If you haven’t seen Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak yet, do yourself a favor and go see it now. It’s a stunning film, and the sets and effects are simply outstanding (which is to be expected from a del Toro film).
But, if you’re like me, you probably thought that del Toro used CGI to create all the ghosts. The director is known for using practical effects and makeup in his films, so a few fans were disappointed with all the computer-generated ghostly effects.
However, del Toro has revealed that the ghosts were created using a blend of practical effects and CGI. He Tweeted some behind-the-scenes photos (which you can check out after the break), that show makeup artists creating some crazy-good ghosts with live actors. Apparently, CGI was only layered on top of the physical costumes to create a fantastically hazy aura.
Check out more pics after the break (slightly NSFW)…
PART 1 The ghosts were actors in full make up. Enhanced by CGI- not the other way around. pic.twitter.com/yYkS4lFPOK
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) October 30, 2015