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Jack Pierce and Boris Karloff (1931)

Nov 21, 31 Jack Pierce and Boris Karloff (1931)

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Universal Studios’ makeup maestro Jack Pierce is partially through the makeup job in preparing Karloff for the role.  Of all the models I have built, this one is my favorite. Kit Maker: Janus From Wikipedia’s entry on Jack Pierce: Pierce’s reputation was as bad-tempered, or at least extremely stern, but his...

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Van Helsing in Dracula (1931)

Feb 12, 31 Van Helsing in Dracula (1931)

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Van Helsing confronting Dracula in a key, revealing moment from that 1931 classic. Note: the rug is custom made and cost more than the model kit of the scene. Kit Maker: Unknown From Wikipedia: …Several days later, it is seen that Renfield is obsessed with eating flies and spiders, devouring their lives also. Professor Van...

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Dracula (1931)

Feb 12, 31 Dracula (1931)

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“I bid you velcome”, intones the count in his Transylvanian accent. Here is Tony McVey’s amazing take on the count when we first see him in the classic film, Dracula. Kit Maker: Monsters in Motion Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) Dracula (1931) From Wikipedia: Dracula is a...

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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Nov 25, 25 The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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Arguably the most dramatic single scene in all of horror films is the unmasking of the Phantom from the Lon Chaney Sr. film, The Phantom of the Opera. This diorama depicts that scene when the mask is just pulled off and the Phantom reacts in surprise. Kit Maker: X-O Facto From Wikipedia: Makeup: Following the success of The...

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Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Sep 06, 25 Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Posted by in Silents, Universal

Arguably the most dramatic single scene in all of horror films is the unmasking of the Phantom from the Lon Chaney Sr. film, The Phantom of the Opera.  This diorama depicts that scene when the mask is just pulled off and the Phantom reacts in surprise. Kit maker:...

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Sep 02, 23 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

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Lon Chaney, Sr. as seen in the Hunchback of Notre Dame. His back shows the scars and welts from his whippings. Kit Maker: Unknown From Wikipedia: The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney as Quasimodo and Patsy Ruth Miller as Esmeralda, and is directed by Wallace Worsley. The film is the most famous...

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Nosferatu (1922)

Mar 22, 22 Nosferatu (1922)

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The evil count in all his glory, looking sinister and wondering who will be his next victim. Kit Maker: Artomic Creations From Wikipedia: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; also known as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror or simply Nosferatu) is a German Expressionist horror film,...

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Edison’s Frankenstein (1910)

Mar 18, 10 Edison’s Frankenstein (1910)

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Frankenstein as played by Charles Ogle for the 1910 Edison production and perhaps the first filmic version of the monster. His hair is all over the place as evidenced by the extant still shown on the cover of the magazine depicting the monster. Painting the carpet took just about as long as painting the figure. Kitmaker: Unknown...

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