The second episode in the third season of “Blood & Guts”, the Nerdist YouTube channel web series hosted by ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, can be seen below. Join Ian as he goes behind the scenes of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with John Murdyand Chris Williams and has a flesh-ripping good time with Larry Bones of Boneyard Effects. The clip includes a cameo appearance by Danny Trejo.
Following two successful seasons, “Blood & Guts With Scott Ian” has returned to theNerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday, leading up to the season finale on Halloween.
“Blood & Guts” is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band ANTHRAX. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the all-time greatest practical effects artists create the gore and monsters that genre fans love. The series differs from typical behind-the-scenes shows due to Ian’s infectious excitement and curiosity, coupled with the clever ways the effects are integrated into each episode. Ian is often the one in the makeup chair, experiencing squibs, gore appliances and complex character makeups with rare enthusiasm.
“I’ve been into horror longer than music, longer than comics. It was my first true nerd-love,” says Ian. “And that love affair still burns hot all these years later. Horror has been a huge influence on my music career, my writing, and now I get to actually be a part of it by hosting’Blood & Guts’. It’s my dream gig.”
Previous guests on the show included the likes of seven-time Academy Award winner Rick Baker, “The Walking Dead”‘s Greg Nicotero and frequent Guillermo Del Toro collaboratorsSpectral Motion. Season 3 of “Blood & Guts” ups the ante with an original creature created by Joel Harlow exclusively for the series, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the creation of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and an episode with Tony Gardner that includes a surprise visit from a legendary horror character, reprised by the original actor.
“Blood & Guts With Scott Ian” is produced by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Channel as part of their partnership with YouTube, with episodes premiering online alongside All-Star Celebrity Bowling and other Nerdist content. The show was originally launched with Fangoria’s involvement, but Nerdist has taken on full production duties for Season 3. The dedicated crew remains the same, with Jack Bennett directing and producing each episode.