Making Monsters: Creatures Great & Scary Pictures

The USS Nightmare needs an eerie "sea creature" mask for a spooky scare at its riverfront attraction. The Distortions team also turns an entire high school marching band into zombies.

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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

  

Laffing Hal
Laffing Hal

Laffing Hal

A close up of "Laffing Hal" with his top hat and beard installed. 960 1280

  

Alien Death

Alien Death

Jordu pays attention to detail while sculpting "Alien Death." 960 1280

  

Freak Show

Freak Show

The finished clay sculpture of the clown shocktronic named "Freak Show" is ready for plastering. 960 1280

  

Round-Table Discussion

Round-Table Discussion

The Distortions crew finalizes their plans for one of their biggest builds yet. 960 1280

  

The Rock Band KISS

The Rock Band KISS

The faces of the legendary rock band KISS are finished and awaiting their body art. 960 1280

  

Cut Up

Cut Up

Landon begins to rough out the clay sculpture of the "Cut Up" clown head. 960 1280

  

Zombie Invasion

Zombie Invasion

While setting up their booth at the Transworld convention, Ed and Marsha are on the verge of a zombie invasion. 960 1280

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Ape Frenzy

Ape Frenzy

The crew films the actor inside the chimp shocktronic called "Ape Frenzy." 960 1280

  

Adobe Podium Zombie Arm

Adobe Podium Zombie Arm

Mando works on a mold for the enormous Adobe Podium zombie arm. 960 1280

  

Staked Through the Heart

Staked Through the Heart

A zombie is staked through the heart as part of Distortions’ collection of illusion props. 960 1280

  

Covered in Clay
Covered in Clay

Covered in Clay

Ryan looks to be having some fun! 960 1280

  

Cackling Hag

Cackling Hag

I wonder what's different about Cackling Hag? 960 1280

  

Must Have Seen a Ghost

Must Have Seen a Ghost

Looks like this monster just saw a ghost. 960 1280

  

Love His Smile

Love His Smile

Don't you just love his smile? 960 1280

  

Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

Talk about breaking the mold! 960 1280

  

Don't Just Hang Around

Don't Just Hang Around

You could at least help out instead of just hanging around! 960 1280

  

Amazing Detail

Amazing Detail

Jordu looks to be doing some amazing detail work. 960 1280

  

A Slimy Disaster

A Slimy Disaster

This looks like a slimy disaster! 960 1280

  

Evil Tiki

Evil Tiki

Ed better be careful or Evil Tiki might put a hex on him. 960 1280

  

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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

  

Conceptual Ideas

Conceptual Ideas

Marsha and Ed consider different conceptual ideas for the dogs and demon for 13th Floor. 960 1280

  

The Demon Dog Mold

The Demon Dog Mold

The Demon Dog mold is complete and Mando and Ed look on happily. 960 1280

  

Photo Op

Photo Op

Pulling out the photo op. 960 1280

  

Demon Head

Demon Head

Jordu sculpting the colossal Demon head. 960 1280

  

Demon Armature

Demon Armature

Marsha, Ed and Mike work on the Demon armature. 960 1280

  

Pint-Sized Version

Pint-Sized Version

Ed sculpts a pint-sized version of the Demon for Microsoft to run tests. 960 1280

  

Demon Hands

Demon Hands

Mikey starts to rough in the Demon hands. 960 1280

  

Demon Legs

Demon Legs

Landon bulks up the Demon legs. 960 1280

  

Demon Art

Demon Art

Demon art. 960 1280

  

A Rabid Bat

A Rabid Bat

Look at that rabid bat! And you think you've got it 'ruff.' 960 1280

  

The Demon Mold

The Demon Mold

Mando prepares to cast the second half of the demon mold. 960 1280

  

Bulked Out

Bulked Out

The Demon Dog mold bulked out. 960 1280

  

Ed in Costume

Ed in Costume

A close-up of Ed in costume at ADIM 13, a creative conference held by Russell Brown, the creative director of the computer software company Adobe. 960 1280

  

Welding an Armature

Welding an Armature

Mike welds the armature for the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

In the Paint Room

In the Paint Room

Ed gets to work on the Adobe zombie podium arm in the paint room of Distortions Unlimited. 960 1280

  

Working on the Arm

Working on the Arm

The camera crew records Ed, Jordu and Eric the intern working on the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

Russell Brown

Russell Brown

Russell Brown stands in costume on stage with the Adobe zombie podium arm. 960 1280

  

Painting the Face

Painting the Face

Ed paints the face of "Laffing Hal" in the paint room. 960 1280

  

Illusion Prop

Illusion Prop

A close-up of a zombie on top of the "Illusion Prop." 960 1280

  

Spiked Through the Heart

Spiked Through the Heart

Another zombie sits on the "Illusion Prop" with a spike through what once was a heart. 960 1280

  

Sculpting the Face

Sculpting the Face

Jordu works on sculpting the face of "Laffing Hal." 960 1280

  

Laffing Hal

Laffing Hal

A close-up of the finished product, "Laffing Hal," with a top hat and beard installed. 960 1280

  


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