Crooked Man artist and co-creator (together with James Wan) Jared Krichevsky let the slender creeper stroll a crooked mile on his weblog, the place he shared photographs of a number of alternate designs, with tweaks each massive and small. One showcases a bent hat as an alternative of the rounded bowler seen within the closing model, whereas one other design shows a toothy, pitted (hatless) dome that appears like one thing out of a Software music video. Nonetheless extra C-Males sport gnarled, twisty fingernails that refuse to even sprout and curl into themselves the best way autopsy nails ought to — at the very least, for a human.
Most fascinating is Krichevsky’s fleshy iteration of the Crooked Man, a humanoid determine coated in muscle-deep slices that recall the scarred and bloodied Cenobites of “Hellraiser.” Avoiding the stitches and artifical cosmetology that make Frankenstein’s creature and Leatherface so dread-inducing, a Crooked Man laced with geometric lacerations hints at a sadistic energy far scarier than a hubristic surgeon or a cannibal Texan.
On his weblog, the CG designer sang the inventive praises of his collaborator:
“‘Conjuring 2’ was a terrific pleasure to work on and I really like the best way he turned out within the film as effectively. As an enormous fan of his work I actually realized loads in getting notes from Director James Wan, he actually loved the exploration course of and was open to letting the character evolve.”
It ought to be famous that Krichevsky “hopes” to see a Crooked Man spinoff as a lot as anybody else. Hopefully, he’ll be tapped for creature design if the film ever features steam once more.