Q&A with Sarah Wayne Callies on Sunday’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, The Suicide King (SPOILERS)

(SPOILER ALERT). For what it’s worth, even in HD I could see so little that I figured they just had a similar-looking female stand in for Callies (especially with that lighting and that wedding dress draped over her figure). Speaking of the state of Mr.  This Isn’t A Democracy’s  health… Wow, Rick is seriously losing his shit. I’m hoping they take a similar turn they did in the print version (SPOILER ALERT FOR THE WALKING DEAD COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL) and basically vote that there’s going to be a group of leaders, an ad-hoc committee, or put someone else in charge. Vote on it, if the entire gang isn’t as mentally fractured as Rick is. In the comic– well, as I recall anyway– OK, let me back up for a minute. I did all my catching-up on the TWD graphic novels in a series of big greedy bites lasting six weeks (TOPS, probably closer to a month the way I was wolfing them down) in the summer of 2011, and I would have blasted through them in a week to ten days if I had been able to purchase all the compendiums at once. Now I keep up with the paperback volumes, but that’s going to have to stop. After “The Saviors” killed off a much-loved main character (there from the beginning) off shockingly, horribly, and graphically in the last TPB–an event which I’m surprised didn’t have to cause creator Robert Kirkman to pack his suitcase and move to Aruba until things settled down to escape angry fans coming at him with torches and pitchforks– I’m going to have to subscribe, because I want to see some serious payback… and, as usual, what happens next.. OK, where was I? Sorry for the digression, but if you’re a TWD comics reader, you know the event I mean, and understand; I’m betting I wasn’t the only one who actually had their day ruined it was so sad and brutal.

 

Back to the Rick prison-meltdown In the comics–and this was before the shit REALLY hit the fan with The Governor, and Lori was still alive and pregnant– Rick got more and more cold-blooded and ruthless, got in a huge physical fight with another male character bigger than him, and fell off the second-story railing of the prison and was in and out of consciousness due to his injuries long enough for everyone else to have gotten together, had a civilized discussion, and voted on a different system of leadership. [END THE WALKING DEAD COMICS SPOILER] I hope that’s what happens here. They need Michonne, they need Tyreese, and whoever else they can trust –especially with Daryl gone. Too bad Dale’s not around anymore.

cutezombiefriendwithtesttube4HB.jpg

Rick getting those imaginary phone calls from Lori (also happened in the comic-but just Lori’s voice, not a few different people) I can actually excuse as a reaction to acute grief and shock. Shit, when you’re in that much pain, do whatever works do get through it, as long as you’re not hurting anybody. However, he lost his shit in front of the entire group, also doesn’t seem to be bonding to his infant “Little Ass-Kicker” daughter, looks like someone you’d cross the street to avoid if you saw them in public–and carries around a loaded weapon. Something’s got to change. Until next week, enjoy this interview with Sara Callies on the post-mortem cameos–voice and otherwise–by Lori. We’ll re-blog anything else of interest on EW.com’s “Inside TV”, especially when Dalton Ross writes it.

Advertisements

Kill Time Until “The Suicide King” Airs – Make Yourself All Kinds Of Zombie On The New Walking Dead App!

I usually never do these kinds of things, mainly because I’m not that into seeing what I’d look like if I died horribly. However, AMC really stepped on their game, added tons of options, and Horror Boom heartily endorses it.  There’s a TON of fun options.

Impale yourself with a weapon, for instance (and this is one of the tamer ones)!

Impale yourself with a weapon, for instance (and this is one of the tamer ones)!

Including the examples below, you can change the tint (which you can see is more interesting than it sounds), pick over 20 gross zombie mouths, over 20 types of eye (including the Evil Dead-like look (see below), a ton of props, varying from a sad-looking doll to hold to huge chunks of meat held up to ‘your’ rotten mouth, an arrow in your head, and more. Then you have a bunch of different foregrounds and backgrounds – chain-link fence, bars  (see below), glass with bullets and bloodstains (my personal favorite), and lots more. You don’t have to plaster it up where everyone can see if you don’t want to, just download it (kind of like the “Mad Men-Yourself” game AMC has).

Here’s the link to give it a try yourself...   the official name of the App is “Dead Yourself”!

And find all things officially The Walking Dead (on AMC) on the main page for it, here!