Anticipation for “The Walking Dead” Season 7 is at an all-time high among its loyal fans. However, it seems director John Carpenter is not one of them.
TWD fans have been counting the days until the October premiere since the cliffhanger finale of Season 6. The identity of Negan’s victim is still a mystery and the guessing game has gone on for months. Sources recently speculated that Negan killed more than one victim.
However, that fan theory has yet to be confirmed, as news about Season 7 remain scarce. Actor Norman Reedus who plays Daryl attributed their secrecy to the personal nature of the show. Hence, none of the cast members would likely give away spoilers. Nevertheless, Reedus promised it would be worth the wait.
Then again, it seems not everyone is a fan of the popular zombie drama series on television. As it turns out, legendary horror expert John Carpenter is one of them. The celebrated director of the genre weighed in on “The Walking Dead” and the show took a few hits, Cinema Blend reported.
“[The Walking Dead] was a movie that George Romero made back in 1968. And they have milked that, and they are still milking it,” Carpenter told Marc Maron during a recent WTF Podcast. Carpenter referred to the classic Romero film “Night of the Living Dead,” the publication added. The publication agreed that the 1968 horror flick signaled the genre’s birth. Yet his commentary would suggest “The Walking Dead” and other zombie-oriented productions as mere rip offs of Romero’s work. Hence, everyone has been milking it for all it’s worth, according to Carpenter.
However, the podcast delivered more sad news from the horror maestro. Carpenter’s next revelation would likely upset his fans. Carpenter revealed his possible retirement from the genre that he enjoyed as a child and as a professional. The lack of drive at this point in his career prompted the 68-year-old to seek another creative outlet, Cinema Blend wrote in a separate post. Hence, horror fans might see him on a musical tour with his son Cody.
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— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 4, 2016
“The Walking Dead” Season 7 premieres in October.