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Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 5 October 2012
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriel Bartalos Gabriel Bartalos ... Himself
Howard Berger ... Himself
Steve Biodrowski Steve Biodrowski ... Himself
Alex Brewer Alex Brewer ... Himself
Everett Burrell ... Himself
John Carpenter ... Himself
Gino Crognale Gino Crognale ... Himself
Frank Darabont ... Himself
Jake Garber ... Himself
Ian Grant Ian Grant
Laurie Holden ... Herself
Chela Johnson Chela Johnson ... Herself
Robert Kirkman ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Mike McCarty Mike McCarty ... Himself
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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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Canada

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5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Ruby Tree Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Ruby Tree Films was graciously given access to 200 hours of behind the scenes material from K.N.B.'s archive. See more »

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Features Piranha 3D (2010) See more »

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Excellent, Amazing Documentary
7 February 2014 | by gavin6942See 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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