The Walking Dead Will Arrive This Halloween

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Start stockpiling canned goods, shotgun ammunition, and water, and for God's sake get some plywood over those windows. The Walking Dead is/are coming.

AMC has announced the anticipated series' premiere date, and it's oh-so fitting: Halloween. October 31st. That's when we'll see the first episode of Frank Darabont's (Shawshank Redemption) take on Robert Kirkman's comic book series about the zombie apocalypse.

And for those of you disappointed that the first season will only be six episodes long, there's some good news. The first episode will run an extended 90 minutes. That's 30 extra minutes of watching survivor Rick Grimes shoot out the brains of the lumbering undead.

The extended trailer that premiered at this year's Comic-Con has been recut and is finally officially available in all its non-shakycam glory. Check it out below (and don't forget to pop that sucker into full-screen mode)!

Are you as excited about this series as I am? I just finished book three and really hope the show gets that far because there is some totally messed up s*** that happens that I want to see on television.

In anticipation of the premiere, let's get some zombie apocalypse discussion going. Here's the scenario: After tangling with a group of the undead, your loved one/soul mate is bitten on the wrist. Infection can happen at any second. You're in the safehouse with ragtag medical supplies, an axe, guns, and several frightened survivors. What do you do with your loved one (who happens to be really hot, btw)? Bonus points for creativity! Answer in the comments section below!

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