Simon Pegg & Greg Nicotero at FrightFest

Special effects make-up wizard Greg Nicotero is a man whose skills are very much in demand.

From George Romero’s Day of the Dead to Wes Craven’s Scream, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Daniel Craig’s first Bond movie Casino Royale, and hit TV series The Walking Dead, Nicotero’s worked on them all.

And he was in London this week to receive the very first FrightFest Variety Award from Shaun of the Dead star and fellow horror fan, Simon Pegg.

Check out the video to see what Simon and Greg say about their earliest horror memories, how zombies brought them together, working together on Land of the Dead, the inspiring movies of Ray Harryhausen, and the changing face of special effects:

FrightFest runs from 23 to 27 August. For more details, click here.