AFX Studio takes pride in it's lifelike and diligently accurate special FX make-ups. This dedication has pushed the boundaries of prosthetic effects throughout the years.
It is said that you can only kill a zombie by damaging its brain. Thus, during the shooting of Dawn of the Dead, David and the AFX crew had to innovate new ways to make a head explode. In the Dawn of the Dead DVD special Anatomy of Exploding Heads, David discusses the work they put into some of the on-screen effects.
After working on over 3 seasons of American Horror Story, AFX Studio has slit necks, cut off body parts, blown up heads, and provided on-screen deaths from a variety of weaponry. For each effect, references of pathology reports and morgue photos are used and special care is taken to make each effect as realistic and horrifying as possible.