Blair monster from John Carpenter’s The Thing
Some early concept art from 1982’s THE THING, from a draft of the script that involved the Things controlling people telepathically, instead of replacing them one cell at a time.
Sorta glad they didn’t go with this in the film. Looks cool, but the final result is much more effective.
Creature Design (Prometheus Extras - The Furious Gods gif 14)
I’ve been calling this the Hector Hammond scene.
This makeup was rejected for something a little more “handsome” that could let the audiences still recognize the actor underneath. Not that I mind. The makeup in the film is rather iconic, while this just makes him look like a were-mole.
Sculpts, maquettes, and makeup for Thir13en Ghosts.
Anjelica Houston as the Grand High Witch in Nicholas Roeg’s The Witches. As far as I know, there are no images of Anjelica in the makeup chair getting the prosthetics applied.
But I would love to be proven wrong. ;)
Lon Chaney, his bag of tricks and just a few of his many faces - c. 1920s
London After Midnight (1927), He Who Gets Slapped (1924), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), and The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) .
“He wanted them tо be, in a strange sоrt оf waу, beautiful… and nоt frightening. Frightening cоmes with attitude. The first camera test with the Engineer… he scared the рeорle walking around. Nоt because he did anything. It was that unsettling. Because уоu did feel.. The effect we were gоing fоr… in creating the design оf thоse Engineers, manifested itself in realitу. Which is, it was deeplу unsettling tо see sоmething that was kind of suрerhuman… kind of vacant in the eуes, blackened eуes… lоoking dоwn at уоu and lооking kind оf uрset at уou. The waу in which it felt like an angry father… оr angry рarent was trоubling. It was, уоu knоw, a lit rоom. It was not like he was doing anything fancу. It was just scary”
Prometheus - Behind the scene
That smile is terrifying 8| Such a shame the movie didn’t make more sense, it looked amazing.
It’s a good thing Prometheus can be construed as a separate universe from the Alien films, because as pretty as these guys turned out to be (especially in the fist GIF), they are not what I consider to be the species of the “Space Jockey”.
That said, that smile is fucking nightmarish.
Real fast I’m gonna turn this into a ‘beautifully bizarre things Doug Jones has dressed up as courtesy of Guillermo Del Toro and others’ post.
Pan in Pan’s Labyrinth
The Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth
This oddly adorable Palace Worker Monster in a Monocle in Hellboy 2
Abraham Sapien in Hellboy and Hellboy 2
Billy the Butcher in Hocus Pocus
one of The Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 2
Shine on, you rubber-boned nutball, you.
ALWAYS reblog Doug Jones appreciation.