ByCaryn Elizabeth Baird, writer at Creators.co
I love all things zombie and having suspense drawn out to build up tension. I like out right jumps and i appreciate a good scare.
Caryn Elizabeth Baird

Amc's show The Walking Dead has taken the world by storm. With many fans now tuning in regularly to keep up to date with the phenomenon that The Walking Dead has become! Now on season 6, we have seen the infection spread and we have seen all types of survivors. We have loved and lost with the characters, the character's situations and their stories - but it's not all doom and gloom. Here are 5 fun facts about the show that I hope you enjoy reading!

The Scientist in Season 1

Edward Jenner.
Edward Jenner.

In the first season of The Walking Dead, the group of survivors make their way to a CDC centre, where they meet a scientist called Edwin Jenner. This character is based on the 18th century scientist, Edward Jenner who developed the smallpox vaccine.

Decaying

Walker
Walker

In every season of The Walking Dead, the make-up is a little bit more grew and the bodies are more decayed to show real degradation. In season one, there are still a lot of human resemblance in the walkers. However, by this season (6) the walkers are grey and more rotten, keeping a sense of realism to the survival horror show.

Rick Grimes Origins Are A Tribute To...

Rick Grimes
Rick Grimes

The main character in The Walking Dead is Rick Grimes. Before the outbreak, he was a Sheriff in King County, Georgia, which is a tribute to none other than Stephen King! As a true horror master, this was a very nice touch by the makers of the show.

The Skull Splatter

Blood splatter in the skull formation
Blood splatter in the skull formation

In the first episode of The Walking Dead , Rick Grimes tries to comes to terms with the world and is quickly put in to a situation where he has to finish off his first walker. The blood splatter from this kill leaves a 'skull' on Rick's T-Shirt (above).

Walkers Not Zombies!

Ahhhhh! Walker!
Ahhhhh! Walker!

The Walking Dead is very careful when it comes to referencing the undead. The show goes to great lengths not to refer to walkers as zombies. The AMC shows producers wanted the show to be based on a world where there had never been a zombie film and therefore this would be uncharted territory. The survivors are in a world where they are outnumbered 5,000 to 1, and in this reality, there has never been a walker type of incident or movie so the survivors are figuring everything out as they go. Some things work and some don't, but with no George Romero to reference, I think they are doing a great job!

Do you know of any fun facts about The Walking Dead? Did you find any of these interesting? Let me know in the comments section below. Until next time folks -Ciao!

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