The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Teases Upcoming Tribute Zombies


On several occasions, zombie make-up guru and executive producer of The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero, has paid tribute to zombie films of the past with walkers on the hit AMC series.

Speaking to Nicotero last week, wanted to know if we've all missed any big homages or if we can expect some more tributes in future episodes, especially since there have been so many walkers this season.

"There is a couple in the back half," Nicotero said. "You know what's ironic, I had an awesome walker cameo that we put in a scene in episode six but in the editing process the scene was removed so the tribute walker got cut out. I'm still gonna do it at some point but I feel like after the fact, I missed a great opportunity. Because of the black and white in 6x01, I would've had a perfect opportunity to do a Night of the Living Dead homage and actually shoot a zombie in black and white and make it look like a scene from Night of the Living Dead. I kind of missed the boat a little bit there because I hadn't anticipated that opportunity was gonna be there but there's some great tribute walkers coming up for sure. There could be a little Tarman Return of the Living Dead, there could be another Dawn of the Dead... I put them in because I love doing them for us. You do thousands of make-ups and to have an opportunity to recreate a make-up or a character that you just loved, that inspired you, it's sort of my nerd-version of paying back."

You have to admire Nicotero's love for the genre! For more of our interview with The Walking Dead's EP, stay tuned to!

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 PM ET on AMC.