Walking Dead guru tells why S3's zombie deaths will be even gorier

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Krystal Clark
Dec 17, 2012

Season three of The Walking Dead will feature some creative combat. They're shortening the survivors' gun supply and forcing their hand—which means they'll have to move in for the kill.

This season, Rick and company are heading to the prison. But before they can make it their own, they have to clean house. While on the move, they'll encounter countless zombies, but they won't have the ammo to take them on. According to co-executive producer and special effects makeup artist Greg Nicotero, the survivors will find other ways to protect themselves.

"I think one of the things that we discovered in season three is, clearly in the world that we live in, ammunition is valuable. More valuable than anything else," he said. "The walker kills in season three tend to be a lot more hand-to-hand, so you have to get in close proximity to them. So, with that said, there's a lot of crowbars and there's a lot of hammers and there's a lot of crushed heads and smashed-in heads and axes and machetes and stuff like that."

Nicotero didn't want to spoil anything, but he revealed that the first few episodes will have some great zombie moments. "They get to the prison and [there are] characters that would have lived and died there that have resurrected. There's some cool [stuff]."

Zombie convicts? How can something so wrong sound so right?

The Walking Dead returns Oct. 14 on AMC.

(via MTVSplashpage)

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