DRACULA UNTOLD, THE WALKING DEAD, THE PURGE: ANARCHY and More Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2014

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Dracula Untold doesn’t hit theaters until October 17th, but it seems as though Universal expects it to draw a crowd because the movie will have a presence at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2014.  The event kicks off on September 19th and will feature the Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood maze in which you’ll meet Vlad the Impaler and get a sense of what goes down when he chooses to swap his humanity for a never-ending thirst for blood.

Hit the jump for more on the Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood maze as well as details on some of the other properties to be featured at Halloween Horror Nights this year.

The Cast and Producers of THE WALKING DEAD Talk Season 5, the Group’s Reunion, and Relationships at Comic-Con

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Hall H welcomed the cast and producers of The Walking Dead as they made their appearance at Comic-Con this morning to talk about the new season and interact with fans.  By now, everyone has probably already seen the trailer they also unveiled for Season 5.  It was a nice treat for fans and also helped answer some lingering questions.  Of course, one question always leads to five more when it comes to AMC’s hit drama.  So, the cast and creative team sat down with us following their panel for roundtable interviews.  While they tried to keep most details hushed, they did provide us with a pretty good outlook of what to expect when the series returns in October.  Hit the jump for highlights from the interviews with Robert Kirkman, Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, and Chandler Riggs.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Trailer and Comic-Con Panel Recap: Cast and Producers Tease “Spectacular Scope”

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With Breaking Bad over and the second half of Mad Men’s final season poised to wrap up next spring, AMC has struggled a bit to find original programming to match its early successes.  That said, one new show hit really, really, really big.  Entering its fifth season this fall, The Walking Dead is not only a ratings juggernaut on cable television, it also gives network favorites like The Big Bang Theory a run for their money in terms of viewership.  Despite a sort of revolving door of showrunners and behind-the-scenes skirmishes, the ratings have continued to grow and its commercial popularity remains higher than ever.  With a spinoff series in the works as well, The Walking Dead franchise is likely to keep AMC afloat for quite some time.

As they do every year, much of The Walking Dead cast (yes, even Norman Reedus) and executive producers Scott M. GimpleRobert KirkmanGale Anne HurdDave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero made the journey to Comic-Con earlier this Friday to preview the upcoming season and reveal the first trailer.  Watch the first The Walking Dead season 5 trailer after the jump, along with my full Comic-Con panel recap. The series returns on Sunday, October 12th on AMC.

Comic-Con 2014: Posters for GOOSEBUMPS, PIXELS, THE INTERVIEW, THE WALKING DEAD, and More

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With Comic-Con set to begin tomorrow, we’re about to be inundated with a crazy amount of new posters, images, and information about upcoming TV shows and movies.  Like years past, a number of Collider writers are heading to San Diego to help cover the convention.  We’re going to be offering panel recaps, interviews with some of the biggest names at Comic-Con, and tons of pictures from the convention floor including our yearly cosplay picture article.  The next few days are going to be crazy, so I hope you keep checking back for our coverage.

While walking around the past hour in San Diego, I snapped pictures of a number of posters on display outside the hotels and inside the convention center.  Hit the jump for pics of Goosebumps, Pixels, The Interview, The Walking Dead, Legends, Fury, The Blacklist, Vikings, and more.  Keep in mind, things are still being set up, so this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s outside the convention.

New THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Images and Character Poster Released

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The Walking Dead will be part of the Hall H madness at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25th where it will unveil an official sneak preview of season 5, but until then, how about some images from the new season?  EW’s got three of them, one of which features Rick (Andrew Lincoln) looking all serious, another of Carol (Melissa McBride) holding a peaceful baby Judith and finally, a shot of poor Daryl (Norman Reedus) looking anything but peaceful.

Hit the jump to check out all of those Walking Dead season 5 images as well as a character banner featuring the whole gang including Lincoln as Rick, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Reedus as Daryl, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford.

THE WALKING DEAD Building Block Sets from Todd McFarlane Could Be the Year’s Hottest Collector’s Item

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Todd McFarlane might be best known for his work in the comic book world, from drawing the Spider-Man villain Venom, to forming the independent publisher Image Comics, to creating the iconic anti-hero Spawn.  But in more recent years, McFarlane’s been known for his toy production company, which produces highly detailed action figures from comics, movies, and television.  One such property the company handles is AMC’s hit drama, The Walking Dead, but you’ve never seen Rick and Co. quite like this.  Coming this fall exclusively to Toys “R” Us, McFarlane Toys will release new building block sets and characters pulled directly from The Walking Dead, allowing collectors and fans alike to recreate their favorite scenes on their very own shelves.  Hit the jump to get an early look at the sets and to hear more from McFarlane.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th Includes GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, and HORNS

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The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  It’s actually pretty tame as far as Hall H goes, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the highlight panels of the day.  RADiUS-TWC will make its SDCC debut with Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe will also make his first appearance at Comic-Con.  Outside of Hall H, there’s also plenty of TV panels to go around, with The Legend of Korra, Arrow, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Bates Motel, and a special Marvel TV panel all taking place.  Fox has also blocked out two hours in Hall H, during which time it’s expected to preview The Maze Runner, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Let’s Be Cops, the animated Book of Life, and Hitman: Agent 47.  There have also been rumblings that we might get a peek at The Fantastic Four, which would make sense.

Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday schedule. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

THE WALKING DEAD Clip: Check out a Brief Scene from the Upcoming Season

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AMC has released a 30-second The Walking Dead teaser clip from the upcoming fifth season.  I don’t keep up with the show, but from what I know about it, this clip seems spot on: humans are afraid of zombies, and the zombie makeup effects are awesome.  Beyond that, I leave it to the fans to sound off on this brief teaser.

Hit the jump to check out The Walking Dead clip.  The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-GreenThe Walking Dead returns this October.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Behind-the-Scenes Videos Tease the Upcoming Action and Look Back on Favorite Series Moments

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Season five of AMC’s The Walking Dead is already in production in Georgia, and the network has put together a pair of behind-the-scenes videos to celebrate that fact.  One of the videos teases the level of action and zombie mayhem on the way in the new season, while the other takes a look back at some of the cast and crew’s favorite moments from the series so far.

If you’ve missed any of the first four seasons of The Walking Dead, you’re in luck!  AMC will be running the “Dead, White & Blue” weekend, which airs seasons one through four starting at 9am Friday, July 4th.  There will also be a special season five preview on an episode of Talking Dead Sunday, July 6th at 9pm.  Now that your weekend’s all planned out, hit the jump to check out the new behind-the-scenes featurettes. 

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple Talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 and 5, the End Game of the Series, the Upcoming WALKING DEAD Spinoff, and More

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At the Saturn Movie Awards this past Thursday, The Walking Dead went home with a number of awards – Best Cable Television Series, Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McBride) & Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Chandler Riggs).  The fourth season of The Walking Dead – in particular the pared down second half – has felt like a real renaissance for the show.  Four seasons in, the biggest television show on air found itself by telling decidedly smaller and more intimate stories.  Zombies became a backdrop for a downbeat parable on the effects of survivor’s guilt.

Much of the credit for the success of the season can be laid at the feet of showrunner Scott Gimple – who has been a writer on the series since season two.  After the award show, Collider chatted with Gimple about the structural choices of the fourth season, the upcoming Walking Dead spinoff series, his favorite episode, The Walking Dead season five, and the ‘end-game’ for the series. For the full video interview and transcribed highlights of Gimple’s answers, hit the jump.

Composer Bear McCreary Talks DA VINCI’S DEMONS, THE WALKING DEAD, Composing Main Title Themes, Scoring Weekly Episodes, and Composing Challenges

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Emmy Award-winning composer Bear McCreary is one of the leading and most innovative musical composers today, with his work currently featured in Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons and Black Sails, as well as the AMC series The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  He works in the mediums of film, television and video games, always bringing something new, interesting and different to the table.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, he talked about the differences in process for all of the projects he’s working on, composing a main title theme versus the score for weekly episodes, changing his style to fit the narrative structure of the project, collaborating with the showrunner, being attracted to the challenge of a project, why he’s in it for the long haul, when it comes to the TV shows he works on, how much he can take on, at one time, and when he realized this was what he wanted to do with his life.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

First Look at THE WALKING DEAD Season 5

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A new season of The Walking Dead will debut later this year, but in order to tide fans over for the next few months, AMC has released the first The Walking Dead season 5 image from the in-production series.  The network does this every year, and each image is usually a benign tease rather than anything substantial, but it’s a nice “heads-up” for the fans that new episodes are coming.  What’s interesting about season five is that this will be the first time since the gap between season one and season two that the same showrunner has guided an entire season and is now developing and planning the next one.  Of course Frank Darabont didn’t last long through season two before being pushed out, but current showrunner Scott Gimple looks to be sticking around for the time being.

Hit the jump to check out the first image from The Walking Dead’s fifth season, and stay tuned to Collider during Comic-Con this July for more significant updates on the new season, likely including the first trailer.  The Walking Dead returns to AMC this October.

Atlanta Readers: Come Join in THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE at Phillips Arena on May 31st

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I’m assuming some our readers are fans of zombie movies and TV shows.  Specifically, I’m willing to wager that some our Atlanta readers like The Walking Dead (with bonus points because the show is filmed in Georgia).  If you’ve ever wondered how you would fare against the walkers or as one of the walkers, then you should mark May 31st down on your calendar to participate in The Walking Dead Escape.

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THE WALKING DEAD Trio to Get Expanded Roles in Season 5

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Chances are good you caught the season four finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead last night, since the record-breaking night netted 15.7 million viewers.  If you need a refresher, you can check out our finale recap and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section.  Without spoiling anything for those who haven’t seen it, the end of season four was bloody and brutal, with one of the more divisive endings in recent history.  Not everyone made it out alive, but for three cast members who did, they’ll be seeing an expanded role when the show premieres its fifth season this October.  Hit the jump to see who will be returning this fall, and be warned that there are spoilers from last night’s finale.

Sunday TV Ratings: THE WALKING DEAD Ends Season with Strong 15.7 Million Viewers, But Down from Premiere; BELIEVE and CRISIS Drop

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TV ratings for Sunday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • AMC closed out its fourth season finale of The Walking Dead last night to the tune of 15.7 million viewers, which is a finale record for the show.  This is the first time in the series’ history that its finale numbers were lower than its premiere numbers, as the season four premiere scored 16.2 million viewers.  That said, 15.7 million viewers is nothing to scoff at—especially on cable TV.  Read Dave’s full recap here.
  • NBC’s new drama series, however, did not do so hot.  Believe dropped 8% to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.81 million viewers, and Crisis was down 23% to a 1.0 rating and 4.32 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Sunday, March 30th, including Resurrection, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon a Time, and more.

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