horror makeup: the Buffyverse – other vampires

The Buffyverse – other vampires

For a time Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the best shows on TV, and it had really good makeup and lots of female characters. I thought it wouldn’t be the same after Buffy died (again) – that maybe it had jumped the shark – but for a while it all seemed to come back together, albeit darker. And Angel was great.

As one of its legacies, Buffy changed the way we expected screen vampires to look.

The vampire designs evolved from concepts designs created by the Burman Studios. Until 2002 Harlow FX created the makeup effects with Todd McIntosh as makeup supervisor. Robert Hall (Almost Human) was then (Buffy seasons 6 & 7 & Angel seasons 3 to 5) in charge of the makeup effects with Dayne Johnson as makeup supervisor.

The vampires

Anne: in the Buffy episode ‘Lies My Parents Told Me’ we got to meet Spike’s mother, Anne (Caroline Lagerfelt) – well that explained a lot about Spike’s troubled personality.