The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum.
“We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
During the ceremony, Mr. Baker will also be entered into The Guinness World Records™ Book twice – once for the most Oscar® wins, and also for the most Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Makeup. He has been nominated a total of twelve times with seven wins: An American Werewolf in London (1981), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Men in Black (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and The Wolfman (2010).
This week I’ll be posting reviews for THE BOOGENS, INTO THE PIT: THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY OF DEADPIT.COM, THE WOLFMAN, and POOR PRETTY EDDIE. The first is an old favorite from the early 80’s that hasn’t yet made it to (legitimate) DVD release. INTO THE PIT is a documentary about the DeadPit Horror Talk Radio boys The Creepy Kentuckian and Uncle Bill. THE WOLFMAN was just fucking godawful and I will pull no punches. Finally, POOR PRETTY EDDIE falls within what you could call Hicksploitation and, being that this is BackwoodsHorror.com, I’m going to start reviewing quite a few flicks within this genre. Stay tuned!
The trailer for the upcoming WOLFMAN remake has hit the web. Check it out, along with a few new pics, below! The film is set for release in early 2010 and stars Benecio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins among others. Click on the Pic below to see more pics over at Shock Till You Drop.
Seems as though a special edition “Legacy” dvd for THE WOLFMAN is going to be released sometime in February or March of 2010 to coincide with the theater release of THE WOLFMAN remake starring Benecio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
Tom Weaver (film historian) contributes a commentary, also look for The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth, Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr, He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce, Monsters by Moonlight and The Wolf Man Archives featurettes. There’s also a Universal Horror documentary narrated by Kenneth Branagh.
Hot Damn! Below is the trailer for the new Wolfman movie as seen at the San Diego Comic Con. This vid provided by our friends over at Bloody Disgusting. UPDATE: The Video From Bloody Disgusting Was Killed, But YouTube Allows The Trailer To Live On. Check it out!