LA-based master sculptor Mike Hill is unbelievably talented. We’ve all seen his uncanny life-sized sculpt of FX pioneer Ray Harryhausen being served tea and cookies by his skeleton minions.
Widely considered by his peers and fans as one of the greatest sculptors living today, Hill’s deep admiration for his ground-breaking predecessors such as Lon Chaney, Jack Pierce and Rick Baker (and their respective monsters), are brought back to life in his sculptures. Hill has created many sculptures based on the classic monsters created by his heroes like Frankenstein’s monster (based on Karloff’s portrayal in the 1931 film Frankenstein) or the Mummy (also famously played by Karloff in 1932’s The Mummy). Hill has even done life-sized sculptures of Baker (who’s still making monsters and is very much alive) and Pierce in action alongside their iconic, monstrous masterpieces.
Many images of Hill’s shockingly life-like sculptures that even when seen are hard to believe aren’t actually the real thing, follow. Originally from Warrington, England, Mike now lives in Los Angeles, CA. His career spans more than 20 years, and covers everything from garage kits to life-size figures.
The Amazing Life Sized Scuplting Horror Themed Work of Mike Hill: