Topic: Horror Make Up Artists?

Hi all,

Being horror fans, we love gore, guts and gruesome special effects. So here's a thread to discuss your favourite make up artists of the horror world. Who are your favourites and what of their work do you like best?

You can't beat Tom Savini in my opinion! Truly the champion of his craft. There's so many great effects of his to choose from - it's so tough.

More recently, there's an up and coming artist who I think is just fantastic. Whilst dealing with lots and lots of gore, he also has a knack for more subtle effects. Yep, of course, it's Todd Masters! He did a brilliantly gruesome job with True Blood and his latest work in (the absolute MUST SEE!) American Mary is also amazing too...

^ A few subtly creepy stills from American Mary...

So what's everyone's favourite make up artist and master of gore?

Re: Horror Make Up Artists?

Tom Savini is my favorite,  and I'm also a big fan of Greg Nicotero, his work is fantastic.

Re: Horror Make Up Artists?

My faves are mostly the ones you always hear about, and a couple less popular but still excellent ones:

Dick Smith
Lon Chaney
Steve Johnson
Rob Bottin
Rick Baker
Chris Walace
Screaming Mad George
Stan Winston
Giannetto De Rossi
Adrien Morot
Sergio Stivalletti
Joe Blasco
The KNB guys
Gillis & Woodruff
Carlo Rambaldi

Re: Horror Make Up Artists?

Not horror, but I've always loved Harryhausen's work.  Yeah, I'm old, deal with, and get off my lawn!