A closer look at the extraordinary contributions of special effects makeup artists. What’s your favorite transformation in movie history? Before 1981 there was no special effects makeup category in the Academy Awards. One movie changed that: An American Werewolf in London. The film’s first transformation scene was shocking in its realness. It took a frightening folklore tale and dragged it, growling and biting, into the real world. Rick Baker, the special effects designer and creator …read more
Jessica Mannion was raised in Alaska but now lives and writes in the wilds of Brooklyn.