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Rick Baker. Friend of apes. Maker of monsters. Seven time Oscar winner. And that lucky number seven was for The Wolfman, shared with fellow EFX maestro Dave Elsey. Their on-stage speech was great, but the extended Thank You Cam was even better. Both Baker and Elsey thanked Jack Pierce and Dick Smith for inspiring them. Though there were grumblings online that the Academy clip showed the CG transformation rather then the make-up. It is always a treat to see our own getting the gold.

Horror at the OscarsIn the best original music category, Trent Reznor won for The Social Network. But who could forget his rivethead contributions to Class of 1999, Se7en, and Tetsuo: The Bullet Man? And Danny Boyle’s nominated 127 Hours didn’t win for Best Picture, but we will always love him “best” for his bloody crazies in the 28 Days series.

Rounding out the highlights in horror cred are nods to Jason X, Wishmaster, Brainscan, The Deep and A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child. But a special silver skull goes out to The Kids Are All Right’s Jeffrey Levy-Hinte who produced one of the greatest horror films of the past decade, Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo. I hope one day to see Larry grace the stage of the Oscars to get one of his own. I know he can do it, and I hope it is for a genre film.

And now for Part 2 of Horror at the Oscars … enjoy the show and remember: you don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre.

Please Note: This is NOT going to be an all-inclusive list of every genre project these stars have worked on. Just some highlights. Feel free to add your own highlights for them in our comments section below.

Best Make-up FX

Rick Baker The Wolfman
Horror cred: An American Werewolf in London, Cursed, Hellboy, The Haunted Mansion, The Ring, Ghosts, The Frighteners, Wolf, Body Bags, Ratboy, Thriller, Videodrome, The Funhouse, The Howling, It Lives Again, The Fury, King Kong, Squirm, Schlock, Modern Vampires, The Food of the Gods, The Exorcist, The Thing with Two Heads, The Devil’s Advocate, It’s Alive, “Werewolf”

Dave Elsey The Wolfman
Horror cred: Death Machine, Waxworks, Hellraiser, Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Living Doll, Alien³, Candyman

Adrien Morot, Barney’s Version

Horror cred: A Flesh Offering, Carny, Humans, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, The Woods, The Covenant, Decoys, Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain, Relative Fear, Brainscan, Stalked, Slashers, Species II, Breeders, Screamers, “The Hunger”

Edouard F. Henriques, The Way Back
Horror cred: The Cell, The Vanishing, Cat People, Dead & Buried, Prophecy, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Deep

Gregory Funk
Horror cred: Blade II, Trauma, Heartstopper, Night of the Living Dead (1990), Wishmaster, Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh, Phantoms, “ X-Files”

Yolanda Toussieng
Horror cred: Flatliners, Beetlejuice

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

WINNER: The Social Network, Trent Reznor
Horror cred: Tetsuo: The Bullet Man, Dr. Psycho – Die Bösen, die Bullen, meine Frau und ich, The Hitcher, Doom, Constantine, Resident Evil, se7en, Class of 1999

Atticus Ross
(If you can call it that) Horror cred: Twilight


Inception, Hans Zimmer
Horror cred: The Ring, Paperhouse, Jason X, Scream 2

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

WINNER: We Belong Together from Toy Story 3, Randy Newman
Horror cred: April Fool’s Day


I See the Light from Tangled, Alan Menken
Horror cred: Little Shop of Horrors

Best Motion Picture of the Year

WINNER: The King’s Speech, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin


Black Swan
Mike Medavoy
Horror cred: Black Swan, Shutter Island

Brian Oliver
Horror cred: Black Swan

Scott Franklin
Horror cred: Black Swan

The Kids Are All Right, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Horror cred: Wendigo

127 Hours, Christian Colson
Horror cred: The Descent, The Descent: Part 2

Danny Boyle
Horror cred: Sunshine, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later

The Social Network, Scott Rudin
Horror cred: The Village, Addams Family Values, The Addams Family, Flatliners

Michael De Luca
Horror cred: Drive Angry 3D, Blade 2, Lost Souls, Blade, Dark City, In the Mouth of Maddness, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, The Lawnmower Man (short), “Freddy’s Nightmares”

True Grit, Scott Rudin
Horror cred: The Village, Addams Family Values, The Addams Family, Flatliners

Joel Coen
Horror cred: The Evil Dead

Winter’s Bone, Anne Rosellini
Horror cred: Cthulhu

Alix Madigan-Yorkin
Horror cred: Case 39

Best Short Film, Live Action

WINNER: God of Love, Luke Matheny


The Confession, Tanel Toom
Horror cred: The Second Coming

Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Horror cred: Mascara

Wish 143, Samantha Waite
Horror cred: Hello Darkness

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film



The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!


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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success



Death House

If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9 and March 16. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.


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Rumor: Stephen King’s IT: Chapter 2 Starts Shooting this Summer



Let me start this out by saying that this bit of Stephen King’s IT news has not been confirmed. That said, I can only hope that it is true so let’s see what you think.

Today, Omega Underground is reporting that Andres Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 will begin filming this summer on June 18th. The site also claims that filming will take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios.

I guess we’ll see if this rumor is true or not in the next few weeks as the casting of the adult Loser’s Club should be underway one way or the other soon as the movie already has a set release date in September 2019.

Are you excited that IT: Chapter 2 might begin principal photography this summer? Let us know below!

IT is directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Chase Palmer & Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gray Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. The film stars Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams, and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

IT: Chapter 2 creeps into theaters September 6th, 2019.



A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.


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