Daryl Dixon Death Rumors Silenced

Fans have been worrying that Daryl Dixon’s days were numbered on The Walking Dead.  This was started with reports that actor Norman Reedus had put his Atlanta home up for sale. 

In a recent interview Reedus squashed these rumors by admitting “that’s not even my house.  It’s a rumor.” So fans can rest easy that Daryl’s death isn’t imminent, or at least as imminent as they were thinking.

The Walking Dead is set to begin filming season 6 next week and will premiere in October.  Look for the companion series Fear The Walking Dead later this summer.

Fear The Walking Dead

The companion series to The Walking Dead is on its way.  It has been contracted for two season, the first of which will air late summer 2015.  This will give us a bit of walker action until the regular series returns in October. 

Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead will be 6 episodes like the original series.  It has also been announced that the series will not explain the origin of the zombie apocalypse. 

I’m mixed about the series right now.  It’s going to be nice having some TWD during the summer and having a shorter wait, but I am sceptical that it will live up to the original series.

Iconic Scream Scene to be Redone in Series

The iconic scene with Drew Barrymore in the original film is being shot with actress Bella Thorne.   The series is rumored to center around a YouTube video, and features a new ghostface mask.

Filming that iconic scene can only mean one of two things. 

1.) The series is going to be a remake of the film franchise.

Or (and what I believe to be more likely)

2.) It is a nod to the franchise, with the series going meta, a staple of the films. 
Either way, I’m interested to see how it plays out.

The Omen Television Sequel Gets Lead

A six episode follow up series to The Omen is in the works.  It will follow Damien during his adult life, coping with the dark forces at work and coming to grips with being the antichrist.  It was recently announced that Bradley James (of Merlin fame) has been cast as Damien.  The series is set to premier sometime 2015 on Lifetime.

Review: Darknet

Title: Darknet (2013)
Episodes: 6
Run time: 25 minutes per episode

This Canadian horror anthology contains several individual stories that are interconnected through a website called darknetfiles.com that posts videos of murders and has a forum for users to interact. 

The show doesn’t have any stars among it’s cast.  They perform well, and   lend themselves to a more believable story.  The stories contain some wonderful twists and turns and has some disturbing moments. 

We marathoned all six episodes last night while waiting for the walking dead, and we really enjoyed it.  I’m looking forward to a second season.  If you have Netflix, I would definitely check this out.

TWD: Thoughts on the Coming Mid-Season Finale

**This post contains spoilers or the latest episode and speculation of episodes to come**

Daryl and Noah rejoined Rick and the group, and they’ve laid out a plan to rescue Beth and Carol.  Daryl sided with Tyreese and his more conservative approach to rescuing them.  Is this a sign of changes that Daryl is going through, or is it because he has more at stake than anyone else? His two closest companions are in danger, and Daryl has seen how quickly things can go wrong. 

Even with the conservative approach. Things go wrong.  There is a shootout when they try to capture the cops, and Daryl nearly gets bit.  Nice use of a walker skull as a weapon though.  Then the episode ends with Sasha knocked out, and one of the cops escaping, presumably to warn the rest of the group.

Next episode is the mid season finale, so we know it is going to be intense.  Here are some thoughts on what may happen.  I think the Grady group is going to get warned from the escaped cop.  This takes sway the element of surprise that Rick and his group needed.  They’re going to walk into a trap, or atleast a prepared adversary.  Fighting will break out, and there will be a death from the major group.  I’m thinking either Beth or Carol, though it could be someone else.  They’ve spent a lot of time recently building up both characters, and viewers have grown to love both of them. 

Following this, Daryl will be inconsolable over the loss, with the added effect that if he had backed Rick, this may never have happened.  The group will be left questioning themselves and what to do next, and Rick will regain a stronger, more stable leadership role though maybe not to the level of the ‘ricktatorship’.

So what do you think? What are your predictions?