With The Walking Dead franchise at the peak of it's popularity, Documentarians Cris Macht and Ian Vacek explore and examine why humanity is obsessed with the "zombie apocalypse". Cris and ...
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With The Walking Dead franchise at the peak of it's popularity, Documentarians Cris Macht and Ian Vacek explore and examine why humanity is obsessed with the "zombie apocalypse". Cris and Ian interview fans that have been there since the comic book debuted in 2003 to the living rooms of the casual fan of the TV show across America, as well as everything in between including Cosplayers, Collectors, A fan that built his own Daryl Dixon Motorcycle, A pilgrimage to the filming locations in Georgia, The Convention Circuit, Cast and Crew members, and more! The film also explores that fans of the show are more than just crazy zombie lovers, it examines that community and friendships are formed over their love for the series as well as that fans have hope that humanity will always prevail in the worst case situations.
Cringeworthy documentary about obsessed Walking Dead fans
I thought THE WALKERS AMONG US would be a documentary about the success of THE WALKING DEAD, featuring interviews with cast and crew members and looking at the reasons for its popularity. Instead it's a film celebrating fan culture in America, looking at the wide variety of WALKING DEAD viewers who take their fandom a little bit too far.
If you like watching programmes in which people go around professing their undying love for figures who they don't even know, then this is the show for you. We get a lot of adulation, a lot of endless praise, and a lot of people who look nothing like the characters in the show dressing up as the characters in the show. I've always been a bit bemused by the whole cosplay thing and I still am after watching this.
Sure, there are a few voices of reason here and there from the less obsessed fans, and it's good to see the likes of Michael Rooker, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Howard Sherman, and Tom Savini pop up in brief interview clips. But for the most part this is cringeworthy viewing, and it certainly doesn't make the fans look good; embarrassing more like. The documentary makers shoot furtive clips of Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln at various conventions and edit them into a rather random movie that will only appeal to like-minded folk.
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