The Walking Dead shambles back onto the AMC airwaves for Season 8 on Sunday night and zombie faithful from all walks of life are preparing to swarm their TV sets and absorb the new sessions of slaughter.
Executive producer Greg Nicotero cut his teeth in the horror industry transforming actors into hideous creatures and frightening monsters, and his roots in that realm occasionally manifest themselves in some cool art projects like these eye-catching tribute posters aimed to celebrate the 100th episode of the ubiquious horror series.
Nicotero and his team at KNB EFX Group came up with the idea to take the characters of The Walking Dead and insert them into a selection of iconic movie one-sheets to create a mesmerizing mosh-pit of mashup posters using ad art from Alien, Blade Runner, The Exorcist, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, The Thing, Night of the Living Dead, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more.
"We had a really, really good time. I thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate that we've done 100 episodes, by looking at other classic titles and skewing them toward the world of The Walking Dead," Nicotero told THR. "I found an opportunity to celebrate what I love about the show and what I know fans love about the show, too: the community of people who embrace the pop culture aspect of filmmaking and movies. I can't get enough of it. Being a collector of movie posters and props and things like that, it was just another opportunity to live vicariously through these movie posters that I love so much."
Shuffle into this sweet gallery of 16 The Walking Dead tribute posters shared via Nicotero's Instagram account and tell us if you're itching for the new season to strike on Sunday, October 22.