Mark Shostrom

Mark Shostrom

Director, Makeup Artist and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Mark

Mark Shostrom placed Semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships with his first screenplay, Black Sleep. He became one of only five writers ever to make Second Rounder with three screenplays in one year at the Austin Film Festival with Blue Pool Road, The Endless Dark and Monster Man. Currently his scripts are used to train actors at the Bernard Hiller Acting Studio and The Actors Playpen cold reading workshop. Prior to this, Mark had a long career as one of the premier special makeup effects designers of his generation, working with the most accomplished directors in modern horror cinema, including Stuart Gordon, Sam Raimi, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Don Coscarelli, Tobe Hooper and Sean Cunningham. He is a three-time Emmy winner and four-time Saturn Award nominee for his makeup effects on Evil Dead II, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, From Beyond, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek Voyager. He’s a longstanding member of the Grammar Police and sometimes arrests himself upon finding a single typo in one of his screenplays.

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  • Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

    Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Amityville: The Awakening

    Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
    Film Makeup Department

  • Multiple Dimensions: The Creatures & Effects of 'From Beyond'

    Multiple Dimensions: The Creatures & Effects of 'From Beyond' (2013)
    Film (short) Miscellaneous Crew, Self

  • Java Heat

    Java Heat (2013)
    Film by Conor Allyn (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department Story centers on the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Indonesia, where a reckless American posing as a grad student is bent on vengeance but quickly finds that the world's problems can't be solved with violence alone. A mysterious American Marine/FBI agent Jake Travers (Kellan Lutz) teams with a Muslim cop Hashim (Ario Bayu) to hunt down a dangerous international jewel thief Malik (Mickey Rourke) who kidnaps a Sultan's daughter Sultana (Atiqah Hasiholan) in a plot to steal the royal treasury: exotic intrigue amid ancient palaces, mosques, temples, subterranean labyrinths and stone pyramids in the heart of Java. Written by H.G.

  • Stay at Home Dad

    Stay at Home Dad (2012)
    Film (short) by John Skipp (Comedy and Horror) Makeup Department

  • The Mooring

    The Mooring (2012)
    Film by Glenn Withrow (Horror and Thriller) Makeup Department Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly stranded in the middle of the river an odd couple comes to their aid. What was suppose to be an act of kindness turns deadly as the girls find themselves on the run, being pursued through the forest by a brutal and determined killer. Written by Lionsgate

  • Falling Down

    Falling Down (2010)
    Film Makeup Department

  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
    Video Miscellaneous Crew

  • Grappling with your Demons

    Grappling with your Demons (2008)
    Film by Ford Austin (Drama) Makeup Department Outside your door, A man just like you. Each day, living in a shallow box he calls his life. His dark little box is filled with violent demons. Each day, he fights to get out of his box. Demons twisting & carving his soul for the perfect fit. Each day, he grapples with them to try and break free. Demons raging & twisting him deeper into the 4 corners. He is not alone. He is not alone. He is like you. He is us. Grasping for your life... Struggling with your past... Grappling with your Demons. Written by one of your demons

  • Purple Mountain

    Purple Mountain (2008)
    Film Makeup Department

  • The Warlords

    The Warlords (2007)
    Film by Wai Man Yip (Action, Drama, History and War) Makeup Department It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers. Written by anonymous

  • Terminal

    Terminal (2006)
    Film Makeup Department

  • Hood of Horror

    Hood of Horror (2006)
    Film by Stacy Title (Comedy and Horror) Makeup Department A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.

  • Mortuary

    Mortuary (2005)
    Film by Tobe Hooper (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department The widow Leslie Doyle has just lost her husband and moves with her teenage son Jonathan and her young daughter Jamie to a mortuary in a small town in California that she has bought with the intention of starting a new business, practicing her knowledge as mortician. When they arrive, Leslie realizes that she was lured by the former owner, Elliot, and that the decrepit Fowler Brothers Funeral Home was completely abandoned and with problem with the septic sewer. While Leslie tries to improve and clean the place and start embalming corpses, Jonathan is informed about the legend of Bobby Fowler, the deformed son of the Fowlers. Meanwhile a weird substance attacks people, transforming them in zombies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis

    Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
    Film by Ellory Elkayem (Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department The scientist of the powerful and evil corporation Hybra-Tech Charles goes to Chernobyl to buy some gallons of toxic waste to perform experiments with zombies. When a teenager has an accident with his motorcycle and vanishes, his teenager's friends, leaded by Charles' nephew, find that he was moved to Hybra-Tech. They break in the facility trying to find their friend and accidentally release a group of zombies starving for brains. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Jacqueline Hyde

    Jacqueline Hyde (2005)
    Video Special effects

  • Cruel World

    Cruel World (2005)
    Film by Kelsey T. Howard (Comedy, Horror, Thriller and Drama) Makeup Department Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

  • Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys

    Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004)
    TV Movie Makeup Department

  • Homeland Security

    Homeland Security (2004)
    TV Movie by Daniel Sackheim (Drama and War) Makeup Department In the days prior to and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, members of the FBI, CIA and various law enforcement communities struggle to ensure America's safety in a new government branch titled Homeland Security. Admiral Ted McKee is assigned to lead the new branch with help from his NSA liaison, Sol Binder, to prevent further terrorist attacks in America. McKee's teenage daughter Melissa is romantically involved with a teenage Arab immigrant named Yusef, whose father is detained by the authorities. But no one is aware that Yusef's father, Fazul, is not a terrorist spy... but Yusef is. Meanwhile, CIA agent Bradley Brand is sent to Afghanistan, with agent Johnson, to assist the Northern Alliance rebels in their fight against the Taliban and the Al Queada terrorist organization responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, to find out more info on the 'Second Wave' of attacks. In Seattle, FBI agents Jane Fulbar and Frank Heinhoff try to link a Russian arms dealer ... Written by matt-282

  • Toolbox Murders

    Toolbox Murders (2004)
    Film by Tobe Hooper (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department Nell and her husband Steven are looking for a business, as well as a home, when they come across the Lusman Arms apartment block. They move in and begin renovating the building, in which a series of weird killings begin to take place. When she finally discovers the supernatural evil behind it all, she gets more than she bargained for! Written by Leatherface15

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998 - 2003)
    Television by Joss Whedon (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Makeup Department "In every generation there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer." Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a "normal girl", she can not escape from her destiny... Thankfully, she is not alone in her quest to save the world, as she has the help of her friends, the hilarious (and surprisingly quite effective) evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang". Together, Buffy & co. will slay their demons, survive one apocalypse after another, attend high school and college... and above all, understand that growing up can truly be Hell sometimes... literally. Written by m_starling

  • American Family

    American Family (2002)
    Television by Gregory Nava (Drama and Family) Makeup Department The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has recently graduated from law school and decides to work for Legal Services on behalf of immigrant rights, even though Jess does not agree with her decision. The rest of the Gonzalez family just try to go with the flow, but they find their own problems down the road. Written by Anonymous

  • Crossing Jordan

    Crossing Jordan (2001)
    Television by Tim Kring (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Makeup Department Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh is a forensic pathologist who lost her job with the Boston medical examiner's office because her passion for solving homicides frequently extended beyond the autopsy table. Years later, an old ally rescues Jordan from court-ordered anger management training in Los Angeles and rehires her to her former job in Boston. Jordan is still feisty and mercurial and a pain in the butt, but management tolerates her because she is good at her job. She and her father, a disgraced former Boston police detective, often solve crimes together by using a role-playing game they've played since Jordan's childhood. It goes: "You be the killer, and I'll be the victim and we'll figure out how this happened." The driving force in Jordan's life and career is the crime she took the longest time to solve -- her mother's murder. Written by A.B. Gilpin

  • The Glass House

    The Glass House (2001)
    Film by Daniel Sackheim (Thriller) Makeup Department When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. Written by Robert Rosado <valentine@love-hurts.org>

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    Film by Ron Howard (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Makeup Department Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. Written by Filmfreak <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

  • FreakyLinks

    FreakyLinks (2000)
    TV Series Makeup Department

  • City of Angels

    City of Angels (2000)
    Television by Nicholas Wootton (Drama) Makeup Department Hospital drama that takes place in Los Angeles.

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
    TV Series Makeup Department

  • The General's Daughter

    The General's Daughter (1999)
    Film by Simon West (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department The naked corpse of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Lieutenant General "Fighting Joe" Campbell, is found staked out on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

  • Life

    Life (1999)
    Film by Ted Demme (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Makeup Department In the mid-1990s, two inmates bury the burned bodies of two lifers at Mississippi's infamous Parchman Farm; a third old-timer relates their story. They'd served 65 years for a murder they didn't commit, framed by a local sheriff while buying moonshine whiskey for a Manhattan club owner to whom they owed money. In flashbacks we see this odd couple thrown together (Ray is a fast-talking con man, and Claude is a serious man about to start work as a bank teller), the loss of Ray's watch (sterling silver, from his daddy), the murder and trial, the hardships of Parchman, and the love-hate relationship of Claude and Ray as they spend 65 years bickering and looking for a way to escape. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The X-Files

    The X-Files (1999)
    Television by Chris Carter (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Makeup Department FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are different: Mulder is a believer in the paranormal while Scully is not. Together, they investigate paranormal cases which takes them all the way to alien conspiracies within the U.S. government and even puts their lives and careers at risk. Together, they try to solve the mysteries within the U.S. government, no matter what they have to do, and along the way they try to solve any other case that's related to the paranormal. Written by yatessixecho

  • Mafia!

    Mafia! (1998)
    Film Makeup Department

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight (1998)
    Film by Steven Soderbergh (Comedy, Crime and Romance) Makeup Department A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. Written by <97fa043@dvc.edu>

  • The X Files

    The X Files (1998)
    Film by Rob Bowman (Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Makeup Department With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet. Written by Film_Fan

  • Men in Black

    Men in Black (1997)
    Film by Barry Sonnenfeld (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department Based off of the comic book. Unbeknownst to other people, there is a private agency code named MiB. This agency is some kind of extra terrestrial surveillance corporation. Then, one of the agency's finest men only going by the name "K", is recruiting for a new addition to the agency. He has chosen James Edwards of the N.Y.P.D. Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This was an alien a part of the "Bug" race. He takes the body of a farmer and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Now, Agents J and K must stop the bug before it can escape with the galaxy. Written by John Wiggins

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate (1997)
    Film by Taylor Hackford (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department Devil's Advocate thematically raises the preposition that 'is winning everything' in the legal profession.Does a lawyer commits the basic sin of Vanity if he believes his job is to win, as Kevin does. Further the movie in John Milton's trenchant speech questions the very notion of righteousness in the post-modern world. Milton's speech rips apart the whole discourse of religion when he presents the inherent contradiction of it. Kevin's dilemma reflects the modern man who accuses the circumstances for being what he is,the culture dominated by making money 'which build egos of the size of cathedral', the question is can one really call what one does 'freely-willed'?. The movie deals with these 'Hamltian questions' in a lawyer's mind. Written by amitbindal1857@gmail.com

  • Star Trek: Voyager

    Star Trek: Voyager (1995 - 1997)
    Television by Jeri Taylor (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department The Federation starship USS Voyager, chasing a band of Maquis rebels, enters the dangerous space nebula known as the Badlands. Both ships are transported by a distant space probe to the Delta Quadrant, 75,000 light-years from Federation space. Voyager's crew and the Maquis form an uneasy truce to rescue crewmen of both ships, kidnapped by the probe's builder, the powerful, dying Caretaker. The Maquis ship is destroyed in a battle with the warlike Kazons. To prevent a Kazon aggression against a helpless world, Voyager destroys the space probe. Without the probe, it will take 75 years for Voyager to travel back to Federation space. With the differences between them rendered meaningless by time and distance, The Federation and Maquis crews unite aboard Voyager. Together, they embark on their new mission: to boldly go - home. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin <agilpin@pacbell.net>

  • Love Is a Gun

    Love Is a Gun (1994)
    Film by David Hartwell (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Makeup Department A photographer who's afraid he's slowly losing his grip on reality is seduced by a disturbed married model. She claims it's their destiny to be together. Her husband disagrees. The photographer starts having a strange feeling of deja vu.

  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
    Film by Don Coscarelli (Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department The Tall Man, that imposing menace from Morningside Mortuary, is back and once again haunting the thoughts of the now-adult Mike and his friend, ex-Ice Cream vendor Reggie. The two continue their hunt for the mysterious figure and in his path of destruction encounter a variety of dangerous situations, friends and enemies. They also must contend with the resurrected dead plus a growing number of the infamous and deadly silver spheres which aid the Tall Man as he sets his sights on indoctrinating Mike and finishing the fight begun so many years ago. Written by Warlock <asstgpa@crimjust.ccjscarolina.edu>

  • Star Trek: Generations

    Star Trek: Generations (1994)
    Film by David Carson (Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Makeup Department In the late 23rd century, the gala maiden voyage of the third Starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But the maiden voyage turns to disaster as the unprepared ship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely makes it out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. Seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he's been dead for seventy-eight years. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

  • Nine Inch Nails: March of the Pigs

    Nine Inch Nails: March of the Pigs (1994)
    Video Makeup Department

  • Shadowhunter

    Shadowhunter (1993)
    TV Movie by J.S. Cardone (Action, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Makeup Department John Cain is a big city cop who journeys deep into the heart of Navajo darkness to catch a brutal killer in this contemporary Western Thriller. A homicide detective on the verge of personal and career burn out, is sent to the Navajo reservation in Arizona to transport a mystic "coyote man" wanted for murder back in Los Angeles, but when the killer escapes from his custody, Cain must track him down across the forbidden Sonoran desert on horseback. Warned of the killer's mythical power to "skinwalk" - Cain is plunged into a deadly confrontation where predator becomes prey - and the quest for justice becomes a battle for his very soul. Written by Emerald

  • Best of the Best II

    Best of the Best II (1993)
    Film by Robert Radler (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to avenge their friend's death by defeating Brakus and shutting down the fight club. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
    Television by Michael Piller (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department The stable wormhole discovered by the Deep Space Nine crew is known to the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple of their Prophets. Sisko, as discoverer of the wormhole and its inhabitants, is therefore the Emissary of Bajoran prophesy. The wormhole's other end is in the Gamma Quadrant, halfway around the galaxy from Bajor. That section of space is dominated by the malevolent Dominion. The Dominion is led by the Changelings, the race of shapeshifters to which Odo belongs. As of the beginning of the sixth season, Cardassia has joined the Dominion, and together they are waging war on the Federation and their Klingon allies. The war is quickly becoming the most costly war ever for the Federation, and the Deep Space Nine crew must fight to protect their way of life. Written by Matthew D. Wilson <mdw1900@rit.edu>

  • Netherworld

    Netherworld (1992)
    Film by David Schmoeller (Horror) Makeup Department A young man arrives at his father's mansion in Louisiana to discover that a secretive cult is using winged creatures to raise the dead to do their bidding.

  • Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy (1990)
    Film by Warren Beatty (Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance and 1 More) Makeup Department All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistable Breathless Mahoney. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

  • Shadowzone

    Shadowzone (1990)
    Film by J.S. Cardone (Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. Unfortunately this causes adverse reactions in the subject, and something gets through the portal, the consequence of which is an attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • DeepStar Six

    DeepStar Six (1989)
    Film by Sean S. Cunningham (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Makeup Department, Special effects, Visual effects The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

  • Phantasm II

    Phantasm II (1988)
    Film by Don Coscarelli (Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Makeup Department, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mike is released from psychiatry, when he agrees with the doctors that the terrible happenings in his past were just in his imagination. But once he's free, he contacts Redge and they team up to hunt down and eliminate the "Tall Man", who plunders the graveyards and abducts the sleeping with help of his terrible gnomes. A beautiful strange girl starts to appear in Mike's dreams. He assumes she's in danger and needs their help - will they find her before the Tall Man can do her any harm? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • Poltergeist III

    Poltergeist III (1988)
    Film by Gary Sherman (Horror and Thriller) Makeup Department Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

  • Monsters

    Monsters (1988)
    Television (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew, Director A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II (1987)
    Film by Sam Raimi (Comedy and Horror) Makeup Department A young man, named Ash, takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin in the woods where he plays back a professor's tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor's daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    Film by Chuck Russell (Horror and Thriller) Makeup Department Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness (1987)
    Film by John Carpenter (Horror) Makeup Department A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and discovers a vat containing a green liquid. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it. Unfortunately, they discover that the liquid contains the essence of Satan himself, and they also discover that he will release HIS father - an all-powerful Anti-God! The liquid later comes to life itself, turning some of the students into zombies as the Devil comes forward to release his father. Will these students be able to stop him? Written by Derek O'Cain

  • My Demon Lover

    My Demon Lover (1987)
    Film by Charlie Loventhal (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Makeup Department Denny has yet again been left by her thug boyfriend Chip. It seems as if she is doomed to be stuck with awful guys, this time she has to choose between nerdy Charles and the strange Kaz, who turns into a monster when sexually aroused. Written by Mattias Thuresson

  • Witchboard

    Witchboard (1986)
    Film by Kevin Tenney (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department At a party, a guest brings out a Ouija board, and they attempt to contact a spirit he knows. The spirit does appear, but it becomes apparent to the one who brought the Ouija board that this is an evil spirit that is impersonating his spirit, and despite warnings not to use the board alone, a woman uses it alone, and becomes harassed by the evil spirit, his goal to possess her so he can walk the earth again. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • From Beyond

    From Beyond (1986)
    Film by Stuart Gordon (Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department, Special effects, Visual effects Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees creatures flying in the air and he summons Dr. Pretorius. The experiment goes out of control and Dr. Pretorius refuses to turn off the Resonator. Meanwhile their neighbor calls the police, and when the police officers arrive, they see Crawford trying to escape from his house and Dr. Pretorius beheaded. Crawford is sent to a mental institution under the supervision of the sadistic Dr. Bloch. However, the prominent psychiatrist Dr. Katherine McMichaels requests the custody of Crawford and Detective Bubba Brownlee that is investigating the case stays with them. Katherine goes with Crawford and Bubba to see the Resonator and turns the machine on. Dr. Pretorius returns in a mutant shape and attacks them, in the beginning of a gore night with weird life forms. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Supernaturals

    The Supernaturals (1986)
    Film by Armand Mastroianni (Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a town of confederates. The corpses of the dead soldiers rise up to wreak revenge. Written by Humberto Amador

  • Savage Dawn

    Savage Dawn (1985)
    Film by Simon Nuchtern (Drama and Action) Makeup Department Stryker, a former soldier arrives in the small Texas town of Aqua Dulce to visit his friend Tick Rand. Things good well till a biker gang who call themselves the "Savages" cause problems and later on take over the town. Stryker, who has had enough of fighting after being a soldier refuses to fight back till a tragedy happens. Written by Jeffrey M

  • KGB: The Secret War

    KGB: The Secret War (1985)
    Film by Dwight H. Little (Drama) Makeup Department

  • The Boys Next Door

    The Boys Next Door (1985)
    Film by Penelope Spheeris (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

  • Alien Predator

    Alien Predator (1985)
    Film by Deran Sarafian (Drama, Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department, Special effects 3 young friends are on vacation in Spain, until weird things begin to occur and then a man from NASA tells them what's really going on: Dangerous Alien Organisms from the Apollo 14 Moon Mission, which was tested on animals on SkyLab. But then the organisms fell to earth with SkyLab and they are now starting to infect people by brutally killing them off. And these 3 friends and NASA scientist must get an antidote from a NASA Lab nearby and save themselves and the rest of the world. Written by Dylan Conner

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
    Film by Jack Sholder (Horror) Makeup Department, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

  • Courage

    Courage (1984)
    Film by Robert L. Rosen (Thriller) Makeup Department A trio of long-distance runners are setting out on what looks to be the ultimate adventure weekend: a seventy-two mile run through the New Mexico desert. Things start off uneventfully, but soon the three run into a survivalist militia calling itself The Citizen's Brigade. They are captured by The Brigade, only to be released with a warning from the leader, Colonel Crouse. Their luck runs out when suddenly the militia goes back on its word and resumes hunting the runners. This time, however, they are not looking to capture them, but to kill them. What are these desert soldiers trying to do? And will the three live to run another marathon? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • City Heat

    City Heat (1984)
    Film by Richard Benjamin (Action, Comedy and Crime) Makeup Department Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can't stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    Film by Wes Craven (Horror) Makeup Department On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends including Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Freddy Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Freddy tries to pick off his victims one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Written by simon_hrdng

  • Tightrope

    Tightrope (1984)
    Film by Richard Tuggle (Mystery and Thriller) Makeup Department Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened. Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

  • The Mutilator

    The Mutilator (1984)
    Film by John Douglass (Horror) Makeup Department A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared. Hmmm... Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

  • The Ice Pirates

    The Ice Pirates (1984)
    Film by Stewart Raffill (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance and 1 More) Art department In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers. A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Deadly Force

    Deadly Force (1983)
    Film by Paul Aaron (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Makeup Department Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York. All this changes when the daughter of an old friend is killed by a serial killer terrorizing L.A. Although almost nobody in his old home town is happy to see him back, Cooper pledges to bring the killer to justice before any more innocent people die. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome (1983)
    Film by David Cronenberg (Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department Max Renn runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand, goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy. Written by Paul Reynolds <pauljr@innotts.co.uk>

  • The Black Room

    The Black Room (1983)
    Film by Norman Thaddeus Vane (Horror and Thriller) Special effects A room gets put up for rent following the mysterious murder of its previous tenant. When an apartment-hunting man sees the deal the brother and sister landlords are offering, he immediately puts down the first month's rent and starts spending his days there, even though he has a home to spend his nights at with his wife. When he comes home, he tells his wife about the fantasies he has of having sex with various women each day in his new apartment. His wife goes along with it for a while, but when she discovers that her husband's stories are much more than just fantasies, she starts to do some investigating. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Ramones: Psycho Therapy

    Ramones: Psycho Therapy (1983)
    Video Makeup Department

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
    Film by Amy Holden Jones (Comedy and Horror) Makeup Department An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host's house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • Android

    Android (1982)
    Film by Aaron Lipstadt (Crime and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives from justice, one of whom is female. Dr.Daniel and Max are both interested in her, but one of them has rather more sinister intentions than just romance. At first, they all get along, but when one of the criminals becomes psychotic, violence erupts. Meanwhile, the space police is on their trail. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

  • An Outpost of Progress

    An Outpost of Progress (1982)
    Film by Dorian Walker (Drama, Adventure and Family) Makeup Department

  • Forbidden World

    Forbidden World (1982)
    Film by Allan Holzman (Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

  • The Sword and the Sorcerer

    The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
    Film by Albert Pyun (Action, Fantasy and Adventure) Makeup Department A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

  • The Beastmaster

    The Beastmaster (1982)
    Film by Don Coscarelli (Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Makeup Department Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest after his birth, so he is sent to grow up in another family. When he becomes a grown man, his new father is murdered by savages. He discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, and after that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

  • Violet

    Violet (1981)
    Film (short) by Shelley Levinson Makeup Department Badly scarred in a childhood accident, Violet boards a bus in North Carolina on a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to visit a TV preacher, the one that heals. On the bus, she meets two soldiers on their way to Fort Smith. Written by Ruth Spradlin

  • To All a Goodnight

    To All a Goodnight (1980)
    Film by David Hess (Horror and Mystery) Makeup Department It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples one by one. The police show up and promise to keep everyone safe, but they prove ineffectual against the crazed psycho. Could the killings have anything to do with the girl who was killed in an initiation stunt at the school a few years earlier? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Awards

  • Emmy. Outstanding Makeup for a Series. The X-Files
    (1999)

  • Emmy. Outstanding Makeup for a Series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    (1998)

  • Emmy. Outstanding Makeup for a Series. Star Trek: Voyager
    (1996)

  • Emmy nomination. Outstanding Makeup for a Series. Star Trek: Voyager
    (1995)

  • Saturn nomination. Best Makeup. Phantasm II.
    (1988)

  • Saturn nomination. Best Makeup. Evil Dead II.
    (1987)

  • Saturn nomination. Best Makeup. A Nightmare on Elm Street3: Dream Warriors
    (1987)

  • Saturn nomination. Best Makeup. From Beyond.
    (1986)

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