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Expect New "Psychological Horror" When The Walking Dead Returns

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Get ready for a whole new Walking Dead. When the AMC series returns with new episodes in February, series star Andrew Lincoln promises a whole new kind of horror.

"The back eight [episodes] feels like a whole new season. We're moving into a much more psychological horror," Lincoln says in the video below.

The new episodes pick up with the characters scattered, many of them on their own and trying to reconnect with their friends. The midseason finale saw their home—the prison—destroyed. Now they're back on the run, out in the big bad zombie apocalypse world with no fences and barbed wire to protect them.

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In the video above, executive producer Scott Gimple says new relationships to form and old ones may not last. "How are they going to be facing what looks to be an even more brutal world?" Gimple says

Greg Nicotero, an executive producer and the guru behind the zombies on the show, advices viewers to be ready for "really personal moments between our characters."

Look for Maggie (Lauren Cohan) to be dealing with her grief through anger and aggression, Rick (Lincoln) to be more protective of Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) try to find peace.

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, Feb. 9 on AMC.

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