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Mike Strain Jr.

FXMike Strain Jr., started doing special make-up effects at the age of twelve years old, having been influenced by his father & his love of art, creation & illusions. He began by experimenting with all sorts of materials, creating basic appliances & latex slip masks. He then discovered the likes of Tom Savini, Dick Smith & David Ayres and Strains ... See full bio »

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Known For

V/H/S Special Effects
(2012)
You're Next Special Effects
(2011)
The Sky Has Fallen Special Effects
(2009)
Vile 21 Special Effects
(1998)

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  Not Too Far From Here (special effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2020 The Pictures (Short) (special effects) (filming)
  Mariachi: Sizzle (Short) (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
  Sun (Short) (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2020 Freedom's Path (pyrotechnic effects) / (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2020 Vincent's Vow (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
  Everything (pyrotechnician) / (special effects supervisor) (completed)
 2020 Buddy Cops; The Stakeout (Short) (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator)
 2019 Halloween: Unforgiving (special effects coordinator)
 2019 Pushing Envelopes (Short) (special effects) / (special effects makeup)
 2018 AMI (Short) (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2018 Darkness Reigns (special effects coordinator)
 2017 Little Drummer Girl (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2017 I'm OK (special effects coordinator)
 2016 Taneycomo (Short) (special effects makeup)
 2016 Missing Circuits (Short) (special effects)
 2015 The Demon Files (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- The Infestation (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- The Mirror (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Misery Mountain (Short) (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup) / (special effects props)
 2014 Bits n Pieces (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Treehouse (special effects coordinator)
  Drifter: Lonesome Highway (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 5 episodes, 2014) (special effects technician - 4 episodes, 2014) (pyrotechnician - 4 episodes, 2014)
- Chapter 8 (2014) ... (special effects technician)
- Chapter 5 (2014) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter 4 (2014) ... (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter 3 (2014) ... (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator) / (special effects technician)
- Chapter 2 (2014) ... (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator) / (special effects technician)
 2014 Haunting of Cellblock 11 (special effects)
 2013 Awful Nice (special effects coordinator)
 2013/VI Threshold (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2012 Stage Fright (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 2012)
 2012 The Aggression Scale (special effects coordinator)
 2012 V/H/S (special effects coordinator - segment "Tape 56") / (special effects makeup - uncredited)
 2011 You're Next (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations FX) / (special effects coordinator: Fantasy Creations FX) / (special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations FX)
 2011/III 180 (special effects) / (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Last Will (pyrotechnician) / (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2011 AFK: Heroes of Prophecy (pyrotechnician) / (special effects) / (special effects makeup)
 2010 Farm (special effects makeup)
 2010 A Horrible Way to Die (special effects coordinator) / (special effects makeup)
 2010 Kill Speed (special effects assistant)
 2010 Winter's Bone (special effects consultant - uncredited)
 2009 Albino Farm (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations FX) / (special effects technician: Fantasy Creations FX)
 2009 The Sky Has Fallen (pyrotechnician) / (special effects makeup)
 2009 Saving Grace B. Jones (special effects technician - as Mike Strain)
 2007 Showdown at Area 51 (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special effects technician: Fantasy Creations)
 2005 Larva (TV Movie) (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 2002 Bites: The Werewolf Chronicles (Video) (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
  America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (special effects makeup - 1 episode, 2002) (special effects technician - 1 episode, 1989)
- Episode #15.21 (2002) ... (special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations FX)
- John Joseph Frank (1989) ... (special effects technician)
 2001 Blood of the Werewolf (Video) (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
 2001 Deadly Scavengers (Video) (creature creator: Fantasy Creations) / (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations)
 2000 Addicted to Murder 3: Blood Lust (additional special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations) / (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations FX)
 1999 Biker Babes from Beyond the Grave (Video) (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
 1999 Rage of the Werewolf (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations) / (werewolf suit creator: Fantasy Creations FX)
 1998 Vile 21 (Video) (pyrotechnician) / (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special effects makeup) / (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
 1998 Addicted to Murder: Tainted Blood (additional special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations)
 1997 Ravage (Video) (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
 1997 Violent New Breed (Video) (additional special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations) / (special effects coordinator: Fantasy Creations)
 1996 Living a Zombie Dream (Video) (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special makeup effects artist: Fantasy Creations)
 1996 Sinistre (Video) (pyrotechnician: Fantasy Creations) / (special effects coordinator: Fantasy Creations)
  Rescue 911 (TV Series documentary) (special effects coordinator - 2 episodes, 1996) (special effects makeup - 2 episodes, 1996)
- Episode #7.7 (1996) ... (special effects coordinator: Fantasy Creations FX) / (special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations FX)
- Episode #7.4 (1996) ... (special effects coordinator: Fantasy Creations FX) / (special effects makeup: Fantasy Creations FX)
 1991 Stuntmasters (TV Series) (special effects technician - 1 episode)
- Car Through Exploding Billboard (1991) ... (special effects technician)
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Book writer (published) Independent film experience, by Mcfarland publishing

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Alternate Names:

Loyd Strain Jr. | Loyd Michael Strain | Mike Strain
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