Mini-Lesson:A History of the Art of Monster Suit Performance


There's more to the art of performing a non-human creature character than putting on a rubber suit and making growling noises. With all the work that goes into the design of a creature, giving it life ultimately comes down to a perfomer: whether that performer controls the creature with rods, remote controls or with his own body in the creature suit. Tom Woodruff, Jr.'s been the man in the suit for some of the most iconic film creatures of all time, from MONSTER SQUAD'S, 'Gill-Man' to the title character in PUMPKINHEAD to the Alien in AVP."

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