Image(s) of the Day: Gruesome concept art for The Walking Dead's Gladiator Walker

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Apr 28, 2017, 1:15 PM EDT (Updated)

Last week's shocking episode of The Walking Dead presented horror fans with one of the most memorable zombie creatures since the Tree Walker and the Well Walker. Played on screen by makeup effects wizard Gino Crognale, this ferocious spiked walker once named Winslow was definitely the Sunday night main attraction.

To share his enthusiasm for the magnificent undead mauler, executive producer Greg Nicotero offered up his thoughts and a series of cool concept art images and BTS shots via Instagram of SFX artist Norman Cabrera's Hellraiser-ish helmet for the awesome Gladiator Walker.

"Scott Gimple and I spent a lot of time designing this awesome Walker. Concept art by John Wheaton; sculpture by Norman Cabrera, John Wrightson and Garrett Immel; applied by the brilliant Jake Garber, Kerrin Jackson and Kevin Wasner! Thanks to Gino Crognale for reluctantly agreeing to play the zombie because I could've never had anybody else do it."

Feast your eyes on this beautiful beast and tell us if it's given you any severe nightmares!

(via Bloody Disgusting)

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