‘Game of Thrones’ Transforms Scott Ian Into a White Walker

By Chrissy Mauck

June 16, 2016

For a recent Bloodworks episode, host Scott Ian goes behind the scenes of HBO’s Game of Thrones to explore the gruesome special effects and make-up that bring the hit show to life.

In the clip below, the Anthrax guitarist shadows Game of Thrones prosthetic makeup designer Barrie Gower, who recalls what it was like working on the epic battle in season five’s episode “Hardhome.”

Viewers will also get to watch what it takes to pull of a White Walker transformation as Ian gets a full-on fearsome facial prosthetic treatment—trademark chin beard and all.