“10 seconds. The pain begins. 15 seconds. You can’t breathe. 20 seconds. You explode.” Working with special effects supervisor Gary Zeller (Dawn of the Dead) and a team of special makeup artists including Stephan Dupuis (Robocop), Tom Schwartz (Galaxy of Terror), and Chris Walas (The Fly), Smith organized, designed, and fabricated makeups for the final scenes in Canadian genre master David Cronenberg’s science-fiction thriller with unnerving realism, again using inflatable bladders to create the bleeding, pulsing veins for the film’s climax and working with the special effects team to create unbelievable on-screen transformations.
Back to Main Series
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Special guest: Introduction by makeup artist Jill Rockow.
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Special guest: Introduction by Rick Baker, assistant to Dick Smith.
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Special guest: Introduction by makeup artist Craig Reardon.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
The Hunger with House of Dark Shadows
Introduction to The Hunger by makeup artist Peter Montagna. Introduction to House of Dark Shadows by makeup artist Todd McIntosh.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Special guest: Introduction by makeup artist Gerald Quist.