The Walking Dead is an American comic book series published by the independent company Image Comics. The series began publication in October of 2003 and is largely responsible for igniting the "zombie-craze" that has been seen in mainstream comics as well as films and television. Created by author Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead was nominated Best New Series in 2004 by the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series category in 2010. 2010 also saw the production of The Walking Dead television series on AMC, which first aired on Halloween night 2010.
The Walking Dead is an American horror film of the supernatural thriller genre, which also deals with themes of reanimation. The movie was directed by Michael Curtiz with a screenplay written by Ewart Adamson, Peter Milne, Robert Andrews and Lillie Hayward based on a story treatment by Adamson and Joseph Fields. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. and premiered in the United States on March 14th, 1936. The movie stars Boris Karloff as John Ellman - a hapless pianist who is framed for murder and executed. But this is only the beginning of Ellman's story. The movie also stars Ricardo Cortez as Nolan, Edmund Gwenn as Doctor Beaumont, Marguerite Churchill as Nancy, and Warren Hull as Jimmy.
City of the Walking Dead, also known as Nightmare City, is an Italian horror film of the zombie apocalypse subgenre. It was directed by Umberto Lenzi with a script written by Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis Maria Delgado and Piero Regnoli. It was produced by Dialchi Film and Lotus Films, and premiered in Italy on December 11th, 1980. It was released in the United States on November 18th, 1983, and was distributed through 21st Century Distribution. The movie stars Hugo Stiglitz as Dean, Laura Trotter as Anna, Maria Rosaria Omaggio as Sheila, Francisco Rabal as Holmes, Sonia Viviani as Cindy, Eduardo Fajardo as Kramer, Stefania D'Amario as Jessica, Ugo Bologna as Desmond, Sara Franchetti as Liz, and Manuel Zarzo as Donahue.