Friday, December 31, 2010

Zombie New Year Party

Zombies party, too
Originally uploaded by Celia Rosetta

Thanks to all who have made Drive-In of the Dead a smashing success in 2010 - we couldn't have done it without you!

We are looking forward to bringing you lots of cool updates, features, reviews, and more in 2011. Stay tuned to Radio Z.O.M.B. for more news on the zombie revolution coming your way!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Great Drive-In in the Sky...

Drive-in movie sign
Originally uploaded by Ian BC North

Direct from the great drive-in in the sky, we pay tribute to the man who started it all: Richard Hollingshead - the inventor of the drive-in movie! Stop by our Snack Bar and visit our Hall of Fame to view his newly enshrined portrait!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



MGM announced today that its restructuring plan is now in effect and has secured $500 million as part of its bankruptcy exit financing to fund new films and television series. MGM announced on 2 December that it’s pre-packaged plan for bankruptcy had been approved. Spyglass Entertainment executives Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum have also taken over as co-CEOs of the new MGM.

MGM Press Release:

MGM is emerging from one of the most challenging periods of its storied history. We are honored and inspired at the opportunity of leading one of Hollywood’s most iconic studios into its next generation of unforgettable filmmaking, global television production and distribution, and aggressively pursuing, developing and exploiting new digital entertainment platforms,” said Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of MGM. “Beginning today, MGM is a stronger, more competitive company, with a solid financial foundation and a bright future. We look forward to working with MGM’s dedicated employees to build upon this company’s legacy.

MGM recently announced that new James Bond films starting with Bond 23 may be released every second year starting in November 2012. They also recently forged ahead on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit by making payments to fund production of its two films.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thanks, Santa!

Did I get these two beauties for X-mas? Why yes I did! Hot Damn!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Midnight Syndicate Q&A

Love the gothic Halloween band Midnight Syndicate? So do we! We invite you to stop on by our Snack Bar as we interview director Edward Douglas who dishes some behind-the-scenes dirt on their latest cinematic endeavor: 'The Dead Matter.' Give it a read... you'll be glad you did!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


'Tis the season of giving - why not give a little to help support the drive-in? We could use any amount to help keep our site ad-free! Donate safely and securely with Paypal! Thank you for your support - we look forward to an exciting year in 2011!

Haunted Holidays!

The Drive-In of the Dead Staff

Friday, December 24, 2010

Zombie Christmas

zombie christmas
Originally uploaded by SHIEN PhotoGraphy

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring...


Did you hear that?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Interview Excerpt

Here's a little sneak preview of an upcoming interview we'll be featuring with none other than Edward Douglas, founder of the famous gothic Halloween-music band Midnight Syndicate, and director of their first feature film: 'The Dead Matter.' Many thanks go out to Mr. Douglas for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with us - it was truly an honor!

DIOTD: As a director, you have your own unique vision you bring to the production. But with that being said, are there any directors out there that inspired you to become a director? Or contemporary directors that knock you out visually today?

ED: George Romero is probably my single greatest influence. Not only as a director but as an independent filmmaker who proved that you could make a brilliant horror film in the midwest, outside of the Hollywood system, with limited resources. "Night of the Living Dead" and "Creepshow" had a huge influence on me and inspired me to do "The Dead Matter." Sam Raimi is another one from the midwest who started way outside the system and made it happen through perseverence. As an indie filmmaker, you look up to those icons. Growing up it was Stephen Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock movies that first got me to pick up a camera and shoot. As far as contemporary directors, I really enjoy so many of the horror films coming out today it's hard to single some out without missing a bunch. I appreciate films like "Let the Right One In", "Dead Girl," and "Human Centipede" for pushing the boundaries of horror cinema. I really enjoy a well-shot ghost story like "The Orphanage," "Reincarnation," "Ghost Ship," and "The Abandoned" just to name a very few.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Very Zombie Holiday

Came across this while wasting time on YouTube yesterday. Never heard of Team Unicorn before, but this is pretty classic. For your viewing pleasure... A VERY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Drive-In of the Dead now has a presence on Facebook. Drop on by and give us a 'Like.' Once we get enough friends through the gate we're planning on doing some kind of drawing in conjunction with our friends at Midnight Syndicate in the near future. How cool is that? Who wouldn't like some official swag from that demented dynamic duo? It's quick, easy, and relatively painless...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Do The Dead Matter To You?

Hey gang - by now you must know that I truly dug Midnight Syndicate's first feature film: 'The Dead Matter.' This film was truly a labor of love, and a throwback to the way horror films USED to be. That it is an independent movie made outside of the Hollywood system makes it even better in my eyes.

Help us spread the word about this important movie!

If you've seen the movie and liked it, and are a member of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) or the movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes, why not give the film a glowing review? If you don't belong to those sites, then simply add 'The Dead Matter' to your Netflix queue and rate it there. Every little bits helps - and doing our part to promote small, indie films like this is a win-win for all!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Midnight Syndicate

We are truly thrilled and honored to be able to feature the first motion picture from Midnight Syndicate: 'The Dead Matter.' As home haunters and lovers of Halloween, we've spent the better part of the last decade listening to their music - and now we can see that music come to life!

I'd like to send out a big thank-you to the director of 'The Dead Matter,' Edward Douglas, for his generosity and support of our site. Look for more features on Mr. Douglas and Midnight Syndicate Films in the upcoming days - and loads of updates on the activities of this legendary musical duo as we enter into 2011. For those looking for a last minute Christmas gift for that ghoul in your life, you can head on over to your nearest Hot Topic and pick up a copy of 'The Dead Matter.' To learn more, please visit:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Just finished reading 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Obviously I went into it for the 'unmentionables,' but I came out of the novel with a serious appreciation for the original source novel. My younger sister thinks this kind of mash-up with a classic (coincidentally her favorite book of all time) is a travesty - but I disagree. Whatever gets younger people to read Jane Austen - or to read at all - is a good thing in my book (if you'll excuse the pun). Who knows how many people are going to go back and read the original novel because of this book? Give it a read if you haven't already!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

"What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me."

--John Carpenter

I'm on a John Carpenter kick right now - he's perhaps my favorite director of all time, and it's criminal that I haven't reviewed more of his movies yet. Just got done with 'The Fog' and plan on giving either 'Prince of Darkness' or 'Christine' a watch this weekend (maybe both!)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rusted Dead

Drive-In Theatre
Originally uploaded by OC Always

Man - if I came across this I'd want to put it into the back of a truck and haul it home. Not sure what I'd do with it, but it just seems worth saving for some reason.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cricket Films

We are so proud to feature the first full-length feature film from renowned independent filmmaker Jon Springer. I've long been a fan of Springer's short films - and it's great to see he has finally made a successful leap into features. Check out the trailer for 'The Hagstone Demon' if you have not done so yet - or better yet, make it a holiday gift for that horror enthusiast in your life. It really is worth the investment - the production values are tremendous, and it's just a terrific, creepy movie that makes you want to watch it over and over, just to catch the little things you missed the first time around.

We hope to bring you news of Jon Springer's next film as we hear about it, but in the meantime, enjoy this new cult classic made right here in Minnesota!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"

--Adam West (Batman: The Movie)

Friday, December 10, 2010

From The Brink

66 Drive-In Theater, Route 66, Carthage, MO
Originally uploaded by brianbutko

According to the description from the person who took this photo - the 66 was once in ruins but was saved by the residents of Carthage, MO - who rallied around the the old ozoner and restored it to its former glory.

If only there were more happy endings like the one for the old 66...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

All right! All right! All right! All right!

Doors' Jim Morrison to get pardoned in Florida

By: Associated Press, Brendan Farrington

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Doors singer Jim Morrison will get a posthumous pardon for an indecent exposure conviction in Florida. Charlie Crist, the state's governor, got a commitment for enough votes from other members of the state's Board of Executive Clemency to approve it. Morrison was appealing the conviction when he was found dead in a Paris bathtub in 1971. Thursday's meeting about the pardon will occur a day after the singer would have turned 67.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"

--John Lennon

Rest easy, John. We miss you.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

Duke Henry: "You Sir, are not one of my vassals... who are you?"

Ash: "Who wants to know?"

Duke Henry: "I am Henry the Red. Duke of Shale, Lord of the Northlands and leader of its peoples."

Ash: "Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things right now: Jack and sh*t... and Jack left town."

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not For The Squeamish

We are proud to feature our home-town boys this week: Minnesota's own Not For The Squeamish Productions!

Founded by horror film fanatic Jason Stephenson, NFTS joined forces with film-fiend Jon Warner and has quickly become the premiere independent horror film production company in the Northstar State, offering up low-budget, high energy cinema for the past eight years. We are thrilled to be working with this creative group of filmmakers and look forward to promoting their past and future films. 2011 looks to be an exciting year for the gang at NFTS, and we're hoping to spill plenty of dirt on their gruesome goings-on!

To learn more about Not For The Squeamish Productions, visit here:

Or check out 'Terror Overload: Tales From Satan's Truck Stop' at their official website:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

In Memorium

Today we conclude our tribute to late director Irvin Kershner with a review of his final studio film: 'RoboCop 2.' Not one of the best directing experiences for the old professor, he still managed to deliver an action-packed thriller that has picked up new life on home video, and is now considered a cult hit. I found this little commentary about Kersh and 'RoboCop 2' that I thought was interesting:

"What's so oddly compelling about Robocop 2 is the way Kershner tries to redeem even the film's most indecent baddies," blogs Simon Abrams for the New York Press. "There's a crude humanism to the film that's infinitely more stirring than the hokey community-centric storyline of Robocop 3. Cain [Tom Noonan], who effectively dies twice in the film, goes out (both times) with a look of agonized terror that's anything but cathartic. He's the big baddy, ruthlessly cutting up a guy with a rusty scalpel just for revealing where their old hide-out was. But when he gets smothered in his hospital bed and reduced to a brain, a spinal cord and a pair of googly eyes, you're scared for him. Even Hob [Gabriel Damon], who in Cain's absence turns into a pint-sized zoot suit-wearing entrepreneur, reverts back to being an innocent kid. These miraculous transformations are Kershner's legacy: bad people exist in his films but they are all, basically, human beings that get hideously transformed by their disgusting actions. Too bad that that only really comes across in Robocop 2 once the film's antagonists are at the point of dying."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

All Work And No Play

Our first real snowstorm of the season blew through yesterday and buried us in 10 inches of that cursed white stuff. For those who wonder about the likes and dislikes of Hallowzing, here's a little morsel of unusual information that you may not know about me: I HATE SNOW! Yes, I know I live in Minnesota - The Northstar Star - but that doesn't change the depth of my contempt for winter. Hide the axe someplace safe - this season can't end soon enough...

Bring on Spring!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Never Say Never

Continuing our tribute to the late director Irvin Kershner, we next feature Kersh's unofficial 1983 James Bond outing: 'Never Say Never Again.' Bringing the original 007, Sean Connery, back into the role that made him a star after a 12 year hiatus, Kershner went from 'The Empire Strikes Back' to this film - proving he still had what it takes to deliver a solid action film, even when it isn't in a galaxy far, far away...

Stop by and check out the review here:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

Still in mourning over the passing of Irvin Kershner. In tribute, here's one of my favorite quotes:

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? And well you should not! For my ally is the Force - and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us... and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter! You must feel the Force around you. Here: between you, me, the tree, the rock... everywhere. Yes, even between the land and the ship."

--Yoda [The Empire Strikes Back]

Monday, November 29, 2010

Remembering Kersh

First Ingrid Pitt, then Leslie Nielsen - now the director of my favorite movie of all time... What a sad, sad week. Rest in peace, Kersh.

Project X

My thanks to indie filmmaker Christian Ackerman for allowing us to promote his sensational new zombie film: 'Wisconsin Project X.' Made with very little money, this film is all heart - and it shows from start to finish. When watching WPX, you can't help but think that there are great things in store for Mr. Ackerman - imagine what he could do with an actual budget to work with! Full of creativity, imagination, and charisma - Mr. Ackerman's future looks bright, and we here at the drive-in look forward to whatever may be coming up from this promising young director. To see more of 'Wisconsin Project X,' please go to:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Metallica Live at Grimey's

Metallica has released a live album called “Live At Grimey’s”. The set was recorded on June 12, 2008 at the tiny 150-capacity venue The Basement, located below the Grimey’s independet Music record store in Nashville. The intimate gig was a warm-up for the band’s debut at the Bonnaroo Festival that same weekend.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told The Pulse of Radio why the band decided to put ‘Live At Grimey’s’ out through independent stores only. “Pretty much all of my musical inspirations and roots can be traced back to independent record stores, where I sort of put my whole collection together, so when they asked us if we would release the Grimey’s performance, it was what we call a no-brainer,” he said. “So people that are interested in getting this and supporting the independent record stores, the mom-and-pop record stores, I mean it definitely has that kind of good vibe to it.”
“Live At Grimey’s” is being sold as a standard CD and as a limited edition two-disc vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve.
The album will be sold only at the approximately 700 independent record stores that support the annual Record Store Day, held each year in April.
In announcing the album, Metallica posted at its web site, “We were honored to be part of the first-ever annual event celebrating independently owned records stores, a.k.a. Record Store Day, with an in-store at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, California on April 19, 2008 and we’re very proud to be a part of another special event with our friends at independent retail.”
‘Live At Grimey’s’

track listing:

01. No Remorse
02. Fuel
03. Harvester of Sorrow
04. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
05. For Whom The Bell Tolls
06. Master of Puppets
07. Sad But True
08. Motorbreath
09. Seek And Destroy

Who says you can't go home?!? This is a must own for any hardcore Metallica fan! stripped down to just the basics and in a small venue , it don't get much better than this! For anybody who loves the early days of Metallica, you will be in thrash metal heaven!

Quote of the Day

"Strangely enough, I don't like horror pictures at all. I love to make them because they give pleasure to people, but my favourite types of films are much more subtle than horror. I like to watch films like 'Bridge Over the River Kwai,' 'The Apartment' or lovely musicals."

--Peter Cushing

Friday, November 26, 2010

Carve up the Leftovers...

Turkey Time (8 of 12)
Originally uploaded by Zombiechik

Hope everyone had a killer turkey day. From our demented drive-in family to yours: have a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

INGRID PITT - A Legend Forever

Ingrid Pitt, queen of Hammer horror films, dies

LONDON (Reuters) - Ingrid Pitt, seductive queen of the Hammer horror films who survived a Nazi concentration camp as a girl, has died aged 73, a spokesman for her agent said on Wednesday. The actress started her screen career in the mid-1960s with roles in Spanish films and minor, uncredited parts in "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

She appeared in the 1968 classic "Where Eagles Dare" alongside Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, and five years later in the mystery drama "The Wicker Man." But it was for her roles in erotic horror films "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) and "Countess Dracula" (1971) that she was best known in Britain.

"Underrated as both an actress and a writer, Pitt was a warm but stubbornly enigmatic figure," said Marcus Hearn, a historian of Hammer horror movies and a friend of the actress. Pitt was also a writer, producing two novels set during the Peron era in Argentina and several horror-related works of fiction.

She was born in Poland in 1937 to a mother of Jewish descent, and was interned in a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two at the age of five -- an experience she recounted in her autobiography "Life's a Scream."

She told an interviewer in 2006 that she did not particularly enjoy watching horror movies.

"I was in a concentration camp as a child and I don't want to see horror," Pitt said. "I think it's very amazing that I do horror films when I had this awful childhood. But maybe that's why I'm good at it."

Her autobiography also describes Pitt's search for her father throughout the European Red Cross refugee camps and her escape from East Berlin, one step ahead of the police.

"I always had a big mouth and used to go on about the political schooling interrupting my quest for thespian glory," she wrote. "I used to think like that. Not good in a police state."

Pitt collapsed recently and died in London on Tuesday, shortly after her 73rd birthday.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We're Coming To Get You...

Lost in the Weeds
Originally uploaded by Lost America

More big things on the way in the coming months from Drive-In of the Dead. Stay tuned for some well known names to start popping up from their respective graves. We are truly honored and excited at the response our website has received - and we look forward to promoting the films of these genre legends!

Stay tuned to Radio Z.O.M.B. for more breaking news!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Drive-in Movie

Drive-in Movie
Originally uploaded by Jonathan Clay

Just found this on Facebook. 'Like' it and help spread the word about the historic Cottage View Drive-In in Minnesota.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dead Weeds Pictures

I wanted to thank Iowa filmmakers Anne and Michael Paul for graciously allowing us to showcase their tremendous film: 'Roman's Bride' here at the drive-in. While the film itself is a grim examination of the darker aspects of human behavior, I can definitely say that the Pauls are not at all like the characters in their film. A delight to work with, I see great things ahead for their production company: Dead Weeds Pictures. To see how well done independent horror can be, I urge you to visit their website and pick up your own copy on dvd. Help support the local talent - and enjoy this macabre tale set amid the corn!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here's the first pic from the set of the James McTeigue directed thriller 'The Raven' starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe. As a major fan of Poe, I'm satisfied with Cusack in the starring role (although I would have cast Johnny Depp myself - with Tim Burton directing, natch), but I'm not thrilled with the goatee. Granted there aren't many images of the poet to work off of - but of the known likenesses in existence, I can't recall ever seeing one in which he sported a goatee. Cusack does not look like Poe here - he looks more like some random guy in 1845 wearing sneakers, Professor Moriarty perhaps. I also don't jive with the plot, which seems a little too Sherlock Holmes-ish for my liking:

"A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories."

I would have preferred a straight biopic rather than a fictionalized thriller - but hey - no one asked my opinion...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ted V. Mikels

Here's the exciting news I promised last week!

Drive-In of the Dead is thrilled to announce that we are working with TVM Global Entertainment and Blue Heron International Pictures to help promote legendary cult filmmaker Ted V. Mikels' upcoming feature film: ASTRO-ZOMBIES M4: INVADERS FROM CYBERSPACE. Landing his exclusive promo trailer before anyone else - our partnership with Mr. Mikels' team will allow us to bring exclusive news about his upcoming picture as it happens! We look forward to working with Mr. Mikels - whose vast and storied body of work contains such cult grindhouse hits as: 'The Doll Squad,' The Corpse Grinders,' the original 'Astro-Zombies' and many more. Stay tuned to Drive-In of the Dead for more updates, or visit Ted's official site to watch his past titles:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dear Santa...

I've found what I want under the tree on Christmas morn. It's a little (okay - it's actually quite big) book called THE ART OF HAMMER by Marcus Hearn. A compilation of poster art from every film Hammer put out from 1950-1979, The Art of Hammer showcases the beauty of poster art before there was Photoshop. This one's worth owning folks!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lost Drive-In

Inaccessible Out of use Grove Drive-In theater movie screen
Originally uploaded by ⓣⓨⓁⓔⓡ~*

This is the kind of dead drive-in I dream about passing when on a road trip. How cool would it be to pass this with a camera handy - to snoop around and see what's left of this ancient relic.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage Hammer

Horror of Frankenstein 1970 Original Vintage Hammer Horror Movie Poster
Originally uploaded by Vintage Movie Posters

Hammer Studios' 'The Woman In Black' is coming soon - but 'Horror of Frankenstein' is where it all started. A great poster for a great movie. This is the UK one-sheet poster featuring amazing artwork by Mike Vaughan.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

R.I.P. Dino

Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis dies

ROME (Reuters) – Oscar-winning Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis, who brought to the big screen nearly 500 films including "Serpico," "Three Days of the Condor" and "King Kong," died in Los Angeles aged 91, Italian media said on Thursday.

De Laurentiis produced several Italian classics in collaboration, including Federico Fellini's "La Strada," for which he won an Oscar in 1957.

He moved to the United States in the 1970s after the failure of his film studios in Rome, and turned to a string of big international productions, including a few flops.

He was behind the legendary King Kong remake of 1976, the killer whale film "Orca," several adaptations of Stephen King's novels, and most recently "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."

(Reporting by Silvia Aloisi; editing by Paul Casciato)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Woman In Black

Hammer Studios - the storied house of cinematic horror loved by horror geeks everywhere - kicks off their glorious return to mainstream movies with two new stills from their upcoming suspense thriller: The Woman In Black. Starring Daniel Radcliffe in his first non-Harry Potter role since leaving Hogwarts, 'Woman' looks to be the perfect vehicle for both Hammer and Radcliffe to restart their respective careers. I'm liking what I'm seeing - can't wait for this film!For more 'Woman' updates, visit:

Quote of the Day

"OK! I'll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life!"

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More Dead

Good news, dead-heads: AMC has already announced a second season for their hit drama The Walking Dead! Here's a snippet from their official press release...


Network Greenlights 13-Episode Season of Original Hit Series

(New York, NY - November 8, 2010) AMC announced today the renewal of "The Walking Dead" for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, "The Walking Dead" has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.

Today's announcement also includes Fox International Channels' (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. "The Walking Dead" was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.

"The 'Dead' has spread!" said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. "No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as 'The Walking Dead.' This reaffirms viewers' hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back 'The Dead' again, across the globe."

"I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one," said Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming. "'The Walking Dead' is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!"