Rick Baker

Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

Ryan Lambie Feature
Jan 27, 2016

Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

King Kong '76: the legal battle, the massive $1.7m ape

Ryan Lambie Feature
Nov 16, 2015

The 1976 King Kong remake was fraught with problems. Ryan looks back at its legal battle and the struggle to build a 40-foot robot ape...

Rick Baker retiring from movies

Simon Brew News
May 29, 2015

Monster maker and make-up genius Rick Baker is calling time on his career - and the dominance of CG is heavily to blame.

How Steven Spielberg's Night Skies became E.T.

Ryan Lambie Feature
May 29, 2014

Intended as a sequel to Close Encounters, Night Skies began in the 1970s but later stalled. We look at how its ideas evolved into E.T...

Star Wars: Episode VII news round-up

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Simon Brew News
Dec 3, 2012

The rumours and news continue to swirl around for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Here's our latest round-up...

Rick Baker interview: Men In Black 3, werewolves and Videodrome

Ryan Lambie Interview
Nov 5, 2012

To mark Men In Black 3’s arrival on DVD and Blu-ray, here’s our interview with special make-up effects master, Rick Baker...

Effects legend Rick Baker talks Men In Black III and technology

Ryan Lambie News
Jun 9, 2010

Rick Baker, makeup effects man in such films as An American Werewolf In London, talks about his involvement in Men In Black III and The Wolfman...

A look back at An American Werewolf In London

Easy with the Pro-Plus, mate...
Charlie Brigden News
Jul 21, 2009

Wednesday is quite the right time to re-examine this deservedly enduring 80s classic horror-fest...