The Walking Dead head zombie killer, Frank Darabont, reportedly just fired all of the show’s writers. But you know who deserves to get raises? His effects crew: Even when the show’s dialogue seemed a little inhuman, these gore artists tirelessly and inventively brought us endless variations on spilled guts, head-splitting crack-ups, flesh-devouring bites, and the show’s very own version of Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Whether the violence was human-on-zombie, zombie-on-human, or human-on-human, and whether inflicted by ax, arrow, teeth, gun, or fist, it raised the stakes on gruesome TV murders in a way that has to make the guys over at CSI HQ jealous. With the first season of Walking Dead ending Sunday night — and our lunches safely digested — we thought it was time for a comprehensive look back at our favorite bone-crunching, flesh-eating moments.