Fear the Walking Dead Season 1
Producer: Bill Johnson
Executive Producers : Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Erickson
Release Date : December 1, 2015
Running Time : 291 minutes
Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 Synopsis
Fear The Walking Dead is an American horror television drama, a companion series and prequel of The Walking Dead. The story unfolds during the onset of a zombie apocalypse, while people are slowly coming to terms with the existence of zombies and what they must do to survive.
Madison Clark (Maddie) is a high school guidance consellor at Paul R. Williams High School. A widow, Maddie has two children, Nick and Alicia and is in a relationship with teacher colleague, Travis Manawa. Travis is divorced from Elizabeth Ortiz and has a son, Chris, who resents his father for the breakup. It is through the eyes of this dysfunctional family that we witness the onset of a zombie apocalypse and how the fight to survive takes over from the comparatively trivial day to struggles of coping with “normal” life.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 is not as violent and bloody as the first season of its companion series The Walking Dead. Episode 3 includes a zombie’s head being blown off.
Episode 6 is much more violent. Zombies are shot through the head, and there are images of zombies eating people which is very gory. Overall, Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 has less violence than you would anticipate for a horror drama but when there is violence it is very bloody and gory.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 was bound to attract comparisons with its companion series, The Walking Dead.
Our introduction to the apocalypse in The Walking Dead was a baptism of fire. We hit the ground tripping and stumbling along with Rick Grimes, and like our main protagonist, could hardly catch our breath before the blood and gore closed in from all sides.
In Fear the Walking Dead the writers are giving us a different perspective. We see Los Angeles through the experiences of a dysfunctional family trying to pull together the threads of their lives. We get a strong sense of what they regard as normal life. While they are ignorant and reluctant to accept what is unfolding, we fully understand the horror that is about to rip their lives apart. Our knowledge of the apocalypse learned from watching The Walking Dead heightens the suspense, twists the torque and increases the tension as we all edge closer in unbearable anticipation of the inevitable. So clever!
Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 has become the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history.
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