Syfy’s Face Off this summer will literally be a matter of “Life and Death,” as in the official theme for Season 7 — and TVLine has your exclusive first look at the new cycle’s cast and challenges.
In fact, Season 7’s death element comes into play in the Tuesday, July 22 opener, when 16 special effects make-up artists are thrust into a Sudden Death challenge where they must create a character that represents either aspect of this season’s theme (as seen in the exclusive photos below; click to zoom).
McKenzie Westmore is back for Season 7 as host, alongside judges Glenn Hetrick (The Hunger Games, Heroes) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). Ve Neill will judge three episodes amidst her latest Hunger Games commitments; otherwise Academy Award winner Lois Burwell (Braveheart) will complete the panel. Michael Westmore resumes his role as contestant mentor.
Click here for a full-size cast photo. Below are the names of each artist, along with age, city of residence and Twitter handle.
Barry Mahoney, 33 (Southborough, Mass.) — @Shut_Up_Barry
Cig Neutron, 25 (Los Angeles) — @cigneutron
Damien Zimmerman, 25 (Junction City, Kan.) — @ol_dirtyzombie
David O’Connell, 26 (Orlando, Fla.) — No Twitter
Dina Cimarusti, 28 (Chicago) — @dinarosecima
Drew Talbot, 29 (Pittsburgh) — @handsandhead
Gabby Leithsceal, 42 (Loveland, Ohio) — @GabLei
George Troester III, 27 (Panorama City, Calif.) — @GeorgeTroester
Gwen Crew, 25 (Swissvale, Pa.) — @Gw3n7
Jason Hodges, 27 (Atlanta) — @undeadforest
Keaghlan Ashley, 24 (Oxnard, Calif.) — @KeaghlanAshley
Rachael Wagner, 24 (Los Angeles) — No Twitter
Sasha Glasser, 22 (Los Angeles) — @sashyluv
Scott Mitchell, 48 (Chicago) — @SMCreativDesign
Stella Sensel, 34 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) — @stellasensel
Vince Niebla, 42 (San Diego) — @vniebla3D