New ‘The Walking Dead’ photo reveals return of Merle in season 3

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New ‘The Walking Dead’ photo reveals return of Merle in season 3

In their continued efforts to shock and tease us all into absolute hysteria before the next season of “The Walking Dead,” AMC has released a new production photo of Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon. That’s right, zombiephiles: Merle is back, and with a vengeance… literally.

This new photo of Merle comes just after the sneak peeks of both Danai Gurira as Michonne and David Morrissey as the Governor. It depicts Merle, sans hand but sporting a new arm accessory in its place, holding his finger to his lips and looking suitably menacing.

Of course this photo of Michael Rooker as Merle raises almost as many questions as it answers. For one, who is he with? Recently we got our first look at David Morrissey as the infamous Governor, the comic book’s most feared villain. Could Merle be hanging out with the main antagonist of the new season? Could he even be the Governor’s right-hand man (pun intended)?

Also, how will Merle’ reappearance affect his brother Daryl? Arguably one of the most interesting new characters in the series (neither Daryl nor Merle appeared in the comic books), Daryl has displayed a pragmatism and a compassion for his fellow survivors that is in direct contrast to the brief glimpse we got of his brother in season one. Could Merle’s return from the dead (well, not in the literal sense, which is also highly likely on “The Walking Dead”) make Daryl turn to the Dark Side?

Fans will have to wait until the fall to find out what this shocking new photo of Michael Rooker as Merle will mean for the series.

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Clive Barker author of vampire book ‘The Thief of Always’ will be at ScareFest

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Clive Barker author of vampire book ‘The Thief of Always’ will be at Scarefest

Clive Barker, one of the world’s famous horror writers and directors will be coming to Lexington’s ScareFest Convention in September. He will be available for signings for all three days.

Clive Barker is famous for his book to movie adaptations of “Hellraiser” and “Candyman”. But, many are not aware of his children’s book, “The Thief of Always.”

“The Thief of Always” is about a ten year old child named Harvey who becomes bored at school. He is then tricked by Rictus, a man who flies in his window to talk to him. He then takes him to Holiday House where Harvey realizes that magic is going on. He found that each day in Holiday House was a year in his world.

The battle to escape ensues between Harvey and the house’s creator, Mr. Hood. As they battle, Mr. Hood then shows Harvey his true form, as a vampire and asks if Harvey would like to become one as well. The book is available as here.

ScareFest will be held at the Lexington Convention Center from September 28-30 and Clive Barker will be available all three days for autographs.

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‘True Blood” is asking who are you going to thank on Maker’s Day on June 10

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‘True Blood’ is asking who are you going to thank on Maker’s Day

Everyone who is a fan of “True Blood” has someone that they must thank for turning them into a fan? Whether you are vampire or werewolf fan? A fan of Eric, Bill, Alcide, Sam, Jason or more thank that person that let you know that these beautiful creatures exist on HBO.

True Blood” is asking everyone to thank this person during the premiere of the shows fifth season tomorrow night on HBO. They have asked all twitter users to use the hashtag #makersday to show thanks to their maker.

They have released two videos or Pam and Jessica thanking Eric and Bill respectively. These may be viewed here and here.

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‘The Walking Dead’ passed over for a Golden Globe nomination this year

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‘The Walking Dead’ passed over for a Golden Globe nomination this year

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe awards, and they neglected to include AMC’s The Walking Dead in the honors.

In The Walking Dead‘s freshman season last year, they were nominated in the category of Best Television Series, Drama, but were struck down by Boardwalk Empire. All fans of the zombiepocalypse series got out of the deal were some snazzy red carpet photos of the cast, and hints at what was in store for season two.

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A Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon

A Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon

Most (normal) people settle down to watch endless reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or The Muppet Christmas Carol around this time of year. They snuggle down with their eggnog and their loved ones and get ready for some feel-good holiday flicks, complete with reindeer and a Christmas Eve saved at the last possible minute by outrageous circumstances.

But not you. No, you are a zombiephile, and no matter what time of year it is that means you will settle for no less than the finest in zombie cinema to get through your night. Whether it be Valentine’s Day or Flag Day, you know that to relax your vigilance for one second could mean complete and total annihilation of the human race.

So you watch zombie movies. Like a boss. And to celebrate the weirdness that is a zombiephile at Christmas time, here’s a list of some fine zombie flicks to get your through the cold winter nights. Get ready for the Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon:

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