Some Redditors have expressed confusion about how the wild people of Season 11, Episode 6, “On the Inside” have survived up until now. If you’ve got that terrifying episode out of your mind, it’s where Connie (Lauren Ridloff) and Virgil (Kevin Carroll) take shelter in a house full of cannibals hiding in the walls, which is arguably even scarier than strays , when they threaten to add the pair to the long list of The Walking Dead characters that fans believe have been unjustly ditched from the show.
“They seem to have a combined IQ of 6, they have no guns, they walk like dogs. I know it’s supposed to be scary but it confuses me more, how do they hunt?” u/Paschestee questioned. A few Redditors, like u/AaronF2005, agreed with the seemingly flawed logic, while others, like u/Alexandrasmith_, pointed out that the episode was just too scary to bother with the finer details.
In an interview with Decider, Lauren Ridloff and Kevin Carroll discussed the episode’s unique twist on the quintessential horrors that The Walking Dead is so well known for. Ridloff went into detail on the subject, saying, “With the regular episodes to ‘[T]he Walking Dead, the real main element of horror [is] the [w]alkers, and they move so slowly that we can see it a mile away. In this episode, it’s more focused on the jump scare elements.” These wild people move on all fours, hunt like predators in the wild, and jump out of walls at any given moment, which makes them all the more scary, aside from the logistics .