Issue 17


Rick Baker’s formative years and influences / Spectral Motion’s Mike Elizalde on Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark / Make-up Effects Group (M.E.G.) on creating demons and deformities for Nekrotronic / Academy Award-winner Joel Harlow’s collection of Lovecraftian characters developed over a 20-year period / Academy Award-winner Mark Coulier on Kazakh political drama The Leader’s Path.

Tutorials and tech specs

Body paint champion Nix Herrera shows us the fundamentals of how to make your own body art stencils to save time and deliver great detail, Neill Gorton takes us through sculpting the human ear at a twice-life-size, and Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni use the ear cores they made for Issue 16 to create ear tip appliances in foam latex.

Plus: wisdom from multi award-winner Neill Gorton, part one of a two-part feature about the origins, development and influence of life casting traces the history of death masks, and Todd Masters remembers leading his young makeup effects team on Tales From the Crypt as HBO’s horror anthology celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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