Thursday, January 31, 2013

1986 Death Studios Catalog

This one page 1986 Death Studios catalog appears courtesy of the Night Owl Ghoul's Flickr Photostream. The catalog introduces a good number of masks that would remain in the Death Studios line-up for many years, as well as  handful of new masks that would have a short life span including "Mr. Big", "Cutter", and "Jabberwock"...

Image Source: Night Owl Ghoul

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

James Groman Frankenstein

Ran into this awesome sculpture from James Groman on the Creature Spot Blog...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Don Post with Vintage Frankenstein and Ape Masks

Don Post Sr. posing with an early deluxe Frankenstein and Gorilla mask...

Monday, January 28, 2013

1996 Don Post Studios Catalog

The 1996 catalog featured 17 new masks within it's line-up, as well as a handful of new props. The newer masks were obviously designed with a younger generation in mind as the new millennium approached. At this point in the history of the company, I personally felt that the quality of the props where much better than that of the masks. It's a pretty fair statement considering the difference in the price points between the masks and props.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Monstroid Magazine # 1 - Home Grown Horrors Article

It's been awhile since the last "How To" post here. This one doesn't delve into a direct tutorial, but rather discusses the often overlooked element of the creature design itself...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Masks of the Movies: Metaluna Mutant

This brief article and photo of Universal's Metaluna Mutant could be found on pages 67 and 68 of Fantastic Monsters #2.  The two page poster that followed the article was a nice touch...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Trick or Treat Studios Booth - 2013 Halloween Expo

Over the last few days Trick or Treat Studios has been pumping out photos from the Houston Halloween Expo which wrapped up yesterday. Check out the Trick or Treat Facebook Photo gallery of the event.

Image Source: Trick or Treat Studios Facebook Page

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cinema Secrets Freddy Mask and Wall Mount

This ad for the Cinema Secrets Freddy Mask, Glove, and Wall Mount ran throughout several issues of Fango and Gorezone during the Fall of 1991...

The actual mask isn't pictured in the ad, but here's a catalog shot of the mask. I owned a copy for several years, and must say, that the production Cinema Secrets Freddy mask was of excellent collector quality, but I was never a big fan of the latex hat that accompanied the mask...
Cinema Secrets - "Freddy Krueger" Monster Mask

Monday, January 21, 2013

2011 Trick or Treat Studios Catalog

The 2011 catalog would feature Trick or Treat Studios second line-up which nearly doubled in size from the previous year. The 2011 line-up would introduce a number of modern mask masterpieces including "Rot" and "Chiller" to go along with the strong group of classic style monster masks introduced in 2010 and built on in this catalog...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hipstamatic Fun

Been having more fun than usual with the ol' Hipstamatic these past two weeks. Here's a handful of shots I snapped of the Aaron Lewis collection last Saturday...