KNB EFX Documentary, Nightmare Factory, to Debut on Epix

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Premium network EPIX gets special with the effects when it presents “All Hallows’ Evil” Halloween marathon, October 30-31. The evening features 9 demonic-plagued films, including the World Premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary Nightmare Factory at 8pm on October 30th.

Nightmare Factory, is a 90-minute documentary about the acclaimed Osca-winning Hollywood special effects house KNB, responsible for creating The Walking Dead zombies and the makeup effects for close to 1000 feature films.

Directed by Donna Davies (Zombiemania), the doc is the story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters.

Together with gore masters Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman, Nicotero went on to create KNB EFX Group, one of the most prolific makeup effects studios in the world.  

After twenty years as the “go to guy” for the world’s most successful horror/sci-fi films, Greg Nicotero is the first one directors like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez call.

Those appearing in Nightmare Factory include George A. Romero, John Carpenter, John Landis, Tom Savini, Frank Darabont, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus and Laurie Holden.In addition to Nightmare Factory, the evening of horror and ghoulish makeup effects include the films Evil Dead II (featuring effects from KNB); Paranormal Activity 3, Pumpkinhead, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, The Bay, The Devil Inside and Cheerleader Massacre.


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