It's great to see that AMC is really getting behind The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel about life after the zombie apocalypse is a big deal to horror fans, but mainstream networks and cable channels rarely promote their horror programming -- when they actually get around to even greenlighting it in the first place.

AMC has been different, though. They released a cool behind-the-scenes feature that included interviews with Darabont and producer Gale Anne Hurd a week ago, and they've revealed photos of some of the zombies fans will see when the show debuts later this year.

This week, they're back with a brand new online interview with Darabont, where the writer-director-producer sheds more light on what his vision for the series is.

When asked what attracts him to zombies in the first place, Darabont once again cites Romero's Night of the Living Dead. He then adds, "for our zombie show I'm calling that the Book of Genesis, and whenever there's a question about zombie behavior I go back to Night of the Living Dead." This is good news for zombie fans. Romero's vision is classic for a reason.

Jump past the break to hear Darabont talk about how he feels about running zombies...
categories Movies, Horror