The 13th Floor

R.I.P. Make-Up FX Legend John Vulich

We’re terribly saddened to hear of the sudden passing of special effects make-up artist John Vulich. Multiple friends and colleagues have confirmed the news via social media earlier this afternoon. He was 55 years old.

Vulich started out in the movie business over 30 years ago, and worked on everything from THE LOST BOYS to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER to BABYLON 5 to THE X-FILES. Die-hard horror fans will recognize him from several behind-the-scenes featurettes on recent Scream Factory releases such as DOLLS, GHOULIES, TROLL, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, FROM BEYOND, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, DAY OF THE DEAD. He’s worked with everyone from Tom Savini to Greg Cannom to the KNB guys and was not only considered one of the best in his field, but also a true gentleman.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

In honor of John, below you’ll find a video of him talking about the monsters of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER season 3.