Category Archives: Horror Merch

Manhattan Killer Hockey Mask from Crimson Mask Studios

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DSCF9353Every ‘Friday the 13th’ Fanatic dreams of owning their favorite Jason Voorhees Masks from the Franchise. So while browsing the net one day, looking for THE BEST versions of the masks I could find, I came across your typical/popular finds, the ones you see in stores around Halloween, the ones on Amazon and what not. None of which were very appealing when it comes to being  a ‘replica mask’, though some were actually branded “Replica” and looked NOTHING like what you see in the films. I wanted something that was as close to the on-screen appearance of the mask as it could get.

So as my search continued, through Instagram (@crimson_mask_studios) and DSCF9351Facebook, I discovered Crimson Mask Studios, an independent company out of Chicago, IL. run by a Die-Hard Horror Fan by the name of Collin X. As I browsed through pictures of his masks, I was absolutely AMAZED at what I had found. Finally, someone who created these masks with 110% Dedication and detail. Collin works hard day and night to bring the best in not only Jason Masks, but Latex Masks, Props, and more. His work on the Jason Hockey Masks is absolutely amazing. The detail and look of his masks are as close to screen accurate as it gets.

DSCF9352Being a HUGE Fan of Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees, I was looking for a Part 8 – ‘Jason Takes Manhattan Mask‘. I immediately messaged Collin asking about one. He promptly responded to my email and was ready to get to work on my mask ASAP. As he got the process started on creating this mask, he posted pictures of the process, and kept in touch with me as he progressed. As the mask got closer to completion I could not wait for it to arrive. The pictures looked amazing, as if the mask had come straight out of the movie.

When Collin shipped the mask, he provided me with a picture of the box and tracking info. Upon it’s arrival I opened the package, DSCF9355which was very safely protected by plenty of plastic and paper to ensure it would not be damaged during shipment.  As I revealed this awesome piece of work. The mask was more that I imagined, and I was in awe at how detailed and screen accurate it looked. I could not be more satisfied.

DSCF9354This Manhattan Killer Hockey Mask is priced at $95.00 + Shipping, and is worth every bit. You cannot put a price on owning such a iconic piece of this franchise. It is a resin copy, hand painted, made with high quality fiberglass, and comes with leather straps. Pick this mask up, it will not disappoint.

All in all, Crimson Mask Studios does some of the best work you will find. Keep in mind that it is run solely by Collin X and may take a few weeks longer than usual (2-4 Weeks to be exact), he hand crafts each and every mask with the highest quality.  So head on over to Crimson Mask Studios and check out the Horror Masterpieces of Collin X.

Written by Jason Thomas (Jason Michael Voorhees)


Product Review: Horror Warehouse: Friday the 13th part 3 series 1 Jason Figure (NECA)

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Horror Warehouse (NECA) figure

I have received the “Friday the 13th part 3 series 1 Jason figure” from Horror Warehouse for review.  Really good collectible figures are very hard to come by these days.  Most have either unappealing packaging, horrible detail or a combination of the two.

Details:

Weapons include machete, axe, and spear gun. Jason stands approx 7.5″ tall and has over 25 points of articulation.

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Still of Richard Brooker

NECA has always been the go to for horror collectibles, and this Jason figure really shows why.  The attention to detail is phenomenal.  The mask is removable and Jason’s face underneath looks true to the on screen makeup worn by Richard Brooker in 1982.  My experience with other horror figures, especially the bigger bodied guys, I have noticed that the shoulders and chest have been way too square, but in this case, the figure actually has a human shaped body.  All of I compared this figure to a still from part 3, and all of the colors are correct on the mask and the clothing.

Still of Richard Brooker without the mask

Still of Richard Brooker without the mask

The packaging is simple yet eye catching.  It is the standard action figure packaging with a card in the back, behind the figure with a wooded scene in red and black.  On the back of the packaging is a little synopsis of ‘Friday the 13th part III’.  If you are a collector, like me, and you do not take your figures out of the packaging, don’t worry, Jason is not going anywhere.  The figure and all of the weapons are securely held into place by a series of wire ties.

Horror collectibles tend to be a bit on the pricey side, but Horror Warehouse is offering this and the variant version of this figure for £14.99 ($24.63).  This is a great price if you keep in mind that this is a NECA figure and that Richard

Both versions of this figure available at Horror Warehouse

Both versions of this figure available at Horror Warehouse

Brooker is no longer with us.

To buy this figure, CLICK HERE

To buy the bloody/damaged variant of this figure, CLICK HERE

To keep up with Horror Warehouse, be sure to like their Facebook page and follow them on twitter.

 


Interview: New Horror Inspired Clothing Line, 7hirteen

The world of horror inspired clothing is a competitive one indeed.  I have gotten the opportunity to interview some newcomers to the world of horror clothing Kevin, owner and lead designer of 7hirteen.
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LBoH: What inspired you to start 7hirteen?

Kevin: I had been thinking about starting a design company for a while. I just didn’t know exactly what I wanted to design until 1549360_199227300281865_1016434676_nSeptember of last year (2013). I guess you say it was sort of an epiphany of sorts. It just hit me one day. A design popped into my head. I guess you could say that was the start of 7hirteen. I released by first official design Halloween 2013. The Nosferatu “Do The Creep” tee.

LBoH: 7hirteen is a very interesting name, how did you come up with it?

Kevin: Ha, I actually get asked this a lot. Basically I took my favorite two numbers, 7 and 13, and put them together. That’s really it. A lot of people see 13 as an unlucky number and 7 as a lucky number. For me it’s the opposite. It’s kind of my version of the whole good and evil, Cain and Abel, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde thing.  There’s also some other angles and reasoning  behind  the numbers specifically but I’ll save those for another time. :)

LBoH: How long have you been designing?

1150140_208053309399264_1598132114_nKevin: Well, I’ve been artistic for as long as I can remember. I’ve always enjoyed drawing, creating and exploring the arts in different mediums. I would say I started “designing” things in my teens. I used to draw concept cars and things like that.

LBoH: Where do you pull your inspiration for your designs?

Kevin: I am inspired by a number of things. I’ve always been a huge fan of things like horror movies and metal music. My favorite bands like White Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails…they all had a lot of visual art along with the music. Todays bands just don’t have that kind of impact I don’t think. I was always interested in the dark arts. The occult. I’ve always been fascinated by things that were  considered “evil” or “taboo” by some. I would read books and articles about serial killers.  The more you learn about those people the scarier they are. It’s psychological. Not just the horrific acts they performed, but the reasoning.  I’m sorry, am I rambling on again? Lol. My ideas probably draw from all the above and then some.

LBoH: What types of designs will you be releasing, licensed, original or both?

Kevin: I really want to concentrate on originals. At least for now. I would love to do some licensed work in the future. I try to pull something from the past, like a classic horror icon, and mix them with something current. Grab the attention of fans from different angles. There’s really no limits on what I will create. No topic or genre I won’t tap into. I want to push the envelope. I’m not trying to be better, or scarier, or more popular than anyone else, I’m just creating designs that I like. That I would want to wear myself. If other people dig them (the designs) then great! If not, stay tuned. My next one might be the one. You’ll never see it coming.

LBoH: Will 7hirteen only ship within the US?

Kevin: Definitely not. I am looking at different suppliers to offer customers international shipping. Plus, if a customer contacts me 1511703_202952439909351_1872443923_nand they want something shipped outside the US, I’ll find a way to  get it there.

LBoH: Have you ever considered taking 7hirteen to horror conventions?

Kevin: I have not considered that. It may definitely be an option in the future but right now I feel 7hirteen is just too small and new to do that. You never know though.

LBoH: What do you see 7hirteen in the future?

Kevin: It’s hard to say. I do know I will continue to push this further and bigger as long as people are interested and like the designs. I have a lot of short term and long term goals I am going to set in place when the timing is right. Right now I’m just having a lot of fun with it and seeing/hearing peoples feedback and comments on the social networks has been great. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr and stay up to date on what’s happening. And don’t forget to GET IT ON!

To order any of the awesome merch mentioned in the interview or pictured above, CLICK HERE.

Also be sure to follow 7hirteen on Facebook, twitter and Instagram!


Interview with Collin Major of Crimson Mask Studios

I am a firm believer in supporting great indie artists.  I had the opportunity arose to interview Collin Major of Crimson Mask Studios, I had to take it.  Collin creates some of the most incredible Jason masks I have ever seen.

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LBoH: What inspired you to start making masks?

Major: A few things have really inspired me throughout my life. I remember the first time I watched Friday The 13th part IV. The IMG_18072488714009character of Tommy Jarvis had all these bad assistance monster masks he made and for some reason that always stuck with me. I also remember ready a few kids worked on Evil Dead II (one of my all time favorite films) and eventually started there own company KNB Effects. I just always just wanted to make monsters is some g or another. My other inspiration comes from my beast friend Shaun Luu who sadly passed away from brain cancer at the age of 22. He was a huge horror fan and we used to spend countless hours together watching and discussing our favorite horror films. His death really effected me, it kind of gave me the push to leave the comfort of my hometown Syracuse N.Y. and venture off the Pittsburgh to attend Tom Savini’s Makeup Effects School.

LBoH: How did you come up with the name “Crimson Mask Studios”?

Major: I am a huge pro-wrestling fan. The term “Crimson Mask” is wrestling slang for when a wrestler has cut or bladed his forehead and is bleeding all over his face. Hence, he’s wearing a crimson mask. It’s my way of sneaking my love of wrestling into my mask company.

LBoH: How long have you been making masks?

Major: I have only been making masks for a few years but I have been making monsters my whole life. Be it art, or sculptures, makeup, movies and even short stories. I’ve always been a very creative person. Id go crazy if I couldn’t create.

LBoH: What was your first creation?

Major: My first real creation was an animatronic prop from the film Hellboy. Its the mummy from the graveyard scene in the film. I sculpted it, made a foam latex skin that I painted and I even made and fabricated all of the animatronic servos inside. In the end it could talk, blink, move his eyebrows, and cough dust. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever made but extremely rewarding.

LBoH: What materials are your masks typically made of?

Major: All my masks are made of super deluxe latex. And my Jason masks are made of resign or fiberglass. Fiberglass is better buy more expensive because it takes forever to make.

LBoH: Which mask takes the longest for you to produce?

 Major: My Frankenstein mask is huge and it takes allot of latex to make.

LBoH: How many custom orders do you get a month?

IMG_7466970718393Major: I get asked to do a ton of custom orders but rarely do no get to make them. People don’t understand that for me to make a custom mask it costs allot. I have to sculpt it from scratch, mold it and make one copy. I have to spend allot of money to produce one mask. The reason I can keep my retail price so low is that I can make multiple masks and they eventually pay off the initial cost.

LBoH: What are your standard rates for a custom piece?

Major: They all usually start at between 175$ to 350$. It all depends on the size and design.

LBoH: Have you ever taken your work to a horror convention?

 Major: I have only once.  The Syracuse Horror and Scifi Garage sale in Upstate NY. I have big plans to start traveling to conventions.

LBoH: What are your future plans for Crimson Mask Studios?

Major: Our future plans are to first start attending more conventions. Possible hore an intern. Were a onenman operation and its been getting busy in the studio haha I would also like to produce allot more latex masks this year. 2013 we only made 2 and in 2014 we want to triple that. I also have plans to make Jason mask that I’ve never seen made before. I’m most excited about that, I have a feeling once we release that to the public it’d going yo change everything for us in a really positive way.

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To order a pre-made or one of a kind piece from Crimson Mask Studios, CLICK HERE.

 Be sure to like Crimson Mask Studios on Facebook and follow them on Instagram for more info.


Valentine’s Day is coming and TOXICTOONS has the perfect, creepy gifts

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for creepy love.  TOXICTOONS has just the gifts for all of you creepy couples out there.  Everything from t-shirts, Valentine’s cards and prints.  There are only 6 days left to get t-shirt orders in.  These delightfully disturbing t-shirts are only $20, and you get a free Valentine’s card with the purchase of one.  Below are images of the products offered by TOXICTOONS for Valentine’s Day along with their prices.

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To order these creepy Valentine’s Day gifts, CLICK HERE

 

 


Horrormerch Review: Pet Sematary- I Want To Play With You Shirt (girl’s babydoll)

028par295Pet Sematary has always been one of my favorite horror movies, and Gage has long been one of the creepiest children in a movie.  His iconic line “First I play with Judd, then mommy came, and I play with mommy. We play daddy, we had a awful good time! Now, I want to play with you…” is one of the most memorable lines from Pet Sematary.  It has proven a challenge to find shirts from Pet Sematary, but  Horrormerch offers the Pet Sematary- I Want To Play With You shirt for fans of the film.

The design is very eye catching featuring Gage and his catch phrase, “I Want To Play With You” covering the entire front of the t-shirt.  That amount of screen printing usually bunches when the shirt is being worn, but this design flexes with the shirt and does not crease or bunch.  The printing is flawless, no visible signs of cracks or peeling.

The overall feel of the Pet Sematary- I Want To Play With You shirt is soft and DSCF8991comfortable.  The material is breathable and keeps its shape.  Even after washing and drying, the t-shirt still has the same shape and fits the same way it did when I pulled it out of the mailbox.

The Pet Sematary- I Want To Play With You shirt starts at $19.99.  Horrormerch also runs the deal that if you buy 3 shirts, you get one free or you can save $20 on orders of $79 or more.

To keep up to date on new designs, exclusive offers and new products, like Horrormerch on Facebook, follow them on twitter, Instagram and Pintrest.


Horror-Shop.com: Best In Horror Kostüme

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1237096_10153272887250385_703719343_nHalloween is still a long ways away, but for some of us, everyday is Halloween.  Horror Shop is a 365 day a year costume and party store out of Germany.  All of your needs from Halloween, Carnival all the way to fancy dress party are covered.  Horror Shop caters to the UK, Germany and US.

Horror Shop offers costumes, makeup, accessories, action figures and much more including Halloween fireworks.  All of this is offered at very fair prices.  Costumes are offered in an array of size options.  A favorite among many for Halloween are the large Halloween animatronic props.  Horror Shop offers a wide selection of animatronic props that will certainly scare all of the trick-or-treaters, liven up your party or add a level of gore and fright to your home all year round.

Not only can you find everything you may need for Halloween, but you can also find a fantastic selection of joke items, Gothic fashion and colored contact lenses.

Horror-Shop.com accepts paypal, Visa and Master Card.

When buying from an online store, everyone worries about reliability.  Horror Shop has an excellent business rating as well as great customer reviews and ratings.  You also have a right to return via DHL return services.  Horror Shop also guarantees the safety of credit card and paypal information.

You can find Horror Shop and keep up with their newest products on Facebook, twitter and Youtube (more social networking sites available on site).

Home page: Horror-Shop.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HorrorShopCom

twitter: @HorrorShopCom

Youtube: HorrorShop

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