Saturday, October 19, 2013

Masters Of Horror! (Rick Baker)

Fuckin' makeup GOD.

(For his whole career, see here, and here)

Octaman (1971)


Well, he was just starting.

Clips from this um...classic can be seen in "Fright Night".

The Thing With Two Heads (1972)

See here.

Well, I didn't say much there, but...what CAN ya say?

Schlock (1973)

See here, and here.

The Exorcist (1973)

See here, and here.

Okay, he was just an assistant, but still...

It's Alive (1974)

See here.

King Kong (1976)

See here.

Baker both made, and wore the suit.

The film doesn't hold up, but I can't fault Baker's work for that at all.

Squirm (1976)

An MST3K favorite.

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

They totally swiped the melted guy from "Robocop", from this.

Star Wars (1977)

See here, and here.

Makeup, second unit.

The Fury (1978)

After "Carrie", and before "Scanners", kind of a middle evolution.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

See here, and here.

The Howling (1981)

See here.

That's right, he was working for Cokeand Pepsi.

The Funhouse (1981)

See here.

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

See here.

You can about 90% bet, that if the flick has a gorilla, Rick Baker was involved.
He's fixated on perfecting that same damned gorilla in his head until he feels like he nailed it.

Videodrome (1983)

See here.

Yep. The pulsating TV, gun hand, and stomach vagina?

Thriller (1983)

I almost put this in with John Landis, and dammit, I really should have.

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, 
Lord of the Apes (1984)

See here.

See? More gorillas.
Always comes back to the gorillas.

Werewolf (1987-1988)

See here, and here.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

See here.

The Rocketeer (1991)

See here.

Wolf (1994) 

See here.

Once again, though, can't fault the makeup.

Ed Wood (1994)

See here, here, and here.

Yep, he turned Landau into Lugosi.

Batman Forever (1995)

See here, here, and here.

Damn, he had a hand in the rubber nipples?
*Sad sigh*

The Frighteners (1996)

See here.

Escape from L.A. (1996)

See here, and here.

Men in Black (1997) 

See here, and here.

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

See here.

Bam, back to the damned gorilla.

I'm pretty sure he said this time, he finally nailed it for good.

Planet of the Apes (2001)

See here.

Men in Black II (2002) 

See here, and here (again).

The Ring (2002)

Eh...sorry, this whole remaking Japanese horror movies thing is another one of those boats that passed me by.

Saw it in the theater, just thought it was okay.
Hasn't stayed with me as any sort of classic, or anything.

Hellboy (2004)

See here.

The Ring Two (2005)

Skipped this one.
See Ring 1 for why.

King Kong (2005)

See here.

Cameo role.

Cursed (2005)

See here.

So, he does the greatest werewolf movie, and the worst.
You gotta wonder if it was on purpose just so he could boast it.
Y'know, just so no one else would have any accomplishments left on the planet.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

See here, and here.

Well, there, there's the worst superhero movie, now you've got go and do the best one too, Rick.

The Wolfman (2010)

See here.

The best, the worst, now the most mediocre werewolf movie.

He really doesn't want to leave anything for the rest of us.
Greedy bastard!!

Men In Black 3 (2012)

See here.

Aaand, up next, in 2014, "Maleficent", the live action "Sleeping Beauty", prequel.

Say, you think he even has to try anymore?
You think it's even work for him?
Or, do you just think he shows up, and waves his hands around, and real monsters slither out?
I do.
I think he's gone beyond even master, and is a wizard.
An actual wizard.
He's unbeatable, and it's kinda depressing.

Y'know, like how citizens of Metropolis must feel so safe with Superman around, it's boring.

Need a creature?
*Yawn* get Rick Baker.
Yep, there it is.
Better than I imagined.

Anyway, tomorrow, continuing the makeup theme, Stan Winston.

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