A. Quinton — Feb. 21st 2017
The Stan Winston School of Character Arts recently put up a collectionÂ of behind-the-scenes photos and recollections from the crew responsible for building the titular monsters of The Monster Squad, including The Wolfman portrayed byÂ Jonathan Gries.
âThe challenge was to suggest those classic creatures, without really copying them,â explained Â [leadÂ mummy builder] Shane Mahan, âbecause we didnât have permission or the license to use those specific images. So we could do a âGillmanâ, for example, but it couldnât look too much like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It was frustrating for us at first, because, of course, we wanted to do the original designs! But we couldnât. We could only suggest those designs.”
This isn’t a Monster Legacy level essay, but there’s some neat stuff on display, including Stan Winston’s original sketch of the Wolfman. Yep, you can thank him for those super wide-set eyes.