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May 16, 2012

Flicks: The Incredible Melting Man (1977)


Before becoming the Incredible Melting Man, Steve West was a mime who pretended to turn to stone. That's pretty ironic, right?

May is Melting Man Month at the Sleaze Blender! What better way to begin this merry month of melting then with the seminal Incredible Melting Man (1977)?

Since it's original release in the late 1970's The Incredible Melting Man has achieved enduring infamy as one of the most shocking and horrifying movies made in America. The flick lives on, near and dear your ol' pal the Sleaze-A-Saurus' heart in the same way that Bela, Boris and Lon Chaney do - with a toothy gravestone grin.

It should be noted that The Incredible Melting Man was Rick Baker's first picture as a Make-Up artist. The venerable Baker recently won an Oscar in 2010 for the awful Wolf Man re-make starring Benicio "The Samoan" del Toro. This award is interpreted, by some, as a retro-active Oscar for his eye-popping work on The Howling, An American Werewolf In London, Micheal Jackson's Thriller and David Cronenberg's Videodrome.


References:
IMDB, The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
IMDB, Rick Baker


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