TV Recap: 'Face Off' Episode 307 - 'Monster Twist'


Face Off Episode 307
“Monster Twist”
Original Airdate: 2 October 2012

In This Episode...

We start with a foundation challenge which tasks the contestants with creating their own unique Day of the Dead celebration. Patrick is back to judge just this challenge. The contestants are not doing the challenge; the previously ejected contestants are back, and the winner gets to rejoin Face Off. Nicole won. She is back in.

Now the spotlight challenge. The contestants must create movie monsters based on the drawings of children. They must work with their new “clients” to capture their visions.

The Creations

Sarah created some kind of cookie and candy goon. I was unimpressed.

Nicole created a cool, evil bad/vampire/demon thing. It was definitely the scariest-looking creation this week.

Alana’s monster had a giant eyeball on the top of its head, with a top hat to hide it. Glenn loved the way the head piece fit inside the top hat, as opposed to sitting on top. Ve and Neville both thought the paint job was dreadful.

Laura’s furry green creation looked like something out of Yo Gabba Gabba - and I mean that in the nicest way possible. The paint job is beautiful and catches Ve’s eye. It makes her feel happy.

Rod went with another big-headed creature, and he stood up for himself numerous times by claiming it wasn’t his fault; his kid picked Rod. I thought the shiny red tentacle suit was abhorrent.

Roy blended beautiful colors with an animatronic head. Though the animatronics didn’t work very well, Roy still landed in one of the top two slots. Neville described it as an evil character, still clinging on to the looks of many catcalling men.

Derek creates a fiery, winged creature. Glenn likes it; Ve and Neville think it looks unfinished.

The Verdict?

Laura wins. Rod goes home.

Dig It or Bury It?

What a great idea for a competition. Children are imaginative; I’m sure one of them could come up with something totally outside the realm of adult consciousness. The creations were pretty awesome, and I was pleased that the kids didn’t hang around for too long.


Next week the contestants compete to see who can create the next Dr. Seuss-style character.