Monster Make-Up


By now, most fans credit Steve Wang and Matt Rose for the creation of the Predator. However, in my conversations with Steve, in particular, he feels that an unfair amount of credit has been given to him; it was a team effort bringing the Predator to life, and he couldn’t be more correct. During Monster Squad, Matt and Steve, who had been responsible for the Gillman, had worked through the weekend, grabbing precious few hours of sleep, while they established and painted the final suit. On Monday morning, it stood in the middle of Stan Winston’s satellite shop in all of its amphibian beauty. Stan saw it and his jaw bounced onto his chest. He had NEVER seen anything like it. It impressed him so much, that he, literally, stopped the work in the studio, gathered all of his employees around it and heaped praise upon these two kids (Matt was roughly 21 and Steve 20…maybe?). He said it was the best thing he had seen in his career thus far. Probably not the best strategy in the world. Months earlier, he was in England with his crew working on the Queen Alien, and now he was recognizing these two studio newcomers as the best. Where most of us in the shop agreed with Stan, there was some dissension.


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Why Watch? The brief history of the birth of monster make-up for children. Scar Stuff. Evil Teeth. Vampire Blood. These were the things we all needed growing up, the things we ordered from the back of comic books and begged for in bins at the carnival. They transformed us into the coolest monsters of our imaginations and movie screens. This joyous, simple documentary short celebrates the influence of the company that made it all possible. From the artwork to the feeling of cheap, wondrous plastic in your mouth, get ready for nostalgia. What does it cost? Just 8 minutes of your time. Check out IMAGINEERING! for yourself:

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