‘The Walking Dead’ rises for Halloween

If there is one thing that seems like a match made in heaven, it is zombies at tourist attractions. (That is, unless you are actually surrounded by real zombies at a tourist with no real way of escape other than running faster than everyone else.) With all of this in mind, we’re pleased to share the news that “The Walking Dead” is going to be heading to Universal Studios Hollywood later this year as a way to spook people come time for their Halloween Horror Nights event.

The show will be a part of this year’s Terror Tram attraction, and is actually the first TV show to be featured at the famed locale. In a statement, Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director John Murdy had the following to say:

“The Terror Tram is one of the most popular Halloween Horror Nights attractions since it’s the only time people can walk on the historic Universal backlot where the horror film genre was born … The juxtaposition of the backlot’s rural setting amid a small town devastated by a horrific plane wreckage complements the TV series’ sets almost to a tee and provides the ideal backdrop to showcase the walkers from AMC’s The Walking Dead on a grand scale.”

The event will take place on certain nights from September 21 until Halloween rolls around, and the season 3 premiere of the AMC series on October 14 is actually smack dab in the middle. While seeing real zombies is not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, his is an opportunity for folks who like a good scare to see what some of the walkers on the series really look like.

Is this something you would want to attend? To check out the latest news regarding the battle between AMC and Dish Network — which could cause new “Walking Dead” episodes to not air on he provider — click on the story here.

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