As John Cleese said in his brilliantly funny recap of The Walking Dead, “there are no safe spaces” in the world envisioned by Robert Kirkman. And while humans may be the most dangerous predators of The Walking Dead, getting torn apart by a horde of walkers is still the worst way to go! Now, AMC is giving fans a taste of what’s it’s like to be hopelessly surrounded by the show’s ravenous zombies in a full 360° experience.
Special effects master and The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero directed the new video, which allows you to look in any direction as the walkers surround you. This isn’t like Resident Evil or any other game you may have played. You can’t fight back and you can’t run, which only makes it more horrifying as the final moments come. That said, this would probably be the Walking Dead video game of our dreams if we just had a knife or a gun to deal with them!
While the primary way to view this is on YouTube, AMC also has it enabled to work with Google Cardboard, which gives the video an even more unsettling VR aspect. With the sound turned up, you can actually hear the zombies coming from different directions. AMC also teased that more Walking Dead 360° videos will be released this season. It will be interesting to see if any stars of the series shoot scenes for them as well.
The Walking Dead season 7 begins this Sunday, October 23 on AMC.
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