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Anthrax’s Scott Ian becomes a zombie

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM (PST)

ScottZombie1The following comes from the man, the myth, the zombie, Scott Ian:

“My agent got the call asking if I wanted to come down and get made up to play a zombie in a webisode for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ directed by Greg Nicotero (effects GOD). I couldn’t say yes to this fast enough. Like I said in my tweet, I’ve been wanting to do this my whole life. Zombies have always been my favorite genre of horror and to participate in something as killer as ‘The Walking Dead’ would just be amazing.

I got to the set and headed straight for the makeup trailer. I was told I was getting the full-on zombie ‘hero’ makeup. That means I get the sick head/neck wounds done with silicone appliques. Garrett Immel was doing my makeup, he’s one of the top dudes doing this on the planet. He explained how there are the main ‘hero’ zombies, then the second-tier background zombies which are more just makeup and blood and then there are the third-tier background zombies with just makeup and if it’s a night shoot, they wear masks that read well on camera. Makes sense, they couldn’t spend 90 minutes each on 500 people every time there was a zombie crowd scene.

“Garrett told me he had my picture for a week so he already knew what he wanted to do to me. I told him to not hold back, make it as brutal as he wants. The whole process was pretty painless, even sitting for 90 minutes was cool because they were putting zombie makeup on me. I would’ve sat for five hours, I was so stoked.”

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  1. kagedrummer
    KageDrummer8/17/2011 2:10 PM | Permalink

    Thats something I gotta see!

  2. metalrocker
    metalrocker8/17/2011 5:12 PM | Permalink

    That’s brutal. \m/

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