Making Monsters: Giant Zombie Pictures

Ed and the Distortions crew build a giant zombie head and arm for an upcoming creative conference in Denver, CO.

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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

  

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Season 2 - 10/31/2013

Season 2 - 10/31/2013

"Undead Ned" looks pretty angry after surviving The Great Barn Fire of 1978. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/30/2013

Season 2 - 10/30/2013

"War Lord" prepares for battle before leaving the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/29/2013

Season 2 - 10/29/2013

A detailed look at the eye of "Rattlesnake", a massive mold that will be showcased in the first haunted house in Eilat, Israel. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/28/2013

Season 2 - 10/28/2013

Unfortunately, "Mother" can't seem to find her eyes, making it difficult to look after her 11 cats. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/27/2013

Season 2 - 10/27/2013

"Ape Frenzy" remains chained to a fence after having his body torn apart by alien coyotes. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Season 2 - 10/26/2013

Season 2 - 10/26/2013

I appears as though "Blood Spitter" has the unique talent of being able to spit blood on his own face. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Season 2 - 10/25/2013

Season 2 - 10/25/2013

"Sycron" hangs fang while sitting on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/24/2013

Season 2 - 10/24/2013

"Zombie Illusion" hangs guts out at TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, MO. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/23/2013

Season 2 - 10/23/2013

As part of the Resurrection line of masks, Hoaxxar sits on display in the Colorado warehouse. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/22/2013

Season 2 - 10/22/2013

"Cute Alien" stands on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/21/2013

Season 2 - 10/21/2013

"Mini Mean" puts on his make-up before going out to scare pigeons in a corn maze. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/20/2013

Season 2 - 10/20/2013

Ed stands in costume on stage at ADIM 13 inside the Adobe zombie podium. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/19/2013

Season 2 - 10/19/2013

Unfortunately, this little kitty wasn't able to escape the wrath of "Death Worm." 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/18/2013

Season 2 - 10/18/2013

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

  

Season 2 - 10/17/2013

Season 2 - 10/17/2013

This is one "Monster Demon" you don't want to make angry. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/16/2013

Season 2 - 10/16/2013

"Snow Beast" shows off his bloody fangs after spending the day in the forest hunting centaurs. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/15/2013

Season 2 - 10/15/2013

"Gothic Gargoyle" sits crouched waiting to pounce on the first Distortions team member that crosses his path. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/14/2013

Season 2 - 10/14/2013

After getting half of his arm and body ripped off, "Die Zombie Die" lays on the Distortions floor in complete shock. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/13/2013

Season 2 - 10/13/2013

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

  

Season 2 - 10/12/2013

Season 2 - 10/12/2013

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

  

Season 2 - 10/11/2013

Season 2 - 10/11/2013

With so many unstable "patients" within the four walls of the Distortions warehouse, Ed and Marsha decided to build a psych ward for "Demented" and some of her other ill friends. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/10/2013

Season 2 - 10/10/2013

"Wild Thing" remains locked up inside the Distortions warehouse while he awaits sentencing for stealing stuffed animals. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Season 2 - 10/9/2013

Season 2 - 10/9/2013

"Screamin' Hot" looks a bit burnt after spending a day in the sun. 960 1280

B. Leif Hanson  

Season 2 - 10/8/2013

Season 2 - 10/8/2013

"Cut Up" has a quick chuckle as blood streams out of his mouth. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/7/2013

Season 2 - 10/7/2013

"Big Head Alien" uses her mobile device to help stock inventory. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/6/2013

Season 2 - 10/6/2013

"Crappy" flashes a quick smile revealing where his nickname came from. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/5/2013

Season 2 - 10/5/2013

"Darkness Demon" attempts to sell used, bloodied skulls to the workers of Distortions. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/4/2013

Season 2 - 10/4/2013

The Distortions crew better hope "Mad Dog" doesn't break free inside the warehouse or they may be in for some trouble. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/3/2013

Season 2 - 10/3/2013

The finished "Candyman" sculpture offers some candy to the workers at Distortions. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/2/2013

Season 2 - 10/2/2013

"Bloodthirsty" lays on display inside the Distortions warehouse with a stake through her heart. 960 1280

  

Season 2 - 10/1/2013

Season 2 - 10/1/2013

"Alien Death" lays stacked with his buddies inside the Distortions warehouse in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

Monsters From Last Season - 10/31/2012

Monsters From Last Season - 10/31/2012

"Angry Alien" poses for his photo op inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/30/12

10/30/12

"Pig Vomit" stands over a trash can with blood pouring out of his mouth. 960 1280

  

10/29/2012

10/29/2012

Ed and his crew come to the rescue of the band Megadeth with this "Vic Rattlehead" mold. 960 1280

  

10/28/2012

10/28/2012

"Bolt" being forced to keep his mouth shut by the Distortions crew. 960 1280

  

10/27/2012

10/27/2012

An up-close look at "Laughing Hag" in the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/26/2012

10/26/2012

Looks like "Spooked" just saw a ghost. 960 1280

  

10/25/2012

10/25/2012

"Evil Tiki" now resides in sunny Hawaii after a local restaurant bought him for their entryway. 960 1280

  

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

"Creeping Flesh" crawls through the crowd at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show. 960 1280

  

10/22/2012

10/22/2012

"Bubba" looks to exact some revenge on the guy who ripped off his biceps. 960 1280

  

10/21/2012

10/21/2012

The mask of the blood-faced "Clinger" lies on the desk inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/20/2012

10/20/2012

Looks like "Bowel Movement" met his untimely death on the floor of the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/19/2012

10/19/2012

"FrankenAlice" was made and designed for rock-legend Alice Cooper and his 2012 tour. 960 1280

  

10/18/2012

10/18/2012

"Dead Man" lies … dead … with mourners by his side in the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/17/2012

10/17/2012

"Zappy" doesn't look very happy about being in an electric chair! 960 1280

  

10/16/2012

10/16/2012

"Lame Brain" seems confused as to why he is sitting in the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/15/2012

10/15/2012

It doesn't look like "Psycho" is to happy being tied up in those chains. 960 1280

  

10/14/2012

10/14/2012

"Lullaby" sits in her rocking chair while singing a lullaby to her child. 960 1280

  

10/13/2012

10/13/2012

After suffering a stroke, "Half Dead" seems to be drooling just a little bit. 960 1280

  

10/12/2012

10/12/2012

"Back Attack" looks like he is out for revenge. 960 1280

  

10/11/12

10/11/12

"Possessed" lays on a hospital bed (ok, it's a table in the Distortions warehouse) covered in vomit. 960 1280

  

10/10/2012

10/10/2012

"Buford" sits in his wheelchair with his surgically repaired skull held together by bolts. 960 1280

  

10/9/2012

10/9/2012

No need to explain where he gets the name "Rotting Roger" from. 960 1280

  

10/8/2012

10/8/2012

"Hard Rock" jams out to some of his favorite tunes. 960 1280

  

10/7/2012

10/7/2012

"Krazy Kristen" is restrained within the 4 walls of the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/6/2012

10/6/2012

"Air Corpse" hangs out with his eyes rolling back into his head. 960 1280

  

10/5/2012

10/5/2012

"Burn Victim" on display inside the Distortions warehouse. 960 1280

  

10/4/2012

10/4/2012

A few "Quakin' Cody" models on display at Distortions in Greeley, CO. 960 1280

  

10/3/2012

10/3/2012

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

  

10/2/2012

10/2/2012

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

  

10/1/2012

10/1/2012

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

  

Basing the Mask

Basing the Mask

Ed bases the USS Nightmare mask. 960 1280

  

Marching Band Masks

Marching Band Masks

The marching band masks are based and ready to rub out. 960 1280

  

Chemical Spill

Chemical Spill

Things start to go horribly wrong after a chemical spill. 960 1280

  

Marching Band Sets

Marching Band Sets

The Marching band sets. 960 1280

  

A New Look

A New Look

Jordu tries out a new look. 'Don't you think I'm purdee?' 960 1280

  

Ready for Painting

Ready for Painting

The USS Nightmare mask is pulled and ready for painting. 960 1280

  

Enjoying the Band

Enjoying the Band

Ed and Marsha enjoy the marching band and their zombie transformation! 960 1280

  

Lab Set Design

Lab Set Design

The laboratory set design with a little help from Distortions dumpster. 960 1280

  

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Jordu putting the finishing touches on the USS Nightmare monster. 960 1280

  

Getting Roughed In

Getting Roughed In

The USS Nightmare mask gets roughed in. 960 1280

  

Marching Orders

Marching Orders

The band awaits their marching orders. 960 1280

  

Ready to be Finished

Ready to be Finished

The USS Nightmare crates rusted and ready for finishing. 960 1280

  

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