Making Monsters: Zombie, Say Cheese! Pictures

The Distortions team takes a stab at reinventing the classic "Photo Op" piece for Halloween Express. Ed and his crew come to the rescue of the band Megadeth, and Ed's office becomes a tattoo parlor.

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Painting RIP
Painting RIP

Painting RIP

Ed paints the eye detail on “Rip.” 960 1280

  

Dino Pods

Dino Pods

Landon uses a reversed print of the other side of the T. rex for the dino pods. 960 1280

  

A Run of Lullabys

A Run of Lullabys

A run of “Lullabys” awaiting dressing. 960 1280

  

Casting the Head

Casting the Head

Ryan helping cast the T. rex head. 960 1280

  

The Building of RIP

The Building of RIP

The building of “Rip” in progress. 960 1280

  

Icky Vicky

Icky Vicky

Ed paints the “Icky Vickies” as he gives one a chiropractic treatment. 960 1280

  

Trimming Lullaby's Feet

Trimming Lullaby's Feet

Janene trimming Lullaby's feet. 960 1280

  

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the trade. 960 1280

  

Damning the Mold

Damning the Mold

Ed damning the T. rex head prior to molding. 960 1280

  

Detailing the Mold

Detailing the Mold

Landon detailing T. rex. 960 1280

  

Risking Life and Limb

Risking Life and Limb

Landon risking life and limb for his art. 960 1280

  

Basing the Mask
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

  

Conceptual Ideas
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

  

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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

  

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

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