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Nightmare Factory (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  20 October 2012 (USA)
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An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

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In 1989 Greg Nicotero quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together with gore masters Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman, Nicotero went on to create KNB EFX Group, one of the most prolific makeup effects studios in the world. Written by Colin MacDonald

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Excellent, Amazing Documentary
7 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

This gets right to the heart of horror effects -- no one does better than KNB (with all due respect to Tom Savini, who is essentially their predecessor). And all the mandatory people are here: Romero, Landis, Carpenter... and of course Nicotero and Berger themselves (but no Kurtzman, who left the team). Even a few unexpected guests... like Elijah Wood.

At first, a big focus seems to be "The Walking Dead" rather than a historical look at the team... but then we get the archive footage of "Evil Dead II" and other earlier works from the guys. Amazing stuff, and gives incredible insight into the horror movie magic.

Who knew such great things came from Pittsburgh?


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