In this 2-part finale, we find out who won Face Off season 10. But first our artists have to create 2 horror makeups for a short film. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions is happy to be there and will be helping judge the final makeups. There’s a lot of thanking and happiness. Thank you, thank you, happy, happy. Over polite Face Off is my least favorite Face Off.
These artists will be working with up & coming directors on a different take on the same story by Christopher Denholm, Hell Hole. Their movies will be set in this random oil field with a ‘creepy’ house. The house itself is so not creepy. I’m wondering if Melissa was like “um, this house looks like about a quarter of the houses in Milwaukee.” Cause it does. I guess it’s California creepy & not Midwestern creepy.
As this is part of the finale, our finalists will get some help from artists past. So the teams are:
Team Melissa (director: John Wynn)
Team Rob (director: Bryce McGuire)
Team Walter (director: Ryan Spindell)
We get the usual “here’s my ideas & what I’m going to do” montage. It’s followed by an itty-bitty injection of drama when McKenzie & her dad enter the workroom. They have a surprise for the artists! Yay! Panic!
But there’s no need to worry, artists! The surprise is that Lois Burwell is here & giving feedback! Love her – she’s so charming & British. She’s just like Mary Berry. I want to make her proud & hear her say something I made was “scrummy.” I actually have a chance to make something scrummy since I like to bake & cook. I’ve got no chance of sculpting anything. #nosculptingskillswhatsoever
Day 2 & Rob is scrapping the sculpt for his demon. Can’t have an episode of Face Off without someone starting from scratch on something. By the end of part 1, each artist has had their screen test.
Walter’s got minimal changes. Melissa has a few changes but nothing too major. And then there’s Rob. Poor Rob. He’s got to re-sculpt everything – both faces and the demon cowl. And this is after being told that his stuff was “really cool.”
But the amount of work left isn’t the only thing that’ll mess with the artists’ heads. When we get to the finale episode, we get to see them reunited with various family members. Rob gets his parents. Melissa gets her husband & son. Walter gets his wife. We’ll see if these reunions help or mess with the artists. Cause now they have to go back to work! No pressure! Get all that stuff done in one day kids!
First up is Melissa’s shoot.
Face Off question – do Walter & Rob’s actors really have to sit around in half application waiting for Melissa’s shoot to end? I’d love to know how all this works.
She gets good feedback & direction for some final details from her director & overall things seem to go well for her.
At the end of the day, she declares her team Team Badass.
Up next is Rob. Understandably, he’s not confidence since he changed a lot. He was confident last time & he had to recreate everything, so why be confident now? His new makeup includes oil tear ducts which he isn’t sure will work. Spoiler alert – it does! He doesn’t come up with a fun team name. He’s just happy.
Last but not least is Walter. He had the least amount of work asked of him for the final shoot, but he did a ton of work anyway. If I heard right, sounded like Mel called their team The A Team.
You know what this finale needed? More Robert. Why bring back the crazy German jingle creator if we’re not going to get to hear any more jingles from him?
Walter’s demon is great but I’m meh about possession girl. The symbol bit was kinda dumb. It’s a Tree of Life. I don’t know how you make that demonic, but it needed to be demonic somehow. Otherwise it’s just hippy.
There is a fun moment behind the curtain when Walter’s demon has a wardrobe malfunction. Pull up your pants! Although I’ll cut him a break since he’s got to be super hot with all that stuff glued to him in the southern California sun.
And we’re at the final judging panel! Everybody’s dressed all spiffy & grown up. Except for Rob. Unless that’s his good hoodie.
Melissa is up first. Her director gives her a good compliment by saying that she fought for the unusual cyclops eye & because she fought, he got a better product.
Walter’s up next. He also gets complimented by his director. And when I see his possession makeup in the film, it works better.
Side note: I love how in each of these movies the Internet works in ways the Internet never actually works.
And finally it’s Rob’s turn. Again, happy director.
Wait, in Rob’s movie the couple digs oil wells by hand? Really? Even in the 1920s I’m not buying that. And in the actual movie, we don’t get to see much of his demon makeup at all. I imagine that’s a little disappointing for him.
Apparently it takes about 2 minutes for the judges to come up with a winner, so let’s get to it. The winner of Face Off Season 10 is: Rob!
I figured as much. He’s been very strong all season. I hope both Walter & Melissa keep pursuing what they want to do.
What did you think of Face Off Season 10? Were you hoping Rob would win?