Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Al Capone's Cell

At the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Photo by JCNixonPhoto.

Witch Mist

Woolworth Halloween

An old commercial.

Starving Zombies

Q: How do these zombies differ from the ones you created for Romero?

A: We used the graphic novel certainly as inspiration. We've always tried to push the envelope, and because I've done so many other projects it's always one of those things where you finish a movie and go, "Oh man next time I know how we can make it better. And after that I know how we can make it even better than that." We've taken everything that we've learned on all these other projects, and applied them in terms of using new materials and new techniques - even something as simple as a zombie getting shot in the head: We really sat down and worked through the best way to make that look realistic and practical.

Q: What was your solution?

A: Well in the '70s they just put squibs on extras' heads and detonated them. Then you got to the point where if you had to use explosive squibs it could only be on a stunt person. But for The Walking Dead, we're going for a very specific physical type: Every zombie that we see is really tall and really thin and really gaunt looking. One of the story points is that these characters have been dead for so long that they're starving, and will eat virtually anything. They'll eat a horse, they'll eat a rat. So we built this self-contained head-hit rig that runs off compressed air. You fill a tube with blood, and then you use a foot pump to get a really great blood spray. You can clip it on to anybody that you want, and then all of a sudden you have instantaneous head wound.

The Walking Dead blog.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Halloween Merchandise

We were picking up supplies at Michael's and noticed some orange off to the left of the store. Tons of it. Two aisles of faux Autumn foliage, flowers, garland, mini pumpkins and crows. Can't believe it's out already. A store employee told us the seasonal truck will be dropping off holiday decor on Fridays every two weeks.

Bring it.

Woman with a Crow - Picasso

We bought a shiny black crow.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Echoes Of Pain

Weekend Music

And The Sea Became Blood

And the second messenger did sound, and as it were a great mountain with fire burning was cast into the sea, and the third of the sea became blood, and die did the third of the creatures that are in the sea.

Morning Scarecrow

Image by aerpower.

Friday, June 25, 2010

War Of The Worlds

Back in the 80s, I watched every episode of the War of the Worlds television series. After watching this fan tribute, I'm not entirely comfortable with that.

Click below:


Huge fan of Eric Pigors and I've featured his work quite a few times. Found this great photo on the Trick or Treat Mask Studio site, along with some early memories of Eric's first haunted house.

Read about it here.

Wood And Stone

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Walking Dead: Slow Vs Fast

Darabont said he’s put a lot of thought into it and decided to fall back to George A. Romero’s original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. He called it the “Book of Genesis” of his zombies here. People forget the first zombie we see in NOTLD is moving fairly quickly. He’s not running, but he shuffles after Barbara at a decent speed. That, Darabont feels, gives him a little liberty at having his zombies do a little more than a mummy-walk.


Orange, Green, And Black



The art of Paco Pomet.


Image source.

Mr. North Wind