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The Corner London, Nick Santonastasso Prank Norman Reedus of ‘The Walking Dead’

For the first installment in the global social media driven campaign “#getFOXed” for FOX International Channels (FIC), The Corner London enlisted The Walking Dead superfan and Vine “Zombie Prankster” Nick Santonastasso to pull an elaborate prank on cast member Norman Reedus.

The 17-year-old Nick Santonastasso, who was “born with a rare condition called Hanhart syndrome and has only one arm and no legs,” has become an inspiration to countless kids and adults living with disabilities. His sizable social media following and rabid The Walking Dead fandom made him the ideal candidate to launch this campaign, which also functions as something of a follow-up to Santonastasso’s own “Zombie Prank” Vine series.

The Corner London flew Santonastasso out to Tokyo, where cast members were promoting the new fourth season of the show, and the show’s special effects expert, Greg Nicotero transformed him into a walker. Cast member Andrew Lincoln also helped Santonastasso pull off the prank, and seemed pretty delighted to help scare the unsuspecting Reedus. It all came together pretty well, and Reedus’ reaction doesn’t disappoint. The stunt has already proved a huge success, racking up 3.2 million views in its first 48 hours and is now almost at the 5 million mark. The fourth season of The Walking Dead makes its premiere on FOX channels outside of the US on February 10th. Credits after the jump. Read more

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The ‘Walking Dead’ Want Your Blood..For a Good Cause

We hear at the Spy love our zombies, not to mention AMC’s The Walking Dead, so we have no shame in our game representing the undead for a good cause. Not only did the network wrangle in true legends like Peter Jackson, but pop stars and annoying gossip show hosts like Good Charlotte’s Joe Madden and Maria Menounous, respectively. Seriously, VFX maestro Greg Nicotero is a god and his handwork comes into play for this effort, which, oh yeah encourages donating blood.

Welcome to our nightmare and do your blood-giving part here.