Andrew Lincoln Didn't Like The “B-Movie Gorefest” of Glenn's Death On The Walking Dead

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Andrew Lincoln expressed his dislike to The New York Times about the way Steven Yeun's character, Glenn Rhee, got killed in the season 7 premiere of The Waling Dead. Glenn got killed by being beaten to death by a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, eventually leaving his head looking like oatmeal and his eyeball popped out of his skull. A lot of fans called it torture porn and that the show went too far. Here's what Andrew had to say about it:

“I regret the manner in which it happened. We’ve been able to terrify people in film for 100 years without having to show an eyeball. When that happens, it diminishes what we’re trying to make, which in my mind’s eye is a family drama set in hell. It’s not a sort of B-movie gorefest.”

“It is from time to time, with the zombies and the action sequences. I don’t discredit that. It’s part of the thrills and spills of the show. But when we’re dealing with losing somebody — and a very brutal, human kind of death — I think it’s just taste. My taste is, I think it would be more disturbing just keeping the camera on Maggie’s face. And maybe that’s why I want to direct, because I want to make what I’ve been filming in my head.”


I'm glad Andy thought it was tasteless too.