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Making of “New Best Friends” — See the Creation of the Hellish Spiked Walker

Sewer walkers, charred walkers, riot gear walkers… Greg Nicotero and the special effects team never disappoint. But they’ve never created a walker quite like Winslow.

In a new video on the making of “New Best Friends,” the cast and crew detail how they created the hellish spiked walker featured in Season 7, Episode 10 and set the stage for Rick’s battle against it.

Go Behind the Scenes of “New Best Friends” With the Cast and Crew

For starters, it wasn’t just anyone under that terrifying suit. It was SFX Makeup Artist Gino Crognale who brought Winslow to life because Executive Producer Greg Nicotero knew he’d “have a very acute understanding of how to make the gag play.”

As for the pit fight itself, a cool suit attached to tank of water to keep Gino comfortable and computer generated spikes to impale Rick’s hand are just a few components that went into pulling off the huge stunt scene.

Click here to watch the full video and get more details at what Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis) herself called “one of the scariest monsters I’ve ever seen.” Plus, a closer peek at the Scavengers’ hideout.

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