As you count down to the return of The Walking Dead, your friends at TVLine have a little something to help you kill (ahem) time: never-before-seen behind-the-screams footage from last season’s barn-burner of a finale!
In the clip below, not only do you get a too-close-for-comfort look at how the zombies were sent up in flames, but you find out how AMC’s monster smash managed get that amazing shot of the walkers lumbering away from the barn at exactly the moment that it collapsed.
“Our AD saw a beam inside the barn fall, and [knowing the whole structure was about to fall,] she started screaming, ‘Back to 1! Back to 1!’” recalls producer Glen Mazzara. Her quick thinking allowed director Ernest Dickerson to act fast and capture visuals that encapsulated what he calls “the poetry of horror.”
But you’ll see for yourself when you click on the clip below. Oh, and don’t forget: The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season is out on Blu-ray and DVD August 28.