Did you spot the iconic Romero zombie?
Greg Nicotero, makeup artist, producer, and frequent episode director on “The Walking Dead,” got his start working with George Romero and Tom Savini on Day of the Dead, and Nicotero often uses his pull on the AMC series to pay tribute to his pals. Nicotero has been known to bring iconic movie zombies into the world of “The Walking Dead” on the episodes he directs, and you may have spotted the latest “walker tribute,” as he refers to these fun little Easter eggs, last night.
On last night’s Season 7B premiere, Day of the Dead zombie Dr. Tongue popped up for a brief appearance. The tribute walker, teased by Nicotero on Instagram page last year, was seen leaning against a wall on the outskirts of The Kingdom; the camera briefly showed the faithful recreation of Day of the Dead‘s first on-screen zombie when Rick and the gang arrived to meet Ezekiel.
Previously, Day‘s Bub appeared on “The Walking Dead.”
Check out the latest tribute below, along with a closer look from the set!