Face Off Season 5 Starts Production In April

March 18, 2013 05:00:46 by Ryan Haidet

As season four winds down, SyFy has just announced that Face Off has been renewed for a fifth edition.  Face Off season five is slated to begin production in April and will premiere on a yet-to-be-determined date this summer.  This news comes as no surprise since Face Off has become one of the network’s most successful programs — not to mention one of the best reality shows on TV.

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Face Off 4 Recap: Mummy Mayhem Mixed With ‘Evil Dead’

March 12, 2013 07:26:29 by Ryan Haidet

The final five Face Off contestants were tasked with a creating creatures that have never been featured on the show before: Mummies!  Anthony, House, Wayne, Kris and Eric F. were all taken to the famed Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. where they each chose a specific Egyptian god as their inspiration.  Strangely, for this challenge, producers horribly tied in a promotion to the upcoming release of the “Evil Dead” remake.  How on earth do mummies and “Evil Dead” connect?  They don’t really, but host McKenzie Westmore was forced to make some sense of it by telling the aspiring makeup artists that “Evil Dead” comes into play because their mummy creations are returning to earth after years and years of decay based on the film’s Book of the Dead.  Ummm…  Isn’t that basically a resurrected mummy?  To me, “Evil Dead” is more zombie-esque than mummies.  Sorry, but this is stretching way too far just to promote the movie.  Whatever.  All that really mattered was how good the finished mummy makeups came out — and they were truly awesome!  Some of the best we’ve seen this entire season!  Creep inside this article to see close-up photos of all the finished mummy makeups and to find out who was eliminated.

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Face Off 4 Recap: Glow-In-The-Dark Challenge Brings Double Elimination

March 5, 2013 09:07:04 by Ryan Haidet

Not only did Face Off deliver one of the coolest challenges ever, it doubled up the drama for this week’s episode as two of the remaining seven contestants were eliminated.  The aspiring makeup artists were tasked with creating a new species that might live in any of earth’s ecosystems.  That wasn’t the cool part.  What took this challenge over the top in awesomeness came in the form of darkness because these creations also had to have two distinct looks — the second of which would only become visible by glowing in the dark under blacklights.  The stakes and stress were high — especially when one contestant had a medical concern that pulled them away from the competition.  We have all the details and loads of photos (34 total!) buried inside this article!  Enjoy!

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Face Off 4 Recap: Zombie Attack & Alien Werewolves

February 27, 2013 10:27:23 by Ryan Haidet

The shoddy barn doors started shaking.  Blood-soaked fingers twisted out of the rickety, wooden gaps clawing for freedom.  Suddenly, dozens of zombies burst out of the barn and stumbled into the sunlight swirling up dust with their faulty feet, reaching for the final eight contestants on Face Off season 4.  It was an awesome way to introduce the motivation for their Foundation Challenge — to create a horde of zombies.  If this wasn’t cool enough, the main challenge took it a step further with alien werewolves.  Yes, werewolves from another planet.  Totally awesome!  Who won the challenge and who was eliminated?  We have all the details packed inside this article along with loads of close-up photos!

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Face Off 4 Recap: Buggin’ Out!

February 20, 2013 11:05:01 by Ryan Haidet

If you’re easily freaked up by creepy crawlies, grab the Raid because this week’s episode of Face Off season 4 was totally buggin’ out!  This week’s main challenge had the contestants creating their own massive bug creatures.  It resulted in some absolutely stellar makeup, which is why I absolutely love this show.  True talent.  Period.  But the finished products weren’t all great.  Far from it.  The bottom three were major disappointments — including one that was created by somebody who I consider as a top contestant.  How did it all go down?  We’ve got the details coupled enough close-up pics (26 total!) of all the finished bug creations that you could overpopulate an ant farm.

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Face Off 4 Recap: Giant Challenge Proves 2 Heads Are Better Than One

February 13, 2013 12:20:56 by Ryan Haidet

Face Off used the upcoming “Jack the Giant Slayer” movie as their inspiration in the latest Spotlight Challenge.  Even the movie’s director, Hollywood icon Bryan Singer, was brought on board as a guest judge for the episode.  As much as I love Face Off, I have never enjoyed when the motivation for the task is solely used to sell viewers something else.  I just want the makeup effects show without having to see a one-hour commercial — especially not for one that looks as silly as “Jack the Giant Slayer.”  The challenge, which was to create a two-headed giant, could have been done without the promotional tie-in.  Which giants ruled and which ones were total duds?  We have all the details jammed inside this article, which is packed (as always!) with loads of close-up photos (21 total!) of all the finished makeups!

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Face Off 4 Recap: Bearded Ladies & Candy Creatures

February 6, 2013 11:11:17 by Ryan Haidet

Only Face Off could mix bearded ladies and candy to create an amazingly entertaining hour of television.  Based on the previews alone, this challenge is the one I have been most excited about because of the short, teasing glimpses at some of the finished products — especially the crazy creature with the sharp-toothed chewing stomach (check it out above!).  Don’t lie, that’s the one you’ve been looking forward to since it was teased in the preview at the end of season three’s Halloween finale.  While the final makeups resulted in some really stunning creativity and outstanding work, it also proved a bit disastrous for a few of the contestants.  It even put one contestant in a really sticky situation when his gooey, melted gummy guy got stuck to the floor during the makeup application process.  On top of all that, another contestant packed up their makeup kit as the fourth person booted from the show.  Who was it?  All the details are inside this article!  Plus, we have 38 more sweet pictures from this episode alone of all the candy creations that you might actually get a cavity just glimpsing at them!

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Face Off 4 Recap — Welcome To Hell

January 30, 2013 09:38:11 by Ryan Haidet

The 12 remaining Face Off contestants were forced to face their demons — literally.  “Welcome to Hell,” host McKenzie Westmore said to all of them as they arrived in the desert to learn about their next Spotlight Challenge.  Working in teams of two, each randomly paired duo selected a demon from a specific culture with the task of bringing the evil being to life.  The aspiring special effects makeup artists loved the concept of the challenge, but little did they know there was a big twist that would suddenly change their entire designs.  In the end, the finished demonic makeups from frozen hell were far superior to the superhero disasters from last week’s episode.  Not only do we have all the details inside this article, but, as always, we’ve got more close-up photos of the finished makeups than you’ll find anywhere else.  Jump in and enjoy!

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Face Off 4 Recap: Superhero Disasters

January 23, 2013 09:34:29 by Ryan Haidet

After working in pairs for the first Spotlight Challenge of the season, the 13 remaining contestants on Face Off season 4 worked solo this time around with the task of creating an original superhero.  After swinging by Comic-Con for motivation, the aspiring special effects makeup artists immediately started bringing their creations to life.  Although I’ve never been a big fan of superheroes or comic books, but I thought this challenge was pretty cool because the winner’s creation would be placed in the pages of a future DC comic.  But after seeing all of the finished makeups, I doubt DC is thrilled with offering the opportunity because none of them were impressive whatsoever.  I would actually argue that the creations from this episode were collectively the worst in the show’s history.  How did all of the finished makeups look?  We’ve got close-up pictures of every single superhero disaster creation inside this article!

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Face Off 4 Premiere Recap: True Talent Explodes As New Season Debuts

January 15, 2013 09:02:58 by Ryan Haidet

It’s the biggest season of Face Off ever as season four kicked off with 14 brand new aspiring special effects makeup artists battling it out to be crowned champion and the winner of the $100,000 grand prize.  More importantly, the winner gets the amazing exposure and potential ticket into Hollywood.  While I don’t feel this premiere episode is the strongest the show has ever seen, it was still a total blast to watch true talent explode on the screen.  I’m still amazed by the stellar work these folks are able to create in such a short amount of time, which is why I will continue to argue that this is one of the best reality shows currently on television.  Since its inception, Face Off has consistently been a fun ride filled with exciting personalities and tension-filled moments.  Tonight’s big battle kicked off the season by putting the new contestants through a pair of royally tough challenges, which left one eliminated from the competition and another shining as a true star.

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