The Walking Dead is full of thrills and chills, but what are the most frightening moments from the post-apocalyptic show? This Halloween we count down our top 10 most frightening moments from The Walking Dead.

Zombies abound on AMC’s groundbreaking horror series The Walking Dead, but they’re not always the scariest things on screen.

10. Glenn falls into the well

Poor Glenn always finds himself as the group’s errand boy, and in this scene, Glenn is being lowered into a well on Hershel’s farm to help remove a fat, bloated walker. Things don’t go according to plan when the rope Glenn is tied to slips from its anchor and sends him within biting range of the walker. The others manage to get Glenn out, but it was a close call.

9.  Discovering the walkers in Hershel’s barn

We know that Hershel originally thought his bitten family and friends were just sick and started collecting them in his barn, but we didn’t realize it until Glenn invites Maggie to the barn for some hanky-panky. Before Maggie can warn him, Glenn discovers the walkers after climbing into an upper window. As an added surprise, Sophia was in the barn the whole time!

8. Rick and Glenn camouflage themselves with zombie guts

This may have been one of the grossest moments of The Walking Dead as well as one of the most terrifying. Anytime someone decides to walk straight into a herd of walkers is terrifying. Glenn and Rick find that the camouflage works enough, but they’re in trouble when is starts to rain.

7. Rick gets trapped in Atlanta

Rick was alone for so long, and after waking up in the hospital to a life full of more zombies than live human beings, the world is a scary place. After heading to Atlanta, Rick thought he was finally going to catch a break and meet up with other survivors, but instead he meets up with a lot more walkers than he bargained for.

His horse is eaten right from under him, and he ends up getting trapped in a military tank, with walkers surrounding him on all sides. Luckily Glenn is there to save him from being eaten alive.

6. Shane disables Otis at the school

We knew that Shane might not be the most honorable guy, but he never did anything too bad (aside from the time when Dale saw him lining up his shotgun at Rick), until he went to get medical supplies with Otis at the school. Sneaking their way through quite a few walkers, Shane and Otis look like they might be in the clear, until Shane decides Otis has to be sacrificed.

So he shoots him in the leg, and then lets him get eaten alive by zombies. We understand why Shane felt the need to do this, but we don’t understand how he could do it. Why did he shoot him in the leg and not just kill him? The walkers would have attacked him either way. In this moment, we saw the true selfish evil in Shane’s character.

5. Rick kills those two guys in the bar

While looking for Hershel in town, Rick and Glenn find him drinking in a bar. Unfortunately, a couple of other guys show up looking for people and supplies, and that puts Rick in a tricky situation. The tension is high and when the newcomers try to threaten Rick, he makes a tough decision and shoots them both dead. We really see Rick’s character hardening in this scene.

4. Hershel’s farm is overrun by walkers

It was always too good to be true, the paradise Rick and the survivors found on Hershel’s farm. After spending a few relaxing weeks there, suddenly the whole place is overrun by walkers, and the group is hopeless in fighting them all off, so they have to run. A few people die and Andrea is split from the group. Even though Hershel had unlimited ammo, they had to fight hard to make it out of there alive.

3. The Governor watches his heads

We have been anticipating the Governor’s arrival, and after his introduction in the last episode, we only got a small glimpse of maniacal side. He takes out an entire camp of National Guard folks with no remorse, but the scariest thing we’ve seen so far from the Governor is his room full of heads. He watches them like someone would watch TV, proud of his conquests that he keeps in tanks.

2. Shane tries to kill Rick

Shane was on a downward spiral into the land of Nothing Good Can Happen, and when he sent Rick on a wild goose chase after killing the boy they held captive, Shane was set to kill his former best friend. Shane is terrifying in this psychotic incident, during which he thinks killing Rick will actually make the group stronger.

We all know that Shane just wanted to be with Lori, and as a more ruthless man than Rick, Shane thought he was better to lead. So he decided to take over the old fashioned way: Murder the person in charge.

Too bad Rick beat him to it (thank goodness). This scene was incredibly suspenseful. Could you imagine if Shane was leading the group now?

1. Rick finds the prisoners

For the entire winter, Rick’s group has been on the move, scavenging houses for food, supplies, and shelter. When the gang comes across the prison, they think they can finally settle down for a little while. What they don’t expect to find are other people living in the prison.

We see this is the most frightening moment in The Walking Dead so far because when Rick and his crew met the prisoners, we had no idea who these guys were. They were obviously criminals, but Rick’s company was unsure of their crimes. These men were especially terrifying if you’ve read the comics and know what a few of them did in that version.

Tomas proved to be the most threatening of the prisoners, and there was constant anxiety as to whether or not he would flip a switch and try to kill Rick or anyone else. We also saw how crazy he went when he killed Big Tiny after he was bitten. Finally Rick kills Tomas with his machete, but the tension was at an all time high in this scene. To us, that was the most terrifying moment of The Walking Dead that we’ve seen so far.

What is your favorite frightening moment from ‘The Walking Dead’?

Hollywood reacts to ‘Begin Again’ director’s candid criticism of Keira Knightley’s acting skills

Should the trust between actors and directors ever be broken?

10:33 am EDT, May 30, 2016

After Begin Again director John Carney’s candid comments about Keira Knightley’s acting went viral, Hollywood has taken to Twitter to defend the British actress.

In case you’ve somehow not heard the story, here’s the sitch:

Over the weekend, The Independent released an interview with Irish director John Carney, in which he had some harsh words for former colleague Keira Knightley.

The pair worked together on the 2013 musical rom-com Begin Again, where Knightley starred opposite Mark Ruffalo as a promising young folk singer recovering from a broken heart.

Carney evidently wasn’t satisfied with Knightley’s performance, claiming she “always has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done.”

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Going on to praise both Ruffalo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s performances, Carney said, “I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”

“I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars,” he continued. “I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.”

Carney concluded, “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Now, Carney clearly had a frustrating experience working with Knightley on this film, and his distinction between ‘proper film actors’ and ‘movie stars’ may be legitimate in theory. Begin Again certainly wasn’t the great critical hit that Carney’s Once had been, and at the time of the movie’s release, Keira Knightley herself admitted that she struggled with the material, not being a singer-songwriter herself and having no great appreciation for music.

“It’s terrible. I know nothing about music whatsoever,” she told The Guardian. “I was always more into reading and drama. I was such a geek. … There’s often a huge link between music and memory. And I’ve got such a bad memory.”

But the issue Hollywood professionals have with Carney’s comments seem to have less to do with Knightley’s specific performance, and more about the fact that Carney made these comments at all.

Ava DuVernay certainly makes a great point about why Carney should have stayed silent:

Both industry professionals and notable journalists have joined DuVernay in speaking out against Carney. Here are some of their reactions:

All the same, there are some that find Carney’s candidness refreshing.

What do you think? Should John Carney have held back his criticism of Keira Knightley out of professional courtesy? Or was he right to share his negative experience?

John Carney rose to international fame with Once in 2007, and this year he’s coming out with a musical drama titled Sing Street.

Spectre director Sam Mendes is officially not returning for more James Bond movies.

While we wait for (almost certain) confirmation that Daniel Craig won’t reprise his role as 007 in the next James Bond film, we can at least contend with the knowledge that Sam Mendes will not direct Bond 25.

The two-time James Bond director came on board the franchise for the wildly successful Skyfall, but his follow-up Spectre was not considered as great of a success.

Even before Spectre‘s release, Mendes was talking about quitting the all-consuming franchise, saying at the time, “I don’t think I could go down that road again. You do have to put everything else on hold.” But it was only during a Welsh literature festival that he finally confirmed his departure.

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“It was an incredible adventure. I loved every second of it, but I think it’s time for somebody else [to direct],” said Mendes, as quoted via The Sydney Morning Herald. “I’m a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters.”

Bond 25 is likely to be completely new chapter of the franchise, with Daniel Craig set to follow Mendes’ lead and officially announce his departure soon. Everyone’s been expecting him to bow out ever since his controversial promotional campaign for Spectre, and it’s even more likely now that his two-time collaborator has called it quits.

On the speculation about who might replace Craig, Mendes says, “I can guarantee that whatever happens next it will not be what you expect.”

“[Bond producer] Barbara Broccoli chooses who is going to be the next Bond, end of story. And without that there would have been no Daniel Craig because public support for Daniel was zero. It was her saying: ‘That man over there, he’s going to change the whole tenor, I’m going to cast him.’ That turned the whole thing on its head,” says Mendes.

Rumor has it that Tom Hiddleston is in talks to be the next James Bond, but until we learn more, we can speculate away as we wish! It’s also time to start making those Bond 25 director wishlists. Anyone know if Ava DuVernay is available?

How will ‘The Flash’ finale affect the ‘Arrow’-verse?

Or will it at all?

11:00 am EDT, May 29, 2016

In the final moments of the Flash‘s season 2 finale, Barry made a decision that could have major ramifications for the other Arrow-verse shows.

It looks like The Flash is headed in the direction of Flashpoint, a comic book story in which Barry saves his mother and creates an alternate future in which he never became The Flash, and the world is in chaos. I’ll do a more in-depth look at this story later in the hiatus.

On The Flash, the death of Barry’s father sent him on a downward spiral that resulted in him going back in time and stopping The Reverse Flash from killing Nora Allen. Barry watched as his season 1 counterpart faded away as the timeline changed before assuring his mother that she was safe.

It’s early, but I’ll take a shot at theorizing what this change could mean not only for The Flash but the other Arrow-verse shows as well.

The Flash season 2, episode 18 recap Barry, Caitlin, Cisco

‘The Flash’

All we know about The Flash‘s third season so far is that Tom Cavanagh will be back as a series regular, indicating there will be some version of Harrison Wells in play. I believe that is likely to be the Earth-1 version of Wells, the one who Eobard Thawne murdered and whose identity Thawne stole, since the original timeline of those events has been changed.

There is also a good chance that when Barry returns to the alternate future he’s created, he’ll no longer have his speed since there would have been no impetus for Barry to become a CSI. Without being at his lab at CCPD, he wouldn’t have been thrown into a rack of chemicals when he was struck by lightning, thus granting him powers.

It’s also likely Barry also won’t be as close with the West family, since he wouldn’t have been taken in and raised by them, which will be heartbreaking.

We also know that the original Harrison Wells’ particle accelerator wasn’t meant to go active until several years after the one Eobard Thawne-as-Wells created; he wanted to expedite the process so he could return to his own time. If that timeline remains the same, there won’t be nearly as many metahumans on the the loose since the particle accelerator created the majority of those we’ve met.

Flash and Arrow crossover


Stephen Amell doesn’t know whether the Flash finale will affect Arrow, though it will be odd if it doesn’t since time across Earth-1 has been changed. “I do know that we’ve done a lot of work on Arrow to introduce the other shows, for lack of a better term, and now that that’s all done, we’re focused on doing the things that we do well for season 5,” he tells

He adds, “Arrow is at its best when we’re dealing with problems in Star City. We’re not a time-travel show, we’re not a multi-Earth show, though obviously [we do that] with crossovers and stuff like that. We’re Arrow, we deal with Star City, and I feel like we’ll be better off focusing on that.”

Considering Barry was directly responsible for the Team Arrow’s survival in Nanda Parbat at the end of season 3 as well as when Vandal Savage attacked in the season 4 crossover, though, it seems impossible that such a major change in time wouldn’t affect the group in some way, especially if there is no longer a Flash.

One change I wouldn’t mind seeing would be Laurel’s survival, but I won’t hold my breath.

Legends of Tomorrow season 1, episode 1 recap team

‘Legends of Tomorrow’

One reveal from the Flash finale that seems especially likely to impact Legends in some way is the appearance of Jay Garrick, Henry Allen’s Earth-3 doppelganger. In the comics, Jay Garrick is one of the founding members of the Justice Society of America, which the Legends finale introduced via Rex Tyler.

John Wesley Shipp has teased that the writers are excited to explore more of the Jay Garrick character, and he speculates that will include the JSA. It will be interesting to see if he crosses over to that show at any point.

As for the time travel change, if the team does take on the role of the Time Masters, as they’d considered doing before Rex Tyler’s arrival, that seems like a major event for them to take notice of.

It’s also worth noting in the comics during Flashpoint that Leonard Snart is a hero in Central City known as Citizen Cold — I’d love to see Wentworth Miller (who will recur on both Flash and Legends next season) play that part for a bit.

Supergirl season 1, episode 18 airs tonight Kara, Barry

Bonus: ‘Supergirl’

Some are theorizing that this change may, somehow, merge Kara’s world with the Arrow-verse now that Supergirl is on the same network with the other shows. I’m not quite sure how that would work, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it since Kara and Barry are an absolute delight together — and we know a major four-series crossover is in the works.

All that being said, there is also the possibility that the Flashpoint events will remain on The Flash, such as in an alternate universe, because of the concern that too many viewers of Arrow in particular don’t also watch The Flash and don’t want to have to catch up just to understand the show. This is a complexity of having a shared universe.

While I understand that concern, however, I feel like storytelling concerns should take precedent. And if you’re going to create that shared universe, you need to embrace what comes with that, including shows having direct affects on one another.

How do you think the ‘Flash’ finale will affect the ‘Arrow’-verse?