New York City is about roll out the bloody red carpet for one its favorite nightmare ringleaders as part of the 2019 NYC Horror Film Festival: honoring special make-up effects creator, television producer, and director Greg Nicotero with a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award! And we couldn’t be more excited.
The celebratory recognition will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 7:30PM-10:00pm (Block 9).
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, and now 56, Nicotero has garnered an impressive list of film and television credits across many vocations that include special make-up effects supervision, producing, and directing.
Nicotero’s first break in the industry was doing special effects makeup on George A. Romero‘s Day of the Dead (1985), and learned his trade under the watchful eye of make-up effects veteran Tom Savini. Nicotero and Savini both hailed from Pittsburgh, and Romero had moved there from New York’s rough and tumble South Bronx. Since then, Nicotero has stepped on from under their warm shadows and left his own imprint on such memorizable genre films as Evil Dead II, Monkey Shines, The People Under the Stairs, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Haunting, and Sin City, among many others.
In the last decade Nicotero has also taken on the mantel of showrunner as the executive producer of the hit AMC TV series The Walking Dead (TWD), now in its 10th season, as well as its subsequent spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Both programs have received critical acclaim and huge fan followings that are most visible at comic cons across the country. As a result, he has won three Emmys for his work on TWD for ‘Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special’, and 1 on Breaking Bad in the same category. And he recently rebooted the beloved horror anthology series CREEPSHOW on the SHUDDER streaming platform to the delight of horror fans everywhere.
With Nicotero’s recognition, the NYC Horror Film Fest rounds out the trilogy of terror honorees since George A. Romero received the honor in 2002, and Tom Savini got the tip-of-the-hat the following year in 2003.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this historic event. Score your tickets here. See you there!