"Gore, Gore, Monsters, And Gore" Exclusive MASTERS OF MAKE-UP EFFECTS Excerpt

Oscar-winning make-up effects artist Howard Berger takes us on set for DAY OF THE DEAD in this advance sneak peek.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · September 2, 2022, 3:22 PM PDT
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The upcoming Masters Of Make-Up Effects provides a lively, affectionate, and candid oral history of iconic make-up effects. Featuring first-hand accounts from the artists who create them, this is a glorious gathering of behind-the-scenes stories and incredible, candid photos, many of which have never been published before. Oscar-winning make-up effects artist Howard Berger and veteran film journalist Marshall Julius usher readers onto the sets of cult classics (An American Werewolf in London, The Thing), award winners (Darkest Hour, The Shape of Water) and fan-favorite film and TV franchises (Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter). The book hits shelves September 13, but we have an exclusive sneak peek at two complete pages, featuring a fun Fango anecdote and an account of the making of Day of the Dead from Howard. Behold!

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Did we mention the book features a foreword from visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and an afterword by Seth MacFarlane? Take a look at this epic list of contributing industry legends sharing their histories, insights, and inspirations.:

Guillermo del Toro • Seth MacFarlane • Gino Acevedo • Rick Baker • Vivian Baker • Howard Berger • Doug Bradley • Lois Burwell • Norman Cabrera • John Caglione Jr • Bruce Campbell • Greg Cannom • Blair Clark • Bill Corso • Mark Coulier • John Criswell • Ken Diaz • Nick Dudman • Leonard Engelman • Robert Englund • Mike Fields • Ben Foster • Rob Freitas • Carl Fullerton • Toni G • Mick Garris • Alec Gillis • Pamela Goldammer • Neill Gorton • Barrie Gower • David Grasso • Kevin Haney • Joel Harlow • Mike Hill • Kazu Hiro • Garrett Immel • Carey Jones • Doug Jones • Paul Katte • Jamie Kelman • Eryn Krueger Mekash • John Landis • Tami Lane • Love Larson • Mike Marino • David Martí • James McAvoy • Mike McCracken Jr • Todd McIntosh • Greg Nelson • Greg Nicotero • Margaret Prentice • Stephen Prouty • Fred Raskin • Montse Ribé • Mikey Rotella • Sarah Rubano • Tom Savini • Mike Smithson • Richard Taylor • Christopher Tucker • Vincent Van Dyke • Eva Von Bahr • Steve Wang • David White • Matt Winston • Jeremy Woodhead • Kevin Yagher • Louie Zakarian

Masters Of Make-Up Effects is co-written by special makeup effects artist Howard Berger and film critic, blogger, broadcaster, Marshall Julius. With over 800 feature film and television credits including Dances With Wolves, Hitchcock, Kill Bill 1 & 2, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Make-up and a British Academy Award for Best Achievement in Make-up, Berger offers an insider account to the industry. Julius' previous books include Vintage Greek and Action! The Action Movie A-Z. They've joined forces to give readers an extensive and comprehensive peek behind the makeup chair, and we're pretty damn excited about it.

Check out Masters Of Make-Up Effects Live September 23, and pre-order your copy now.

You can also catch a signing at Dark Delicacies on Sun September 18th, and another at the Academy Museum on September 25th.