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The Walking Dead: Samantha Morton's Alpha makes her fleshy debut in horrifying Season 9 teaser clip

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Dec 20, 2018, 1:27 PM EST

You better buy a night light before Season 9 of AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its second half in 2019.

In a chilling new teaser for the upcoming batch of episodes, we are introduced to Samantha Morton's Alpha, the top leader of The Whisperers, depraved humans who wear Walker skin so as to blend in among them. In the midseason finale, Jesus was killed by a Whisperer whom some of the Survivors took to be a regular zombie. 

While only 30 seconds long, the teaser is pure nightmare fuel, as Alpha goes all Leatherface, sewing up a fresh mask of flesh to wear, while a warbling and distorted song about whispering plays in the background. 

Morton is a veteran of genre projects, having appeared in high-profile movies like Minority Report and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Her character's second-in-command, Beta, will be played by Sons of Anarchy's Ryan Hurst

The second half of The Walking Dead's ninth season returns on AMC Feb. 10.