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Special Make-Up Effects by Vincent Kehoe

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Preface

 

 

In 1931, Universal Pictures’ release of the classic film Frankenstein with Boris Karloff as “The Monster” gave rise to a new era of cinemagic, and the horror film was born. Today, this art form has expanded in popularity to become a genre of its own. Advances in plastics technology and inventive mechanics adapted from other fields make possible a new approach to creating awesome characters and mutations almost beyond the scope of the imagination. Each time a new film or artist comes to the scene, fresh concepts are created that titillate the viewer with increasingly frightening, bizarre, or horrific effects. The key to this trend or direction, is effect, a word that has been loosely defined but is often the subject of controversy. ...

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