Abandoned cars, tattered clothes, busted baby dolls and plastic dinosaurs litter a graffiti-covered bridge spanning Senoia, Georgia's Yellow Jacket Creek on this sweltering August day. In the middle of the road leading to it, a horde of menacing walkers closes in on a helpless family trapped inside a broken-down hatchback, and The Walking Dead coexecutive producer and special-effects whiz Greg Nicotero is calling for more gore.
"I'm gonna need two more bodies and blood!" he yells to a production assistant as he dips his hand in a bucket and stirs the crimson concoction that will sub for brain matter. As makeup artists load the goop into a zombie "crush head," Nicotero positions himself under...
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye, right?
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That's what it comes down to when The Walking Dead returns Feb. 10, as Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his cohorts go up against the Governor (David Morrissey) — although exactly how much "fun" they were having prior to that is debatable.
Uh-oh! Is The Walking Dead's diabolical Governor (David Morrissey) about to go all undead on us? Not quite yet. This image is the first look at AMC's new Dead Yourself app (available at DeadYourself.com beginning January 7), which allows fans to zombify photos of themselves and others — complete with rotting teeth and flesh. And that's not all. When the show resumes on February 10, new episodes will reveal a special code that fans can use to unlock a fresh zombie part, which they can then incorporate into their ghoulish creations.
Forget zombies and monsters. Humans are the real killing machines this weekend, as two of TV's bloodiest shows sign off Sunday night, in direct competition — followed immediately by repeats, so you can watch one and then the other, and then good luck trying to get to sleep.<
For the comic book fans who worried that The Walking Dead's version of the Governor would not live up to the evil and dastardly dictator in the graphic novels, last Sunday's episode proved that David Morrissey's take on Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) most formidable foe is just as dangerous as the original.
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After lulling the audience — and Andrea (Laurie Holden) — into a false sense of security, his true nature was revealed last Sunday after murdering a group of soldiers for their supplies and then enjoying a little viewing time in his special room... filled with decapitated heads in fish tanks. Special. So what does the Governor ultimately want? TVGuide.com turned to showrunner Glen Mazzara to get the scoop on what's in store for this version of the Governor, including what other comic book aspects we may see. Plus: Why is he so darn interested in how walkers work? [Warning: Some spoilers from The Walking Dead comics below.]