"Fear the Walking Dead" is set to debut on Sunday, and in advance of the premiere AMC has released the first three minutes of the "Walking Dead" spinoff/prequel on Facebook. There's a bit of a "28 Days Later" feel to the opening, which takes place in an abandoned church occupied by people who appear to be, shall we say, down on their luck (one of them is heartthrobb-y series star Frank Dillane).

It's not exactly the place I'd expect the show to open -- I would've thought a sunny suburban street or maybe even an office high rise, for example -- but the dark, decrepit setting has a haunted house feel that starts things off on an effectively creepy note.

Watch the clip below. You can read Alan Sepinwall's review of the first two episodes here.

"Fear the Walking Dead" premieres Sunday at 9 on AMC.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: #FearBeginsHere this Sunday at 9/8c.

Posted by Fear the Walking Dead on Thursday, August 20, 2015
A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.