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Tony Gardner of Alterian, Inc. is a legend in the world of special effects. He got his start working with Rick Baker on Michael Jackson’s Thriller video and has been bringing us the goo and gore ever since. He’s done practical effects on hundreds of films—everything from the over-the-top Child’s Play films to realistic, cringe-inducing work such as 127 Hours. Right now, Tony’s terrifying handiwork can be seen in the horror-comedy Studio 666 with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters band. He joins Staci to talk about working on that film, sharing his favorite kills, talks about his cameo, and reveals his own personal rock & roll nightmare. Photos and video at

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