For this film we wanted to completely avoid the trappings of CGI special effects because, though they're great for sci-fi, computer graphics tend to make films less scary (no matter how well they're done). Traditional hands-on effects, filmed in front of the camera, give horror films an essential sense of physical immediacy. Classics like Evil Dead 2, The Thing and Romero's zombie trilogy were our inspirations.
A team of more than ten artists worked on the effects for Turn In Your Grave, most of whom hadn't worked in the horror genre before. It took months of experimentation to develop methods of creating masks and prosthetics that would have sent the budget through the roof using standard industry methods.
Some ideas were too ambitious for our budget and had to be scrapped, but we've still managed to create a variety of unusual looks for the (for lack of a better word) "zombies".