Squirm (1976)

Jun 24, 19 Squirm (1976)

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A favorite film that does not get much attention is Squirm, the “crawling terror”. After seeing the scene of pulling worms out of his face you will never be the same again. This version of that infamous scene was manufactured by the kind folks at Alternate Images. The real challenge was painting all those worms. Just do...

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Zardoz (1974)

Jun 24, 19 Zardoz (1974)

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The image of the flying god head from the film, Zardoz, is quite dramatic. The scene of the head regurgitating (barfing?) up all those guns is difficult to forget. The figure (played by actor, Sean Connery) is about 1.5 inches tall and the head about five inches tall. All paints are acrylic.

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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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