Faces Behind the Fear: Omar Sfreddo of Face Off on SyFy and Enigma Haunt

The runaway hit FaceOff on SyFy has had profiled more than it’s fair share of local artists, many of whom work so deep in the shadows that you wouldn’t realize they were even there if it weren’t for the increased scrutiny the program has put on the craft. One of these amazing make-up masters is Omar Sfreddo, who we recently caught up with.

Do you like scary movies? Yes! I love them.

 

What inspired you to work at Enigma Haunt? I love working at haunted houses. I was very impressed with the quality of work coming out of Enigma, and wanted to be a part of it.

 

Who is your favorite Hollywood creature creator/make-up artist, and why? Dick Smith, Rick Baker, and Rob Bottin

 

What was the most memorable part of being on FaceOff? Spending time at the FaceOff house with all the great talent who are now my friends and having the chance to create every day in the shop.

 

Do you like haunted attractions? If so, which is your favorite? I love haunted attractions. Some of my favorites have been the smaller venues up north such as “Terror by the Lake” in Pittsburgh.

 

Is Glen Hetrick as scary in person as he looks on television? Yes! Actually I worked with him years ago and he’s a really cool guy.

 

What advice would you give someone interested in working in horror make-up, or make-up in general? Read Dick Smith’s “Do It Yourself Monster Maker Handbook,” study the greats such as Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Rob Bottin and Stan Winston, and practice, practice, practice!

 

In order to see more of his evil creations, be sure to visit Enigma Haunt.  Celebrating its 6th year, Enigma Haunt, 1751 N. Military Trail, was just ranked #1 in Top Haunts in Florida and voted as #2 nationally in The Scare Factor’s 31 Must See Haunt List, the only other Florida haunt making that national list came in at #17.

He and partner Milene Miranda will also be heading south to Fantasy Fest this year. Be sure to make your way down to Gas Monkey in Key West and come get painted by the hottest body art team!