Saturday, April 27, 2024

Movie Mold Jason X Mask

Straight out of the movie mold, painted and finished by me.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Crow Fan Film "Days of Sodom" Indiegogo Round II Launches

Check out the teaser trailer here:

The Indiegogo campaign is live here:

This film is a labor of love for the fans by the fans and at the present time is three years in the making. It will feature Vernon Wells (Commando, Mad Max), Robert Mukes (House of 1,000 Corpses), Johnny Alonso (Gotham, One Tree Hill) pro-wrestler Maven Huffman, John Philbin (Point Break, Return of the Living Dead, Children of the Corn) and many other talented actors.

This is a horror-centric take on the Crow mythology unrelated to the remake starring Bill Skarsgard coming out this year or the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee. Days of Sodom is about a police detective named Thorn Gray who returns from the dead to hunt down the former friends and fellow officers who murdered his wife in cold blood.

The cast and crew have filmed about 45% of the movie already; shooting is set to start again in early June and expected to wrap by August.

For the first time ever, fans of The Crow francise can actually sign up to be in a Crow-inspired film: campaign perks include being a background actor, getting your name or your picture in the film in various ways, or even fighting the protagonist yourself. There are also a variety of screen-used props available and perhaps best of all, the ability to actually be in a scene with veteran action and horror actors like Vernon Wells or Robert Mukes.

The campaign is live now and will run through mid-May.

This is the second campaign for this film, with the first (March 2023) having raised more than $31,000.

The finished film will be released for free on Youtube in 2025, but backers can get limited-edition blu ray discs through the Indiegogo campaign only.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

We Hit Half a Million Views!

Just yesterday this blog passed 500,000 views. I started posting here back in 2009 as a way to display my Jason-related artwork. Since then I've done deep dives into hockey mask history and all things makeup and prop-related in the Friday the 13th franchise and I want to thank everyone who stops by to check out all the photos I've collected from around the web and read my analysis. I've been away from this for several months but I have a couple of Jason-related projects underway I'll be posting soon.

Friday, October 20, 2023

New Stan Winston Jason Photos Revealed

Stan Winston Studios posted these recently on their social media in honor of the recent Friday the 13th. Really nice photos of casting Richard's face for the original sculpt used in Part III. You can also see the exaggerated mauve flesh tones used in painting the final pieces. FX guys usually did this knowing that color timing would inevitably rob the piece of some amount of it's original color.


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Jason Takes Manhattan BTS


Kane has a lot of mud and debris on him, so I'm guessing this was when they were filming the opening scene on the house boat.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

More Photos of the Part VII Mask

Here's a couple more gorgeous photos of the Part 7 hero mask, from the Wall Street Journal and Josh Ludemann of Beyond Disgusting Studios. What a great piece of cinematic artwork.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Finally: Razor Sharp Photos of the Part VII Mask

Taken from the Profiles in History auction catalog. This mask is expected to fetch over $100,000.

You can also see a short HD video of the mask here:

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Bloody Ending II Touch-Ups

 I've done a few enhancements to my Bloody Ending II bust, made from a stunt-mold mask from the production of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. I went for the heavily shadowed paint job that Kevin Yagher chose for the original stunt pieces, while adding some His Unlucky Day-inspired touches of realism, with blemishes and depth in the skin. The results are below.These are easily the best photos I've taken of this piece, and I'm happy to finally have them up.

Here's Yagher with the original stunt heads he painted for the film in 1984. The shadowy paint job gives Jason a bit of a "zombie" appearance.

Despite being a couple generations removed from the movie mold, you can see here the detail on the Bloody Ending II is pretty high-fidelity to the original.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Screen-Used Head From 'Voorhees' Lit Up


I got a mounted light over my Pam Voorhees 3D print master copy (printed from a scan of the screen-used head from Friday the 13th Part 2 and used in the fan film Voorhees). So now I have her lit at will just like it was on set. I sold two runs of these back in 2017-2018, right after I sold the original.

A screen cap from Voorhees (2020)

The director of Voorhees and I are working on a new film called The Crow: Days of Sodom and you can find the project group on Facebook.