Remember Dennis Preston? He’s the makeup artiste extraordinaire whom I met at the Legless Corpse Halloween Horror Film Festival back in 2016, I think it was. I’m pleased to announce that Dennis is still livin’ the dream. This past week he was at HAUNTCON: HAUNTED ATTRACTION NATIONAL TRADESHOW AND CONVENTION in New Orleans, Louisiana. And unlike when I met him a couple’a years back, this time he had a werewolf with him. Check out his latest creation. Dennis wrote on social media: “Yesterday I was up till 5 am laying hair to get this Wolf done. It was well worth it! My VERY first take on a werewolf. My favorite monster.” Ours too, Dennis!
So whatta you think of his new pet? I dig it bigly. I’m not always sold on the “less is more” approach where it comes to werewolves and fur. The semi-hairy beasts in DOG SOLDIERS were awesome, and I liked how they went all unconventional with the hairless werewolves in HOWL. Dennis Preston’s beast isn’t hairless, though, just shorthaired. It kinda has that coyote-with-mange look to it, which makes it look nastier—as werewolves *should* be nasty.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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