The Creature Shop: The Scariest House in Johannesburg


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Schickes Portrait einer FX-Bude in Johannesburg, Südafrika. Von Motherboard:

Graham Press, Creature Shop founder and animatronics specialist extraordinaire, was kind enough to give us a tour of the studio where we stumbled over elephants, tigers, cadavers, wounded arms, bloody eye sockets and of (naturally) a room of charred bodies (oh my!). Graham is assisted by Mr. Jaco Sydman, an artist with a certain infatuation with gore.

Some pretty wild (and Oscar-nominated) productions have included work from this brutal workshop; aside from untold ads, films like “Hotel Rwanda,” “Tsotsi,” “Machinegun Preacher,” “Mr. Bones 2,” a Die Antwoord music video and, most notably, “District 9,” have all benefited from their (monster hand) touch. From swimming seals to animatronic lionesses to arms that fly off in a shower of blood, these guys are masters of mechanized madness.

The Creature Shop: The Scariest House in Johannesburg