Saturday, September 25, 2010


Scott over at STOLLOWEEN produces some of the most amazing stylized paper mache Halloween masks and props that you can find. Here's a quick glimpse of just a few of the creepy masks featured on the site.

Check out the STOLLOWEEN Mask page here

Friday, September 24, 2010

Topstone Mummy Mask

Today's post was partly inspired by this Dirt Bombs Gig Poster by  Aesthetic Apparatus. The Halloween Mask & Monster Blog's first fiendish featured mask, the classic Topstone Mummy!

Here's the classic Topstone Mummy as it appeared in 1960s & 70s ads. Ads scanned rom Warren Publisher's Horror magazines and Comics.

Pictured here are a few of the well preserved surviving copies of the Topstone Mummy mask. Copies like these are very rare as most copies have long since disintegrated, melted, or crumbled.

Miraculously, some copies have made it through the years. Check out this amazing restoration by Ray Castile on the The HMA
Topstone Mummy replica. Photo by J.Willis

A few more pics of the Benevidez Mummy Tribute, HMA exclusive half mask

That concludes our loathsome look at the Topstone Mummy. Stay tuned as we take a look at more Topstones in frightening future posts!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Verne Langdon on Don Post

Here's a great little gem written by Verne Langdon, one of the original sculptors for Don Post Studios. Some great stories of monster restoration and some great pics of some classic masks. This article was originally featured in Famous Monsters of Filmland #46.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Night Owl's New Site

Night Owl Productions has a new updated site that features some killer retro style masks and some modern maniacs! The Lurker and the Zombie are destined to become all-time collectible classics. Check 'em out creeps!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Famous Monsters - The Archive

Since I started off the first post with the Famous Monsters Cover Project yesterday, I thought it would be an appropriate follow-up to post a link to the Famous Monsters Archive. This is an absolutely amazing effort by the to archive and preserve these essential pieces of of every monster kid's childhood.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Famous Monsters Cover Project

The first post of our blog showcases this spine-tingling series of masks from the Devil's Workshop

The Famous Monsters Cover Project, released in the early summer of 2010, is Inspired by the timeless covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland. These retro style masks will be produced in very limited runs (25 of each) so get 'em while you can creeps!

The first mask in the edition comes from the FM #115 cover and features the Werewolf of London

The second mask in the edition comes from the FM 1966 Year Book cover and features the Phantom of the Opera

The third mask in the edition comes from the FM #110 cover and features the Ghoul