Monsters Unmasked: Maskmaker Robert Tharp Shares 16 of His Favorite Monster “Reveal” Moments

In June of 2024, it will have been fifty years since I began a summer job making monster masks at Don Post Studios. That turned into a very

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70 Years Ago: Three of the Best Horror Movies of 1954

Back when I was painting monsters in various effects shops, one of the conversation topics was “What genre movies came out the year you were born?” Since I

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10 MORE Horror Movie Sequels As Good as the Originals

This is the killer sequel article to the shocking original!  When HorrorFam.com guru Lauren Spear asked me to think about first sequels that surpassed the original movies, my

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Poll: Which Horror Movie Villain Has the Best Hat? (Part 2)

This is a topic that is so profound, so timely, I felt I had to chime in. Lauren’s list is great, impressive. She’s recognized some horror headgear I

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Podcast Episode 19: Rob Tharp Shares His Memories Doing Special FX Work for Class of 1999

Horror special FX artist Rob Tharp shares his memories (and his exclusive photos!) from his time spent working on effects for Mark Lester’s Class of 1999 — the

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Podcast Episode 5: Beetlejuice Special FX — Featuring Painter Rob Tharp!

In honor of its 31st anniversary this month, special FX artist Rob Tharp joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories from when he and

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Podcast Episode 2: Best Genre Movies Throughout the Decades (1930s-1950s) — Featuring Rob Tharp!

HorrorFam.com’s founder, Lauren Spear, and her father, Robert Tharp (former practical special FX artist), share their “desert island” picks for the best genre movies throughout the decades. Here,

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