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Director, Producer, and Special Effects Artist, Joe Castro, born in San Antonio, Texas, began his career at age 15 when he was hired to create special effects make-up for a PBS affiliate and graduated to writing and directing his own feature films, in the 80's, when his parents invested in his career and bought him a portable VHS camera. In 1985, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Terror Toons Special Effects
The Summer of Massacre Special Effects
Exorcism at 60,000 Feet Visual Effects


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  Beautiful Nightmare (special effects supervisor) (announced)
  Thomas J. Churchill's - M (special effects) (announced)
  MedicKs (special effects supervisor) (pre-production)
  The Bread of Wickedness (special effects supervisor) (pre-production)
  The Last Battleship (special effects supervisor) (pre-production)
  Warrior's Death - A Star Trek Fan Film (Short) (special effects makeup) (pre-production)
 2022 Brain Hunter: New Breed (special effects technician) (pre-production)
 2021 The Barn Part II (special effects) (pre-production)
 2021 Project Dreamland (Short) (special effects artist) (pre-production)
  Clown Motel 2 (special effects makeup) (filming)
 2021 Appetite for Sin (special effects) (filming)
 2020 The Possession of Mia Moss (creature effects) (filming)
  Big Freaking Rat (special effects supervisor) (post-production)
  Clowning (special effects) (post-production)
  Community (Short) (special effects supervisor) (post-production)
  Escape from Area 51 (special effects makeup) (post-production)
  Hexatic Phase (Short) (special effects) / (special effects makeup) (post-production)
  Maya (special effects) (post-production)
  Red Moon Lake (special effects makeup) (post-production)
  Terror Toons 4 (Creature Effects Designer and Creator) / (Creepy Characters Designed & Created by) / (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
  Terror Toons 5 (Creature Effects Designer and Creator) / (Creepy Characters Designed & Created by) / (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2020 The Step Daddy (special effects makeup) (post-production)
  9 Ways to Hell (special effects coordinator) (completed)
  The Amityville Harvest (special effects supervisor) (completed)
 2020 Troma presents: Mulligan's Monsters (TV Series) (Baby Incel Design and Puppet creator - 1 episode)
- The Incel (2020) ... (Baby Incel Design and Puppet creator)
 2019/I Vengeance (special effects makeup)
 2019 Clown (special effects)
 2019 Half-Cocked (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2019 Xenophobia (special effects supervisor)
 2019 The Haunting of La Llorona (special effects makeup)
 2019 It Wants Blood! (creature effects)
 2019 RoboWoman (special effects)
 2019 Nation's Fire (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2019 Iron Sky: The Coming Race (special effects)
 2018 Lake Michigan Monster (special effects: Creature Suit Design)
 2018 The Dawnseeker (Creature Suit Design and Gore)
 2018 Sleepaway Camp 2: Steve and Michelle Go to Hell (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2018 Personal Demons (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2018 Heliconius erato (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2017 AbsurdTV Show (TV Series) (fabricator - 1 episode)
- AbsurdTV 312 Xmas Office Party 2 (2017) ... (fabricator)
 2017 Bonehill Road (special effects makeup)
 2016 Vexed (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2015 Terror Toons 3 (creature effects designer and creator) / (creepy characters designed & created by) / (special effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2012 The Summer of Massacre (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2010 Carnies (Video) (special makeup and creature effects)
 2010 L.A. Zombie (special effects)
 2008 Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2008 ROT: Reunion of Terror (special effects makeup)
 2007 Terror Toons 2 (Video) (gore effects) / (special effects coordinator) / (special effects director) / (special effects makeup)
 2006 Driller (special effects coordinator)
 2006 The Wailer (Video) (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2006 Another Gay Movie (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2004 Vampz (Video) (special effects makeup)
 2004 Near Death (special effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2004 Jackhammer (special effects coordinator)
 2003 Blood Sisters (Video) (special effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2003 Evil Unleashed (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 2003 Maniacal (Video) (special effects coordinator) / (special makeup effects)
 2003 Hunting for Herschell (special effects)
 2003 The Hazing (Video) (special effects coordinator) / (special makeup effects)
 2002 Gorilla Warfare: Battle of the Apes (Video) (Special Effects Masks) / (special effects)
 2002 Bleed (Video) (special effects coordinator) / (special effects supervisor) / (special makeup effects)
 2002 Terror Toons (Video) (gore effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (key special effects makeup) / (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Hell's Highway (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Demon's Kiss (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 2001 The Zombie Chronicles (Video) (special effects)
 2001 Demonicus (special effects coordinator)
 2000 Legend of the Chupacabra (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 1999 Attack of the Bat Monsters (creature effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 1997 Night of the Demons III (Video) (special effects technician)
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video) (special makeup effects crew: Sota Effects)
 1994 Ceremony (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup & prosthetics)
 1991 Teenage Exorcist (special effects - as Joey Castro)
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