Remember when horror movies–or any movie for that matter–required make-up to achieve an awesome special effect? Now they rely heavily on CGI. Look at The Incredible Hulk of the 1980’s starring Lou Ferrigno, and now look at the computer generated hulk in the movies. **sigh**
Years ago, movie make-up artists worked very hard to achieve authenticity. Some artists still work hard today, but not like they did decades ago. It took a lot of time to achieve those looks. Make no mistake, the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, had lots of hands-on make-up, but that’s not true of a lot of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy movies of today. Don’t get me wrong, there are movies that nail CGI, but not many, IMHO.
Do you remember An American Werewolf in London? That movie scared the crap out of me as a kid. And what’s more, John Landis did an outstanding job, IMHO. It remains a favorite of mine. That wolf transformation looked soooo real, which made it even scarier.
What do you think? Do you prefer the make-up styles of yesterday or do you prefer the computer-generated imagery of today?
P.S. And remember to “Keep off the moors, and stay on the road.” 😉