Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 3, 2009
The first trailer for Breck Eisner’s remake of George Romero’s 70s plague classic, The Crazies, has finally landed online. In a terrifying tale of the American Dream gone wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown when an unknown toxin turns the citizens into homicidal maniacs. A small-town sheriff David Dutton (Tommy Olyphant) tries to maintain law and order while protecting his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutton’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a struggle for survival as they try to get out of town alive.
The scheduled release date for the remake is February 26, 2010.
Make Up Department
Leo Corey Castellano … makeup department head
Mary Kate Gales … additional makeup artist
Chris Gallaher … key makeup effects: Almost Human Inc
Robert Hall … special makeup designer: Almost Human, Inc
Bill Johnson … additional prop bodies
Adruitha Lee … hair department head
Jonah Levy … special makeup effects artist: Almost Human Inc
Deborah Patino … makeup artist: Radha Mitchell
Erik Porn … special makeup effects supervisor: for Almost Human Inc.
Toby Sells … special makeup effects artist: Almost Human Inc.
Darnell Shepherd … hair/lab technician: Almost Human, Inc.
Diana Sikes … hairstylist: Mr. Olyphant
Betty Lou Skinner … key hair stylist
Justin Stafford … wig maker
Beka Wilson … key hair stylist
Leigh Ann Yandle … key makeup artist
Andrea Politte … additional hair stylist
Special Effects Department
Vincent Ball … special effects technician
Kevin Carter … special effects contact lenses
William Catania … special effects technician
James Cheshire … special effects technician
Paul Damien … special effects technician
Peter Damien … special effects technician
David Fletcher … special effects coordinator
Ken Gorrell … special effects foreman
Skylar Gorrell … special effects technician
G. Heath Hood … special effects technician
Thomas Kittle … special effects foreman
Dalton Kutsch … studio technician: Almost Human, Inc
Brendan McHale … special effects technician
Randy Moore … special effects technician
Greg Oliver … special effects technician
James L. Roberts … special effects shop foreman
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 25, 2009
BEST WIDE-RELEASE FILM
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Write-ins: FUNNY GAMES; DOOMSDAY; MIRRORS
BEST LIMITED-RELEASE/DIRECT-TO-VIDEO FILM
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
Write-ins: INSIDE; MACHINE GIRL; MOTHER OF TEARS
Ron Perlman, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Kare Hedebrant, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Marc Senter, THE LOST
Trevor Matthews, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER
Leo Bill, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
Write-ins: Brian Cox, RED; Anthony Stewart Head, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA; Jay Hernandez, QUARANTINE; Kiefer Sutherland, MIRRORS
Lina Leandersson, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Naomi Watts, FUNNY GAMES
Eliza Dushku, THE ALPHABET KILLER
Jess Weixler, TEETH
Alysson Paradis, INSIDE
Write-ins: Asia Argento, MOTHER OF TEARS; Jennifer Carpenter, QUARANTINE; Liv Tyler, THE STRANGERS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Doug Jones, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
TIE: Michael Pitt, FUNNY GAMES/Vinnie Jones, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
Robert Englund, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER
A.J. Bowen, THE SIGNAL
Write-ins: Luke Goss, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY; Jean-Pierre Jorris, FRONTIER(S); Noah Segan, DEADGIRL
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Beatrice Dalle, INSIDE
Anna Walton, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Lauren Roy, THE CHAIR
Jennifer Ellison, THE COTTAGE
Lou Doillon, SISTERS
Write-ins: Selma Blair, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY; Megan Henning, THE LOST; Mylene Jampanoi, MARTYRS; Laura Ramsey, THE RUINS
John Ajvide Lindqvist, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Guillermo del Toro, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Mitchell Lichtenstein, TEETH
TIE: John Ainslie, Jon Knautz, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER/John Strysik, STUCK
Write-in: Dario Argento, Adam Gierasch, Jace Anderson, MOTHER OF TEARS
John Soderqvist, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
tomandandy, THE STRANGERS
TIE: Michael Giacchino, CLOVERFIELD/Ryan Shore, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER
Robert Miller, TEETH
Write-ins: Danny Elfman, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY; Claudio Simonetti, MOTHER OF TEARS
BEST MAKEUP/CREATURE FX
Mike Elizalde, Cliff Wallace, David Martí, Montse Ribé, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Robert Hall, QUARANTINE
David Scott, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER
Jacques-Olivier Molon, INSIDE
Todd Tucker, Drac Studios, TRAILER PARK OF TERROR
Write-in: John Cox, ROGUE
The top five vote-getters were:
With a tie for second place here, we’re inducting three new members into the FANGORIA HORROR HALL OF FAME:
Doug Jones, Forrest J Ackerman and Roger Corman.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on April 19, 2009
Starring: Laurie Leighton and Clancy Brown. Director: J T Petty. Makeup Dept: David A. Brooke, Robert Hall, Paula Jane Hamilton, Allan B. Holt, Yvette Meeley, Liza Norris, Erik Porn, Sheila Trujillo, Corey Welk.
It is 1879 in the Dakota Territories. A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. Irish Immigrant Fergus Coffey is near to winning the hand of his beloved Maryanne when she is suddenly taken from him, her family brutally abducted in a nighttime attack on their homestead. Suspicion falls immediately on hostile Indians. Experienced Indian fighters Will Parcher and John Clay form a posse and set out to rescue the kidnapped settlers, taking along a naïve teenager hoping to prove himself a man, an ex-slave looking to find his place in the world and their ranch-hand, Coffey. But as men vanish in the night and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on April 18, 2009
MTV News April 15, 2009
“It’s like being on PCP or meth!” the director Breck Eisner explains. “Ex-girlfriend crazy, most of ‘em!” says Timothy Olyphant. “It’s all dependent on whether your mommy and daddy were nice to you!” his co-star Radha Mitchell decides.
They’re talking about the insanity-inducing, homicide-provoking effects of a military-grade bio-weapon that accidentally infects the water supply of a small Iowa town in the remake of George Romero’s 1973 horror flick “The Crazies.” While they may have different descriptions of what it’s like to become a diseased, blood-thirsty killer, during my visit to the set they are all in agreement about one thing: they’re not zombies!
“The most challenging thing for us was how do we make these Crazies not look like zombies, yet have a signature look that is dynamic and aggressive and memorable,” Eisner (“Sahara”) tells me before filming gets underway at a high school in central Georgia’s Peach County.
Eisner and visual effects master Robert Hall studied Ebola, tetanus and Stevens-Johnson syndrome victims, consulted with the Centers for Disease Control, then added a healthy dose of horror movie poetic license to achieve a look that is at once realistic and terrifying and totally disgusting. I can attest to all of this first-hand, as I spend the three hours after my chat with Eisner in a makeup chair becoming a Crazy myself for a walk-on role in the movie (the full tale of my makeup ordeal and acting glory will have to wait for another day, as photos of the Crazies are still being kept under lock and key until shortly before the September 25th release date).
As darkness falls, the temperature dips into the bone-chilling range, and I finish off filming my scene, the stars begin stopping by one-by-one to fill me in on a production that is still very much under wraps (turn back now if you want to avoid any and all spoilers).
“We’re keeping the conceit of the story that a bunch of people go nuts in a town,” Mitchell says. “And we’re keeping the idea that can you trust or not trust your government to protect you when things go wrong.” But with a bigger budget and better technology, the new “Crazies” is a far cry from the campy, low-budget original.
“I saw what looks like a trailer for ‘The Crazies’ online,” Olyphant tells me with a laugh, “and if that’s any indication of what the movie is, I really don’t need to see the rest of it.”
The night’s action takes place at the point in the film where the military takes over the infected town and institutes a martial law quarantine in which residents are rounded up, examined for signs of the disease and split into various bio-containment zones. A massive collection of extras are gathered on a playing field, getting set to stage a breakout from their government captors. Sheriff David Dutton (Olyphant) is separated from his pregnant wife Judy (Mitchell), who is suspected of having the virus. Inside the high school, soldiers in hazmat suits and gas masks keep watch over the infected. Later David and his deputy Russell (Joe Anderson) are going to bust her out of detention and, along with a local high school girl (Danielle Panabaker), will attempt to escape from an increasingly destruction-oriented military occupation.
Because the infection is getting rapidly out of control. A man has burned his entire family alive. The high school principal has attacked his students. And, according to Anderson, the bio-weapon, a Cold War-era creation nicknamed Trixie on its way to be destroyed before a military plane crashes in town, at some point goes from waterborne to airborne. Imagine “Outbreak” meets “28 Days Later” meets a Hollywood disaster flick.
“The infection is terminal,” explains Eisner, “on a 48- to 72-hour time frame depending on your immune system. You burn hot, you burn fast, and then you burn out completely.”
But before that point, of course, you create some serious blood-soaked havoc. Panabaker, who starred in this year’s “Friday the 13th” reboot, says the terror originates from the fast-paced, anything-might-happen nature of the film.
“With Jason you know what you’re running from,” she says. “You’re running from a big guy who’s out to kill you. With a disease like the Crazies, you don’t really know what’s coming. There’s the huge fear of the unknown.”
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