Monday, October 17, 2011

This'll Teach Those Trick-Or-Treaters!

Photo Credit (All): Urban Collector

Last night was the Season 2 premiere of one of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead. Forget the thrills and chills; I'm in this for the makeup. Seriously, I find myself picking my jaw up off the ground constantly during this show. Thomas laughs at me, because some...thing...will appear on screen, and I'm sitting on the couch, half covering my eyes, and half breathing, "Oh, my God, that's gorgeous!!" These creatures are works of art, and having applied simple prosthetics, myself (I'm, by no means, a pro), I tip my hat to the artists who put together these horrific zombies each episode.

This is a great show. If you haven't had a chance to watch it, I highly suggest renting the first season. TWD is not only visually stunning, but it's one of those shows that elevates the bar with its superb writing, top-notch acting, and brilliant pacing. Of course, it's from AMC, the home of Mad Men, so what do you expect? On top of that, new showrunner, Greg Nicotero, is a living legend in the special effects makeup field, which was a genius move, in my opinion.