Of course, the cornerstone of a decent monster movie is a fantastic monster, as shown by the likes of The Killer Tomatoes’ Glob, The Thing, and Assault. For horror TV series, the same goes. And while CGI and computer animation crowd the world of contemporary film and TV characters, some performers still carry on the challenge of making the most gruesome and complex creatures come to life. Without Jeff Goldblum’s gruelling transformation, would The Fly have been as emotionally poignant? Without those, well, predators, will the birds be terrifying?
These actors in film and TV manage to portray their personalities so correctly that you will never recognize them in real life. We barely get a snapshot of their true self (except for a short scene where the Night King was actually alive, breathing). Still, beneath all those layers of prosthetics and special effects makeup, they’re pretty attractive, as it turns out. These film and TV creatures are merely beautiful in real life, inside and out, from the Insidious ‘terrifying Bride in Black to the Netflix Robot that made the Internet swoon.
The Demon of Addiction in an American Horror Story
Alexander Ward may look average in real life. Still, according to his Instagram profile, the actor has made a name for himself in Hollywood by “specializing in monster and creature characters,” The actor has starred in shows such as Westworld, Teen Wolf, and Sleepy Hollow. What is undoubtedly his most unsettling depiction comes from Ryan Murphy’s warped imagination and the inside of a grim, dank hotel mattress (which is really the last place any of us would ever want to think about).
American Horror Story is notorious for its shock factor. Still, maybe the worst perpetrator may be the Addiction Demon from Hotel (season 5). The demon engaged in what Murphy called “the most disturbing scene we’ve ever done.” this is so NSFW that it sounds disgusting, even discussing it. Frankly, his explanation stands up. It got slammed on the Internet after the scene aired. Refinery29 said, “trash — it’s garbage.” Vanity Fair said it was not “It’s not provocative; it’s stunt outrage, and kind of insensitive to anyone who’s actually fought a heroin problem (or suffered sexual assault, for that matter).”
The Bride in Black of Insidious 2
It’s the Bride in Black if there’s one sinister character that represents the Deceptive sequence. The old lady is clad in a black wedding dress with solid white skin and dark features, as she is referred to in the first flick. She’s discovered to be the parasitic ghost of a male serial killer who suffered family abuse years in the later chapters. If you can’t guess, the guy behind the bride isn’t going to take your soul from you. Currently, he is played by an actor who used to be on a kids’ show. In the Nickelodeon series iCarly, Tom Fitzpatrick had minor parts. He didn’t even realize what Insidious was when he booked the gig for the second and third films.
In an interview with Terror Time, Fitzpatrick revealed that he was not aware of the outlandish costume he would be wearing when he first signed up. “After the call from my manager, I may have gotten a call from Wardrobe, which is standard practice, asking for my sizes,” he said. “‘Should I bring shoes,’ I may have asked. ‘Oh don’t worry,’ I think they said you’re just gonna be wearing pyjamas.'”
If it were true, the Black Bride would probably not even wear pyjamas, given how she haunts people’s dreams. If you’ve been dead for decades, do you need sleep?
Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven has always had the talent to make nasty monsters that bring to life our worst fears. Freddy Krueger’s character did so literally. The star of a slasher movie is not merely a villain. He’s an institution of horror with unsettling looks to complement an equally messed-up backstory. The former janitor was burnt alive. His mutilated body was somehow turned into a ghost who could only destroy his victims in their own dreams.
In 2010, for the Warner Bros. reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jackie Earle Haley took on the notorious serial killer. When he put on the famous razor glove, the Academy Award-nominated star was not a fan of horror. Still, he underwent the arduous makeup procedure to take on the legendary part nonetheless.
In-Game of Thrones, The Night King
There’s a reason it took so long for winter to come. Apparently, it takes considerable work to really become a White Walker. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington explained in an interview with Vulture that his ghostly antagonists are coming to life without CGI. Apparently, the Night King’s crown of horns and sinister blue eyes are prosthetics. According to another Vulture post, it took a staggering six hours in the makeup chair to turn the stuntman-slash-actor Vladimir Furdik into the fearless leader of the White Walkers. In season 6, Furdik, who replaced Richard Brake in Game of Thrones, began his career as a stuntman in movies such as Skyfall and Thor: The Dark World.
In The Walking Dead,’ Hero Walker’
The Walking Dead features some of the most gruesome costumes on TV and special effects. What else would you expect from a zombie-plagued world? The series received an Emmy for outstanding prosthetic makeup in 2011, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Game of Thrones, where frightening White Walkers use prosthetics rather than CGI, was insanely fierce in its competition.
Maybe Xan Angelovich is the most impressive example of changing a beautiful lady into a hideous creature. In 2012 and 2013, the model, signed to MMG Talent, played a “hero walker.”
The actress received full prosthetics,” according to The Wall Street Journal, while background zombies usually wear masks or get airbrushing. Executive producer-slash-makeup supervisor Greg Nicotero talked in an interview with Allure about how they have essentially got zombie transformations down to a science.
Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The 2003 version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Andrew Bryniarski wasn’t the first to play the classic horror movie villain Leatherface. Still, it was his beefiness that landed him the role. Reportedly, Agent Marcus Nispel needed the biggest man. The former professional bodybuilder revealed in an interview that he only got the job after the individual initially recruited lied about his height and physical abilities.
Maybe Bryniarski was the right guy for the role, but he was definitely nothing like his character. Bryniarski insisted to IGN that he never existed in essence between takes, dispelling all potential speculation to the contrary. Instead, because he is a “rock and roll machine, not a killing machine.” he will sprint to his trailer and play the guitar.
Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy
In the Avengers series and Guardian of the Galaxy, red-haired star Karen Gillan covers her locks as the blue-bodied villain Nebula. “I feel so lucky that this small part that I played in the initial Guardians film got to evolve and develop so much, “I feel so lucky that this small character that I played in the first film of Guardians has grown and expanded so much, “I’m extremely grateful, is the main word.” I’m severe.
Endearingly enough, Gillan never imagined she’d play a superhero character, leaping to Variety, “Especially for me, I’m from the top of Scotland in the middle of nowhere. Those are movies from a magical land called Hollywood that doesn’t actually exist.”
In 2018’s fourth installment of the classic sci-fi franchise, Brian Prince was absolutely turned into the titular Predator. Like Bolaji Badejo, who landed the role as the original Alien, Prince, according to Den of Geek, is strikingly tall, coming in at about 7 feet tall””I got fortunate,” he told the mag. “I was basically an art student in Atlanta. I draw comics and do sketches and stuff. I was in Seattle, Washington, in a parkour gym — I’ve done parkour for nine years.”
However, Prince was not a complete newcomer, having previously used his physical talents to snag roles as an extra stunt on The Walking Dead, Captain America: Civil War, and Black Panther. The buff parkour vet received a call from The Predator’s stunt supervisor after showing his skills to the film’s creators in a recording.
Krall from Space Trek
In 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, Idris Elba joined the Star Trek crew, portraying a brand new villain for Krall. As the species of Krall is so elaborate-looking, Elba has had to undergo endless hours of makeup. “Typically, my mornings would start at 4:15. I’d be in the chair until around 7:30, shoot about 8:30 … then wake up every morning do the whole thing again, the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m claustrophobic; I don’t like rubber masks on my face.”
Just like that, thanks to the influence of Hollywood and some wicked makeup artistry, the hunk of a guy that people demanded to become the next James Bond was made absolutely unrecognizable.
In Star Trek Beyond, Jaylah
In 2016, behind her Star Trek Beyond role, Jaylah, Algerian beauty Sofia Boutella was graced with an Oscar-nominated makeup band. Boutella was entirely unrecognizable for viewers, portraying a fighter adorned with black facial lines and a powerfully shaped forehead.
“It’s deceptively complex with lots of tricky operations. The difficulty was to find a balance and mix it to where you don’t understand where the prosthetics are … The mouth, nose, and chin are Sofia; otherwise, everything else is all a prosthetic. Deceptively “It’s elaborate with lots of detailed dissections. The challenge was to create a balance and mix it to where you don’t know where the prosthetics are… Sofia is the mouth, nose, and chin; otherwise, everything.