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Alien (1979)
Alien script drafts; Alien: The Special Effects; The Book of Alien; Cinefantastique Vol. 09 #1, and Vol. 30 #1; Cinefantastique Online Interview with Ronald Shusett; Cinefex #1; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Fantastic Films Vol. 2 #6; Giger’s Alien; H.R. Giger’s Film Design; L”Ecran Fantastique #11; Midnight Ticket article on the film; Something Perfectly Disgusting; Alien, Aliens and Alien 3000 at Phoenix Critics Circle.

Additional information credits: Valaquen, wmmvrrvrrmm
Additional picture credits: Valaquen, wmmvrrvrrmm


Aliens (1986)
Aliens script drafts; The Alien Saga; Cinefantastique Vol. 18 #04; Cinefex #27; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; The Winston Effect.

Additional information credits: Ady Parish, Graham High, Valaquen, wmmvrrvrrmm


Alien³ (1992)
Alien³ script drafts; Alien Evolution; Cinefex #55; Cinephage #7, 1992; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Fangoria #114; H.R. Giger’s sketches for the film; ImagiMovies Vol. 1 #3; Outpost 31 Interview with Tom Woodruff Jr.; Oxygen #5, 1992; Starburst Special #13, #14, and #15.

Additional information credits: Valaquen, wmmvrrvrrmm
Additional picture credits: Andrea Pusceddu, Valaquen, wmmvrrvrrmm


Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien: Resurrection script drafts; Alien: The Archive; AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI; Cinefex #73; Blu-ray commentary with Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Fangoria #166, #169, and #170; H.R. Giger’s letters to Twentieth Century Fox; The Making of Alien: Resurrection; SFX Magazine #32, 1997; VFX HQ Article on the special effects of the film

Additional information credits: wmmvrrvrrmm
Additional picture credits: Andrea Pusceddu, wmmvrrvrrmm


Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
3DVF interview with Stephane Paris; AvP: The Creature Effects of ADI; DVD Commentary with Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.; DVD featurettes; Fangoria #232, #234, #239.


Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem script drafts; Aliens Vs. Predator… and Dave!! at David Dorman’s blogAvPR: Inside the Monster Shop; AvPGalaxy forum boards posts by Colin Strause; DVD commentary with Colin Strause and Greg Strause; DVD commentary with Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.; DVD featurettes; Predalien article by Stan Winston School of Character Arts; ShockTillYouDrop set interview with Colin Strause and Greg Strause.


An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Beware the Moon; Cinefex #16; Fangoria #11; Rick Baker interview at ifc.com

Additional picture credits: Danny Wagner, Emil Minasyan


Avatar (2009)
Avatar script drafts; The Art of Avatar; Avatar Questions answered by the Movie’s Designers at Io9; Behind the Scenes of Avatar at Stan Winsto School of Character Arts; Hero Complex interview with Neville Page.


The Beast from 20.000 Fathoms (1953)
An Unfathomable Friendship; DVD featurettes; The Fog Horn.

Additional picture credits: Jean Francois


Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Cinefex #30; Big Trouble in Little China Oral History at Entertainment Weekly

Additional picture credits: Jean Francois


The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods script drafts; The Cabin in the Woods: Official Visual Companion; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; SciFi Now interview with David Leroy Anderson.

Additional information credits: David Leroy Anderson, William Riley
Additional picture credits: David Leroy Anderson


The Cave (2005)
The Cave: Unearthing CG Creatures at Animation World; DVD commentary with Bruce Hunt; DVD featurettes; French SFX Magazine (issue and title unknown).

Additional picture credits: David North


Critters (1986)
Cinefantastique Vol 16 # 4/5; Stephen Chiodo interview at Trainwrecked Society

Additional picture credits: Critters Rehatched Facebook group


The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Thedeadlyspawn.com; John Dods’s Facebook page.

Additional information credits: John Dods
Additional picture credits: John Dods


Deep Rising (1998)
Cinefex #74; Deep Rising script drafts.


Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
Art of Darkness, Joe Nazzaro’s unused article for Monsterpalooza Magazine.

Additional information credits: Joe Nazzaro
Additional picture credits: Joe Nazzaro


Dragonheart (1996)
Angelfire page on the film; Cinefex #66; DVD featurettes.

Additional information credits: Eric Hanson
Additional picture credits: Eric Hanson


Dragonslayer (1981)
Cinefex #6; Fangoria #13; Dragons in VFX at the Visual Effects Blog; The Vermithrax Pejorative story at Peter MacNicol Online.

Additional information credits: Chris Walas
Additional picture credits: Chris Walas


Dune (1984) *
Cinefex #21; Dune (novel)


End of Days (1999)
Cinefex #81; The Winston Effect

Additional picture credits: Balazs Foldesi


The Fifth Element (1997)
DVD featurettes.


The Fly (1958)


The Fly (1986)
Cinefex #30; commentary with David Cronenberg.

Additional picture credits: Chris Walas


The Fly II (1989)
Cinefex #37.

Additional information credits: Chris Walas, Niklas Ericsson
Additional picture credits: Chris Walas


The Gate (1987)
Cinefex #30; The Gate at Movie Pilot


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Cinefex #88; Harry Potter: The Creature Vault


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Cinefex #93; Harry Potter: The Creature Vault; Harry Potter: From Page to Screen; Creating the World of Harry Potter

Additional information credits: Shaune Harrison
Additional picture credits: Shaune Harrison, Lauren Brady and Brandon Norris of Framestore


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Cinefex #99; Harry Potter: The Creature Vault; The Times Interview with J.K. Rowling; J.K. Rowling on Remus Lupin


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Hypable interview with Nick Dudman; Harry Potter: The Creature Vault; Interview with Jim Mitchell at VFX Blog; Breathing life into dragons at CS Monitor; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at Animation World Network.

Additional information credits: Shaune Harrison
Additional picture credits: Shaune Harrison


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Dark Magic at Computer Graphics World; Order of the Phoenix at Animation World Network; Cinefex #111.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010) and Part II (2011)
Deathly Hallows at Rising Sun Pictures’ Official Website; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at FX Guide; David Vickery interview at Art of VFX; FX Guide Interview with David Vickery; Cinefex #127.


Hellboy (2004)
Cinefex #97; Devilish Effects at Computer Graphics World; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Hellboy script drafts; Hellboy: The Art of the Movie; Hellboy: The Seed of Destruction (comic); Io9 interview with Wayne Barlowe; Make-up Artist Magazine #47; Starlog #326; Steve Wang’s Myspace photo pages [deleted].

Additional information credits: Joe Nazzaro, Mike Elizalde, Steve Wang
Additional picture credits: Mike Elizalde


Hellboy: The Golden Army (2008) *
Unused interview with Mike Elizalde excerpts by Joe Nazzaro.

Additional information credits: Joe Nazzaro, Mike Elizalde


The Host (2006)
Creepie Korean Creatures at Animation World; Interview with Bong Joon-ho at Korean Film; Oh Strange Horrors at CG Society [Archive]; TIFF Interview with Bong Joon-ho.

Additional picture credits: 김영우


The Howling (1981)
Cinefantastique Vol. 11 #1; DVD featurettes; Fangoria #11; The Making of The Howling.

Additional information credits: Dimitar Dimitrov, Ste Edwards
Additional picture credits: Danny Wagner, Dimitar Dimitrov, Ste Edwards


I, Frankenstein (2014)
Monster Legacy Interview with Nick Nicolaou

Additional information credits: Nick Nicolaou, Paul Katte
Additional picture credits: Nick Nicolaou, Paul Katte


Independence Day (1996)
The Making of Independence Day; ID4: Creating Reality; SFX Magazine France, October 1996; SciFi NOW #118; Patrick Tatopoulos article at VFX HQ.

Additional picture credits: wmmvrrvrrmm, Sir Aaron Percival


In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Additional picture credits: Brent Armstrong


Jurassic World (2015)
Steve Jubinville’s Jurassic World portfolio; A Whole New Jurassic World at FX Guide; Interview with Geoff Campbell at zBrush Central; Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World trailer at Empire Online; Jurassic Party: Cast and Crew reunion broadcast (Stan Winston School of Character Arts online exclusive); video interview with Colin Trevorrow at IGN.com; Interview with Tim Alexander at Contender; Interview with Jack Horner at Mental Floss; Cinefex #142.


Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Cinefex #30; Little Shop of Horrors Blu-ray booklet; Interview with Lyle Conway at Yahoo.com.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) *
Cinefex #89; The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring; Extended DVD featurettes; Paul Campion’s texture painting page


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) *
The Art of The Lord of the Rings; The Art of The Return of the King; DVD featurettes.


Man-Thing (2005)
Monster Legacy interview with Nick Nicolaou

Additional information credits: Nick Nicolaou, Paul Katte
Additional picture credits: Nick Nicolaou, Paul Katte


Mimic (1997)
Blu-ray commentary; Blu-ray featurettes; Fangoria #164, #166, and #167; Mimic (short story); Mimic at The Character Shop; TyRuben Ellingson’s Facebook profile page and photos; Mimic at Ellingson VCU.

Additional information credits: TyRuben Ellingson
Additional picture credits: TyRuben Ellingson


The Mist (2007)
Cinefex #112; Lilja’s Library Interview with Greg Nicotero; The Mist (novella).


Outlander (2008)
David Kuklish interview; David Kuklish’s Outlander page; Howard McCain interview at UGO.com [deleted]; The Making of Outlander documentary; Outlander design preview at g4tv.com; The Creation of the Universe of Outlander [french]; Outlander Hero Moorwen animatronic hand; Outlander at SpinVFX.com


Pacific Rim (2013)
FXGuide Visual Effects article; Guy Davis’s Tumblr Blog; Io9 interview with Wayne Barlowe; Online featurettes; Pacific Rim: Man, Machine and Monsters; SciFi Japan interviews [deleted];

Additional information credits: Antonio Jones, Bat Chain Puller, David Meng, Samayel
Additional picture credits: Antonio Jones, Bat Chain Puller, David Meng, Samayel


Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Cinefex #109; CHUD.com interview with Doug Jones; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; The Guardian interview with Guillermo del Toro; Pan’s Labyrinth script drafts; Show the Monster at Newyorker.com; Teaser article at USAToday; Twitchfilm interview with Guillermo del Toro; Visual Effects article at CGSociety;

Additional information credits: Arjen Tuiten, Arturo Balseiro, Joe Nazzaro
Additional picture credits: David Marti


Pitch Black (2000)
Cinefex #81.


Predator (1987)
If it bleeds we can kill it: The Making of Predator; Predator script drafts; The Original Predator suit at Stan Winston School; Stuart Land interview at Conan Completist; Chris Mason interview at Conan Completist; Robert Short’s features page; Blood, Sweat & Latex — the Predator Experience at Film School Rejects; Robert Short message at AvPGalaxy Forums; The Predator Saga at Monster History 101; Starlog #120.


Predator 2 (1990)


Predators (2010)


Prometheus (2012)
Art of VFX interview with Martin Hill; AvPGalaxy interview with Carlos Huante; Cinefex #130; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Empire Magazine interview with Jon Spaihts (backlink from Dreadcentral); Filmmaker Magazine interview with Jon Spaihts; Yahoo interview with Ridley Scott.

Additional information credits: Bat Chain Puller


Pumpkinhead (1988)
Icons of Fright interview with Tom Woodruff Jr.; Mondo Digital interview with Gary Gerani; The Winston Effect.


Reign of Fire (2002)
20 Min # 17, 2002; Blu-ray commentary with Rob Bowman; Breathing Life into Dragons at Animation World; Cinefex #91; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Miles Teves’s Reign of Fire maquette page; Dragons in VFX at the Visual Effects Blog

Additional information credits: Jim McPherson, Niklas Ericsson


The Relic (1997)
Fangoria #160, and #164; Relic (novel); The Relic script drafts; The Winston Effect.

Additional picture credits: Emiliano Ranzani


She Creature (2001)
DVD commentary with Stan Winston and Shane Mahan; DVD featurettes.


Starship Troopers (1997)
Cinefex #73; Pest Control at The American Cinematographer; Starship Troopers (novel); Starship Troopers article at VFX HQ.


Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) *
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi; Creature Design at American Cinematographer; DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Empire of Dreams; Return of the Jedi script drafts.


Super 8 (2012)
DVD/Blu-ray featurettes; Io9 interview with J.J. Abrams; MTV News interview with J.J. Abrams; Shock Till You Drop interview with Neville Page; That Film Thing interview with Neville Page;


The Thing (2011)
Email exchange with Alec Gillis; Matthijs van Heijningen’s Facebook page; Paul Komoda’s Facebook page.

Additional information credits: Alec Gillis, Paul Komoda


Tremors (1990)
Cinefex #42; DVD featurettes; Tremors script drafts.


Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)
Cinefex #66; Monster Legacy / Strange Shapes interview with Tom Woodruff Jr.; Monster Makers at Stampede Entertainment; The Tremors 2: Aftershocks Official Fan Page

Additional picture credits: Brent Armstrong


Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
DVD featurettes.


Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Cinefex Vault #9: Tremors 4; DVD featurettes; Tremors FAQ at Stampede Entertainment.

Additional information credits: Tom Palleschi
Additional picture credits: Tom Palleschi


Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
Stampede Entertainment on Tremors 5; Cinemotion VFX Bulgaria – Tremors 5


Underworld (2003)
DVD commentary with Len Wiseman and Patrick Tatopoulos; DVD featurettes; Fangoria #226, #227; Latex Mask Central interview with Patrick Tatopoulos.


Underworld: Evolution (2006)
DVD commentary with Len Wiseman and Patrick Tatopoulos; DVD featurettes; The Evolution of Luma Pictures at House of Horrors; Fangoria #249, #250; MTV.com interview with Len Wiseman and Patrick Tatopoulos [deleted]; Steve Wang’s Myspace photo pages [deleted].

Additional picture credits: David North


Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
DVD commentary with Patrick Tatopoulos; DVD featurettes.


Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Art of VFX article about the visual effects of the film; SCREEN article about the practical effects of the film; Steve Wang’s Myspace photo pages [deleted].


The Water Horse (2007)
Inside the Water Horse at How Stuff Works; The Water Horse at The Daily Mail; Casting Crusoe at Computer Graphics World; Jay Russell Interview at Movie Maker; The Water Horse at Animation World Network; Blu-ray featurettes.


The War of the Worlds (1953)
DVD featurettes; Starlog #315.


The Wolf Man (1941)
Jack Pierce: The Man Behind the Monsters; Jack Pierce’s Incarnations of the Wolf Man


Willow (1988) *
DVD commentary with Warwick Davis; Willow script drafts.


Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) *

Additional picture credits: Douglas Tait



TV Series and Miniseries


Falling Skies (2011-2015)
Behind the scenes article at Entertainment Weekly; DVD featurettes; MasterSFX Facebook Group; Skitter critters at The New York Post.

Additional information credits: Todd Masters
Additional picture credits: Todd Masters


Peter Benchley’s Creature (1998)
Fangoria #172, #173.


Tremors: The Series (2003)
Visual effects article at CG Channel.

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