Full Moon Madness Werewolf Costume

Full Moon Madness Werewolf Costume

Werewolves and vampires are at battle now and forever. Take a stand in the Full Moon Madness Werewolf adult men’s costume – this one is a winner! The amazingly scary wolf face is enhanced with Ani-motion, which means the features move when you open your mouth. Hauntingly realistic and timely. Wear it from twilight to midnight and beyond. Buy it HERE

full moon madness werewolf costume

Full Moon Madness Werewolf Costume

  • The Full Moon Madness Werewolf costume includes a gray and green 100% polyester shirt with attached fur at the neck and wrists and is completed with an amazingly realistic werewolf motion mask
  • Special Features: The mask is adjustable and has Ani-Motion.  It moves when you open your mouth!

Old Gramps Decoration

Old Gramps Decoration

If you think it’s creepy visiting the old folks home, wait until you get a load of Old Gramps! Hang this frightful life-size Old Gramps decoration anywhere you want to scare up some Halloween fun – his eyes will pierce the darkest shadows so there truly is no place to hide.  Buy it HERE

old gramps animated prop

Old Gramps Animated Prop

  • The Old Gramps decoration is a clothed man with an open mouth evil face and illuminated eyes.
  • Hang on door or wall
  • Glowing eyes
  • Wicked sayings
  • Turns head from side to side
  • Sound, timer or foot pad activated (optional accessory)
  • Item Dimensions: H” x L” x D”- 34″ x 16″ x 67″
  • Item Weight – 5.5 lbs
  • Requires 4AA batteries, not included
  • For indoor use only

Demonica Animated Prop

Something wicked this ways comes – Demonica is her name and she’s rising from the grave. With her illuminated eyes and open mouth, she rises and lowers as if to leave and re-enter the afterworld at the slightest sound. Her head moves as if to cry out in anguish, or to call you to join her. Join in the spooky fun this Halloween when you decorate with this amazing prop. Buy it HERE
deminica animated prop

Demonica Animated Prop

  • The sound-activated Demonica Animated Zombie Prop is an over two foot tall zombie creature who pushes herself out of the grave to over three feet, rising up and down with a moving head and light-up eyes.
  • Requires 4 AA batteries; not included.
  • Sound activated
  • Optional 6V 3.0a adapter and foot pad activator sold separately
  • Shipping dimensions:  H” x L” x D”- 18.9″ x 15.75″ x 15.75″
  • 8.93 lbs
  • Fully assembled dimensions:  25″ x 25″ x 27″
  • Rises up to over 3 feet tall!

Zombie Girl Swing Animated Prop

Zombie Girl on a Swing

Something went very wrong at recess – this Zombie Girl on a swing may look innocent but she is possessed and no longer of this world. Hang her indoors and watch what happens when the sound activated.  But it HERE

zombie girl animated prop

Zombie Girl Animated Prop

Keir Dullea Birthday May 30

Keir Dullea 2001: A Space Odyssey

Keir Dullea

 

Keir Dullea (born May 30, 1936) is an American actor best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman, whom he portrayed in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey and in 1984’s 2010: The Year We Make Contact. He has also played roles in films including Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) and Black Christmas (1974).

 

Trivia

In 1983, Keir Dullea, with then wife Susie Fuller Dullea, founded the Theater Artists Workshop of Westport.

Keir Dullea

Keir Dullea

Rumor had it that Paramount’s planned production of “Dear and Glorious Physician” would star Keir Dullea in the lead role of St. Luke, but the cost of such a movie, coupled with fears that the Biblical “epic” had gone out of style, prompted Paramount to abandon the project in the mid-1960s.

Best known as Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), a role he revisited in 2010 (1984).

Keir Dullea

Keir Dullea 2001: A Space Odyssey

Both his parents have appeared in his movies. Father Robert Dullea appeared as the aged Marquis De Sade in the final scene of De Sade (1969). This was an add-on scene to the film: Keir didn’t want to go through the old-age makeup, so he suggested they hire his father for the scene. This was done, Robert Dullea went to Germany, did the scene, and according to Keir, enjoyed the whole experience. Mother Margaret Ruttain Dullea appeared in a non-speaking role in David and Lisa (1962). She was going up a flight of stairs in the background of a scene between Keir and Janet Margolin.

Ex-wife Susan Lessans is married to former pro football great Don Meredith.

One of the last people to see Sal Mineo alive. They had just finished rehearsing for a play sometime before Mineo’s murder.

Will be portrayed by Actor Jim Parrack in the upcoming biopic of Sal Mineo titled “Sal”, directed by James Franco. Dullea and Mineo were in rehearsal for the play “P.S. Your Cat is Dead” shortly before Mineo was murdered in 1976.

 

FROM: TheHollywoodReporter.com

 

Barney Burman Grimm NBC makeup

Barney Burman making up a monster from NBC's Grimm

 

Every episode, Grimm fans are taken in by its many monsters and twists on the fairytales they’ve grown up on. Make-up FX artist Barney Burman is the man who takes the series’ monsters from the script pages and on to the screen.

With his own shop, Proteus Make-up FX, in North Hollywood, Burman comes from an accomplished line of make-up FX artists. His grandfather made masks and props for the original Wolfman and Twilight Zone series. His father, Emmy-winner Thomas R. Burman, worked on Body Snatchers, Star Kid, Powder, Carrie 2 and The X Files, among others.

Burman’s own credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Men in Black 2, Haunted Mansion, and JJ Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek, which earned the make-up FX artist an Academy Award.

“The Star Trek film was definitely a huge challenge,” Burman tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It was the biggest film I had done to date and it was about six months of sleeping four hours a night and just keep going and going and going and it took so much of my focus — just a crazy amount of energy that it took to get that done.”

Grimm’s production schedule is challenging, as well. Burman and his team may have as few as four days to create a monster from scratch. In comparison, Burman says he’d usually ask for at least three weeks for a straight make-up assignment. He must also deal with distance, since the series shoots in Portland.

“It really does vary quite a bit per episode, which is one of the things I really love about it is that it isn’t just kind of doing the same thing,” he says of the many creatures for the series. “It’s creating over and over again each episode. Often we’ve had situations where we’ve had to make a full dead body in five days or we did an episode with some Bigfoot characters and we had four days to get our first one done. I’ve had up to about seven or eight people in my shop in L.A. plus as many as three or four people up in Portland all working at the same time.”

For Friday’s Cinderella-inspired episode titled “Happily Ever Aftermath,” the series tasked Burman with creating the “Murcielago,” a bat-like creature with red eyes, rows of teeth and a death-inducing scream.

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Face Off Season 2

In its second season, Syfy’s “Face Off” introduces a new crop of rising special effects make-up artists, embarking on elaborate feature challenges that will test the limits of their imaginations. They’ll be judged every week by industry veterans who have worked on such films and TV shows as The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and more. Find out more about the show, and visit the official site — the new season of “Face Off” starts tonight at 10/9c on Syfy.

Charles Addams Birthday January 7, 1912

Charles Addams

Charles Addams

Charles “Chas” Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, became the basis for two live-action television series, two animated TV series, three motion pictures, and a Broadway musical. On his 100th birthday, Google displayed a Doodle celebrating his work.

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Drew cartoons with a macabre sense of humor akin to Edward Gorey but without the malice of the latter.

Macabre humor

 

Trivia

Addams was distantly related to U.S. presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, despite the different spellings of their last names, and was a first cousin twice removed to the noted social reformer Jane Addams.

Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Iota Chapter, Colgate University)

Biography in: “The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives”. Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 8-10. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1999.

Died behind the wheel of his Audi 4000 outside his Manhattan apartment, after suffering a fatal heart attack.

Enjoyed the works of novelist John O’Hara.

Television producer David Levy approached Addams with an offer to create a series based on his “Addams Family” cartoons (they met at the Palace Hotel lobby in New York). The Family was distinct characters but without personality, so Addams gave his characters names and more characteristics for the actors to use in portrayals. And so was born “The Addams Family” (1964).

Addams Family portrait tv series

The Addams Family tv series

He attended the Grand Central School of Art in New York City in 1931-32.

He attended the University of Pennsylvania in 1930-31. Situated on the campus is a fine-arts building named after him, in front of which is a sculpture of the silhouettes of the Addams Family.

He attended Colgate University in 1929-30.

Addams did cartoons for the Westfield High School student literary magazine “Weathervane.”.

He was fond of visiting the Presbyterian Cemetery on Mountain Avenue, New Jersey.

He was described as artistically inclined, “drawing with a happy vengeance” according to a biographer. His father encouraged this practice in him.

One friend said of him, “His sense of humor was a little different from everybody else’s.”.

As a child, his nickname was “Chill.”.

Childhood friends recall that he was “known as something of a rascal around the neighborhood” and “there was always a little group of boys at his house doing things.”

His father, Charles Huy Addams, was a piano-company executive who had studied to be an architect.

His first wife, Barbara Jean Day, was said to resemble his cartoon character Morticia Addams.

His first marriage lasted eight years.

In the divorce settlement with his second wife, Barbara Estella Barb (Lady Colyton), she was awarded copyright to some of his work.

At one point, his second wife Barbara got him to take out a $100,000 insurance policy. Addams consulted a lawyer on the sly, who later humorously wrote, “I told him the last time I had word of such a move was in a picture called Double Indemnity (1944) starring Barbara Stanwyck, which I called to his attention.” In the movie, Stanwyck’s character plotted her husband’s murder; however, no one has accused Barbara Barb Addams of attempting the same.

He married his third and final wife, Marilyn Matthews Miller in a pet cemetery.

Because of “The Addams Family” (1964), “New Yorker” editor William Shawn banned the cartoons from his magazine, regarding the show as being at odds with the sophisticated readership he wished to cultivate. The ban was lifted after Shawn’s 1987 retirement.

The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical /by Matt Hoyle

He is mentioned in Edward Eager’s fantasy novel “Knight’s Castle,” as Chas Addams (how he signed his cartoons.).

His first drawing in “New Yorker” ran on February 6 1932, and was a sketch of a window washer.

His cartoons regularly appeared in the “New Yorker”, as well as in “Collier’s Weekly” and “TV Guide.”.

During World War II, he served at the Signal Corps Photographic Center in New York, making animated training films for the Army.

Noted director Alfred Hitchcock was a friend of Addams, and owned two pieces of original Addams art. In Hitchcock’s film North by Northwest (1959), a scene pays homage to Addams: when Roger Thornhill meets Eve with Mr. Vandamm and Leonard, he comments, “The three of you together. Now that’s a picture only Charles Addams could draw.”.

In 1961, Addams received a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his body of work.

From 1985, Addams lived in Sagaponack, New York. The estate where his family lived was nicknamed “The Swamp.”.

A scholarship in his name was founded in 1991: the Charles Addams Art Scholarship.

Addams drew more than 1,300 cartoons over the course of his life.

Addams served as an escort for celebrities on social occasions; his roster includes Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

In 1946 Addams met and became friends with sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, after meeting at “Mademoiselle” magazine. The magazine was going to publish Bradbury’s short story “Homecoming”, the first in a series of tales about the Elliotts, a family of vampires living in Illinois (for which Addams had made an illustration). Addams and Bradbury were going to collaborate on a book chronicling the Elliott Family’s complete history, with Bradbury writing and Addams illustrating, but it never happened. However, in October 2001 Bradbury’s collection of tales on the Elliot Family was published, in an anthology called “From the Dust Returned.” The book had Addams’s original 1946 illustration on its cover, along with a narrative from Bradbury and an explanation of his work with Addams.

He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions in the General Category.

Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes were interred at the Charles Addams Estate Grounds, Sagaponeck, Suffolk County, New York in the family pet cemetery.

 

Rick Baker Birthday December 8

 

Rick Baker

Rick Baker

Richard A. “Rick” Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special makeup effects artist known for his realistic creature effects.

 

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Known for his incredibly realistic creature effects

Hair pulled back in ponytail

 

Trivia

In 1981 he was the very first recipient of the Oscar for Best Make-Up for “An American Werewolf in London” when the category was first introduced. Baker appeared in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video as the hobbling zombie whose arm falls off.

Interesting details about Baker’s career, especially his early fascination with gorillas and his work in three movies featuring them is told in the TV documentary “Gorillas: Primal Contact.”

Formed the Cinovation Studios in 1981.

He attended Northview High School, Covina California. In high school Rick made his own gorilla costume and would sometime be found swinging from the football field goal posts. He also would go to drive-in movies showing Planet of the Apes, secretly change into his ape outfit and sneak up to occupants of cars watching the movie scaring them out of their wits.

The Michael Jackson song Threatened (2001) is dedicated to him. They worked together on Thriller and Captain EO.

Baker owns a framed photo of Jack Pierce applying the finishing touches to Boris Karloff’s famous Frankenstein make-up; the photo has been doctored by Baker to appear as if Baker and Pierce are applying the make-up together.

Holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon makeup artists. He has been nominated a total of twelve times with seven wins (An American Werewolf in London (1981), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Men in Black (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Wolfman (2010).

Baker owns a framed photo of Jack Pierce applying the finishing touches on Boris Karloff’s famous Frankenstein make-up; the photo has been doctored by Baker to appear as if Baker and Pierce are applying the make-up together.

 

Kathryn Bigelow Birthday November 27

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (born November 27, 1951) is an American film director. Her best-known films are the cult horror film Near Dark (1987), the surfer/bank robbery action picture Point Break (1991), the science fiction/film noir Strange Days (1995), the historical/mystery film The Weight of Water (2000) and the war drama The Hurt Locker (2008). The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama.

With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing,[2] the BAFTA Award for Best Direction,[3] and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Director.

In April 2010, Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

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Frequently casts Tom Sizemore

Often uses first person perspectives (Wire trip scenes in Strange Days (1995) and the chase scenes in Point Break (1991)).

 

Trivia

Member of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003

Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1998.

Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.

Received a Dallas Star award from the AFI Dallas film festival in 2009.

The American Cinematheque honored Bigelow by showing all of her films at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, June 5-7 2009.

From July 1st to July 13th, 2009, the Harvard Film Archive hosted a retrospective of Bigelow’s career, showing all of her films from 1982’s The Loveless (1982) to 2008’s The Hurt Locker (2008). The retrospective was titled “Take It To The Edge: The Films Of Kathryn Bigelow” and featured a Question and Answer session with Bigelow.

Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron.

The 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival hosted ‘A Celebration of Kathryn Bigelow’, which featured a retrospective of her work.

First woman to win the Director’s Guild of America Award for directing a feature film (for The Hurt Locker (2008)).

Taught at the California Institute of the Arts.

In 2010, she became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award.

First woman to win a BAFTA Award for Best Director.

A graduate from an elite Ivy League school – Columbia University School of Arts in New York City in 1979.

Was the fourth woman to be nominated for the Directing Academy Award. The other three were: Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola. Bigelow ended up becoming the first woman to win the award.

Competed with ex-husband James Cameron for the Best Director Oscar in 2010. This marked the first time that (ex-)spouses were nominated alongside each other in this category. She went on to win the award.

One of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2010).

Kathryn Bigelow has works in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, including Near Dark, a 1987 feature-length film, and her personal paper archive. In summer 2011, she will be the subject of a comprehensive retrospective.

 

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