'Zombie Scare' Public Prank Vine Video Goes Viral [WATCH IT HERE]

  @ConnorASheetsc.sheets@ibtimes.com on November 27 2013 7:06 PM

Prank videos have been around for years on YouTube, but a new six-second Vine clip called "Zombie Scare" has taken the genre to a whole new level.

Here's the video in case you haven't seen it yet:

The video, by self-made Internet star Nick Santonastasso, begins with a view of his face made up to look like a zombie saying the phrase, "zombie prank."

From there, viewers are treated to one of the most creative uses of Vine to date, as the teenager who was born with only one arm and no legs as a result of a rare condition known as Hanhart Syndrome, goes into full-on zombie mode.

He shimmies across the floor in what has become his signature move toward what appears to be an unsuspecting shopper at an unnamed store, lurching ever closer as if he were a real-live member of the walking dead on the hunt for some brains. The combination of the face makeup, the unconventional means of mobilizing himself and the element of surprise combine for a perfect storm of terror, causing the shopper to throw a pack of paper towels at Santonastasso and attempt to flee just before the clip restarts.

The video went viral on Wenesday, causing the phrase "zombie scare" to be the second-most popular trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter, beaten out only by the ubiquitous Sharkeisha.

And Twitter users seemed to love the clip, tweeting out dozens of messages lauding it as "the funniest Vine prank ever" and "so amazing."

Santonastasso has made a name for himself through his creative approach to video-making, his sense of humor and his ability to overcome the way he was born. His new prank video is just the latest in a long string of hilarious clips he has posted on Vine, and he has even been featured on a "Today Show" segment which celebrated the "extraordinary boy" and his persistence in the face of adversity.

Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open, as if he keeps up with the video-making, this is not the last we will see of Nick Santonastasso.

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