Pennywise. Xenomorphs. Freddy Krueger. Beetlejuice. Jason Voorhees. Most movie fans immediately recognize these creatures and characters, but hardly know much about the artists behind these iconic designs. In Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1, journalist Heather Wixson shines the spotlight on twenty special makeup effects artists, creators and technicians whose work has left us captivated and marveling at their innovation, ingenuity and creativity.
Featuring behind-the-scenes photos and extensive interviews, MM&E explores the lives, careers and inspirations behind some the greatest artisans to have ever worked in film and television. MM&E is a celebration of the creative spirit and artistic endeavors of those who have worked tirelessly for decades to create the memorable monsters, creatures and onscreen personas that have terrified us, made us laugh and filled us with a sense of wonder.
Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume 1 features comprehensive discussions with:
Howard Berger Ve Neill “Screaming” Mad George
Thomas Burman Alec Gillis Tom Woodruff Jr.
Joel Harlow Matt Rose David LeRoy Anderson
Bari Dreiband-Burman Doug Drexler Wayne Toth
Lance Anderson Tony Gardner Patrick Tatopoulos
Jim McPherson Bart Mixon Gabe Bartalos
Paul Jones Everett Burrell