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Mr. Chicken
  • 24, Male
  • Redwood City, CA
  • United States
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A Couple of Zombies

This last week I got to do a fun, quick zombie job for a short film. 

The gag is that a kid in a movie theater sees a young couple kissing a few rows ahead of him, then, freaked out by the scary movie, imagines they're zombies tearing at each other's flesh.  So it was just a one shot reveal.

Except for the gory bits on the male zombie's neck, it's all just highlight and shadow with creme makeup, and a little dry blood.  I may have gone a bit too subtle, but I didn't want to push it too far, since the amount of innards getting pulled out of him was already going to be a little over the top.

Sydney Ross, who did the beauty makeup for the shoot, shot this video from the monitor of the tearing flesh gag while I was standing by with extra blood.

They had to go to lunch in makeup.  I'm sure passersby were a little perplexed.
The above photos were taken by Anabel, the producer

On his neck is a silicone prosthetic molded off of this quickie sculpture I did of a bite wound, with red stringy latex for her to bite and pull and tear.

Fun stuff!

Haunted Mansion Holiday Photoshoot

I went to the Haunted Mansion the other day to grab some reference photos for an upcoming project (more on that soon!), and snapped a few extras for fun.  Enjoy!


You may have noticed a change in the blog header graphics (or not, since there hasn't been terribly much going on here lately, so you probably don't even remember, right?).  Here's the scoop:

1) The last header had lousy artwork that was really only meant to be a placeholder

2) "Yard Haunt" really has no business being in the title anymore, as we've just passed six years since the last one.  They will return, but not in the foreseeable future.

So, there you go.  New art.  Well, graphics.  Let's not over-inflate it, here.

Here's the evolution of the blog to date.  A moment of silence, please, for those headers no longer with us.

Before that there was no picture, and it was another site!

Good riddance.

I've got some darned cool spooky projects cooking, so keep yer eyes peeled.

P.S. Hey, those new ghosts look neat, right?  You can download a projection video of them here:

He Chose ... Poorly

Our Halloween costumes this year: Dr. Elsa Schneider and Walter Donovan from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

...featuring False Grail Change-o-Face!

Did you catch the trick?  There's a UV LED flashlight hidden in the stem of the chalice to trigger the blacklight reactive makeup

It's here!

Happy haunting, my friends!

I've got lots of very cool projects planned for the coming months, so stay tuned!

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Sybil the Clairvoyant 2.0 Animatronic Projection Effect

A completely self-contained animatronic character with an internally projected face! I don't think this has been done outside of major theme parks until now.
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Sybil the Clairvoyant 2.0 Animatronic Projection Effect

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Here's a new projection effect I just finished. It's a tombstone that ages and experiences a few ghostly shenanigans. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. If you'd like to make one yourself, I have more info and a how-to on my site here:…
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At 7:14pm on August 7, 2012, judyz said…

Thanks Mr. C   :)


At 9:42pm on January 18, 2011, Leonard Pickel said…

That is awesome! Nice sculpt on the Doctor. Did you do Frank too? Love the corpse climbing out of the ground. And the skelly playing the organ is the best I have seen. How is that done?



At 2:11pm on January 18, 2011, Leonard Pickel said…

Thanks for friending me. I looked through all 66 members for people I knew, but most are aliases, so there not many I recognized. When I say Mr. Chicken I had to request you. I LOVE the Ghost and Mr. Chicken. It is one of my all time favs.


At 4:33pm on March 29, 2010, Karen said…
Lolita is so fabulous. Thanks for the loop. I can make it work with my stuff.
You're the best.
At 6:32pm on January 17, 2010, TTTAB said…
Hey Mr Chicken,
A couple months back you gave me downloadable file on Madam Leota to use.
I loaded it on my work coputer and no longer work there.
Can you resend it to me?
At 12:56am on January 17, 2010, James Rhoades said…
Your props are so damn AMAZING!
At 10:21am on October 14, 2009, psycho zombie said…
Your stuff is fantasic, those things look real
At 9:00am on September 14, 2009, Brian said…
Amazing work, can't wait to see more!
At 11:43am on August 17, 2009, Mantis said…
Thanks for the comment on my sandcasting. My impression of it is, it's good for anything where I want a corroded texture without a lot of details. Otherwise, sometimes I use Play-doh.
At 12:53am on July 22, 2009, Spooky Dave said…
Hehe, that's awesome. Now I remember seeing that sign over your quartet from the haunt video. I should've made the connection. Excellent tune choice, btw. I grew up with Monster Mash--wore the record clear out year round--and always imagined a mummy dancing along because of that line. Anyway, whatever you end up doing will be impressive to say the least. I'm going to attempt my first servo-driven animatronics this year. Nothing like what you've done, but I'm still pretty excited. Ultimately I really want to get into the kind of scene you're putting together. Thanks for sharing the progress. I'll definitely stay tuned.

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The most important question! Do you build the elements that go into your haunt, and/or want to learn more about building props? Oh, and if you choose no, we're going to have to delete you.
How long have you been haunting:
Three to five years
Your haunt comprises...?
Your haunt - Do you prefer?
Spooky ambiance
Tell us a little about your haunt..
Yard Haunt
When it comes to props/decorations in your haunt, would you say you are:
A crafter that makes everything from scratch
Which statement comes closest to describing your haunt's attitude toward kids?
for the kid's - not too scary

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