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Joel Harlow is the head of Morphology FX Inc., and both he and his team have created a full range of state-of-the-art makeup, special makeup effects, and prosthetics for a very long list of films and TV shows. Most of you will be familiar with his work after watching the likes of Black Panther, Pirates of the Caribbean, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Star Trek (which landed him an Oscar).

Most recently, Joel worked on the Hellboy reboot for Lionsgate and helped bring a number of fan-favourite comic book characters to life on the big screen along with Big Red himself.

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It’s 1984, peak of the VHS monster-movie boom and C.H.U.D. has just hit my local video store. The film was a standout in a time of the straight to video monster flicks. With lead actors like John Heard, Daniel Stern and Kim Greist, as well as cameos from John Goodman and Jay Thomas (not to mention the C.H.U.D. vocal talents of Kevin Haney), it became a legitimate cult classic of the highest order.

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Talking about NOS4A2, AMC's new supernatural horror series about an immortal man, Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), who preys on the souls of children, you probably won't get too far into the conversation before someone points out the odd spelling of the title.

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The intense heat and humidity of summer has a way of making people feel a little out of sorts — irritable, cranky, and prone to rash decisions. So the hottest months of the year are a great time to duck into a cool, air-conditioned movie theater and take in a terrifying movie, rather than enacting one of your own. These eight horror movies coming out this summer will test your courage and give you a safe outlet for your seasonal angst.

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Though good looks can get an actor very, very far in Hollywood, a good performance is even more crucial. Talent is what should be the name of the game, the thing that helps win awards, earn positive reviews and get audiences in seats.

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“I’d been actively looking for a role that would let me disappear,” Quinto said in an interview with Vulture at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena earlier this year. Based on Joe Hill’s best seller of the same name, the series follows Manx on a murderous road trip while also introducing the one girl, Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), who may be able to stop him. Ahead of NOS4A2’s premiere, Quinto delved into the liberation of heavy prosthetics, Manx’s unusually close relationship with his car, and the uncertain future of the Star Trek movies.

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Much of an actor’s job is to convey a character’s inner emotional truth. That can prove complicated when the character requires layers of prosthetics and specialized makeup to come to life. Such was the challenge for Zachary Quinto, who portrays Charlie Manx in AMC’s “NOS4A2,” an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel about a supernatural being who feeds on the souls of children to replenish his youth. But Quinto had the aid of special makeup designer Joel Harlow, with whom he had collaborated on the “Star Trek” films.

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Monday, 27 May 2019 19:48

Rise of Cthulhu

These were shots created for an episode of "Codes and Conspiracies" where the subject matter discussed possible alien sources for our origins. The script called for a depiction of Cthulhu. As luck would have it, I know Oscar Winner Joel Harlow, who made an amazing sculpture of Cthulhu.

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Monday, 27 May 2019 19:47

HELLBOY - Joel Harlow Interview

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

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Joel Harlow, Makeup Artist from "Black Mass" tells New You about Johnny Depp's direction on makeup, and the challenges of transforming Johnny into Whitey Bulger for the film.

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