Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Matt Post Blog Address

Matt Post has been posting some amazing archival photos from Don Post Studios over the past year. There is now a new address where Matt will be posting. Do check out the new blog, there have been some amazing shots posted over the last few day of sculptures of some classic DPS masks sculpted back in 1981...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

'82 DPS Catalog update

The original 1982 Don Post Studios catalog post has been updated to include a few missing pages and now features the catalog in it's entirety...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Death Studios Sneak Peek

It's that time of year when previews for 2015 mask line-ups start popping up. Some of the new Death Studios sculpts were posted recently...

Saturday, February 14, 2015

1999 Don Post Studios Catalog

Like other Don Post Studios catalogs of the era, the 1999 catalog topped out at a comfortable 24 pages. The catalog featured two prominent licenses The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and X-Files...
Don Post Studios "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" Masks
Don Post Studios "X-Files Alien" Masks
There were also a handful of new masks added to the line-up. Some of my personal favorites include the multi-faced "Legion", the Haunted Mansion inspired "Habius", the gory "Brain Drain", and the revamped classic "Jukebox Blood Beast"...
Don Post Studios "Legion" Mask
Don Post Studios "Habius" Mask
Don Post Studios "Brain Drain" Mask
Don Post Studios "Blood Beast" Mask

Friday, February 13, 2015

R.I.P. Sam McCain

The sad news of the passing of Sam McCain has rippled through the mask and monster community this week. Sam worked at both Don Post Studios and Distortions Unlimited and was the founder of Horror Sanctum Studios. Sam had so many stories that he loved to share, and I always enjoyed listening to him recall a few over a beer at the end of a convention. We'll miss you Sam, may you rest in peace.
Sam with his life-sized "Big Ben" at Monsterpalooza.
Don Post, Sam McCain, and Ed Edmunds
Sam McCain and Jeff Wehenkel
Sam painting at Don Post Studios

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2010 Don Post Studios Catalog

While the 2000's saw a rise in the amount of licensed characters in Don Post Studios catalogs, the 2010 DPS catalog really went above and beyond what was previously expected and set a precedent that would continue through the company's final catalogs over the next few years. With 20 licensed characters, the 2010 lineup was a high water mark for what was obviously an aggressive push to include more licenses including Rob Zombie's Halloween and Devil's Rejects, SAW, Leprechaun, Jeepers Creepers, Hellraiser, Donnie Darko, to name a few.

There are a handful of original designs in this catalog that might prove one day to be real Don Post Studio classics including the "Bug-Eyed", "Green Gary", and "Poker Face" monster masks...

Don Post Studios - "Bug Eyed" mask

Don Post Studios - "Green Gary" mask

Don Post Studios - "Poker Face" mask