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Documentary about KNB effects house coming to EPIX; poster and trailer here

10.01.2013by: Eric Walkuski

Premium network EPIX is getting into the Halloween spirit with the impending World Premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary NIGHTMARE FACTORY, a 90-minute documentary about the acclaimed Oscar-winning Hollywood special effects house KNB, responsible for creating “The Walking Dead” zombies and the makeup effects for close to 1000 feature films.

Nightmare Factory, directed by Donna Davies (Zombiemania), 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, Elijah Wood and “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus and Laurie Holden.

The doc airs on EPIX at 8pm on October 30th. While we're unsure when it'll be available for all to see, we can give you an idea of what to expect with the trailer, which you can watch below.

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10:49AM on 10/01/2013
That sounds neat but I'd love to see documentary on Tom Savini.
That sounds neat but I'd love to see documentary on Tom Savini.
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