Caught in the middle of a high-intensity struggle for survival, you fight off hordes of flesh-hungry, growling â€œwalkers,â€ or zombies. No place is safe as you make your way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland with horror at every turn. Will you survive? This fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are joining forces with AMCâ€™s â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ for their Halloween Horror Nights events. Visitors to both theme parks will be able to experience the horror of AMCâ€™s blockbuster original series, â€œThe Walking Dead,â€ in elaborately themed, haunted mazes. It marks the first-time Universal Studios has featured a television series at Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts. The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, series â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ is the number-one drama series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Universal Studiosâ€™ Halloween creative teams are working with AMC and â€œThe Walking Dead,â€ to create an authentic experience that is true to the Emmy Award-winning hit series. The haunted mazes on both coasts feature eerily authentic, elaborately designed, movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to â€œlifeâ€ the vicious, hungry, zombies from the show. â€œWe want people to experience the same terror of the walker-filled reality our characters faced in seasons one and two - and will continue to face in our third season,â€ said Greg Nicotero, Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Artist for the series. â€œOur collaboration with Universal Studiosâ€™ creative teams is exciting as we work to truly capture the essence of the show.â€ â€œThe collaboration with Universal Studiosâ€™ creative teams is a fantastic cross-promotional opportunity and a great way to capture the spirit of the series, which makes its season three debut on AMC this October,â€ said Linda Schupack, AMCâ€™s Executive Vice President of Marketing. â€œâ€˜The Walking Deadâ€™ puts real people in incredibly horrific situations where they experience true, raw fear, and guests at Halloween Horror Nights experience the same thing,â€ said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort. â€œWe canâ€™t wait to merge the two powerful concepts together.â€ â€œWith â€˜The Walking Dead,â€™ we want to make fans of the series feel like they are literally walking in the footsteps of the showâ€™s characters, experiencing all of the horrific events from the series just as they experienced them,â€ said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood. â€œThe goal is to make guests of Halloween Horror Nights feel like they are trapped in the world of â€˜The Walking Dead,â€™ using all of the attention to detail and movie-quality production values that Halloween Horror Nights has become famous for. Youâ€™re no longer sitting on a couch, watching a showâ€¦youâ€™re living it!â€ Universalâ€™s Halloween Horror NightsÂ® events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nationâ€™s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from film to nightmares -- and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained â€œscareactors.â€ For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.