Anthrax’s Scott Ian Gets Zombified For ‘The Walking Dead’
Scott Ian, Anthrax’s guitarist is to appear in a webisode of ‘The Walking Dead’, the zombie apocalypse drama on AMC.
Ian got covered in make-up for the show, directed by “effects God” Greg Nicotero and played a zombie in the second season of the show.
I’ve been wanting to do this my whole life. Zombies have always been my favorite genre of horror and to participate in something as killer as ‘The Walking Dead’ would just be amazing.
“Truly my Make-A-Wish moment!”
Ian was in the make-up artist’s chair for an hour and a half while he was transformed into a “hero” zombie.
That means I get the sick head/neck wounds done with silicone appliques. Garrett Immel was doing my make-up, he’s one of the top dudes doing this on the planet. He explained how there are the main ‘hero’ zombies, then the second-tier background zombies which are more just makeup and blood and then there are the third-tier background zombies with just makeup and if it’s a night shoot, they wear masks that read well on camera. Makes sense, they couldn’t spend 90 minutes each on 500 people every time there was a zombie crowd scene”.
The make-up artist, Garret, had Ian’s picture a week before the shoot to study
“I told him to not hold back, make it as brutal as he wants”
And that, he did. You can see the gory transformation below!