So Walking Dead has more or less announced that it is definitely headed from the land of General Horror and Misery into the territory of Completely Gratuitous Gore & Misery Porn. With the latter calculated to punish the characters who are the most conventional horror-film targets. Given the settings they decided to bring over from the comics for this season I cannot say that I am surprised. (Roughly the same thing happened at the same time in the comics, although in a different way.) But I also can’t say I’m especially pleased to watch it happen.