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Mark Shostrom

Born 1956. Grew up in Hong Kong during the 1970s. Became interested in makeup after seeing The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff. In Hong Kong, became friends with Karloff's widow Evelyn, who encouraged him to pursue makeup. Corresponded with John Chambers, makeup designer for Planet of the Apes (1968) from 1975 to 1977. Chambers... See full bio »


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 2013 Java Heat (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2012 Stay at Home Dad (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 The Mooring (special makeup consultant)
 2010 Falling Down (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Grappling with your Demons (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Warlords (special makeup effects sculptor)
 2006/II Terminal (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Hood of Horror (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Cruel World (special makeup effects artist)
 2005/I Mortuary (sculptor: Barstow makeup)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (sculptor - uncredited)
 2004 Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (TV Movie) (key sculptor - uncredited)
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2004 Toolbox Murders (additional makeup)
 1998-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Chosen (2003) ... (makeup artist)
- Innocence (1998) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
- Surprise (1998) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 American Family (TV Series) (additional makeup artist)
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2001) ... (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 2001 The Glass House (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (makeup artist)
 2000 FreakyLinks (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Walking with Dinosaurs (TV Series documentary) (sculptor - 6 episodes)
- Death of a Dynasty (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Spirits of the Ice Forest (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Giant of the Skies (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Cruel Sea (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Time of the Titans (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
 1999 The General's Daughter (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999/I Life (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The X-Files (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- One Son (1999) ... (makeup artist)
- Two Fathers (1999) ... (makeup artist)
 1998 Charmed (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Brother's Keeper (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1998 Out of Sight (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1998 The X Files (prosthetic makeup artist - uncredited)
 1997 Devil's Advocate (makeup department head: second unit, "Statues coming to life" sequence - uncredited)
 1997 Men in Black (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1995-1997 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (makeup artist - 42 episodes)
- Scorpion: Part 1 (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Unity (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Coda (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Alter Ego (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Fair Trade (1997) ... (makeup artist)
 1994 Love Is a Gun (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (makeup artist - uncredited) / (prosthetics sculptor: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner - uncredited)
 1994 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (special makeup effects)
 1993 Best of the Best II (special makeup effects)
 1993 Shadowhunter (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 1992 Netherworld (special makeup effects)
 1990 Dick Tracy (special character makeup: key sculptor - uncredited)
 1990 Shadowzone (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 DeepStar Six (creature effects and special makeup)
 1988 Phantasm II (designer and creator: special makeup effects)
 1988 Poltergeist III (special makeup effects artist: lifecasts - uncredited)
 1987 Prince of Darkness (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1987 My Demon Lover (special makeup effects artist: Los Angeles - uncredited)
 1987 Evil Dead II (special makeup design and creation)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (special makeup effects sequences)
 1986 Witchboard (makeup effects sculptor)
 1986 From Beyond (special makeup effects)
 1986 The Supernaturals (ghost effects) / (special makeup effects)
 1985 Savage Dawn (special makeup effects artist)
 1985 KGB: The Secret War (makeup department head: special makeup effects)
 1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (transformation effects creator)
 1985 The Boys Next Door (special makeup effects artist)
 1985 Alien Predator (special creature effects)
 1985 The Mutilator (makeup supervisor) / (special makeup effects)
 1984 Courage (makeup department head)
 1984 City Heat (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street (foam latex technician - uncredited)
 1984 Tightrope (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1983 Deadly Force (special makeup effects artist)
 1983 Videodrome (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 The Slumber Party Massacre (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 Android (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 An Outpost of Progress (makeup artist)
 1982 The Beastmaster (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 Forbidden World (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer (special makeup effects artist)
 1981 Violet (Short) (makeup department head)
 1980 To All a Goodnight (special effects makeup - as Mark Shostrum)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: "Psycho Therapy" - The Ramones (1983). Head-splitting makeup effects for the world's first punk rock band. On Rolling Stone's list of "The Top 100 Music Videos." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mark Shoftrom | Mark Shostrum

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Shostrom's right hand has appeared seven times in six films, usually executing a special makeup effect. It was in Shadowhunter (TV 1993) as Scott Glenn's hand stabbing Benjamin Bratt's eye with a rock shard; in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) as Freddy Krueger's burned blade hand slicing Mark Patton's chest; in Android (1982) tearing off Klaus Kinski's android head; in The ... See more »

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