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There Was an ‘Incredible Melting Man’ Tribute On “The Walking Dead” Last Night



We tipped you off early last week that last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” was going to feature a tribute to Creepshow, but as it turns out, it wasn’t the only classic horror homage.

The episode, directed by Greg Nicotero, also featured a tribute to makeup effects master Rick Baker’s work in the ’77 film The Incredible Melting Man. The movie centers on an astronaut who is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage, and a walker seen on the latest episode looked like a dead ringer for the ill-fated man.

Nicotero made note of the homage on Instagram, writing:

This walker from this week’s episode was an homage to Rick Baker’s work in The Incredible Melting Man and unfortunately you didn’t really get a chance to see it in the episode but Kerrin Jackson and Kevin Wasner did a great job on this I believe the sculpture was done by Norman Cabrera. I loved the thick layer of ultra ice that was added to make the veins look deep under the skin.

You may have also noticed a zombie last night that looked similar to a monster seen in 1985’s House; from what I gather, this was not intentional. But it’s close enough to warrant a mention!

Check out both zombies below.

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has three awesome cats. Still plays with toys.