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HCFF: Rick Baker on designing the “Men In Black 3” aliens

IFC covered the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and here’s what we found out.

John Landis on his new book “Monsters in the Movies” (photo)

John Landis on his new book “Monsters in the Movies”

Anyone who’s followed the career of director John Landis could tell you: the man knows his movies. You can’t make something like “An American Werewolf in London” or Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” if you don’t understand horror films inside and out. Landis’ movies, from “Kentucky Fried Movie” to “The Blues Brothers” to “Three Amigos” are awash […]

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: Ten Old Movie Makeup Jobs That Hold Up, Part II

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! […]

Video: “The Wolf Man” at Comic-Con 2008

“I’ve been making myself up as a wolf man since I was ten years old,” claimed legendary make-up artist Rick Baker, who’s won six Oscars for his work in films as varied as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Ed Wood” and “An American Werewolf in London.” He’s a natural fit, then, for director Joe Johnston’s […]