There was no goofing off on this week’s episode of Face Off, just goosing off. But first, contestants were greeted by special effects make-up artist Glenn Hetrick (The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who informed them that the Foundation Challenge was inspired by the Insidious horror films. The group had just two hours to design their own original female demon using male models.
Insidious: Chapter 2 director James Wan appeared (via satellite) to reveal that the winner would attend the film’s red carpet premiere. While Roy came out on top, Rick was a close second with his monochromatic geisha.
From there, host McKenzie Westmore announced that artists would compete in pairs for the Spotlight Challenge. Each team was tasked with creating a contemporary character based on the tales of Mother Goose. Naturally, there was a catch — while the contestants were allowed to pick their own partners, both members of the losing challenge would fall victim to a double elimination.
The process was relatively drama free, as each pair seemed to work well together. With their Peter, Pumpkin Eater‘s wife-inspired creature Miranda Jory (season two) and Tate Steinsiek (season one) won the challenge. Sadly for Rick Prince (a newbie) and Eric Zapata (of season four), the judges felt their Crooked Man design lacked a whimsical feel and was too eerie. In the end, the duo was sent packing.
EW spoke with both Prince & Zapata about working together, what they would have done differently in their joint challenge, and what they’ve been working on since filming wrapped.
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