Expertise: Costume and Prop Fabrication, Conceptual Design
Occupation: Executive Research/Operations - Global Fear Enterprises, Show Quality Manager - House of Torment Haunted House
From: Austin, TX
Michael was exposed to the paranormal and horror industry by his father, but experienced a traumatic event when his childhood interests were hampered the side of the street due to the religious surge of the '80s. Michael used this event to hone his concepts and ideas of what characters and monsters should be. As an adult, Michael researches the macabre, cryptpozoology, the occult, folklore, and many religious books such as the Book of Enoch and the Key of Solomon. Michael co-owns Global Fear Enterprises with his brother, Matt Valentine, where they bring full body creature suits to life. Michael believes that a strong concept is just as important as a well done paint job or detailed sculpt. Given the moniker "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Scare" Michael has used his talents in The Austin-based haunted house House of Torment, as well as The 13th Floor Haunted House in San Antonio.
You can follow Michael on Twitter. @MichaelFaustFX