Back in 2013, my episode recaps of SyFy’s Face Off Season 4 were originally written for the website Redesign Revolution. As that site has gone offline, these articles have been added into the historical archive of the Worley Gig for all of our readers to enjoy. The can be easily located under the tag Face Off at This Link!
Tonight’s Episode (Airdate January 15, 2013): Make It Reign
Hello and welcome to my recaps of Season Four of SyFy Channel’sFace Off, the reality competition show where special effects makeup artists compete for a $100,000 prize! I’ve been watching Face Off since Season One, and I’m a huge fan, so this should be a lot of fun. Before we get to this season’s first challenges, let’s meet the players!
On the judges panel we have industry veterans Glenn Hetrick – Face Off’s Anthony Bourdain! – and Ve Neil (below) returning for their fourth season on the show.
Artist / creature designer Neville Page is back as permanent replacement for production designer / director Patrick Totopoulos, who left a few weeks into the third season to direct his 300 sequel. Welcome judges!
Former soap opera actress McKenzie Westmore returns as our charming host, with her famous father Michael Westmore (revered for his makeup work with the Star Trek franchise) joining this season as a mentor.
Season Four’s 14 Artist Contestants (with age and home city noted) are: