Creature Designers to Get Their Due!


Fans of monster movies have been enjoying the work of these hard working artists pretty much since the beginning of cinema. They are the ones that are creating all the different creatures, monsters, and beasties throughout our cinematic history. They made us believe that King Kong really was the 8th Wonder of the World; that Frankenstein really did bring a creature that he made to life; they made us believe that Jason was sword fighting with skeleton warriors, and bringing thousands of other monsters to life, from werewolves, martians, zombies, dinosaurs, and everything else in between. No matter what the genre, this talented brood continuing to astound our eyes as we see their mad creations come to life on the screen for our entertainment. The sad part is that most of them never get the credit they so richly deserve. But now, thanks to the makers of this new documentary, maybe a few of them will get a little bit of that attention.

Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet, the two behind the documentary Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan in 2011, are back for another enlighting documentary on these other unsung heroes of the movie industry. Check out the trailer below:


There is a ton of input from some of the industies top names, like Alec Gillis, Rick Baker, Steve Johnson, Richard Taylor, Tom Woodruff, Jr., Greg Nicotero, Joe Dante, John Landis, Chris Walas, Guillermo del Toro, Phil Tippett, Dennis Muren, Stephen Chiodo, and more. Not sure when or where this will be coming out or available, but we’ll try and keep you posted.



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