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Anyone who knows me, will know that I’m a huge fan of the survival horror genre. From sci-fi-style movies like Alien to videogames like Resident Evil (the original), Silent Hill and Dead Space, I find the blighted future/run-for-your-fuckin’-lives style of entertainment deeply fascinating.

I didn’t know about the comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore until this summer, when Rachel bought me the first volume in the series of comics. I was immediately enamoured.

The series looks at what a post-apocalyptic Earth would look like, if the apocalypse had something to do with a virus (or something) that makes the dead rise again. It’s less focused on zombies, and more interested in examining what that new reality does to the living left to carve out a niche without having their faces eaten.

When I found out AMC was creating an original series based on The Walking Dead, I thought I was going to explode with zombie-joy.

The series premieres on Halloween night this year, with a 90-minute first episode. My plans for Halloween have therefore been solidified. Here, then, is the extra-long trailer recently released by AMC…

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One Response to “Braaaaaains”

  1. Mike
    August 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    I’ve been following the comic series faithfully since I discovered it a few years ago, and have been nerding out over the fact that AMC is the network who picked up the rights. Didn’t realize the trailer was out already. It’s gonna be a hell of a Halloween.