How Game Of Thrones' Badass Zombie Battle Was Made

How Game Of Thrones' Badass Zombie Battle Was Made

I don't want to spoil things for you, but the epic battle at Hardhome, easily the highlight of Game of Thrones' fifth season, wasn't filmed using real zombies. Here's how the scenes were actually shot.

SPOILERS BELOW AND IN THE VIDEO

Visual effects company El Ranchito, who worked on the episode, have posted a VFX breakdown of all the tweaks and additions they had to make to the actual set (which was shot in an old quarry in Northern Ireland) to get it looking suitably apocalyptic.

How Game Of Thrones' Badass Zombie Battle Was Made

Given the quarry featured no ships, giants or walking dead, they had some work to do.


Comments

    Coming from someone to often read Kotaku and hasn't watched season 5 GOT yet, the title itself is spoilery enough so saying "I don’t want to spoil things for you" in your first sentence seems rather untrue... yeah, thanks for that.

      Yeah, spoilers suck, but once it's been awhile since this aired. It's not the best season, but get onto it!

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now