The Great Kid Make-up Company.
Although the Arizona-based Imagineering is a bit before my time as a monster kid I think all of us can attribute or fascination with fear in some respect to this legendary theatrical make-up company. I must offer a bit of thanks to the Retroist where I first found this fascinating short documentary on the history of the company and it's flagship products.
Whether it's a pair of fangs or some googly monster eyes, these are the kinds of props and gags that make Halloween such a cherished time for monster kids. You probably remember seeing similar items in the back of horror rags growing up, but Imagineering was undoubtedly an innovator in and industry that turned pasty-faced kids into ferocious monsters of their imagination.
Directed by Daniel Roebuck, himself a monster kid (check out the House of Horror section of his site), this short documentary offers a nostalgic glimpse into the story of the company's humble beginnings in owner Larry Liff's own words and the amazingly fun products that have become a staple of Halloween tradition ever since.
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