8 Questions We Want Answered When The Walking Dead Returns

8) What’s Up With The Spiked Zombie?

The Walking Dead has slipped into a bit of lull with its use of zombies for a while now, but the midseason premiere raised our hopes that the show has found a new way to make them scary and fresh again.

The promo for the rest of the season featured lots of exciting details to pick up on but the most intriguing – and horrifying – was the final shot of Rick being faced with a walker. But not just any walker. A walker wearing a spiked helmet and with sharp metal poles poking out of its body. Like some undead terrifying pincushion.

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So, what’s the deal with this unique fella? Obviously, the zombie didn’t end up this way naturally – unless the person died due to being very clumsy while surrounded by metal poles. Given that, someone must have weaponized the creature in an effort to make it more of a threat. Either to protect their home or to send out and attack their enemies.

Is this another tactic of Negan and the Saviours? Possibly. It’s a totally idea original to the show though so we really have no idea on this one.