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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Chicken (Monster) Chronicles Part 1

The Chicken Monster was created for a what was to be a funny moment in our classic ROCK N' ROLL NIGHTMARE (1987). I started by buying and roasting a small chicken. After letting it cool, I made a mold of it's top side. The underside had to be sculpted in clay, to create the mouth, lips and eyeball. We ran foam latex pieces from the molds, and then I glued in all the teeth, which I had created with Sculpey, a bake-dry sculpting material. Once it was all put together, it was painted to replicate an actual leftover chicken by Vinny Modica. Here is what the final puppet looked like before we shot the film:


And here is how he appeared in the finished movie:


More about this beloved cinematic poultrygeist to come...

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Cool Chicken Monster you created there Frank! Looks like you had fun coming up with this one!