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“BLOOD AND GUTS”: Rick Baker, Monster Maker

The Nerdist and FANGORIA’s BLOOD AND GUTS is wrapping up its second season, and we’ve certainly saved the best for last. In our finale, host Scott Ian visits with a true legend and one of the greatest living makeup FX artists, multiple Academy Award-winning Rick Baker.

A mainstay in Fango since its inception, Baker is responsible for everything from gory frights to the best werewolf transformation of all time to simply stunning work in HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS and The Grinch. Here, he takes BLOOD AND GUTS on a breathtaking tour of his display room, as well as a special visit to Bob Burns’ basement, which also houses some of the artists’ greatest and earliest achievements. Baker lets us in on his paintings—many beautiful renderings of classic monsters—talks his influences, and so much more.

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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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