Meet the Scarers!

Masked Matt

Masked Matt

Favourite horror movie?
Oculus – Mike Flannigan – 2014

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
Jason Voorhees is my soul mate

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
Please just mount my head on a wall with a plaque that reads “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed” – Edgar Allen Poe

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I work in Digital Art, VFX and Film. I get a kick out of subtle thriller and horror films

Karl Webbie

Karl Webbie

Favourite horror movie?
Nightmare on Elm Street -Wes Craven – 1984

I first watched it when I was 12 years old and I obviously grew perfectly sane. I portrayed Freddy at our last Horror Movie night …

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
Rage Zombie, similar to 28 days later, blood, insanity, cannibalism, delicious!

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
A Scarecrow, I’d do a terrible job of keeping the animals away but i’d be soft and squishy and fun to hug

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I teach a kids martial arts class, surf, DJ, eat too much and take care of my hell hound

Queenie of the Damned

Queenie of the Damned

Favourite horror movie?
28 Days Later – Danny Boyle – 2003

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
Samara, I’d live in a well if I could

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
An antique wardrobe – would I lead to Narnia or am I full of demons?

Demons. Probably demons.

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington? I like aerials silks, acrobatics and hoops. Dungeons & Dragons, we love to battle when we’re not working! Oh and eating my feelings when I’m sad.

Tamesi the Terror

Tamesi the Terror

Favourite horror movie?
The Thing – John Carpenter -1982

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
A Shadow

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
Probably a coat hanger, so that I can be that scary dark ambiguous shape at the foot of the bed

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I try to keep up with my artistic interests, watch horror films, tv shows and play videogames like your typical nerd.

Mad Mackenzie

Mad Mackenzie

Favourite horror movie?
Hush – Michael Flannigan – 2018

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
Rage Zombie for sure! Regular zombies don’t move fast enough or scream loud enough me

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
That random unlabeled bottle of a mysterious unknown substance

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I like painting and sketching, ballroom and latin dancing, hip hop dancing, creating wearable arts garments and SFX makeup. Check out @mac_does_makeup on instagram and @mac_does_tiktoks to see what creepy and cool makeup looks I create!

Killer Connor

Killer Connor

Favourite horror movie:
A Quiet Place – John Krasinski – 2018

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
Pennywise – The Dancing Clown

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
A skin rug. I look good on the floor.

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I am an aspiring DJ and producer. I play sets all over town. Late nights you can find me in the booth dropping mad tunes and playing music to make the people boogie.

Nik of the Dead

Nik of the Dead

Favourite horror movie?
Shrek 3 – Chris Miller – 2007

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
A chaser zombie

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
A shin high coffee table as to inflict pain on the spatially unaware

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I’m a stunt double for the Big Lebowski and can be found bowling on my weekends

Bleeding Eyes Shania

Bleeding Eyes Shania

Favourite horror movie?
Lights Out – David F. Sandberg – 2016

Favourite terrifying creature to play?
A creepy girl that’ll make you cry.

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why?
A bone chandelier near your front door so I can see everyone who comes and goes. (maybe even drop myself on people I don’t like).

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?
I’m currently studying Psychology + Criminology at Victoria but love musical theatre and try to get involved in shows whenever I can. Also love binge watching crappy teenage drama tv shows like the Vampire Diaries

Samantha from the Deep

Samantha from the Deep

Favourite horror movie: The Lost Boys – Joel Schumacher – 1987

Favourite terrifying creature to play?: Zom Zom

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why? Squeaky door purely because they’re loud and irritating like myself

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?  I sit under my dining room table with a large blanket and one too many pillows while vibing to some music or binge watching too many TV shows in the solitude of my own pit.

Our makeup process takes time and practice but when the proper talent and technique is used the effects can be spooktacular and quite horrifying!

We recommend starting off the look with a good pair of special effect contact lenses, they’ll really help to bring you monster to life. For a real shock factor we recommend Whiteout or White Zombie styles, available in store!

We use a combination of grease and water-based paints. Grease paints come off over time so our performers will often use water-based to last the distance. You’ll need a good brush to apply the finer details to your face so it’s worth picking one up from your local chemists. Ben Nye do some brilliant colour wheels and Mehon Stage Blood can be fantastic for adding that gore factor!

Please share with us online (via Facebook and Instagram) if you’re making some spooky creations, we love to see what our Fear Fans are up to!

In the mean time check out some of our cool creature creations below…

When it comes to Halloween, we like to pull out all the stops, which often means cracking into a bottle of liquid latex and using a variety of prosthetics.

We highly recommend looking at our youtube channel for more advanced techniques and some really cool unique characters.
Check it out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyweXZLgI5g

If you’re interested in our freaks or want more facts, get in touch with us at [email protected]