The Mummy by Adam Dougherty


adamdougherty_halloweennightmares_mummyMonster Makers: Adam Dougherty

I wanted to give Adam’s work a more dedicated plug, because it’s incredible, retro and extra Halloweeny, and that’s right up my alley.  And, if you’re looking at this blog, it’s probably right up yours too.

In particular, I love his model kit collection entitled “Halloween Nightmare,” which depicts 4 individual  scenes of trick-or-treaters being terrorized by realistic versions of old Topstone masks on Halloween. Awesome.

Click the picture to check out his Flickr Photostream.

Monster Talk: Shock Monster

So what the hell is a Shock Monster anyway? Well , here’s a little back story on this fiend:

The Shock Monster was an old Topstone mask that was advertised in the rag Famous Monsters of Filmland. Essentially a generic zombie mask, it was supposedly named as such to cash in on the then popularity of Shock! Theater.

He was notorious for looking totally badass in the magazine,



and looking totally less badass when he arrived at your door.



Now, while this mask is pretty awesome and horrifying in its own right, I could imagine being pretty disappointed if I was expecting something akin to the former, particularly if I was a 10 year old and I’d been waiting for this thing for a few weeks.

Over the years many artists have re-sculpted Shock Monster to better capture the essence of the original ad, or to put their own spin on it.

My favorite incarnation of Shock was created by an FX guy I know named Adam Dougherty.

Recently, he displayed it at 2012’s Monsterpalooza convention in Burbank, CA. It’s 7 and a 1/2 feet tall, totally badass, and not at all disappointing.