Gary J. Tunnicliffe

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Gary J. Tunnicliffe has been working in the film industry since 1990, designing and creating special make up effects on over 100 feature films including many of the most well known 'horror genre' franchises, he is known for crafting elaborate and shocking death sequences which earned him the nickname 'The Hollywood Assassin' He has also written, ... See full bio »

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Hellraiser: Deader
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Known For

Feast Make-Up Department
Blade Make-Up Department
Apollo 18 Make-Up Department
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Make-Up Department


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 2022 Dark Harvest (Sawtooth Makeup Artist/Vincent Van Dyke Effects) (filming)
  The Wind & the Reckoning (special makeup effects artist) (post-production)
 2022 Play Dead (special makeup effects designer) (post-production)
 2020 The Big Ugly (special effects makeup department head) / (special effects makeup designer)
 2019/II Trick (special make up effects designer)
 2018 Donnybrook (makeup special effects department head) / (makeup special effects designer)
 2018/I Delirium (makeup effects designer)
 2018/III Agenda: Payback (makeup effects designer)
 2018 Hellraiser: Judgment (Video) (special makeup creator) / (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects crew: Two Hours In The Dark)
 2017 The Hatred (makeup fx designer)
 2017 Keep Watching (special makeup effects and mask designer)
 2017 Jezebel (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Rule #61 (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Black Mass (Short) (key makeup artist)
 2016 When the Bough Breaks (special makeup effects artist)
 2016/VI Happy Birthday (makeup/creature effects designer)
 2016 Miracles from Heaven (prosthetics - as Gary J. Tunicliffe) / (special effects makeup: prosthetics)
 2016/I Pet (makeup effects designer)
 2015 Most Likely to Die (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Scream: The TV Series (TV Series) (makeup fx designer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2015) ... (makeup fx designer)
 2015/II Primrose Lane (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 The Wedding Ringer (makeup effects designer)
 2014 Gone Girl (makeup effects: blood)
 2014 The Hive (makeup effects designer)
 2014 Burying the Ex (special makeup effects designer)
 2014/I Animal (creature effects designer)
 2013 The Sixth Gun (TV Movie) (makeup effects supervisor)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 Dead Island (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2013/V Beneath (special makeup effects designer)
 2013 Killing Season (special makeup effects designer)
 2013 Scary Movie V (special makeup effects designer - uncredited)
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen (special makeup effects)
 2012/II The Collection (makeup effects creator) / (makeup effects designer) / (special effects makeup artist: additional photography, Los Angeles)
 2012 Piranha 3DD (special makeup & creature effects designer)
 2011 Straw Dogs (makeup effects supervisor)
 2011 Apollo 18 (makeup effects supervisor)
 2011 Scream 4 (prosthetics designer - as Gary Tunnicliffe) / (special effects makeup - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 2011 Hellraiser: Revelations (makeup effects designer)
 2011 Drive Angry (special makeup effects creator - as Gary J. Tunicliffe) / (special makeup effects designer)
 2011 The Details (make-up effects)
 2010 Undocumented (special makeup effects designer)
 2010 By a Hair (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 Shanghai (prosthetics)
 2009/I The Collector (special makeup effects creator)
 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Feast III: The Happy Finish (Video) (designer: original creature) / (special makeup effects: additional photography)
 2009 My Bloody Valentine (special makeup effects designer)
 2008 Pulse 3 (special makeup effects designer)
 2008 Pulse 2: Afterlife (special makeup effects designer)
 2008 Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (Video) (designer: original creature) / (special makeup effects: additional photography)
 2008 Autopsy (special makeup effects creator: Two Hours in the Dark)
 2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (special makeup effects designer)
 2007 Welcome to the Jungle (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 He Was a Quiet Man (makeup designer)
 2006-2007 Heroes (TV Series) (makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Chapter Seventeen 'Company Man' (2007) ... (makeup effects artist)
- Chapter Four 'Collision' (2006) ... (makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2007 Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud (TV Movie) (special makeup effects designer)
 2007 White Noise 2: The Light (makeup creator: Caine - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 2006/I Pulse (makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects designer: Two Hours in the Dark)
 2006 Incubus (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc. - as Garry Tunnicliffe)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios - as Garry Tunnicliffe)
 2005 Feast (special makeup & creature effects designer and supervisor)
 2005 Bones (TV Series) (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld (Video) (makeup effects created by)
 2005 The Prophecy: Forsaken (Video) (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 Dracula III: Legacy (Video) (special makeup designer)
 2005 Hellraiser: Deader (Video) (special makeup designer)
 2005 The Prophecy: Uprising (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning (special makeup effects designer)
 2004 Blessed (special makeup designer)
 2004 Mean Creek (corpse creation)
 2003 Dracula II: Ascension (Video) (makeup effects designer - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 2003 Mimic: Sentinel (Video) (makeup effects supervisor)
 2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker (Video) (makeup effects creator)
 2002/I Hansel & Gretel (creature/makeup effects designer)
 2002 Megalodon (Video) (creature/makeup effects designer)
 2002 Halloween: Resurrection (special makeup effects creator - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 2001 Reba (TV Series) (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2001 To End All Wars (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Mimic 2 (Video) (makeup/creature effects designer)
 2000 Dracula 2000 (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 Ginger Snaps (make up fx sculptor)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (makeup effects supervisor: Kevin Yagher Productions)
 1999 Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Pad'ar (1999) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow (makeup effects supervisor)
 1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead (Video) (prosthetic effects - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 1999 Twin Falls Idaho (special makeup effects designer: twins)
 1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (TV Movie) (special make up effects painter)
 1998 Blade (makeup effects: "Frost's Death")
 1997 Wishmaster (additional special makeup effects)
 1997 Menno's Mind (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 Solo (robotic and special makeup effects designer)
 1996 Hellraiser: Bloodline (makeup effects creator - as Gary Tunnicliffe) / (makeup effects crew: Image Animation International - as Gary Tunnicliffe) / (makeup effects designer - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (additional makeup effects artist)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (additional makeup effects: Image Animation)
 1995 Last Gasp (special makeup effects designer)
 1995 Sleepstalker (Video) (special makeup effects: designer and creator)
 1991-1993 Go Wild! (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 20 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (1993) ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #2.9 (1993) ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #2.8 (1993) ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #2.7 (1993) ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #2.6 (1993) ... (special makeup effects)
 1993 American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (makeup effects supervisor) / (special makeup designer)
 1993 Warlock: The Armageddon (makeup effects shop supervisor)
 1992 Frankenstein (TV Movie) (makeup effects artist)
 1992 Candyman (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (makeup effects: Los Angeles and New York - as Gary Tunnicliffe) / (workshop supervisor - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time (special makeup effects technician - as Gary Tunnicliffe)
 1990 She-Wolf of London (TV Series) (makeup effects technician)
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Alternate Names:

Garry Tuncliffe | Gary J. Tunicliffe | Garry Tunnicliffe | Gary John Tunnicliffe | Gary Tunnicliffe


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Tunnicliffe was involved with the Hellraiser series from 1993 to 2015. Constructed the famed Lament Configuration puzzle boxes for part 3, became make up effects designer for parts 4,5,6,7,8 and 10, applied the famous Pinhead prosthetic make up over 140 times all over the world including Los Angeles, New York, Florida, Montreal, Vancouver,Toronto and Romania. On various installments was a story ... See more »

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