Face Off goes futuristic for the first time this season and they are tackling the most iconic literary and cinematic monster ever: Frankenstein. Frankenstein was, and still is, a very important monster for our time, responsible for the surge of horror for Universal Studios.
This is where our contestants started their journey to the spotlight challenge stage. Gathering outside of Universal Studios’ Horror Nights attraction, they are told by host McKenzie Westmore that they will be split into teams of three and will be working on two complete make-ups: the classic monster and his bride, complete with backstory. The winning makeup is to be featured in both LA and Orlando at the park’s Halloween Horror Nights events starting in September.
The five teams were Alana, Laura, and Laney; Sam, Eddie, and Miranda; Roy, Adolfo, and Scott; Tate, RJ and Lyma, and; Frank, Rick, and Eric.
Their concepts? Alana, Laura, and Laney chose an atmospheric route. The bride and the creature could not live without the other as the bride kept ‘Frank’ moving and charged. The bride’s umbrella collected energy from the elements.
Sam, Eddie, and Miranda chose a cyborg inspired concept complete with mad scientist and immortality.
Roy, Adolfo, and Scott went a similar route only more robotic. The creature, had his head taken off and reattached after reanimation and employed the use of pistons as a neck. The bride had tubing from her head attached to her body so her body could move.
Tate, RJ, and Lyma’s creations were set in a dystopia after a plague and the two carried a book around on their reanimation process.
Frank, Rick, and Eric went with love. The bride and the creature’s hands were the only thing remaining after an apocalypse and they were still entwined together. Using that, some crazy scientists created creatures around the hands and the hands give them energy to live.
The contestants started with the sketching at the Horror Nights attraction and moved to the studio for the rest of the process. Laura and Sam had problems from the get go. Laura’s mold cracked when Alana tried to open it while Sam completely hated Miranda’s backstory and was confused about her role in the group. Despite the problems Laura had, her team came on top and Alana won the challenge with her sculpture of the bride’s face.
Eric, Sam and Lyma were the bottom looks of this week. Eric forgot a crucial part of his makeup while Lyma, who was used to body painting, had problems with the realistic paint job that was needed for flesh tones. Sam, with her limited participation, poor performance and poor time management, was sent home.
Now, only fourteen contestants remain. What are you excited for on the next episode of Face Off?