These guys come straight out of my New York nightmares. Those guys you see from time to time on rainy cold days on downtown streets. You just know there’s something off about them, and you’d never want to be in a room with all of their friends. Dark, gaunt, skeletal, and yet so much more than the surface.
In the script, the John Smith III of the ‘O’ is described as bony and bald. I always thought of them as vampiric in some way and wanted to make them look recognizably creepy in similar way. So they ALL became bald – no eyebrows, even! I had the last minute idea to give John Smith’s eyes a yellow hue in the coloring phase.