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Rick Baker’s 10 Most Memorable Genre Works!



Rick Baker

Last week, special effects and makeup artist Rick Baker announced his retirement from the movie makeup industry, stating that “the CG stuff definitely took away the animatronics part of what [he does]. It’s also starting to take away the makeup part….they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what [he] want[s] to do, so [he] just decided it is basically time to get out.” It’s especially depressing for horror fans, as the already scarce of practical effects seems to be waning even more. If studio pressure was enough to convince Baker to leave the industry, it must be bad. That being said, we thought we’d take a look at the seven-time Academy Award winner’s most memorable contributions to the genre films. In no particular order, here they are!

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An avid horror fan, especially of the slasher variety, Trace has earned Bachelor's Degrees in Public Relations and Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys spending time with his husband and their adorable dog Coach McGuirk. He's also a pretty decent cook.