Monster Mash Mashup: Walking Dead Characters Perform Halloween Hit

The Monster Mash is the most popular — and maybe only — Halloween song to ever hit the airways, so some innovative Walking Dead fans decided to mash up the song with the characters from the popular zombie show.

The Walking Dead Monster Mash mashup showed up on YouTube in the week before Halloween, with scenes of the show interspliced to fit in perfectly with the song. They even made a few lyrical changes to the 1962 hit from Bobby “Boris” Pickett, making better fit the show about a group of survivors who work together in a post-zombie apocalypse world.

The video is being released at a pretty smart time. Not only does it attract the viewers looking for their Monster Mash fix in the lead-up to Halloween, it also capitalizes on the growing success of the AMC program. The Walking Dead was recently renewed for a fifth season, and ratings are so high that advertising prices are starting to reach NFL football levels.

AMC is reportedly demanding as much as $600,000 for a half-minute commercial, the same as NBC’s Sunday Night Football brings in.

The New York Post noted: “With the strong ratings in hand — the audience for Walking Dead was larger than that of all of its rival Sunday-night dramas combined — AMC, run by President Charlie Collier, is seeking as much as $600,000… Smart ad buyers could have had ad spots on the Walking Dead in May for $300,000 to $400,000, some buyers told The Post, although for that price you got one original show plus two re-runs.”

The Monster Mash mashup comes from the YouTube channel Official Comedy, which is also featuring demonic pranks and even a fake TED talk aimed at zombies on how to survive the “human apocalypse.”

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