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Nothing to fear: ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff can’t resurrect zombie genre

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By Valkyrie Speaker / Staff Writer

September 10, 2015

As someone who thought they couldn’t get enough of the AMC television show “The Walking Dead,” watching its Los Angeles prequel companion series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” is the definition of the phrase “more is less.” In its first episodes, “The Walking Dead” thrust us into a freshly...

“The Walking Dead” gets a much needed breath of life

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

I’ll admit, I jumped off my couch and shouted shamelessly with joy at the sight of Sgt. Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter and Rosita Espinosa during the conclusion of this season’s 10th episode of “The Walking Dead.” Rumors and speculation following the casting announcements were flying around the web, ...

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Apparently “The Walking Dead” is more popular than football. According to the New York Times, the season-four premiere of the graphic-novel-turned-television-sensation garnered 16.1 million viewers, surpassing any NFL game aired this year.The American public loves zombies — or at least connects with the fear tha...

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