12 Days of Christmas Movies: Scrooged (1988)

Bill Murray's character is visited by ghost who kick his butt.

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Movies that have fun special fx. Todays pic is Scrooged (1988) starring the hilarious Bill Murray in a remake of the classic Charles Dickens’s 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol. I think I may be showing my age in my selection of movie, but I feel like this one is a must-see.

You want special makeup fx for Christmas, this ones has plenty. I loved John Forsythe’s dried up, back-from-the-dead makeup, as he warns Bill Murray what will happen to him that night. Although I also enjoyed the screaming souls under the Ghost of Christmas Future and the butt-kicking Ghost of Christmas Present.

I noticed that there are two Burmans on the makeup departments roster. Anyone who does special makeup fx has used foam latex products from Burman Industries.

This is what happens when you spend too much time in the California sun.

Synopsis: A heart warming story about a cold-hearted TV executive. He is visited by ghost and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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Here is a list, from www.imdb.com, of the makeup/special fx artist who worked so hard and helped make Scrooged so much fun to watch.

Makeup Department

Thomas R. Burman …. special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman …. supervising makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi …. hair stylist: New York (as Robert Grimaldi)
Edward Jackson …. makeup artist: New York
Rolf John Keppler …. special makeup effects artist
Robert Norin …. makeup artist
Stephen Robinette …. hair stylist
Marlene D. Williams …. hair stylist supervisor (as Marlene Williams)

 Images & video from MOTION12YouTube Channel

Love the work that was done of the inside of the Ghost of Christmas Future

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. If you have a makeup or special fx website, I would love to hear about it.

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