that would flock to the television series adaptation of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Now I will always be totally honest and I’ve mentioned it elsewhere but for my own personal tastes the Walking Dead TV series and I had to part ways after the third season. That doesn’t mean I didn’t check in on episode recaps from time to time to see how the survivors were faring as the series progressed, which is how I was clued into the prequel television series last year entitled Fear the Walking Dead.

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I was lucky enough to catch the first episode and I was immediately hooked. Fear the Walking Dead which was created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) was what I desired in my zombie television series, just normal people with mostly everyday problems finding themselves thrust step by step into the realization they are living through a zombie apocalypse. That tension I remembered and loved from Night of the Living Dead was echoed in this new series, methodically ratcheting up as complete strangers are forced to band together but these people also demonstrate the very best in Human nature…well…most of the time.

Fear the Walking Dead introduces us to the Clark family who live in Los Angeles, with Madison Clark (Kim Dickens), a high school guidance counselor that is struggling along with her boyfriend, Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) and Daughter, Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), with the spiraling chaos that is left behind by Madison’s Son, Nick (Frank Dillane) who is a heroin addict. Nick is in fact one of the first people to encounter the zombie outbreak up close and personal, waking up from a drug-fuled stupor, he is taken to a hospitial after fleeing from a safehouse and he is struck by a car. To the shows credit the writing for the characters is fantastic, these people aren’t cardboard cutouts…they are..believable.

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The show doesn’t focus only on the Clarks as we also get to know Travis’ ex-wife Liza and their Son, Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), they have an obvious rocky relationship made worse when the young man attends a rally against what is seen by most as Police shootings against unarmed people…the populace isn’t clued in on the the zombie outbreak at this point. That rally becomes a full on riot, with Liza and Travis barely able to keep Chris out of an even worse situation. Which is how we meet the Salazar family, Daniel (Ruben Blades!) and his Wife, Griselda (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and their Daughter Ofeila (Mercedes Mason) who begrudgingly give them shelter from the angry looters outside the Salazar barber shop.

Images courtesy of AMC.

Images courtesy of AMC.

There are supporting characters but the show’s main focus is on these three families and how they must come together if they want to have any hope of of finding refuge from the evident outbreak of the Walking Dead and the absolute collapse of civilization.

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The series unlike with the Walking Dead doesn’t just drop us in the middle of everything having already gone down with the zombie uprising but frequently gives us a bird’s eye view of not just our main protagonists glimpse of the unfolding zombie chaos but how the media reacts and the Military…taking a page from Romero’s book, reminding us that most of the time the zombies aren’t the most dangerous thing to contend with.

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Now thanks to our friends from Anchor Bay Entertainment starting tomorrow you can pick up the Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season Special Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD! It includes all six episodes that make up the first season but also features:
Pilot Episode: The Widescreen Version
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes:
Inside “Fear the Walking Dead”
FEAR: The Beginning
Five Things You Need To Survive
Locations: LA and Vancouver
Quarantined
Stunts and Anarchy
The Faces of Fear – The Infected

But the Special Edition also includes Audio Commentaries on all six episodes:
Episodes 101 & 102: Co-Creator/Executive Producer Dave Erickson, Co-Executive Producer/Director Adam Davidson and Actor Kim Dickens
Episode 103: Co-Executive Producer David Wiener and Actor Alycia Debnam-Carey
Episode 104: Executive Producer David Alpert and Co-Executive Producer David Wiener
Episode 105: Executive Producer David Alpert and Co-Executive Producer/Writer David Wiener
Episode 106: Co-Creator/Executive Producer Dave Erickson and Actors Kim Dickens and Elizabeth Rodriguez

You can hop on over to Anchor Bay Entertainment or visit Amazon by clicking here to pre-order your copy of Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete First Season. If you consider yourself a fan of the Romero films that started it all I think you will find that Fear the Walking Dead will help sate that ravenous hunger for quality zombie entertainment.

Larry Bundy Jr. Reveals The Undead Origin Of Ubisoft’s Oldest Franchise!

Good friend to the Retroist site, Larry Bundy Jr., is back again with a brand new video giving us more history on our favorite gaming icons and franchises. In this case he is getting us ready for that most wonderful time of the year on the Retroist…that month long celebration of October and Halloween …by revealing Ubisoft’s oldest gaming franchise, one that dates back to 1986.

Zombi Amstrad

You fright fans out there will be excited to learn Zombi’s connection to George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead…or it’s connection with Dario Argento cut of that film. So grab your favorite snack and beverage and let Professor ‘Guru’ Larry educate you on Ubisoft’s Zombi franchise!

[Via] Larry Bundy Jr.

Behind The Scenes: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

George A. Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead is hands down one of my favorite films of all time. I’ve stated before how I watched this for the first time on my little black and white television and was so scared and fascinated by it all that I had to stretch the cable into the hallway of my Grandparent’s house so I didn’t have to watch it alone. It was and still is such a captivating experience. It was also the start of my lifelong love of the Zombie genre.

The always impressive Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News has delivered two fantastic behind the scenes photos of the classic horror film. The reason he did so was due to the sad news that on February 5th, Bill Hinzman, the first zombie we see in the film passed away.

[Via] The Y Fighter on YouTube.


[Photos Via] Quint at Ain’t It Cool News

Return Of The Living Dead’s Tarman By Mike Hawthorne!

I love Dan O’Bannon’s cult Zombie/Comedy flick, Return of the Living Dead. Love it. I actually saw it on a double bill with the original Terminator at the 62 Drive-In, it was kind of an odd billing as the classic James Cameron film was already on VHS at that point.

That night I came to a horrifying realization while watching Return of the Living Dead, all of the carefully laid plans of my youth in case of Zombie Apocalypse…were pretty much worthless when faced with anything other than George A Romero zombies.

Anyway, if you’ve not had the pleasure of watching Return of the Living Dead you may not recognize the stunning zombie, Tarman, illustrated masterfully below by Mike Hawthorne.

Be warned. There is a moment of Salty Language in this trailer:

Thanks to horrorfanxy for posting the trailer over on YouTube and a tip of the hat to Comic Twart for the heads up on the awesome illustration of Tarman!