Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m sorry. So, so, so, so sorry that the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day disappeared this past week. I was on back to back travel (one visit you can read about in a couple weeks, the other probably not until next year) when my laptop’s hard drive shit the bed. Right after I posted the last pic (Rocky Horror) my hard drive quit on me. It happened on my first day of nearly a week of travel, so I was helpless.
Now I’m back home, have taken apart my MacBook and installed a new hard drive (I seriously felt like Tom Hanks in Castaway when he made a fire after I put the machine back together and it didn’t explode when I hit the power button) and am in catch up mode!
Today we look at one of my favorite ‘80s horror movies: House. I’ve known make-up man Shannon Shea off and on for at least 5 years and have gotten to know him better in the last few. He’s a humble guy, a huge movie geek and just an all around fantastic person. And he’s worked on damn near everything awesome from the ‘80s onward.
Shannon has a great blog that can be seen here where he details his history in the make-up business. Lately he’s covered, in detail, his work on Steve Miner’s HOUSE.
This movie is kind of awesome. Granted, Big Ben and the crazy Cronenbergian closet monster were much scarier to the 8 year old me, but I still love the tone of the movie. As cheesy and tongue-in-cheek as it is there’s still something really creepy about it. I remember when the pretty lady turned into the “Witch” as really disturbing me… I still get the willies when I see that thing (which is in one of the pics below).
So, you have Richard Moll as an undead Vietnam soldier hellbent on revenge, William Katt with his perm, kids in jeopardy, George Wendt being awesome and a ton of great practical effects… House rules… and House II: The Second Story is kind of great in a “what the hell am I watching? Holy shit, is that Bill Maher?!?” way.
One of my great regrets in life is not scooping up the original painted art that was used for the one-sheet on the dealer floor at Comic-Con a few years back. Hopefully that thing found a loving home.
Anyway, here are two shots taken from Shannon’s Blog. Click either of them to visit his blog, read his wonderful accountings of his work and check out even more BTS pics! Also, that's Shannon in the middle of the first pic! Enjoy!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is from another, radically different, ‘80s film!