Halloween Spook Fest: 7 most frightening makeup transformations from your favourite horror flicks!

The ghouls, ghosts, and beasts on-screen that often haunt our dreams owe a lot of our screams to their truly terrifying appearances. This Halloween, let’s take a look at the best and most frightening makeup transformations that have spooked our screens!

Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987): 

It took a hellish 6 hours to transform Doug Bradley into a sadist Cenobite in the movie, Hellraiser! With his realistic makeup and phenomenal acting, he had us wishing we never met a Cenobite. 

Daniel Radcliffe in Horns (2013): 

While Radcliffe played the good-hearted and misunderstood monster, Ig Perrish, he looked like a terrifying beast nonetheless. Despite its realistic look, the makeup only took two hours to transform the charming actor into a horned beast. 

Robert Englund in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): 

Freddy Krueger’s character was no mask, but pure flesh, bones, and a lot of makeup! Robert Englund’s horrifying transformation that gave us nightmares took 3 hours to complete. 

Bonnie Aarons in The Nun (2018): 

Aaron’s makeup and brilliant acting were so convincing not only on camera but also off-camera that it made her costar Vera Farmiga uncomfortable each time they were on set together!

Bill Skarsgård in It (2017): 

It took a mere two hours to transform the attractive star into the terrifying dancing clown, Pennywise, we all know and fear today. 

Daveigh Chase in The Ring (2002): 

The actress who was only 12 at the time of the movie portrayed her character, Samara, beautifully. She’d be in the makeup room at 4 am which resulted in her costars never knowing what she truly looked like, until much later! 

Doug Jones in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006): 

The Pale Man (L) and The Faun (R)

Playing the part of Pale Man and The Faun, Doug Jones would spend 5 hours for each character in the makeup chair! With his makeup and phenomenal acting, Jones truly brought Guillermo Del Toro’s characters to life.  


(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)

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