You don’t have to wait until season 3 premieres on AMC on Oct. 14 to get the bejesus scared out of you by The Walking Dead. That’s because the zombie drama will be part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights event taking place at Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood starting on Sept. 21. Those who dare to enter will need to survive what a Universal press release describes as “eerily authentic, elaborately designed movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to ‘life’ the vicious, hungry zombies from the show.”
And we’ve got your first look at some of those zombies right here and right now with three exclusive photos. “We want people to experience the same terror of the walker-filled reality our characters faced in seasons 1 and 2, and will continue to face in our third season,” says the show’s co-executive producer and monster makeup guru Greg Nicotero in the release. The Walking Dead mazes will open, along with all of Halloween Horror Nights, in both Universal parks on select dates Sept. 21 through Oct. 31. Now scroll down to check out Nicotero with some of the walkers in a recreation of the show’s famous post-apocalypse hospital set. And for more breaking Walking Dead news, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.