Salem’s Lot (1979)

Apr 17, 19 Salem’s Lot (1979)

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One of Stephen King’s early books was Salem’s Lot where a vampire, effectively played by Reggie Nalder, takes over a town. With Nalder’s natural looks he could have played a vampire without any makeup but in this film the character has yellow eyes with orange pupils and a deep shade of blue skin.

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Zombie (1979)

Mar 10, 19 Zombie (1979)

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Lucio Fulci’s film, Zombie, was a tour de force in the zombie world. This version of one of the risen dead, released by Resin Realities, includes a base with Fulci’s name partly engraved on a tombstone. All paints were acrylics and added layer after layer to achieve the final effect. Of note are the worms in his right...

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Nicholson’s Wolf

Feb 17, 19 Nicholson’s Wolf

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An interesting interpretation of the werewolf is the Jack Nicolson version. This creature was realistically captured by the masterful sculpting hands of Bruce Turner. In one key scene the werewolf hunts down a deer to feed and this diorama effectively captures the scene. Though not easy to see the Nicolson wolf has a bandage on his...

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“Mark Glassy and Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts” will be on display in the Tomás Rivera Library through Dec. 14

Oct 03, 18 “Mark Glassy and Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts” will be on display in the Tomás Rivera Library through Dec. 14

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Mark Glassy ’78 has collected more than 100,000 science fiction items in nearly half a century. But the cancer researcher’s passion for the genre doesn’t end there. He also spends most of his evenings sculpting figurines that capture scenes from his favorite science fiction films, most notably “Frankenstein.” His science fiction...

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The Lost Boys (1987)

Aug 10, 18 The Lost Boys (1987)

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The Lost Boys is a favorite film of mine and this rendition of vampire, David, played by Kiefer Sutherland, is expertly rendered by Kevin Yagher and released by Tower of London and X-O Facto. The build-up was straightforward with the ‘blood bottle’ being the real challenge. The clear cast part was immersed in...

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Aug 10, 18 Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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The Phantom of the Paradise film is a musical adaptation tribute by Paul Williams to the famed Phantom of the Opera story. This piece was manufactured by Alternative Images and seems about 1/7th scale. The base is in the form of a record with the Death Bird symbol present. The helmet and removable faceplate were airbrushed with...

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