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Making the Monster: Special Makeup Effects Frankenstein Monster Makeup (2007)

Kevin Haney creates a complete prosthetic likeness makeup of Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster.




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From the original JACK PIERCE TRIBUTE, this short production features a nine-minute step-by-step Glenn Strange FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER likeness makeup created by Kevin Haney in 1999 and applied only once at the Pasadena, CA convention center. The prosthetic Glenn Strange Frankenstein Monster likeness makeup was designed and created by Haney for the 1999 Jack Pierce Tribute intended for the Alex Theater in Glendale, CA but never staged. Instead, Haney, with assistance from Kenny Myers and Bill Corso, only applied this makeup once - on July 25, 1999. Haney designed and created a completely new Boris Karloff Frankenstein Monster makeup which was applied by Haney for the Jack Pierce tribute in 2000 and again in 2001 (for the 70th anniversary film screening of Frankenstein at the Alex Theater) and applied by Barry Koper in 2003 (for the Hollywood Makeup Awards - Jack Pierce Lifetime Achievement Award) and then by Rob Burman (75th Anniversary of Frankenstein in 2006). The costume was made from... Written by Scott Essman

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Complete Frankenstein Monster Makeup Step-By-Step


Short | Horror






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20 September 2007 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Kind of interesting to old horror movie fans
15 March 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a truly unusual short film that was recently posted on IMDb for viewing. It's a step by step film showing how a group of makeup artists created an amazingly accurate rendition of how Glenn Strange looked when he was made up by makeup legend Jack Pierce for such legendary films as ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN as well as HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF Dracula. According to the film, this was supposed to be done in order to make a tribute film about Pierce but it never materialized. In subsequent years at this convention they made people up to look like the Boris Karloff version of Frankenstein and I assume it, too, was dead-on like the one made for this film.

I guess that instead of throwing away this short film they decided to just release it despite the longer tribute film not being made. I enjoyed it because you get to see just how much work it took to create the monster.

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