Making Monsters: Slaughterhouse Pictures

Ed and the Distortions team create and install a menacing Death Machine for Denver’s 13th Floor haunted house.

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The Tiki Armature
The Tiki Armature

The Tiki Armature

Mike, Mando and Ed plan the armature for the tiki monster, as Dave captures the moment. 960 1280

  

Tiki Monster Mold

Tiki Monster Mold

Mando prepares the tiki monster mold. 960 1280

  

Clay Tiki Sculpture

Clay Tiki Sculpture

The tiki clay sculpture roughed in. 960 1280

  

Ed Gets the OK

Ed Gets the OK

Ed gets the OK to proceed with the tiki sculpture. 960 1280

  

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike Wields the Armature

Mike wields the tiki armature. 960 1280

  

Working on the Mold

Working on the Mold

Ed works on the details of the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Shooting in Hawaii

Shooting in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu try to blend in while shooting in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Pointing Out the View

Pointing Out the View

Jordu pointing out the spectacular view in paradise aka Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed's Musical Stylings

Ed attempts to impress Jordu with his musical stylings. 960 1280

  

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

A Puppet Show in Hawaii

Ed, Marsha and Jordu watch a puppet show while in Hawaii. 960 1280

  

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Enjoying the Hawaiian Culture

Ed, Marsha and Jordu enjoy the Hawaiian culture. 960 1280

  

Pouring Plaster

Pouring Plaster

Mando pours plaster onto the tiki mold. 960 1280

  

Watch Your Arm!

Watch Your Arm!

Ed, obviously overworked -- and about to get his arm bit off. 960 1280

  

The Crew Poses

The Crew Poses

The Distortions crew pose with the tiki mold after installing it. 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

B. Leif Hanson  

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

  

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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

  

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

B. Leif Hanson  

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

  

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