by Doug Moore
Scott Ian in the makeup chair...
Scott Ian -- known by most for his constant presence on VH1, in addition to his contributions to Anthrax -- is a pretty weird-looking dude to begin with. But have you ever wondered what he'd look like if he mutated into a horrible, Lovecraftian fish-man monster? If you have, then congratulations! You're a huge weirdo. But even if you haven't, now's your chance to witness this transformation; it's streaming below.
The video is part of a five-part Nerdist web series called Blood and Guts with Scott Ian. In this particular episode, Hollywood makeup artist Joel Barlow (known for his work on Inception, The Lone Ranger, the Pirates of the Carribbean films, and the new Star Trek films) puts Ian in full-on The Shadow Over Innsmouth makeup. Why? So Ian can sit in a hairdresser's chair and crack wise while he's transformed into a fish-man, presumably.
Here are some more details, from the Blood and Guts presser:
:"Following two successful seasons, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian has returned to the Nerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday in October, leading up to the season finale on Halloween. The Season 3 premiere - which features Johnny Depp's regular makeup designer, Academy Award winner Joel Harlow - can be viewed on the Nerdist Channel.The full episode guide for the third season of Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, as well as the teaser, can be found below. Watch the teaser here.
Blood and Guts is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band Anthax. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at how some of the all-time greatest practical effects artists create the gore and monsters that genre fans love. The series differs from typical behind-the-scenes shows due to Ian's infectious excitement and curiosity, coupled with the clever ways the effects are integrated into each episode. Ian is often the one in the makeup chair, experiencing squibs, gore appliances and complex character makeups with rare enthusiasm.
October 3 - Episode 1: Joel Harlow (Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean) Harlow shares his practical approach to doing makeup on blockbusters and transforms Scott into a creature inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.
October 10 - Episode 2: John Murdy and Larry Bones (Halloween Horror Nights)
Scott is given unprecedented backstage access to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, including a cameo appearance by Danny Trejo.
October 17 - Episode 3: Tony Gardner (Army of Darkness, Zombieland)
Scott visits Alterian Inc. for a lesson in fat suits and a surprise visit from an iconic horror character.
October 24 - Episode 4: Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, Dogma)
Scott goes to VGP Effects for a look at their eclectic resume and an homage to splatter fx from the '80s.
October 31 - Episode 5: Stan Winston & His Legacy w/ Matt Winston, Howard Berger, Lance Anderson and more
Scott catches up with Stan Winston's collaborators and his son, Matt, for a look at Winston's continued influence on the world of effects."