Interview: Tom Woodruff

Yesterday I had the massive honor of interviewing Tom Woodruff, who, along with Amalgamated Dynamics partner Alec Gillis, built the creatures and supervised the special effects in the next week’s action/horror sequel, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Check out Tom’s amazing credits right here.

In addition to building the creatures, Tom is also a performer in the film. Whenever you see an alien by itself, Tom’s in the suit. Whenever there’s a pack of aliens together, Tom is the lead alien.

He also performed inside the suit as the alien with the bloody green grid-shaped scars on its head (from the Predator’s net) in the first Alien vs. Predator.

And my friends Melissa and Aaron will be glad to know that he was the Gill Man in Monster Squad.

Tom was very kind and articulate, and I’m very grateful for the time and information he so generously shared.

The exclusive interview will appear in the pages of Impact; when it’s published I’ll let you know the issue number and how to order a copy if you’re interested in that kind of thing.

Tomorrow I’m interviewing the directors, Colin and Greg Strause.

So if you have any burning Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem questions, get ’em to me fast.