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inferior make up job supports grotesque creature


Many have said that the make up job of trying to copy the original frankenstein created a "botched chopped up work". Well, this actually supports the idea that the creature really was put together by corpses and thus more scary and unsettling. Any thought and/or comments?

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I've always felt that Roy Ashton's work on EVIL was probably one of the best makeups to come out of a post-Karloff Frankenstein film. It is far superior to that of Lee's monster, and supports the stitched-together-from-corpses premise.

Dead flesh does tend to be grey or yellowish, and Ashton's job on this film was superb in capturing that aspect. The square, blocked-off skull and sunken eyes suggest some aspect of Dr. Frankenstein's "handiwork" with regards to how he built and literally "shaped" his creature.

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i love it! i think its one of the scariest creatures ever

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I liked the makeup a lot actually. The monster looked very creepy and I could see why everyone who came in contact with it was afraid.

I've been waiting for you, Ben.

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I like the monster make up in this too, It looks very crumbly. As though it could flake off on to you on contact. There's a good picture of the Evil of Frankenstein' monster on Kiwi Kingston's personal page on here.

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