March 6, 2012

HealyFX weighs in on the "Clawed" Costume

John Healy of Healy FX has emailed, Dave Conover, in reference to the Clawed Costume. This is what he had to say.

An update on Melissa's image: I received an email from John Healy of Healy FX, the company that created the BF suit for CLAWED, and he goes into some detail on the construction, auction history and other elements, as well as expressing his belief that the figure in her photo is NOT likely one of their suits:

"...Originally the movie "Clawed" was photographed as "The Unknown" ... a working title in which many movies start off as. It then became, "The Ghost of Echo Mountain" from what I understand as the first release of the film. Please correct me if my information is incorrect as you may know more about this than I. The Healy FX Studios did in fact fabricate the suit, Mike Fields was a contractor resposible for overseeing the project, and he was the primary sculptor of the body. The suit, as many are mistaken, did not get sold on Ebay. It was left with the producers in Washigton State where filming occured. Due to a contractual issue, The Healy FX Studios retained the rights for any further fabrication at future dates of the costume. Three costumes were fabricated... All were dressed with roughly the same fur, and none resembled your attached photo. In my opinion, if this was a copy of our "Clawed" sasquatch the fur may have been pulled off and replaced with a longer, multi toned synthetic that appears to be on a lace mesh. I have numerous photos from the shoot but none clearly showing the back alone of the costume..."

*First Photo provided by John Healy of Healy FX. Second is the photo of unknown subject*


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