Election news is heating up as we get closer to November. This week we have a lot of Oscars-adjacent news.
This article contains spoilers from the first two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead.
Fear the Walking Dead, the new show from the makers of The Walking Dead, debuted last week, and it has become clear that the producers have learned absolutely nothing from outcry over the way black males are featured in the original show. Read More Fear the Walking Dead Drops the Ball
It takes guts to run a zombie show in the era of the high-concept, high-budget Walking Dead. But Z Nation from Syfy does it the only way it can be done: it’s a run and gun, campy, yell-at-the screen show that doesn’t take itself seriously. Read More Is Z Nation Worth Your Time? Short Answer: Yes
October is the worst month to be a zombie. First, we hate “pumpkin spice” — it’s gross, but avoidable if we don’t chomp any women wearing UGGs. The second point is the most difficult, however: Halloween. October 31st is the worst day of the year, besides Valentine’s Day. Love cannot be turned into a commercial transaction comprised of cheap paper hearts! Zombies, be very careful on Halloween, for the humans are out to get us.
For the last several years, I’ve been recapping HBO’s True Blood here on Persephone Magazine. A longtime fan of both The Southern Vampire Mystery series, on which the show is based, and of vampire-based pop culture, I was excited to see HBO pick up the series. I loved the shows initial blend of camp and gore and its willingness to deviate from the source material in unexpected ways.
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Those who arrive survive Read More New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, S4.E15 — “Us”
First, trigger warning for child death.
The Walking Dead has always tried to be too many things to too many people. It’s a good old-fashioned zombie gorefest. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama. It’s a soap opera at times. And finally, every once in a while, it is a study of the human character and how people respond to unimaginable horrors. That’s what we saw this week. Read More New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×14, “The Grove”