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The War of the Worlds

Released 1953
Distributor Paramount

George Pal’s pioneering H.G. Wells adaptation updates the action to 1953 Los Angeles, with Oscar-winning state-of-the-art visual fx and sound effects so great they’re still in use today.

About 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.