R.I.P. Robert Hall: Special Effects Makeup Artist Who Directed ‘Fear Clinic’, ‘Laid to Rest’, and “Teen Wolf”

One of my first jobs in Los Angeles was at Brainstorm Media, a manufacturing/gross sales entity in Beverly Hills that would offer me with the preliminary style of the Hollywood enterprise.
Knowing I had a horror web site, one of many executives there requested me if I needed to attend a premiere for one in every of his buddy’s style movies, which might find yourself being Robert Hall‘s directorial debut, the impartial thriller Lightning Bug (2004).
I hit it off instantly with Rob, an extremely gifted particular results make-up artist who based Almost Human FX, and the newer PublishHuman FX. I spent loads of time with him on units and related along with his love of the style. He was one of many only a few individuals who welcomed me as a buddy, and not somebody they may use for protection on Bloody Disgusting. He by no means talked about himself or boasted about his skills. He let his work do the speaking for him. He was an especially laborious employee who introduced his “A” sport, even when he was on smaller initiatives like Room 6 or House of the Dead 2.
Rob was an enormous a part of the horror group who recurrently invited individuals into his life and shared his success with them, usually throwing home events and even Halloween events at his warehouse. Everyone liked being round him.
While Rob acquired his begin in particular results make-up, he channeled his love for sensible results along with his second characteristic, Laid to Rest, an absurdly violent slasher that starred his longtime buddy Nick Principe as Chromeskull and ex-wife Bobbi Sue Luther. It would lead to a sequel, in addition to the favored “Fear Clinic” collection (and movie) starring Robert Englund, and MTV’s “Teen Wolf”.
His skills may be seen everywhere, from The Island of Dr. Moreau to Wishmaster, “The X-Files”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Firefly”, “Angel”, Dead Birds, Vacancy, Superbad, Prom Night, Pineapple Express, The Burrowers, Quarantine, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, The Crazies, Devil, Paranormal Activity 2 + 3 + 4, No One Lives, and The Collection, amongst many, many others.
I misplaced contact with Rob over time, however he was an vital a part of my life and somebody I take into consideration usually. I took him to see Metallica, he slathered me in zombie make-up. But it was greater than that. An enormous a part of the Bloody Disgusting household may be traced again to these years I spent round Rob. When I look again and say, “Those have been the occasions,” Rob is a centerpiece.
He will likely be missed vastly. Andrea and I ship our ideas and prayers to all of his mates and household.

Nick Principe supplied the next assertion to Bloody Disgusting:
“With an especially heavy coronary heart, it crushes me to announce that late afternoon on May twenty fourth, my dearest buddy and good filmmaker Robert Hall has handed away in LA County.
“Official Cause of Death is presently unreleased and awaiting an post-mortem.
“He leaves us with so many lovely darkish creations … too many to rely. But his sly smile and large coronary heart will likely be sorely missed.
“Chromeskull gave me a profession in appearing in movies. Rob gave me Chromeskull. Everything I’ve is due to him.
“A memorial will likely be held in Los Angeles within the close to future.”

Rob’s private assistant Shaun Blayer shared the horrible information on Facebook final night time.
“I’m Robert Hall’s Personal Assistant. I simply heard my greatest buddy, my brother from one other mom PASSED AWAY right this moment at 1pm. Not solely was he a buddy however the perfect rattling boss. I helped him when he was down. He helped me a lot after I was down.
“He’d ALWAYS make particular visits to me. Always checked on me. He was such a tremendous man I’m honored to have him as a boss. He picked me up and purchased me enterprise playing cards something I wanted.
“He ALWAYS ALWAYS made certain I been okay and all the time checked on me. That’s what an actual buddy is. I by no means cared what number of movies and television exhibits he did. I cared about him as an individual. I’m nonetheless in fuckin shock and don’t understand how to deal with this.
Shaun Blayer.”

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