Watch Now: The Walking Dead

Since we’ve been speaking of zombies, dear readers, was I the only that didn’t know about AMC’s The Walking Dead?  Not only is this series chock-full of gore and elaborately ravaged zombies, it’s also received outstanding reviews from the main-stream press as a well-written drama series.  Based on the graphic novel of the same name and screened at last year’s ComicCon, Season 1 is now available for streaming on Netflix Instant, just in time for the premiere of Season 2 this Sunday.

If the sight of these shuffling corpses gets your creative juices going, continue reading for a DIY zombie makeup tutorial from The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero and Andy Schoneberg.

I can’t wait to give the liquid gelatin a try to create some gooey zombie skin.  I used similar tissue paper and oatmeal techniques to create this corpsified look for the 2010 San Diego Zombie Walk.  If you were there, you couldn’t miss me – I was the one getting my brain eaten by a zombie baby.

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20 replies

  1. LOL, Well.. I don’t know you personally.. but I know if you love zombies like I do. You will love the Walking Dead. We just started watching it from the DVD’s.. and you can’t get enough. But be warned, the episodes are few and far between. So pace yourself!

    I actually made some zombie baby bibs for a zombie couple last year who walked in the Bakersfield zombie walk.. their little one was eating brains too!

    • To be honest, I lack impulse control so watched all 6 episodes of Season 1 last weekend!

      I’d love to see your zombie bibs. My zombie head muncher was basically a zombified doll hot glued to a head band. Not perfect, but pretty effective for a 15 minute project!

  2. While I liked the Walking Dead show when it premiered last year, the comics are miles above it in terms of storyline and enjoyment.

    I understand why they made certain deviations between the two, but I still prefer the comic over the show.

    That being said, I can’t wait to see Season 2 this weekend.

  3. You’re not alone. I just watched Season 1 maybe a month or so ago. Have you seen the Halloween costume of the little girl in the bunny slippers?

  4. Thanks for the tip about Netflix. I watched season 1 last year and then my cable provider dropped AMC right before the finale.

  5. Can’t wait I loved season one and eagerly anticipating this one.
    BTW thanks for liking my HNT post. 🙂

  6. Have you read the graphic novels? I’m not really into comics or graphic novels, but they are truly fantastic. If you like the show you’ll love the books.

    • I’ve heard they graphic novels are great and I’ve got them on my list. I’m one of those readers who is rarely satisfied with movie/tv adaptations, so I try to watch first and read second (mostly so I don’t wear out everyone around me with my complaints!).

  7. I too first had bad thoughts about the show last year, I saw the trailers and thought blah, probably stupid. SO I didn’t waste the time to watch, I purchased the season one only seeing it had to do with zombies, it wasn’t until I got home and put the DVD in before I realized it was the TV show. I was blown away! I am a big zombie fan, starting with the revelation of George Romero. I’ve been hooked since!

    As for the Walking Dead, the show has yet to fail! The waiting is a pain though, but I guess that’s how they keep you addicted!

  8. Elmer’s glue works very well. Apply it thickly in some areas and thinner in others. Makes a good peeling skin effect once it dries. Looks best on chemical zombies though.


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