The Westmore Ep – Episode 69 – 6/9/17


Today, Frank and Len interview the legendary Michael Westmore. Mike’s career spans over 40 years but his family has been involved in makeup for longer than that: his grandfather George created the very first studio make-up department 100 years ago this year. His family has worked on iconic films like Gone With the Wind and the Creature of the Black Lagoon. He is best know for his work on the Star Trek franchise, Rocky and Raging Bull, the movie that helped create the SFX makeup category for the Oscars. And of course, he has served as a mentor (including to our very own Frank Ippolito) on the Syfy Show Face Off. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks. We truly appreciate your support!

Thanks For All the Pickles, Rob Burman! – Episode 68 – 6/2/17


On this episode, Frank and Len interview the legendary Rob Burman. Rob is a master sculptor who has been playing with clay for over 40 years. He is the third generation of FX artist, following in the steps of his father and grandfather before him. Over his career, he has lent his talents to such films as The Thing, The Fly, Star Trek, Terminator 2 and much, much more. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

Frank. Foot. Mouth – Episode 67 – 5/19/17

Frank and Len are doing a solo cast! No guest this week. But a lot of chat about new stuff coming out this fall, like Orville and Star Trek: Discovery and of course, Guardians. Also, Frank and Len discuss cosplayers, more business stuff and Frank tries to dig out of hole he digs for himself early in the show. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

The Gabe Bartalos Experience – Episode 66 – 5/5/17

Frank and Len welcome the incredible Gabe Bartalos to the show this week. You may recognize Gabe’s work from cult classics as Leprechaun, Basket Case 2, Gremlins 2 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. He refined his skills under Tom Savini and Rick Baker before going on to start Atlantic West Effects, a full service FX studio specializing in sculpture, prosthetics and animatronics. In addition to being a special effects guru for over 3 decades, he is also the writer and director of two feature films, “Skinned Deep” and “Saint Bernard” (which sounds awesome, btw). If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

From The Bridge With Kerry O’Quinn – Episode 65 – 4/28/17


Frank and Len talk to a true living legend – Kerry O’Quinn. Anyone born in the 70s and 80s and is a fan of horror and sci-fi owes Kerry a huge debt of gratitude. He is a writer and publisher of some of the most influential magazines in the industry including Starlog, Fangoria and Cinemagic just to name a few. He talks the inception of these fan mags and also shares some great info about the very first Star Wars Celebration. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to  Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

American Horror Story’s Eryn Krueger Mekash – Episode 64 – 4/14/17


Frank and Len loved Women’s Month last month that we are continuing with it in April. Today’s guest is Eryn Krueger Mekash. Eryn has over 30 years experience as an Emmy award winning makeup artist in the TV and film industry. You might have seen her work on such shows as Nip/Tuck, Scream Queens, American Crime Story and more. She is also the department makeup head on American Horror Story. She shares some great stories, so buckle up and listen in! If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

All The Silicone Feels With Jo Holland – Episode 63 – 3/31/17


Frank and I are rounding out Women’s Month on CreatureGeek. This episode, we go inside baseball and shop talk about silicon appliances with the amazing Jo Holland. Jo is an SFX artist who knows her stuff when it comes to running silicon appliances and you’ll definitely learn something during this show. So grab your pencils and get ready to Google because the info comes at your fast and furious. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening! And be sure to listen until you find out to how to get a new pack of CreatureGeek stickers!

Bela Meriwether, The Future of SFX Makeup – Episode 62 – 3/17/17

Frank and I are continuing to celebrate International Women’s Month on CreatureGeek by showcasing the women of SFX/Makeup during the month of March. Now, you may not recognize today’s guest from any current movies, but keep watching – because Frank and I have our money on our young guest becoming a makeup pro. 10 year old Bela Meriwether has has the great fortune of learning directly from the master himself, Mr. Rick Baker (who she affectionately refers to as “Mr. Rick”) and knows more about older movies than some adults do. She’s like an old soul in a young body. Listen in! She’s awesome! If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to Patreon and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening! And be sure to listen to how to get a new pack of CreatureGeek stickers!

A Visit with Beth Hathaway – Episode 61 -3/10/17

We are celebrating International Women’s Day on CreatureGeek. Actually, Frank and I are planning on celebrating Internationall Women’s MONTH on CreatureGeek by showcasing the women of SFX/Makeup in the month of March. On this show, we welcome the wonderful Beth Hathaway. Beth is a special effect artist and puppeteer who has worked on such shows as Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 and Edward Scissorhands. She was, along with former CreatureGeek Guest, Kirk Thatcher, a judge for Jim Henson’s CreatureShop Challenge on Syfy. Listen in! She’s awesome! If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to our Patreon page and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening! And be sure to listen to how to get a new pack of CreatureGeek stickers!

The Ridiculous Tools of Vincent Van Dyke – Episode 60 -2/24/17

Today’s guest on CreatureGeek is Vincent Van Dyke. Vincent is a Primetime emmy award nominated make-up artist whose work has been seen on such shows as Nip/Tuck, Dexter and Grey’s Anatomy. He has also lent his prosthetic prowess to big name films like Star Trek, Batman V Superman and The Revanant. He is currently working on the biopic I, Tonya which will turn Margot Robbie into the infamous figure skater Tonya Harding. If you’re digging this podcast, please head over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening! And be sure to listen to how to get a new pack of CreatureGeek stickers!