We tipped you off early last week that last night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” was going to feature a tribute to Creepshow, but as it turns out, it wasn’t the only classic horror homage.
The episode, directed by Greg Nicotero, also featured a tribute to makeup effects master Rick Baker’s work in the ’77 film The Incredible Melting Man. The movie centers on an astronaut who is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage, and a walker seen on the latest episode looked like a dead ringer for the ill-fated man.
Nicotero made note of the homage on Instagram, writing:
This walker from this week’s episode was an homage to Rick Baker’s work in The Incredible Melting Man and unfortunately you didn’t really get a chance to see it in the episode but Kerrin Jackson and Kevin Wasner did a great job on this I believe the sculpture was done by Norman Cabrera. I loved the thick layer of ultra ice that was added to make the veins look deep under the skin.
You may have also noticed a zombie last night that looked similar to a monster seen in 1985’s House; from what I gather, this was not intentional. But it’s close enough to warrant a mention!
Check out both zombies below.
This walker from this weeks episode was an hommage to Rick Baker’s work in The Incredible Melting Man and unfortunately you didn’t really get a chance to see it in the episode but Kerrin Jackson and Kevin Wasner did a great job on this I believe the sculpture was done by Norman Cabrera. I loved the thick layer of ultra ice that was added to make the veins look deep under the skin @therickbaker @somemonsterism
Rosita’s kill! Kevin Wasner, Jake Garber, Gino Crognale and Kerrin Jackson full body application. Sculpture by Dave Grasso. I asked them to add a bladder that we could actually pump liquid and yellow slime out of the walker’s throat so the slit throat was actually practical #knbefxgroup @amcthewalkingdead
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