If your were one to say that you watched horror films for purely aesthetic interest, most people would probably think your messed up… but plenty would agree with your logic too. With the mass majority of cinema overtaken by the easiness of CGI wizardry, the art of a great make-up is unfortunately is not at the forefront of the special effects world. So if you’re looking to appreciate the mastery of paint and prosthetics applied to the human face, there’s fantasy films and then there’s horror. The movies on this list are some great examples of makeup artistry even if some of them are bizarre and grotesque…and nausea-inducing. If your only purpose is to gain a finer academic understanding of such an art, or perhaps you’re just a big, ol’ fraidy cat, feel free to watch them with the lights on.
October 25, 2013