Who we are

With multiple studio locations,
MASTERSFX has provided characters and makeup FX
for thousands of feature films,
producing character effects
for clients in film, television, and other medias.

In over 34 years in business, MFX has earned
numerous industry awards and nominations.

Not just a traditional creature effects shop,
MastersFX stays on top with an exclusive
approach to practical & digital fx integration.





Child’s Play: Making the new “Chucky” at MastersFX

July 1, 2019

Everyone’s favorite evil doll is back! Go behind the scenes and see how the artists and mechanical wizards at MastersFX helped bring the new Chucky to life with practical effects and puppetry.

How the ‘Child’s Play’ remake redesigned Chucky, a smart doll with a killer glitch

June 21, 2019

Tasked with re-imagining the pint-sized killer doll Chucky, one of the most iconic villains in the horror canon, “Child’s Play” reboot helmer Lars Klevberg (“Polaroid”) found inspiration from…

How ‘Child’s Play’ made a new Chucky doll to haunt your dreams

June 20, 2019

This weekend, while Woody and Buzz are making you cry, Chucky will be making ’em die. Yes, the ginger-haired, maniacal doll is back in theaters for the first time since 2004’s…

MastersFX Celebrates Toronto Studio’s Third Year With Effects for “The Expanse” and “Rabid”

April 18, 2019

Monsters are about to descend on Toronto’s West end. The multi-award winning special effects company, MastersFX, is celebrating its third anniversary in Toronto…

MastersFX Earns 2019 Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for “Outstanding Makeup” For Netflix Movie “Aliens Ate My Homework”

March 26, 2019

Acclaimed creature FX studio MastersFX has just earned a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Makeup” for its work on the Netflix movie “Aliens Ate My Homework.

MastersFX Expands to Toronto

June 23, 2016

The MastersFX universe just got a little bigger. On April 1, 2016, the award-winning effects house opened a new facility in Toronto.

Todd Masters & MASTERSFX Win Second Career Emmy Award for Netflix Movie “Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls”

May 2, 2016

Monster-Maker Todd Masters, Founder & President of FX Studio MASTERSFX, has won his second career Emmy Award.

Bringing ‘Six Feet Under’ corpses to life

June 9, 2004

Walk into the unmarked office in a nondescript suburban industrial complex and, suddenly, a feeling of dread descends.

Death becomes noms for effects makeup

August 26, 2002

HOLLYWOOD — All dead people are not created equal, says Todd Masters, prexy of Masters FX, which creates corpses and does effects makeup for “Six Feet Under.”