Ultimate Fan Zombie-Pranks Norman Reedus From The Walking Dead

When you go viral zombie-pranking the locals down the aisles of your local grocery store, what is the next logical step besides your favorite TV star?

If you've already tapped out on all the grim choices Clementine is forced to face in Telltale Games's The Walking Dead: Season Two, then it's back to news about its hit television counterpart. 

For fans of the TV show, FOX is pulling out all the stops to ensure that super fans are given the recognition they deserve. They just launched their social media driven "#getFOXed" campaign today, designed to give those fans unmatched fan experiences.

Enter the "Ultimate Zombie Prank" on Norman Reedus.

Nick Santonastasso, a huge The Walking Dead fan is no stranger to pulling pranks. 17 years old, Nick was born with a rare syndrome called Hanhart and has only one arm and no legs. This condition hasn't managed to keep him down though, and his mischievous enthusiasm can't be contained - it in fact gives him the ultimate edge to zombie-scare the bejeezus out you... which he knows full well. He has over 534,000 followers who know him as Vine "Zombie Prankster," speed-chasing strangers down grocery store aisles like a real-life rendition of 28 Days Later

(Seen here: Nick's 2-part "Zombie Prank" Vine series that went viral.)



Thanks to these, Nick is no stranger to FOX, nor the cast of The Walking Dead, who have happily brought attention to his undead shenanigans through various social media outlets.

In fact, this is probably the reason why he was picked up as the kick off fan experience for the #getFOXed campaign. 

Nick was flown to Tokyo, Japan where he was transformed into a walker by the show's Special Effects guru, Greg Nicotero. With partner-in-crime Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) manning the control room to give Nick the final go-ahead, hidden cameras all around the room captured every angle of Nick's big scare on Norman Reedus (Daryl)... in slow-motion, even!

More crazy fan experiences are sure to come, leading up to the global return of The Walking Dead across FOX channels outside of the US on February 10th.

A much more palatable wait time compared to Episode 2 of Telltale's Season Two, don't you think?

Featured Columnist

Avid PC gamer and long-time console lover. I enjoy sneaking, stealing everything not nailed down, and shooting zombies in the face. I'm also a cat.

Published Sep. 8th 2017
  • Si_W
    Hahaha, pretty cool.

    Long setup for a 5 second payoff, well done TWD cast and crew.
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Agreed, but you can tell it is an experience for the fan and not just for the spectacle.
  • Ste Grainer
    Featured Correspondent
    That was awesome.
  • Brandon Morgan
    Featured Contributor
    Lmao. I was hoping Reedus would freak out a little more, but still funny.
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Yes! I was commenting on Facebook that I'd hoped for something more subversive and creepifying. Some tapping, groaning, slow horrible appearance before the pounce! :P My turn next!

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