Philip K Dick’s “Nazis won the war” story comes to TV. Zombie creator Greg Ni­cotero on, well... the clue’s in the ti­tle.

SFX - - Contents - Por­trait by Cindy Ord

Greg Ni­cotero is the un­sung hero of your night­mares. Start­ing out as a spe­cial make-up ef­fects artist on Day Of The Dead, he’s built a 30-year ca­reer out of mak­ing movies live and breathe through pros­thet­ics – es­pe­cially hor­ror. From the tit­u­lar alien of Preda­tor to the vam­pires of From Dusk Till Dawn, he’s worked with some of the most ter­ri­fy­ing mon­sters that the screen has ever un­leashed. But his spe­cial­ity is zom­bies, a skill-set he’s cur­rently putting to use as the co-ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer, spe­cial make-up ef­fects su­per­vi­sor and oc­ca­sional di­rec­tor of The Walk­ing Dead. As the world­wide TV phe­nom­e­non con­tin­ues its sixth se­ries, he sits down with SFX to share just what in­formed this great, grisly CV…

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