Syfy’s ‘Face Off’ Returns For A Fourth Season Of Special Effects Makeup Artist Magic [Video]

In anticipation for the return of Syfy’s hit competition series Face Off, the cable channel has released a promo previewing some of the fantastical work the contestants will deliver in season four. Some of the challenges this season’s contestants will face include creating goblin kings, original superhero characters, giants inspired by Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer and, fittingly enough considering their popularity at the moment, zombie hordes. Luckily for the contestants, they will have the extra benefit of receiving “guidance from Hollywood royalty” in the form of host McKenzie Westmore’s legendary Oscar and Emmy award-winning makeup artist father, Michael Westmore, who will be on hand as their mentor.

This season will also include visits from a number of high-profile guest judges including Bryan Singer, Gale Anne Hurd, John Landau, Michael Nankin and John Rhys-Davies. For a sneak peek at what’s coming up check out the promo below.

Here is a list of this season’s contestants (all of whom you can find more information about here):

Alam Park, 25 – Seattle, WA
Alexandra McCoy, 31 – Orlando, FL
Autumn Cook, 35 – Pittsburgh, PA
David “House” Greathouse, 41 – Hometown, Cleveland, OH; Resides in Crestline, OH
Eric Fox, 37 – Hometown, Georgia; Resides in Riverside, CA
Eric Zapata, 22 – Hometown, Victoria, TX; Resides in Austin, TX
J. Anthony Kosar, 26 – Hometown, Lisle, IL; Resides in Westmont, IL
Jenna Green, 40 – Hometown, Sacramento, CA; Resides in Buda, TX
Katherine “Katie” Machiek, 26 – Hometown, Owls Head, ME; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
Kristian Kobzina, 41 – El Segundo, CA
Meagan Hester, 29 – Hometown, Ossining, NY; Resides in NY, NY
Michael Garcia, 31 – Austin, TX
Troy Rivers, 34 – Hometown, Indianapolis, IN; Resides in Avon, IN
Wayne Anderson, 27 – Hometown, Fort Meyers, FL; Resides in Fullerton, CA

Season four of Face Off premieres Tuesday, January 15th at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy.