Greg Nicotero prepares a group of actors to properly portray walkers in a new behind-the-scenes video for The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a new trailer for YouTube Red's Fight of the Living Dead and a featurette for Netflix's Stranger Things.

The Walking Dead Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction BTS Video: Press Release: "Universal Studios Hollywood recruited Executive Producer and Director of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and actors who portray Walkers on the hit television series to lead “Walker Boot Camp” as the theme park continues its preparation for the July 4th opening of its all-new permanent daytime attraction, inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Nicotero and “real” walkers lead the “Walker Boot Camp” as they put a cast of actors through the rigors of how to be a walker-- move like a walker, stalk prey like a walker, walk like a walker and remain in character like a walker. Every walker nuance was exposed from proper body posture to the juxtaposition of predator versus prey.

“The Walking Dead” attraction will be a real-life interpretation of AMC’s award-winning television series. To elevate its authenticity, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with “The Walking Dead’s” creative team, including visionary executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB Efx. Nicotero’s team, responsible for masterfully creating the show’s realistic decaying walkers, will construct prosthetics, utilize original molds and painstakingly apply paint and detailing to the attraction walkers."


Fight of the Living Dead Trailer: "Press Release: "Watch 10 YouTube stars face the ultimate battle to survive as they fight their way through an abandoned hospital overrun by bloodthirsty zombies and reach their mental and physical breaking points in FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD that will debut exclusively on YouTube Red this August.

In this intense and terrifying series FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, 10 YouTube stars are thrown into a simulated zombie apocalypse and forced to fight their way through an abandoned hospital. Pushed to their mental and physical breaking points, they’ll have to work together...or they’ll die together. No phones, no internet, no escape. Who will survive?

The Contestants:
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An Alpine Labs production in association with Revolver Picture Company and featured on BlackBoxTV, this new series is part of YouTube Red Originals, films and web series from today's biggest YouTube stars, and will debut exclusively on YouTube Red, the new ad-free entertainment and music subscription service, this August."


Stranger Things Featurette: Netflix will release all episodes of their new series Stranger Things on July 15th:

“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director. Stranger Things is a Netflix original series.”

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.