John Carpenter on why The Walking Dead is “Milking” Classic Zombie Movies – DragonFeed

Is Robert Kirkman’s comic “The Walking Dead” just ‘Milking’ classic zombie movies? Horror film producer John Carpenter thinks so!

So what did he actually say?

Whilst on the WTF Podcast with Mark Maron he said this:

“[The Walking Dead] was a movie that George Romero made back in 1968”

– A bold statement…

“They have milked that, and they are still milking it. It’s unreal.”

He carries on… Hang on! “They”, The Walking Dead was written by one person!

“They have to change it. We have to change it up. We can’t keep doing these cheap poltergeist movies either. Paranormal… It’s just a cheap movie. Come on now!”


I can only imagine how Robert Kirkman would respond:



I think yes! I mean, come on I think we are all a bit jealous of the works of Robert Kirkman, especially those who have attempted to write a hit zombie series.

Furthermore, it’s a zombie series… there are obviously going to be similarities between “The Walking Dead” and “Night of the Living Dead” (Which Carpenter mentioned). What does he think we should do, never write any zombie stories ever again and only ever watch Night of the Living Dead or redesign zombies to look like teddy bears.

Please leave a comment with what you think i’d be happy to know!

The new series of the Walking Dead starts in October on FOX.

Read this to learn what we could expect to see in the next season:

The Walking Dead – What Next for Morgan and Carol? What is “The Kingdom”?

Have you seen the brand new Negan based ‘The Walking Dead’ season 7 trailer “Negan’s way”? (WATCH)



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