Andrew’s Heresy demon

After taking off last week Face Off returns this week and the two contestant effects shops must create horned demons for Dante’s Circles of Hell. Which shop will reign and who will be cast out? Results ahead.

Neville Page joins McKenzie Westmore to introduce this week’s challenge at the lab. Faina will be Ethereal Effects’ foreman this time with Joseph taking the reins for Twisted Six Effects. Each contestant will create a demon corresponding to one of Dante’s Circles of Hell. Neville has designed nine sets of horns (one for each remaining contestant) that have been 3D printed to be incorporated into the creatures.

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This is mainly an individual challenge though teamwork is still needed and the forepeople still have to stay on top of things. One reminder that this competition isn’t ruthlessly cutthroat is when KC shows Ethereal Effects her technique for mounting horns while working on her own team’s mounts.

Kierstin’s Gluttony demon

Faina is stressing over being in charge and keeping Ethereal Effects’ winning streak going. The unifying concept they use is priestly garb. The biggest difficulty is figuring out how to mount the horns but KC does them a solid. Andrew produces a solidly executed Heresy demon and is a top look this week. Kierstin again has self-doubts but works through them. She swaps horns with Nelson for one that works better for her Gluttony demon and adapts when a serious problem comes up with her chestpiece. The judges like that she went bold (and pulled it off). Kierstin wins the challenge and Ethereal Effects maintains dominance.

Phil’s Violence demon and Jill’s Treachery demon

For a brief time I thought this might be Twisted Six Effects’ week to win. But thanks mainly to Jill (who only survived last week due to Nick’s bonehead move) the shop ends up on the bottom again. The face of her Treachery demon is a mess and she has trouble mounting her horns. (We don’t see if anyone else has horn mounting problems but Jill has the biggest problem.) While Ethereal Effects’ demons all have clearly visible distinct horns, Phil and Jill’s demons don’t have their horns prominently on display. Since Neville designed the horns and they are an integral part of the challenge, that’s not a good way to score points with the judges. Phil and Jill are the bottom looks this week. Phil tries to combine too many ideas into his Violence demon and ends up without any clear dominant trait. As foreman, Joseph stands with them during the elimination but to no one’s surprise Jill is the one sent home.

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Ethereal Effects is once again up two team members so next week someone will be sent to Twisted Six Effects. (If I watched the promo again I could tell who but I’m fine waiting until next week to find out.)

McKenzie Westmore’s looks for the challenge introduction (with Neville) and the reveal stage.

As always, you can see galleries of this week’s designs, the contestants’ previous work and previous seasons here. Images in this post via screencap, the Syfy website and McKenzie Westmore’s Instagram account.