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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Ghost Hunters Recap: The Spirits Of Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

February 27, 2013 08:51:07 by Ryan Haidet

The roller coaster might make you scream, but it’s the Sylvan Beach Park’s ghosts that will surely send chills down your spine.  The TAPS team found themselves at the small amusement park in Sylvan Beach, New York surrounded by carnival-style rides searching for proof of the paranormal in the mid-season finale of Ghost Hunters.  It was the perfect location for a spooky investigation.  What evidence did they find?  Scream inside this article to find out!

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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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Ghost Hunters Recap: The Haunted Tale Of Nathan Hale

February 20, 2013 08:38:01 by Ryan Haidet

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”  Those words were uttered by Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale who was executed by hanging when he was just 21 years old after he was captured by the British.  Although the exact location of Hale’s body is unknown since he was buried in an unmarked grave, some believe his spirit has returned to his childhood home in Coventry, Connecticut.  Who you gonna call?  Ghost Hunters!  The TAPS team traveled to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which was built in 1776 and has served as a museum since the 1940s.  But his ghost isn’t the only one believed to be haunting the homestead — many think his family is still lurking there, too.  What evidence did TAPS find?  It’s actually pretty creepy stuff.  Read the rest of this story…  if you dare!

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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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Ghost Hunters Recap: Creepy Kentucky Boats

February 13, 2013 08:34:42 by Ryan Haidet

The TAPS team made a return to Louisville, Kentucky for their next stop to find proof of the paranormal on Ghost Hunters.  This time around, the spirit seekers climbed aboard the Belle of Louisville — a boat that travels the Ohio River.  Its lurid 100-year history is filled with freaky folklore that has spurned many beliefs it houses paranormal entities.  Many claim the paranormal activity has grown so intense that the creepy Kentucky boat has spilled strange energy to the Life Saving Station #10, which sits right next door.  What evidence were they able to capture during their time on the ship?  All the details are inside.

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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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Ghost Hunters Recap: Haunted Mansions, Old Frustrations

February 6, 2013 07:59:46 by Ryan Haidet

After last season’s disastrously embarrassing episodes of Ghost Hunters, season 9 has really impressed me.  The prime reason?  I honestly believe it’s the locations.  Each week I have found myself excited by the twisted tales of the lurid locations the TAPS team has set up shop to search for spirits.  From a home connected to the murder mystery involving the Black Dahlia to last week’s eerie investigation at a decrepit asylum, TAPS has really found some awesome new spots — including tonight as they made their way to Cortland, New York to search for proof of the paranormal at the 1890 House.  But the location was pretty much the only positive thing this episode had to offer as the TAPS team was back to their old, silly, exaggerative ways.  Frustrating, yes.

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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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