horror: An American Werewolf in Paris

An American Werewolf in Paris

This was a dismal movie, especially when compared to An American Werewolf in London. But I quite liked the progressively decaying makeup on the recently deceased Amy (Julie Bowen), and especially her – literally – eye-popping whistle.

The makeup

Katja Reinert-Alexis was the hair stylist & makeup artist.

The animatronic & prosthetic effects were created by Magicon & Crawley Creatures. Joachim Grüninger & Jez Harris were the animatronics & prosthetics effects supervisors. Reza Karim of Crawley Creatures sculpted and applied Julie’s makeup.

Julie commented on the makeup:

I’d go to work at 3:30 in the morning for a 9 0’clock call. The makeup guys were very funny and very sympathetic – there are times when you’re sitting in the chair, and you’re fine, and then all of a sudden you have an attack of, ‘Oh my god, I can’t sit for another minute!’ and you have to jump around… [Wearing nearly-opaque contact lenses,] you’re just praying that you’re going to hit your mark and say your line at the right time. It is definitely a challenge.