EXCLUSIVE: New Clip From 'The Walking Dead' Is Half Zombie, All Awesome!

We've been counting down the days until "The Walking Dead" premieres on AMC with exclusive interviews featuring the series' cast and creators, but today we have a pair of extra-special offerings to fill your day with shambling, flesh-hungry monsters.

Earlier today, we kicked off a contest for Image Comics' beautiful "The Walking Dead: The Covers"

hardcover collection, and now we have an exclusive clip from "The Walking Dead" premiere! In the clip, we see one of the first encounters between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and a snarling, grasping zombie just after he wakes up from a coma. WARNING: The scene is not for the faint of heart... or stomach.

Trust me: it only gets better from there, folks.

Just in case you missed some of our "Walking Dead" coverage this week, here are a few links to get you up to speed:

- Has 'The Walking Dead' Cast Been Reading The Comics?

- 'The Walking Dead' Vs. Brett Favre: How The Vikings QB Played A Role In The TV Series' Premiere

- 'The Walking Dead' Cast Recall 'Life Or Death' Filming, 'Terrifying' Moments

- 'The Walking Dead' Star Andrew Lincoln Explains How He Became Rick Grimes

- Robert Kirkman Welcomes You To 'The Walking Dead' Week On Splash Page!

"The Walking Dead" premieres Halloween night, October 31, at 10 PM EST on AMC. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Steven Yeun, among other notable actors. Keep it locked to Page all week for more "The Walking Dead" news, interviews, clips, and giveaways!

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