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10. Bat Creature

10. Bat Creature

Created by Jasonsbrush. "10 x 13, oil paint on board." 960 1280

  

9. Zombie Vampire

9. Zombie Vampire

Created by Lucaskane. 960 1280

  

8. Gargoyle

8. Gargoyle

Created by Renders. "The Gargoyle - quick digital sculpt for clay sculpt/mask design. Growing up with a love of monster masks, Distortions Unlimited has held a special place since I first laid eyes on their original Starlog Press ads. Jordu is one of the legends in the industry - an inspiration for all whom sculpt, design and share passion for creature creation!” 960 1280

  

7. Oleg

7. Oleg

Created by GloomNDoom. "A Trollish aristocrat." 960 1280

  

6. Pop Up Porch Screamer

6. Pop Up Porch Screamer

Created by DirtyRottenZombie. "This porch screamer prop would be sure to scare the unsuspecting on Halloween. A porch full of these pop-up screamers triggered all at the same time would have the kids running away in fright!” 960 1280

  

5. Vervencia

5. Vervencia

Created by Splammenhotegppa. 960 1280

  

4. Zombie Werewolf

4. Zombie Werewolf

Created by dtaker123. "Zombie werewolf, back from the dead to eat your brains rraaahhggghhhh!” 960 1280

  

3. Second Runner Up: Claudius the Troll

3. Second Runner Up: Claudius the Troll

Created by jrputman. “Just your run-of-the-mill bone crushing, soul stamping, hairy-legged, floppy-eared troll from Hades.” 960 1280

  

2. First Runner Up: King

2. First Runner Up: King

Created by goblin81. "FEED ME SOULS." 960 1280

  

1. Winner: Headsketch

1. Winner: Headsketch

Created by Jarrod Bivens. 960 1280

  

Ed Paints Gate Keeper
Ed Paints Gate Keeper

Ed Paints Gate Keeper

Ed paints the face of "Gate Keeper." 960 1280

  

Gate Keeper Head Mold

Gate Keeper Head Mold

The whole crew stands around the head mold of Gate Keeper. 960 1280

  

Clay Mold of Stu

Clay Mold of Stu

Jordu works on the clay body mold of "Stu." 960 1280

  

Gate Keeper's Head

Gate Keeper's Head

A close-up shot of the Gate Keeper's hand. 960 1280

  

Styrofoam Gate Keeper

Styrofoam Gate Keeper

A close-up shot of the coating process on the styrofoam face of Gate Keeper. 960 1280

  

Gate Keeper's Eyes

Gate Keeper's Eyes

Ed applies detail to Gate Keeper's eyes. 960 1280

  

Stu Designs

Stu Designs

The designs of "Stu" from O Studios. 960 1280

  

Gate Keeper Bust

Gate Keeper Bust

Kyle sits with the bust of Gate Keeper with his son looking on. 960 1280

  

Removing Clay

Removing Clay

Ed removes a bit of clay from the mouth of Gate Keeper. 960 1280

  

The Gate Keeper

The Gate Keeper

Mike looks at the base of Gate Keeper. 960 1280

  

Ed and Jordu Painting
Ed and Jordu Painting

Ed and Jordu Painting

Ed and Jordu painting a giant centipede head. “Something about it bugs me,” says Ed Edmunds. 960 1280

  

Netherworld Centipede

Netherworld Centipede

A crude drawing of the centipede monster for Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Mask Competition Masterpiece

Mask Competition Masterpiece

Jordu paints his mask competition masterpiece! 960 1280

  

Bug Spray

Bug Spray

Ed spraying “bug spray” onto the giant pest. 960 1280

  

Filling the Head With Latex

Filling the Head With Latex

Mando fills the giant centipede head with latex. 960 1280

  

The Centipede Mold

The Centipede Mold

The centipede mold is roughed in. 960 1280

  

Welding the Leg

Welding the Leg

Mike welds a leg cylinder for the centipede. 960 1280

  

Competition Concept

Competition Concept

Ed works on his mask competition concept. 960 1280

  

Centipede Armature

Centipede Armature

Mike and Jason work the bugs out of the centipede armature. 960 1280

  

The Final Moments

The Final Moments

Jordu feverously dries his mask in the final moments of the mask competition. 960 1280

  

Show Extras

Ed and Jordu Posing
Ed and Jordu Posing

Ed and Jordu Posing

Ed and Jordu pose next to the sculpture of "Cute Alien" inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Trimming the Feet

Trimming the Feet

Mando trims the feet of "Cute Alien" with other molds covering the floor. 960 1280

  

Rough Model

Rough Model

Jordu compares his maquette -- a small-scale, rough model -- of “Cute Alien” to the final sculpture. 960 1280

  

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Mando stands behind "Cute Alien" while putting the finishing touches on the mold. 960 1280

  

Cute Alien

Cute Alien

The completed "Cute Alien.” 960 1280

  

Roswell Aliens

Roswell Aliens

A pile of Roswell aliens lay on the floor of the Distortions studio. 960 1280

  

Original Monster Demon Maquette

Original Monster Demon Maquette

A look at the original maquette of the “monster demon” for Bennett’s Curse, a haunted house outside of Baltimore, MD. 960 1280

  

Welding the Armature

Welding the Armature

Mike welds the armature in the mold of monster demon. 960 1280

  

Clay Sculpt

Clay Sculpt

A full-size clay sculpt of the monster demon. 960 1280

  

Painting the Demon

Painting the Demon

Ed paints the monster demon for Bennett’s Curse. 960 1280

  

Bennett's Curse Monster Demon

Bennett's Curse Monster Demon

The Bennett's Curse monster demon eats one of the actors hired to participate in this year's haunted house. 960 1280

  

Mutant Pig
Mutant Pig

Mutant Pig

Ed calls on Jordu to sculpt the perfect mutant pig to eat human remains. 960 1280

  

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando plaster one of the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Pig Leg

Pig Leg

Jordu works on sculpting one of the mutant pig legs. 960 1280

  

Painting Pigs

Painting Pigs

Ed and Jordu paint the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Parts of the Machine

Parts of the Machine

Ed and his team have been hired to build a giant Death Machine for the 13th Floor haunted house. Parts of the Death Machine lay on the table inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

The Death Machine

The Death Machine

Upon completion, the Death Machine is installed at 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Posing for a Picture

Posing for a Picture

Ed, Marsha and Mike pose with Chris Stafford and Warren Conard from 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Distortions accepts the challenge to build the largest, most complicated, most expensive animatronic in the company’s history -- "Terror Tree." Some of the molds for the bodies that will lay in the Terror Tree get ready for paint. 960 1280

  

Voodoo Victims

Voodoo Victims

One of the "Voodoo Victims" that will lay in the Terror Tree sits on display after being painted. 960 1280

  

Terror Tree Mold

Terror Tree Mold

Ryan, Mike and Mon work on the initial mold for Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

The Terror Tree

The Terror Tree

With most of the Voodoo Victims placed in the tree, Mike puts some finishing touches on Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Final Mask
Make My Monster Final Mask

Make My Monster Final Mask

The final alien mask for the "Make My Monster" contest sits on display inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Winner

Make My Monster Winner

Jarrod Bivens, winner of the season 1 "Make My Monster" contest, poses with his winning Distortions mask. 960 1280

  

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod admire Jordu's paint job as he puts the finishing touches on the alien mask. 960 1280

  

Jarrod's Reaction

Jarrod's Reaction

The crew captures Jarrod's reaction to the final mask before he leaves Distortions. 960 1280

  

Patching the Body

Patching the Body

Ryan patches the body for the "Skin 'N' Bones" prop for Owen Trailers. 960 1280

  

Owen Trailers Props

Owen Trailers Props

The Owen Trailers props hang out waiting for Ed to come and paint them. 960 1280

  

First Round of Paint

First Round of Paint

The electric chair victim for Owen Trailers receives his first round of paint. 960 1280

  

After a Paint Session

After a Paint Session

"Skin 'N' Bones" relaxes after a paint session. 960 1280

  

Skin 'N' Bones

Skin 'N' Bones

"Skin 'N' Bones" hangs around while waiting to be shipped off to Owen Trailers in Riverside, CA. 960 1280

  

Clay Saw Blade

Clay Saw Blade

Ed puts the finishing touches on the clay saw-blade cutout. 960 1280

  

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

The final setup for the giant saw-blade prop is installed at the Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta. 960 1280

  

Gothic Gargoyle

Gothic Gargoyle

Distortions' "Gothic Gargoyle" sits on display at Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Catching his Breath

Catching his Breath

“Psycho” catches his breath, awaiting another passerby at the Netherworld Haunted House. 960 1280

  

The Finishing Touches
The Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches

Ed puts the final touches on the massive rattlesnake mold that will be showcased in the first haunted house in Eilat, Israel. 960 1280

  

It Takes an Army

It Takes an Army

It takes an army! Mando, Mike, Mon and Mark work together on the Israel rattlesnake mold. 960 1280

  

Rattlesnake Mold

Rattlesnake Mold

Jordu stands next to the large open mouth of the rattlesnake mold. 960 1280

  

Snow Beast

Snow Beast

The scary “Snow Beast” mask sits on display in Colorado. 960 1280

  

Sycron Mask

Sycron Mask

Jordu poses next to the “Sycron” mask. 960 1280

  

Finished Sycron mask

Finished Sycron mask

The finished “Sycron” mask sits on display after its final paint job. 960 1280

  

War Lord

War Lord

Ed and Jordu work together on the “War Lord” mask. 960 1280

  

The Painting Process

The Painting Process

Ed begins the painting process on the “War Lord” mask. 960 1280

  

Resurrection Masks

Resurrection Masks

The Resurrection masks are put on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Andromeda Mask

Andromeda Mask

A close up of the “Andromeda” mask, part of the Resurrection line. 960 1280

  

Rotted Corpse

Rotted Corpse

The “Rotted Corpse” masks sit on display after their initial paint job. 960 1280

  

Camel Ride

Camel Ride

After installing the giant rattlesnake mold in Eilat, Israel, Ed and Marsha take a quick ride across the beach on camels. 960 1280

  

Finishing the Rub Out
Finishing the Rub Out

Finishing the Rub Out

Ed finishes up the rub-out on the head for "Freak Show" so it is ready for painting. 960 1280

  

Freak Show Painted

Freak Show Painted

The final painted bust of "Freak Show" sits on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Mini Mean

Mini Mean

"Mini Mean" gets a bit of an attitude with a little help from a chainsaw in the Distortions booth at Transworld. 960 1280

  

The Girl in the Cage

The Girl in the Cage

The camera crew films Mando as he begins to plaster "The Girl in the Cage" body. 960 1280

  

Ape Frenzy

Ape Frenzy

Mikey's finished sculpt of the lab chimp for "Ape Frenzy." 960 1280

  

Painted Costume

Painted Costume

The painted costume mold for the "Ape Frenzy" shocktronic. 960 1280

  

Clown Head

Clown Head

Landon begins to rough out the clay sculpture of the cut-up clown head. 960 1280

  

Ankle Biter

Ankle Biter

This ankle-biter looks a little too old to learn any new tricks. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Newborn Baby Mask

Newborn Baby Mask

Landon's realistic giant newborn-baby-head mask sits on display in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Screamin' Hot

Screamin' Hot

Sculptor Chris J'Tot adds some finishing touches to his "Screamin' Hot" sculpture. 960 1280

  

Blood Spitter

Blood Spitter

A close-up of “Blood Spitter” in the Distortions booth at Transworld. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Death Worm

Death Worm

Eric the intern helps Mikey add some clay to the "Death Worm" sculpture. 960 1280

  

Hard Labor

Hard Labor

The painted and wigged pregnant zombie mom is called "Hard Labor." 960 1280

  

Gene Simmons Mask
Gene Simmons Mask

Gene Simmons Mask

The Gene Simmons mask that is part of the KISS band sculpture sits on display in the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

KISS Armature

KISS Armature

Ed and Marsha work together to assemble the KISS armature. 960 1280

  

Ed and Jordu

Ed and Jordu

Ed and Jordu discuss plans for their latest creation amongst the KISS armatures. 960 1280

  

Vow Renewal Paperwork

Vow Renewal Paperwork

Ed and Marsha fill out vow renewal paperwork. 960 1280

  

Christina and Pat Vitagliano

Christina and Pat Vitagliano

Christina and Pat Vitagliano, owners of the black-light mini golf franchise, pose with Ed, Marsha and mini Gene Simmons. 960 1280

  

3 of 4

3 of 4

Three of the 4 KISS masks sit on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Peter Criss KISS Mask

Peter Criss KISS Mask

Ed and Mando fix the nose on the Peter Criss KISS mask. 960 1280

  

Back Together Again

Back Together Again

The band gets back together for a concert inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Paul Stanley Display

Paul Stanley Display

The finished Paul Stanley display is set up in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Mini Gene Simmons

Mini Gene Simmons

Mini Gene gets his makeup done before getting ready to perform. 960 1280

  

See Episode Guide

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About the Show

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ed Edmunds and his team at Distortions Unlimited create some of the scariest animatronics in the haunt industry.

About the Show

About the Host

Meet the Distortions Unlimited crew, known in the world of animatronics and mask makers as innovators with their impeccable design and execution.

Ed, Marsha and Jordu's Bios

Making Monsters Ed Edmunds and his small staff at Distortions Unlimited work tirelessly to create some of the scariest animatronics and "frightronics" that the haunt industry has ever seen.
Ed Edmund Marsha Edmund

Photo Galleries

Ed and Jordu Posing

Ed and Jordu Posing

Ed and Jordu pose next to the sculpture of "Cute Alien" inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Trimming the Feet

Trimming the Feet

Mando trims the feet of "Cute Alien" with other molds covering the floor. 960 1280

  

Rough Model

Rough Model

Jordu compares his maquette -- a small-scale, rough model -- of “Cute Alien” to the final sculpture. 960 1280

  

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Mando stands behind "Cute Alien" while putting the finishing touches on the mold. 960 1280

  

Cute Alien

Cute Alien

The completed "Cute Alien.” 960 1280

  

Roswell Aliens

Roswell Aliens

A pile of Roswell aliens lay on the floor of the Distortions studio. 960 1280

  

Original Monster Demon Maquette

Original Monster Demon Maquette

A look at the original maquette of the “monster demon” for Bennett’s Curse, a haunted house outside of Baltimore, MD. 960 1280

  

Welding the Armature

Welding the Armature

Mike welds the armature in the mold of monster demon. 960 1280

  

Clay Sculpt

Clay Sculpt

A full-size clay sculpt of the monster demon. 960 1280

  

Painting the Demon

Painting the Demon

Ed paints the monster demon for Bennett’s Curse. 960 1280

  

Bennett's Curse Monster Demon

Bennett's Curse Monster Demon

The Bennett's Curse monster demon eats one of the actors hired to participate in this year's haunted house. 960 1280

  

Mutant Pig

Mutant Pig

Ed calls on Jordu to sculpt the perfect mutant pig to eat human remains. 960 1280

  

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando

Ryan, Mon and Mando plaster one of the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Pig Leg

Pig Leg

Jordu works on sculpting one of the mutant pig legs. 960 1280

  

Painting Pigs

Painting Pigs

Ed and Jordu paint the mutant pigs. 960 1280

  

Parts of the Machine

Parts of the Machine

Ed and his team have been hired to build a giant Death Machine for the 13th Floor haunted house. Parts of the Death Machine lay on the table inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

The Death Machine

The Death Machine

Upon completion, the Death Machine is installed at 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Posing for a Picture

Posing for a Picture

Ed, Marsha and Mike pose with Chris Stafford and Warren Conard from 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

Accepting the Challenge

Accepting the Challenge

Distortions accepts the challenge to build the largest, most complicated, most expensive animatronic in the company’s history -- "Terror Tree." Some of the molds for the bodies that will lay in the Terror Tree get ready for paint. 960 1280

  

Voodoo Victims

Voodoo Victims

One of the "Voodoo Victims" that will lay in the Terror Tree sits on display after being painted. 960 1280

  

Terror Tree Mold

Terror Tree Mold

Ryan, Mike and Mon work on the initial mold for Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

The Terror Tree

The Terror Tree

With most of the Voodoo Victims placed in the tree, Mike puts some finishing touches on Terror Tree. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Final Mask

Make My Monster Final Mask

The final alien mask for the "Make My Monster" contest sits on display inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Make My Monster Winner

Make My Monster Winner

Jarrod Bivens, winner of the season 1 "Make My Monster" contest, poses with his winning Distortions mask. 960 1280

  

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod Bivens

Ed and Jarrod admire Jordu's paint job as he puts the finishing touches on the alien mask. 960 1280

  

Jarrod's Reaction

Jarrod's Reaction

The crew captures Jarrod's reaction to the final mask before he leaves Distortions. 960 1280

  

Patching the Body

Patching the Body

Ryan patches the body for the "Skin 'N' Bones" prop for Owen Trailers. 960 1280

  

Owen Trailers Props

Owen Trailers Props

The Owen Trailers props hang out waiting for Ed to come and paint them. 960 1280

  

First Round of Paint

First Round of Paint

The electric chair victim for Owen Trailers receives his first round of paint. 960 1280

  

After a Paint Session

After a Paint Session

"Skin 'N' Bones" relaxes after a paint session. 960 1280

  

Skin 'N' Bones

Skin 'N' Bones

"Skin 'N' Bones" hangs around while waiting to be shipped off to Owen Trailers in Riverside, CA. 960 1280

  

Clay Saw Blade

Clay Saw Blade

Ed puts the finishing touches on the clay saw-blade cutout. 960 1280

  

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

Installed at Netherworld Haunted House

The final setup for the giant saw-blade prop is installed at the Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta. 960 1280

  

Gothic Gargoyle

Gothic Gargoyle

Distortions' "Gothic Gargoyle" sits on display at Netherworld. 960 1280

  

Catching his Breath

Catching his Breath

“Psycho” catches his breath, awaiting another passerby at the Netherworld Haunted House. 960 1280

  

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