The face of The Walking Dead‘s newest villain, Alpha (Samantha Morton), was previously teased through key art, but that was just a still picture. And she won’t make her official appearance as the leader of the Whisperers until the show comes back for the second half of Season 9 in February. But now we can see her put on her Ed Gein-ass dead skin mask thanks to a new teaser released via Entertainment Weekly. Alexa, play “Mask Off.”
In the new teaser, we see the actions that go into the making of a Whisperer mask, from stripping the skin off a dead body and stitching on seams to make sure it’s tight enough to keep it up to the light to really make the terrifying pop and lastly putting it on. Adding to the horror factor is a soundtrack highlighting a tinkling nursery rhyme-style song that starts “whisper, whisper, whisper in the garden” and warps and deteriorates as it goes on.