Face Off: Divide & Conquer
Journey Into Fear Part 1 & 2
Original Air Date: Aug 15 & 22, 2017
Patricia Morris Buckley, Sr. Staff Writer
The 12th season came to an end with a two-parter and a huge commercial for Glenn Hetrick’s new haunted house, Journey Into Darkness. The three remaining contestants practically bounced with joy at having to produce three horror make ups.
Each was assigned a room in the haunted house. Andrew drew the laboratory, KC got hell, and Kierstin ends up with a temple. Each got three previous contestants to help (each part of the finale had different helpers).
Andrew chose to do an evil, elderly and bald scientist genetically turning a subject into an insect. His “floater character,” which roams in the hospital room outside the laboratory, was also a partial insect.
Kierstin created a blind high priest summoning a crocodile-inspired demon from the depth of an eerie well. Her floater featured a human face melting into a scorpion.
KC designed an imp character as well as the Lord of Hell. Her floater had a decaying mouth complete with slime as it licked a bedpan (Her’s was the best by far! So, so disgusting).
The first week was a test run, the second the real thing. In between, the remaining competitors had time to do revisions, minor and major. KC had to make the largest adjustments with better horns and headdress for her Lord and a different imp character. Andrew rethought his laboratory subject while Kierstin started over with the hands of her demon.
After a lot of praise from the judges — most of it well deserved — Andrew was declared the winner. I had pegged him as my favorite from the third episode on. He seemed just that bit more talented than the others and certainly won more challenges. Plus, he designs horror creatures for haunted houses so that this challenge couldn’t have been better suited for him.
Did you think Andrew should have won? Did any of the creatures scare you? Are you counting the days until the next season (I know I am)? Give us your TwoCents…