Trailer for Movie Monsters Documentary 'The Frankenstein Complex'

June 13, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Frankenstein Complex Doc Trailer

Now this looks like is an excellent documentary for movie lovers. This trailer apparently first debuted last year, but this is the first time we've come across it, and it's still worth featuring. Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex is a feature documentary currently playing at film festivals that profiles the work of creature designers who make the monsters for movies. The doc profiles artists like Rick Baker, Phil Tippett, Greg Nicotero, Richard Taylor and many others, with interviews with filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, John Landis and Joe Dante. It's a comprehensive inside look at the meticulous and impressive work of hand crafting actual practical creatures and other props to make audiences believe in anything. So awesome.

Here's the trailer for Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet's doc The Frankenstein Complex, from YouTube:

The Frankenstein Complex Poster

A unique look at the history of monsters in movies, from a technical, an artistic and a human point of view. From vfxblog: "Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex, an insight into some of the most revered monster makers around; artists such as Rick Baker, Mike Elizalde, Alec Gillis, Chris Walas, Tom Woodruff Jr., Greg Nicotero, John Rosengrant, Richard Taylor, Phil Tippett and many others. A number of Hollywood directors who share an equal love of movie monsters also lend their considerable weight to the doco, including Guillermo del Toro, John Landis and Joe Dante. Even Kevin Smith is in there." The Frankenstein Complex is co-directed by movie monster lovers Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet. It first premiered at the Paris Fantastic Film Festival, and will play at Fantasia in Montreal next. For more, visit the film's Facebook.

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This looks awesome! I'm hoping with 3D printing, practical effects make a comeback.

RAW_D on Jun 13, 2016


I need miniature work too!!

DAVIDPD on Jun 13, 2016


So much of our childhoods in there.

Carpola on Jun 13, 2016

4 good.

DAVIDPD on Jun 13, 2016


As I was watching that I completely forgot it was only a trailer.... release date in Toronto?

Joker's hideout on Jun 14, 2016


I always thought there's so much more about films history than their narratives. The same, and maybe more, amount imagination has been put in making special effects and in so many other technical features. That makes film history very broad topic where some parts are still not, like this one, quite fully represented ...

shiboleth on Jun 16, 2016

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