It's Not Easy Making Monsters

Ed and his crew struggle to produce enough new products for the annual Transworld tradeshow, the premiere outlet for selling monsters in the Haunt Industry.

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A profile shot of the "Grey Alien" being sculpted for the Roswell UFO Museum. 960 1280

  

The "Grey Aliens" on display at the Roswell UFO Museum with fog surrounding. 960 1280

  

"Enigma" shows off his tattoos, piercings, implants, scarfications and his ears. 960 1280

  

The "Evil Trees" being sculpted for use at a mini golf course. 960 1280

  

An up-close look at "Evil Jack" being made for one of many haunted trade shows. 960 1280

  

"Dead Run" on display at the TransWorld Trade Show. 960 1280

  

The meanest, most-evil "Bad Doll" made by the Distortions crew. 960 1280

  

"Zombie Baby" surrounded by alien dolls in the Distortions shop. 960 1280

  

"Nurse Payne" on display at TransWorld Trade show. 960 1280

  

A blue ghoul named "Ghoulie" on display at Distortions. 960 1280

  

(Left to Right) "Humanocerous", "Keeper of the Crypt" and "Neutron Alien" surrounded by skulls in Jordu Schell's studio in California. 960 1280

  

"RIP" stands on display at the Distortions studio. 960 1280

  

"Nightmare" sits on a stand in Jordu's California studio. 960 1280

  

More detail is added to the face of "Icky Vicky", a prop being made for Alice Cooper. 960 1280

  

Detail of a finished creature at Jordu Schell's studio. 960 1280

  

A close-up look at "FrankenAlice", a creature created for Alice Cooper. 960 1280

  

"Rotten Corpse", "Creeton", "Andromeda" and "Krem" on display at the Distortions shop. 960 1280

  

Andy Gertler and pumpkin
Andy Gertler and pumpkin

Andy Gertler and pumpkin

Andy not only sculpts sand, he creates masterpieces with ice and pumpkins too! In celebration of Halloween, he shared some of his creations with us. 960 1280

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Andy's Self Portrait

Andy's Self Portrait

A self-portrait pumpkin. 960 1280

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Candy Pumpkin

Candy Pumpkin

We know why this pumpkin is smiling -- candy, candy, candy! 960 1280

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Axe in head jackolantern

Axe in head jackolantern

Someone is going to have a splitting headache. 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

Fish Jack o Lanterns

Fish Jack o Lanterns

This huge pumpkin became a freaky fishy masterpiece. 960 1280

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jack o lantern and bat

jack o lantern and bat

That has got to hurt. 960 1280

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Pumpkin with braces

Pumpkin with braces

Braces and Halloween candy may not make a good combo, but this jack-o-lantern is lookin' pretty good in them. 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

Sword through the eye pumpkin

Sword through the eye pumpkin

RIP Mr. Jack-o-Lantern. 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

Frankenstein pumpkin

Frankenstein pumpkin

What is it that's got Frankenstein so scared? 960 1280

Andy Gertler  

Mean Pumpkin

Mean Pumpkin

This is one pissed-off pumpkin. 960 1280

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Wolfman pumpkin

Wolfman pumpkin

Wolfman is giving a howl to wish everyone a happy Halloween. 960 1280

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Mouth Pumpkin

Mouth Pumpkin

No one will ever guess my diabolical plan! 960 1280

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Hand Pumpkin

Hand Pumpkin

This guy is trying to pull his own face off. 960 1280

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