While Rick Baker is probably best known for the staggering, Academy Award-winning transformation sequence he orchestrated for the classic An American Werewolf in London, he most recently had another howling success when he took home the Oscar for his make-up in the remake of The Wolfman. He’s won Hollywood’s highest award for Best Makeup seven times for films as diverse as Ed Wood and The Grinch.
In this episode of Fangoria’s Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, movie make-up master Rick Baker guides a private tour of his display room at Cinovation Studios — presenting a Who’s Who of the monsters, maniacs, animals and aliens he’s created in a decades-long career. Baker also talks about his movie monster heroes and even offers a peek at a rogues gallery of original paintings he’s created to honor the chilling genius of spookmeisters like Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr., Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
Here’s “Rick Baker: Monster Maker”: