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

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!

Nightmare Nik

Nightmare Nik

Favourite horror movie: Hereditary – Ari Aster – 2018

Favourite terrifying creature to play?: Half-man, Half-DEAD

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’m a guitarist and play in a local Nu-Metal Band called Dellamy Sykes. I study music and design new audio hardware/effects

Luckless Luke

Luckless Luke

Favourite horror movie: The Babadook – Jennifer Kent – 2014

Favourite terrifying creature to play?: Possessed Cultist is one I use quite a lot. Lots of interesting, creepy makeup options

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why? To have half my skull coated in bronze and turned into a mug

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?  I play video games, watch movies, build Halloween decorations and at night I get my beauty sleep by hanging upside down in my cave

 

Killer Koi

Killer Koi

Favourite horror movie: Train to Busan – Yeon Sang-ho – 2016

Favourite terrifying creature to play?: A Banshee, mainly because I have a pretty good guttural scream!

If you were taxidermied, what piece of household furniture would you be and why? I’d like to be a mirror so I can stare into people’s souls whenever they look at me

What do you do when you are not terrifying the people of Wellington?  I am studying Creative Technologies – Photography, Design, Prop Making. I enjoy making music, singing, drawing and sfx makeup!

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]