'Face Off' premieres with interactive fan challenge

Season Two contestants prep for the competition.
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A new season of the makeup effects show Face Off debuts on Syfy tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The third season ups the ante on the reality competition with more extreme challenges (as well as some great guest judges, like Sean Astin and Kevin Smith).

Also, the show is involving fans with the "Face Off Challenge," which encourages the viewers to transform their face into a "zombie, animal and other magical movie creature" using the Face Off Challenge App or with practical makeup effects. Once complete, fans can submit photos to enter the "FANtastic Transformation of the week contest." Beginning Aug. 28, the photo with the most votes each week will appear during the Tuesday airing of Face Off. Then, on Oct. 10, Syfy judges will select one of the winners of the week them to Los Angeles on Halloween to see Face Off filmed live.

Check out the sneak peek of tonight's episode below, and make certain to join in on the challenge. And don't forget to follow host McKenzie Westmore's live tweets during the premiere - then check back tomorrow for Larissa Mrykalo's episode recap.