There’s one thing we know about history and reality – they can only get you so far. That’s a lesson that the good folks at Spike TV have apparently figure out because this summer the show “Deadliest Warrior” will go beyond all the centurions, gangsters, ninja and Celtic warriors of yore and get down to some serious fantastical fighting. Drum roll, please…
Yes, it’s vampires vs. zombies, the undead match-up that brings to mind ”True Blood” against “The Walking Dead” or, more amusingly, “Twilight” vs “Shaun of the Dead” — and yes the idea of a cricket bat smacking into the high, glittery cheekbone of a pretty-boy bloodsucker does work for us on certain levels. This first-look promo above doesn’t give a way a lot of secrets about the show but Hero Complex was on the set and there were some promising perspectives pursued in this the first “unreal” (not to mention the first undead) match-up in the the series that will be starting its third season in July.
We’ll be writing about the set visit closer to airdate but we can tell you know that the no-pulse showdown benefitted from the guidance of three guest experts: Max Brooks (“World War Z“), Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night“), Scott Bowen (“Vampire Survival Guide“) and Matt Mogk (founder of the Zombie Research Society). So any predictions? In the final showdown, will it be the fangs or the braineaters?
– Geoff Boucher
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