FACE-OFF: SyFy Premieres New Special Effects Reality Series

One of the most creative and imaginative aspects of science-fiction is the creation of special effects to sculpt out strange and foreign creatures from this genre’s wealth of possibilities. On this Wednesday night, SyFy premieres a new reality series called Face-Off, pitting special effects make-up artists against each other in challenges that test the limits of their abilities with a grand prize to launch the career of the winning artist.

The judges of this show include special effect make-up artist veterans: the Oscar-winning Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands), Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Independence Day, Resident Evil: Extinction).

Check out the promos and a sneak peek at Face-Off below.

Face-Off Promo

Face-Off: “Live at the Grove” Promo

Face-Off: “Get Ready” Promo

Face-Off Sneak Peek

This looks like all the competitive fun of Project Runway, but with the imagination of sci-fi!

Watch the premiere of Face-Off on SyFy, January 26, 2011 at 10/9 C.

Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
Written by Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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