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Master makeup artist Rick Baker on “An American Werewolf in London” and “Men in Black III” (photo)

Master makeup artist Rick Baker on “An American Werewolf in London” and “Men in Black III”

It’s hard to believe “An American Werewolf in London” is thirty years old. It looks way too good and scares way too hard to be a three-decade old film. A lot of the credit for the film’s longevity goes to the film’s master makeup artist Rick Baker, who designed its creatures and engineered the movie’s […]

Putty In Their Hands: The Experts Speak

Andrew Clement was ten when he implored his father to see “The Exorcist,” only to have his dad come back from seeing the William Friedkin horror classic and tell him, “You are not seeing that film!” These days, Clement is partners with Dick Smith, the man who was responsible for Linda Blair’s spinning head and […]

Putty In Their Hands: Ten Old Movie Makeup Jobs That Hold Up, Part I

We’re getting into the Halloween spirit at IFC.com this week by taking a look back at some famous movie makeup jobs (that are, at minimum, 25 years old) that have maintained their power to scare the bejeezus out of viewers. These kids today with their computer generated imagery and their Blu-rays and their “Saw V”s! […]