Rick Baker

Rick Baker

Rick Baker blames growing up in front of a television and Famous Monsters of Film Land for the turning him into the strange man that he is today. He turned his interest in monsters and the grotesque into a profession and became a special make-up effects artist.  His award-winning film work includes An American Werewolf in London, Ed Wood, The Wolfman Men in Black, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutty Professor, to name a few. He loves classic and not so classic horror movies.

Commentaries by Rick Baker

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The Time Machine

1960
MGM
George Pal’s greatest work finds the humanity in H.G. Wells’ classic, ably served...
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The Man of a Thousand Faces

1957
Universal
For their 1957 “Silver Jubilee”, Universal offered this occasionally accurate...
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Mad Love

1935
MGM
Peter Lorre’s Hollywood debut is one of the weirder pix ever to come from...
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Fiend without a Face

1958
MGM
Renowned for the flying brains and sputtering gore of its final reel,...
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How to Make a Monster

1958
AIP
Remarkably self-reflexive drive-in monster rally set at American International Studios, whose...
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The War of the Worlds

1953
Paramount
George Pal’s pioneering H.G. Wells adaptation updates the action to 1953...
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I Was A Teenage Werewolf

1957
AIP
Lightning in a bottle: AIP’s penchant for making bargain- basement movies...
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