TWD writer Kevin Deiboldt’s mini horror film and cast/crew appreciation

Lauren Ridloff as Connie, Kevin Carroll as Virgil - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Lauren Ridloff as Connie, Kevin Carroll as Virgil - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

The Walking Dead writer Kevin Deiboldt posted about this week’s episode of the series on social media. He wrote this week’s episode, and although he is his harshest critic, he loves the episode and the end result. He also shouts out to the cast and crew for their hard work.

The sixth episode of season 11, “On the Inside,” is written by Deiboldt and directed by Greg Nicotero. It is an outstanding episode that will make you feel like you are entering a mini horror movie. This episode follows three storylines, Connie and Virgil, a search party for Connie and Daryl and the Reapers.

The visuals and soundtrack make this episode unique to the series by giving it a slasher film feel. If Michael Myers or Jason Vorhees popped up at some point, it would seem completely organic.

Below is Deiboldt’s IG post. He praises Nicotero for his directing and Lauren Ridloff, Kevin Carroll, Angel Theory and Norman Reedus for their performances. Which I agree were all outstanding!

He then talks about the crew and their work. How their tireless efforts are what make the industry what it is. As they all fight for basic, humane working conditions and fair wages, we need to stand with them and support their fight.

The Walking Dead On the Inside

If you haven’t watched the episode yet, I won’t give anything away here. I hate spoilers!

I will say that Ridloff should be a horror actress as she was outstanding in her part in this episode. The chemistry between Carroll and Ridloff was extraordinary. I loved how well Virgil and Connie were together and hope we see more of them in the future.

As a fan of the horror genre, it was really awesome to see my favorite series dedicate an episode to the genre. The Walking Dead is horror, but it is zombie horror, and this episode is slasher, creepy horror.

Bravo to Deiboldt, Nicotero, and EVERYONE involved in this episode. I can honestly say it is one of my favorite in the entire series.

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