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Just let go and bend forward a little at the waist, like your chest and guts are too heavy for your back to support. Yeah, that's good.' - Shambling advice from a biter for Glenn (Steven Yeun, left) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, right).
In conjunction with the premiere of The Walking Dead’s fourth season tonight, here are five goriest scenes from the show. Don’t lose your lunch.
EVERYONE’S favourite survivors of the zombie apocalypse returns today, with the premiere of Season Four of The Walking Dead on Fox (Astro Ch 413) at 10pm. The band of survivors, led by Rick Grimes, soldiers on as they try their darndest to stay alive and not get eaten by decaying walkers (zombies, to the rest of us).
Undoubtedly, the series magnifies mundane things which becomes more dramatic in hostile situation.
The series – which is based on a graphic novel by Robert Kirkman – is also big on scenes depicting gruesome death of zombies (thanks to the series’ makeup designer Greg Nicotero’s limitless imagination). Here, four fans from Star2 recall their favourite gory scenes from The Walking Dead.
Season 1 Episode 2: Guts
Just two episodes into its run, The Walking Dead sent its gore quotient through the roof. Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) needed to make their way through a bunch of undead to reach a getaway vehicle, and figured the best way was to camouflage themselves. If they smelled like the undead, chances were they’d be left alone.
So they grabbed a recently slain zombie and hacked it into little pieces before smearing its blood and guts all over themselves. Anyone remember their garlands of zombie entrails and severed extremities?
The desperate, brutal abandon with which they laid into that corpse was a startling moment and an important one because it set the tone for the bursts of gore that we could expect from then on, and the series hasn’t disappointed. What followed was one of the show’s most white-knuckle-suspenseful sequences as the “disguised” duo made their way down the street, shoulder-to-shoulder with zombies. And then it started to rain ... – Davin Arul
Season 2, Episode 1: What Lies Ahead
There have been plenty of gory scenes in The Walking Dead so far, but the one that takes the stinking, rotting, maggot-filled cake for me is the scene where Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Rick kill a zombie and proceed to dissect its stomach contents to see if it had eaten Sophia, the missing girl from their group. I made the mistake of watching this scene while eating dinner ... needless to say, I didn’t have much of an appetite after that. – Michael Cheang
Season 2, Episode 4: Cherokee Rose
Having settled at Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) farm, the gang discovers there is a well near their camp. Only thing is, along with drinking water, there is a bloated walker (even zombie has water retention problem) trapped within this wet prison. They decide to hoist it up – but first Glenn must go down the well so he can tie a rope around the clamouring thing. Really?
As it turns out, this is not the smartest move. First, Glenn nearly gets dropped into the well. When he manages to complete his mission and the swollen walker reaches the mouth of the well, its rotting body splits into two. The bottom half falls into the small pool of water while the other half lands near the people pulling it up. Needless to say, no one drank from the well that summer. – Mumtaj Begum
Scenes I find gory are the ones which the brutality is caused by the survivors and not the walkers. So, for me the goriest scene would be the one in which Rick hacks off Hershel’s leg to stop him from turning into a zombie after the latter was bitten by a walker. I found it disturbing because it involved a real person (and not some hack-all-you-want-I-can’t-feel-no-pain walker) and each scream and hacking sound was amplified by a hundred decibels to my ear, making it seem even more terrible than it already was.
It was so painful to watch and I could just imagine the amount of blood that would have been left on the floor for Beth or that lady with the short hair that no one cares about to clean up afterwards. – Sharmila Nair
Season 3, Episode 4: Say The Word
Driven by anger and sadness after his wife’s death, Rick goes on a rampage in the prison block and kills zombies with his axe like a man on a mission. Drenched in blood, he finally arrives at the very place where his wife, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), died while giving birth to their child. But there is no body – only a lot of blood and a single bullet. There is, however, a trail of blood which leads to a slumped zombie with a huge, huge, stomach.
Approaching the zombie, Rick notices a clump of Lori’s hair on its mouth. After shooting it in its mouth (of course), Rick contemplates dissecting the zombie’s stomach. (Why Rick? Why?) Fortunately, he doesn’t; but as he pauses with his knife positioned above the zombie’s stomach, our imagination runs pretty wild. – MB
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