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Todd Tucker is an American film director, producer and makeup artist. His first major film was as a key artist on Hook.
In 2010, Todd founded Illusion Industries, a special make-up effects studio.The studio has locations in Louisiana and Russia.
He has directed the film Monster Mutt (2011) and has co-produced films such as Night of the Demons (2009) and Trailer Park of Terror (2008). He has also worked in the make-up department of films such as The Smurfs (2011), Watchmen (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonScary Movie 4 (2006) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), as well as for the television series Friends , Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana .
In 2009, he was nominated the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Make-Up/Creature FX for the film Trailer Park of Terror .
Todd Tucker landed his first major make-up effects artist job on Steven Spielberg's Hook .He went on to work on films such as The Mask , The Passion of the Christ , Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl , and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button . His television career includes Charmed , Friends , Wizards of Waverly Place , and That's So Raven . He acted as the lead puppeteer on Van Helsing and Jingle All the Way
After founding Illusion Industries, Todd went on to work on films such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation , The Smurfs 2 ,and crime drama The Iceman . Illusion Industries works in everything from prosthetic makeup to animatronics, puppets and specialty costumes.
Todd became a Directors Guild of America director and started directing on second units.He mostly directed effects shots, knowing best how to shoot the effects he himself had helped create. He came up with the film Monster Mutt , his first foray into lead directing. His next major project was The Terror of Hallow's Eve , which premiered at FrightFest in London on August 28, 2017.
Thomas Vincent Savini is an American prosthetic makeup artist, actor, stunt performer and film director. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th, Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Robin R. Bottin is an American special make-up effects creator. Known for his collaborations with directors John Carpenter, Paul Verhoeven and David Fincher, Bottin worked with Carpenter on both The Fog and The Thing, with Verhoeven on RoboCop, Total Recall and Basic Instinct, and with Fincher on Se7en and Fight Club. His many other film credits include Legend, Innerspace and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The Incredible Melting Man is a 1977 American science fiction horror film directed and written by William Sachs. The plot concerns an astronaut whose body begins to melt after he is exposed to radiation during a space flight to Saturn, driving him to commit murders and consume human flesh to survive. During post-production, the producers reshot scenes without Sachs' participation. The film starred Alex Rebar as the main character, alongside Burr DeBenning as a scientist trying to help him and Myron Healey as a United States Air Force general seeking to capture him. While writing and shooting, Sachs was influenced by Night of the Living Dead. With the changes by the producers, the final film has been described as a remake of First Man into Space (1959), which in turn was directly influenced by The Quatermass Xperiment, even though Sachs had never seen either of those films.
Richard A. Baker is a retired American special make-up effects creator and actor, mostly known for his creature effects and designs. Baker won the Academy Award for Best Makeup a record seven times from a record eleven nominations, beginning when he won the inaugural award for the 1981 film An American Werewolf in London.
Universal Classic Monsters is a name given to the horror, fantasy, thriller and science fiction films made by Universal Pictures during the decades of the 1920s through the 1950s. They were the first shared universe in mainstream film. They began with The Phantom of the Opera, a classic silent film starring Lon Chaney. Universal Classic Monsters continued with talkies including the core monsters in the franchise: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The films often featured Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and/or Lon Chaney Jr.
David Clayton Henrie is an American actor and director. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as starring in the films Little Boy and Walt Before Mickey.
Robert Kurtzman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and Makeup / Special Effects Makeup artist.
Gregory Nicotero is an American special make-up effects creator, television producer, and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film Day of the Dead (1985), under the tutelage of Romero and make-up effects veteran Tom Savini.
Scott E. Essman is an American writer, who has been writing and producing projects about motion picture craftsmanship and Hollywood history since the mid-1980s.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror is a 2010 American independent romantic horror film written, directed, and produced by James Nguyen, and starring Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Birdemic tells the story of a romance between the two main characters as their small town is attacked by birds.
Matthew W. Mungle is an American make-up artist. He has been nominated four times for the Academy Award for Best Makeup, winning in 1992 for Bram Stoker's Dracula. He has also received 26 Emmy nominations, winning 6. His television work includes Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union,CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Big Bang Theory, Salem, NCIS, Conan, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Monster Mutt is a 2010 American independent family comedy film directed by Todd Tucker and written by Timothy Dolan. It had a limited theatrical release in 2010, and a DVD release in 2011. The film stars Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Bart Johnson, Billy Unger, and Bob Gibson, and a larger-than-life animatronic puppet of the "Monster Mutt".
Dave Elsey is an Academy and Saturn Award-winning artist known for special make-up effects, creature effects and animatronics in films such as X-Men: First Class, Ghost Rider, Star Wars, Hellraiser, Alien 3, and Indiana Jones. He was born on February 2, 1967 in London, England to Marie and Derek Elsey. From 1999 to 2011, Elsey lived in Sydney, Australia with his wife Lou while working on the TV science fiction series Farscape. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
All Hallows' Eve is a 2013 American horror anthology film edited, written, and directed by Damien Leone, in his feature film directorial debut. The film is presented as a series of shorts that two children and their babysitter discover on an unmarked videotape on Halloween night, all of which feature a homicidal clown named Art the Clown. The film stars Katie Maguire, Catherine Callahan, Marie Maser, and Kayla Lian, with Mike Giannelli as Art the Clown. It incorporates footage from the 2008 short film The 9th Circle, as well as the 2011 short film Terrifier, both of which were also directed by Leone and featured Art the Clown.
Steve Johnson is an American special effects artist whose career has spanned more than thirty years. His work has appeared in over 200 films, countless television shows, theme parks, commercials, and music videos. Some of his best-known creations include Slimer for Ghostbusters, the alien seductress Sil for Species, Doctor Octopus's arms for Spider-Man 2, and Robin Williams's robotics for Bicentennial Man.
Terrifier is a 2016 American slasher film written, co-produced, and directed by Damien Leone. The film stars Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, Catherine Corcoran, and David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown. The film follows Tara Heyes (Kanell) as she finds herself as Art's next target on Halloween night. It marks the second feature film appearance of the Art the Clown character, after Leone's 2013 anthology film All Hallows' Eve, which incorporated footage from previous short films that were also directed by Leone and featured the character.
Tom Woodruff Jr. is an American actor, director, producer and special effects supervisor. He won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects for his work on the 1992 dark fantasy film Death Becomes Her; that same year he was also nominated for the same award for Alien 3.
Jack Attack is a 2013 American short holiday horror film about a babysitter, her charge Jack, and parasitic pumpkins, written and directed by Bryan Norton and Antonio Padovan, who were also responsible, respectively, for special make-up and mechanical effects, and set design. The short was selected by more than a hundred festivals internationally and won more than thirty awards, and was selected for two anthology films in the US: Seven Hells (2014), and All Hallows' Eve 2 (2015).
KNB EFX Group is an American special effects company that specializes in prosthetic makeup, animatronics, and other practical effects. It was founded in 1988 by Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, and Howard Berger, though Kurtzman left in 2003. After establishing a reputation for gory effects in horror films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, they broadened to performing animatronics and makeup effects for mainstream comedy and drama films. Their work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Walking Dead have netted them multiple awards and nominations.
The Terror of Hallow's Eve is a 2017 American horror film directed by Todd Tucker and starring Caleb Thomas.
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