The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

Aug 13, 19 The Outer Limits “The Mutant” (1964)

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Watching The Outer Limits during their first run on TV back in the 1960s captivated my brother and I each week as we watched. One of the more interesting ‘bears’ to appear on the series is ‘The Mutant’. It’s all about those eyes. This model, released by Dimensional Designs, effectively captures the...

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The Thing (1982)

Jul 18, 19 The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects. One of the amazing creatures created by Rob Bottin is when a dog became infected by the Thing and all sorts of anatomical changes occurred. Hands grew out of the dog’s back and entrails were spewed all over the place. In addition, spider-like...

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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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