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MONSTER MASKS, BUSTS, PROPS => MISC. DISCUSSION => Topic started by: The Maskahuna on February 28, 2017, 04:44:43 PM

Title: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: The Maskahuna on February 28, 2017, 04:44:43 PM
Most horror fans and collectors I know have pretty strong stomachs,
developed from years of exposure to hideous and gory imagery. My
own mask collecting preferences have mellowed, relatively speaking,
with age but I still have old catalogues depicting some horrendously
sickening characters. Oddly enough, the companies who made them
all have names beginning with the letter "D" ... for Disgusting!

Dreadful Death Studios still offers this repulsive John Smith creation
from decades ago ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/923/EyX8Ne.jpg)

Whatever infection he has, I certainly wouldn't want to contract it myself!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/924/nG5nxz.jpg)

The closest I ever came to INFECTED was a copy on display at a carnival
makeup booth ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/d1DGJW.jpg)

Can you make it out there, on the bottom row?

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/qgkxiO.jpg)

Without question the most horrifically gory masks and props in the industry
began to ooze out of disturbing Distortions Unlimited in the 1980s ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/DB8Bot.jpg)

If these don't gross you out big time, you're either a medical examiner
or blind as a bat!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/s86InU.jpg)

I don't happen to have a catalogue image on HACK but I consider this
trio a three-way tie for tops in extreme costuming carnage ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/179/hackgrizblastzb2.png)

The character of "Dorian Gray" invariably lends itself to loathsome interpretation
but diabolical David Ayres Studio released a version in 1980 that made me go
BLEEAKH at first sight ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/WrOgHU.jpg)

The design incorporated a few features of other infamous DORIANs but its profile
was like nothing I'd ever seen back then ~

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/216/ayresdoriandj6.png)

Once your digestion settles, start assembling images of your candidates for
most vile and revolting masks ever produced. Make us gasp, make us groan,
make us hurl ... and we'll pat you on the back for a job well done!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/VNgJVm.jpg)






Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: MonsterMatt on February 28, 2017, 05:41:49 PM
Awesome thread Huna!  Wow what eye candy at that carnival booth.....whoaaaaaa!  Infected is a super cool mask;  I am not grossed out by anything as when you do orthopedic surgery for a living and you saw bones, etc, you see some really nasty stuff lol!  I always thought the Distortions Nightmare series fit this thread?  Here are some pics of the Distortions Unlimited Nightmare 3,4 and 5!  Great thread again!!!

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g408/410mjl0/IMG_1812_zpsmfatp9ym.jpg)
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g408/410mjl0/IMG_1813_zpsccsqscbz.jpg)
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g408/410mjl0/IMG_1814_zpsudgitszo.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Gory Glenn on February 28, 2017, 08:41:41 PM
D is for Disgusting and G is for Gory.  ;) Fun post Maskahuna. A favorite topic of mine. Was a big fan of the film genre that became known as Splatter films that started in the 70's. So here are a few of my gory pieces. From left to right we have Trick or Treat Studios Distortions Collection reissue of Blasted. This must have been made from an original mold or foam master as it has the original Distortions markings molded on the back. After that is Putrid by Ghoulish Productions. They kind of overdid it with the blood on mine as I've seen other copies where the teeth are more visible and it looks better that way but a cool mask none the less and hard to find these days. And then there's Bump in the Night Productions Dr. Tongue from George Romero's Day of the Dead.

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah232/Glenn_Burtis/20170228_170258_zpstikoxl0i.jpg?t=1488245018)

Greg Nicotero likes to sneak a classic zombie into episodes of The Walking Dead. Second episode of season 7 Dr. Tongue had a quick cameo. If you blinked you'd miss him.

(https://i0.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/day-of-the-dead-dr-tongue.jpg?w=599)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on February 28, 2017, 10:59:49 PM
My humble contribution: Slackjaw!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2933/32365834343_db9103ccd5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rj4mWB)

Silicone mask from CFX. I added the glasses for Halloween.
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: The Maskahuna on March 01, 2017, 12:58:12 AM
'Fantastic, gentlemen! If it gets any worse
around here, I may need a bucket ...
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: HMAEA on March 01, 2017, 11:21:34 AM

 I miss the age of Gore Masks :( . Great post, Huna!!


E.
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: DRLADY on March 01, 2017, 01:03:45 PM
I nominate these boys (if the photos will work!).....

https://flic.kr/p/SvkUx9

https://flic.kr/p/RZeStA

https://flic.kr/p/Rk1Dk8


https://flic.kr/p/Rk1Kke

https://flic.kr/p/RZf5QQ

https://flic.kr/p/RZf5wJ


Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Gory Glenn on March 01, 2017, 01:29:00 PM
My humble contribution: Slackjaw!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2933/32365834343_db9103ccd5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rj4mWB)

Silicone mask from CFX. I added the glasses for Halloween.

Silicone masks look so realistic. Cool piece Doh!

I nominate these boys (if the photos will work!).....

https://flic.kr/p/SvkUx9

https://flic.kr/p/RZeStA

https://flic.kr/p/Rk1Dk8


https://flic.kr/p/Rk1Kke

https://flic.kr/p/RZf5QQ

https://flic.kr/p/RZf5wJ

Nice ones Doc!
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on March 02, 2017, 12:19:07 AM
Thanks, Glenn! I only have a couple of them; they're are really pricey...

And so glad that Doc is posting again!! Nice ones.
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on March 03, 2017, 01:51:23 AM
I think this one qualifies as well: Deer Walker from TOTS -- Walking Dead collection. Wonderful sculpt and paint, but HUGE.

If I didn't have my mouth open, I think my jaw would only come down to about the mouth opening of the mask.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3934/33092819071_d0d6ddf5d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqimb4)



 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqimb4)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Gory Glenn on March 03, 2017, 11:10:10 AM
Definitely qualifies. I have one too and yes it's a big mask, almost Illusive Concepts big but not quite. Not many masks are IC big.  ;D
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Pete-I on March 03, 2017, 01:22:40 PM
Great thread you've started here 'Huna. HOLY SMOKES that carnival makeup booth has some of the finest independent artist creations of the late 80's that one could ever hope to run into! A thread could be started just covering the masks on display there.  I used to own a Death Studios "Infected" mask, it was definitely not for the squeamish.
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Pete-I on March 03, 2017, 01:37:31 PM
There is some Grade-A prime meat in this thread! Great pics guys. I don't have much in the way of gory masks other than a few Be Something Studios masks, which reminds me, I do have a Be Something mask titled "That's Disgusting". I'll have to post a pic of it here this weekend.

Easily the most disgusting mask in my collection is this gem from Justin Mabry. I picked it up from Justin at Maskfest a good three years ago now. It is his homage to the Collegeville Costume "Incredible Melting Man" vacuform mask, which the folks at Collegeville had obviously based on Dick Smith's Dorian Gray design.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3814/33229584585_69b89d474f_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/671/33187970176_006bfe029d_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/728/33229991985_50aa350289_z.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Gory Glenn on March 06, 2017, 11:12:47 AM
Awesome Piece Pete! I immediately thought Dorian Gray before even reading your post. Justin's work is fantastic.

Has anyone ever done a screen accurate Incredible Melting Man?

(http://www.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMMM-PreAudio.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Another Symbiote on June 07, 2017, 06:42:50 PM
Great thread, Maskahuna! Since Blasted and Nightmare have already made an appearance, I'll keep the Distortions action going with a couple of favorites....starting with Diseased. In all of his oozing glory.

(http://www.trickortreatstudios.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/D/i/Distortions_Unlimited_Diseased_Front_7.png)

Last but not least, we've got the Rotted Vampire, which might just be my number 1 pick from Distortions. I love that it takes the Christopher Lee-type Dracula, and adds a fresh coat of nastiness with the blood and boils.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uIo4fxd2Y6I/U3t3gOd9LfI/AAAAAAAAPyk/ZNmuN9DF9mY/s1600/1987-Distortions-Unlimited-Catalog-06-07.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on June 08, 2017, 12:03:35 AM
That Diseased looks great, Symbiote!
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Another Symbiote on June 09, 2017, 12:01:07 PM
It's pretty rad, isn't it? The bright green ooze always grabs my attention, and it's even got a sort of Melting Man quality about it.
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Another Symbiote on June 18, 2017, 08:07:42 PM
Upon seeing this thread again, it occurred to me that we can't have a gross out thread without mentioning the Don Post Bloody Horror line. Though they made their first appearance in the 92' catalog, the line wasn't branded until 93'. Personally, I feel that this line of masks hit their absolute peak in 96'. Overall, it's one of the finest examples of gore masks that I've ever seen.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZLorPzFnw-Q/UEF-U3RvcTI/AAAAAAAAGg0/tmUlrUBgm70/s1600/1992-DonPostStudios-Catalog-04-05)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EDOdxxmOjdE/UEF-V8ZKomI/AAAAAAAAGg8/cJQlTGleS8s/s1600/1992-DonPostStudios-Catalog-06-07)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-68X5b-jjWns/ULVHIF0jj7I/AAAAAAAAI2I/Z_lph7EuRTU/s1600/1993-Don-Post-Catalog-03-04.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v9J0kCRPxGg/UQa9ksE7V8I/AAAAAAAAKEQ/PS64mKsHc94/s1600/1996-DonPostStudiosCatalog-04-05.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on June 19, 2017, 05:47:11 PM
I've not seen most of these -- thanks for Posting!
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Another Symbiote on June 23, 2017, 04:46:59 PM
With Distortions Unlimited having established the popularity of gore masks in the 80's, American Mask and Novelty decided to take a stab at it, with good results.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RGO0xPC1QUM/Tw-boL6UY9I/AAAAAAAAC-g/0KbVSlpYzFg/s1600/AmericanMaskNoveltyCatalog-P3.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Another Symbiote on June 23, 2017, 04:53:49 PM
Never the ones to miss out on a trend, even Topstone got in on the action. Their efforts in this arena were oddly charming, in that crude-but-fun way that only Topstone could provide. I mean, I'd totally own the one on the top left.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--P34nY-rJ9Q/Ua38aPEa4wI/AAAAAAAAMKA/iFABeLw0y_4/s1600/1989-Topstone-Catalog-08.jpg)
Title: Re: "D" for Disgusting
Post by: Doh! on June 24, 2017, 04:06:24 PM
Nice -- especially Clawed!