[Random Cool Huh?] Was This “Walking Dead” Contest Video Rejected Because It Was Too Hardcore? Or Because It Wasn’t Very Good? You Decide!!

Everyone knows about the Dish Network vs AMC dispute, right? So after Dish dropped AMC from their list of available channels, AMC reached out to viewers, fans and filmmakers to “make a video about how they would react if their cable provider didn’t have AMC as part of their satellite channel listing.

The team at Zombie Go Boom made this Walking Dead inspired video. It’s not awful, but it’s not great either. Zombie Go Boom claims the video was rejected for being “too hardcore.” While that’s possible, this video doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of some of the nastier moments from the actual show. ZBG also claims that they’re being censored by not being allowed to enter the competition (they also think Dish network is censoring AMC, which isn’t correct – it’s a money issue not a content issue). I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that being rejected does not equal censorship.

But you don’t have to listen to me! Check out the video and let us know what you think!

 
Source: Bloody Disgusting
  • MakeThisAMovies

    The video was pretty funny-ish. It was probably the F-bomb that got it rejected…or the destruction of the Dish Network satellite. Perhaps they felt that was in poor taste(?).

  • MakeThisAMovies

    I guess it really comes down to what the rules of the contest were.

  • pumkinheadfan

    IDK I found the video entertaining and it’s kinda how I feel about the whole matter in a way. For Dish members this happens every once in a while when channels want to jack the price up and instead of buckling and raising the costs on the subscribers Dish doesn’t give in and the show disappears for a while until a better compromise is found. I think I went 3-4 months once while they were having the same problem with F/X and I missed the whole first part of either season 2 or 3 of Sons of Anarchy, but when they made a deal later on and F/X was restored they had one of the info channels playing the all the missed episodes in order on a loop to help Dish customers who watch the show get caught back up. So I’m not worried about this situation. Dish is always looking out for their customers and that’s why so many stay with them. I don’t know about AMC not letting these guys in the contest tho. Maybe they think it’s siding with the company they are in financial negotiations with. I know Dish always lets their customers know that the channel is going to be gone and if they want to view programming on the particular channel to write to the channel and demand the channel be available again.

  • MakeThisAMovies

    Also, if you’re a Halloween fan – check out a petition I started to help bring Michael Myers back properly:

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-michael-myers/

    Thanks Guys.

  • Darkness69

    Death by satellite dish. Fun stuff!

  • J-SiN

    The John Wayne quote makes it for me. Which one is stupid, the guy pissed because a TV show is no longer available, or asinine practices of networks and cable/satellite providers?

  • Milk

    Meh. Video was mediocre at best. I don’t really understand why you kill a zombie to teach a corporation a lesson but whatev.