Thursday, August 4, 2011


This week we have begun running a Deal of the Day program.  Each day we will feature a different item at great savings.  We are three days into starting this and it's going quite well and we've gotten some great feedback from everyone.  We will rotate between halloween props, masks, and costumes as specials.  Be sure to check Halloween Asylum each day for our latest promo posted in the left hand column.  Below is an example of the first Deal of the Day we ran.  We plan to run this program through Halloween.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 New Halloween Masks

Somehow, every year the mask industry (well, at least the smaller independent companies within it) deliver new and amazing latex masks.  This year is no exception.  There are clearly amazing artists out there who design, sculpt, and paint these beauties.  We carry masks from many different companies, including the huge costume companies, but the best is always from the smaller guys.  They put more time into their work and they actually care about the quality of what they deliver. 

First, I'd like to highlight a couple new masks from Trick or Treat Studios (designated on our website with the prefix TT in the item numbers).  First up is the amazing Uncle Creepy mask.  I predict this to be the hottest Halloween mask of 2011.  Creepy was originally an American horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. Each issue's stories were introduced by the host character, Uncle Creepy.  Now for the first time in almost 20 years, we are proud to offer the Offically Licensed Uncle Creepy Halloween Mask, sculpted by Justin Mabry.

Next up from Trick or Treat is Dr. Deadly.  Another retro mask, yet still amazing among the creepiest masks available today!  Appalling to parent groups in the 1970’s, Dr. Deadly and his wares were aggressively protested and ultimately banned from store shelves nationwide.

Decades later, the devious doctor and his deranged dungeon have been raised from the dead. And now, sculpted by Justin Mabry, we bring fans a first-ever offically licensed mask of the infamous Dr. Deadly!

And yes... these masks actually look this good!  High quality, hold their shape, you could not ask for more.

Next, let's take a look at some of my favorites from Ghoulish Productions.  If you're not familiar with their masks, let me say they are fabulous.  With their
own factory in Mexico, Ghoulish not only turns out their own line of great masks, but they're also the factory behind many other small mask companies.  All of their work is top notch (look for prefix GP on item numbers to know it's a Ghoulish mask). 

I think among their lineup this year that Captain Lester will be among the favorites.  Complete with an attached WWII style helmet this one makes a great zombie mask or a great head for that prop you've been wanting to build.  We say... You can't keep a good man down... Captain Lester will forever roam the battle fields.  This full over the head latex mask is just amazing with tons of detail.  Zombies are definitely "in" this year.

Those of you who love scary clowns, you won't be disappointed this year either.  We've got several new gruesome members in this line, but the most unusual is Coulrophobia (the abnormal, exaggerated, or irrational fear of clowns).  What lurks behind all that clown makeup?  Good question!  Unleash the demon within with Coulrophobia!

Lots of choices this year.  We have 235 halloween masks on our website this year, 76 of which are new for this year.  Actually, we still have about a dozen more new masks to add!  If you have any questions about our masks, please give us a call or send an email to and I'll give you any info I can.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Clowning Around in a BIG Way

Coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) effects a LOT of people and that's great news for haunted house owners!  Lots of haunts feature clowns and we've always seen interest in our scary clown masks and props over the years.  So this year, when we came across some amazing GIANT clown heads we did not hesitate to pick some up for our line of Halloween Props .  We will have four of these heads - three are made of fiberglass and one is latex.  They're ideal for marking the entrance to your haunt.  Since the heads are 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide, they will definitely get your haunt some attention.

First up is our favorite - the 5 Ft. Deluxe Scary Clown Head.  This one has a highly detailed paint job, with a nice glossy finish.  This head is made of fiberglass so you can hang it outside your haunt with no worries about it getting wet in the rain.  With proper care, this prop will last for many, many years.

Notice the cat-like eyes and small horns protruding out around the face.  Those teeth look moistened with the saliva of one hungry clown!  A menacing sign for your haunt to be sure.

Next up is the 5 Ft. Giant Latex Clown Head.   The prop has very vibrant colors, from the shaggy red hair to the polka dot bow tie.  The eyes are like enormous buttons.  Big fangs and quite possibly the largest clown nose on the planet add the finishing touch.  Like the other clown heads, this one is flat on the back for easy hanging.  Because the material is latex, this is best suited for indoor use.  It can certainly be displayed outside, but it will be more vulnerable to the elements than the fiberglass heads.

This next 5 Ft. Fiberglass Scarface Clown Head definitely has that retro feel to it.  You can just picture this one hanging outside the funhouse taunting you to come inside.  Or perhaps it belongs over the entrance to the sideshow tent.  Come one, come all to see the freaks of nature inside!  Yeah, I can see that!  This clown himself looks pretty freaky with his one light up eye.  The other was of course lost in a most unfortunate incident.

Last, but certainly not least is the 5 Ft Fiberglass Yellow Hat Clown Head.  Also done with a retro style, this clown would look great outside of any circus themed haunted house.  With two lighted eyes, this prop will light the way, beckoning the bravest of souls to step forward.  All others will no doubt be dragged in kicking and screaming by their supportive pals.

Any way you slice it, all of these clowns would look great at a haunt.  To truly appreciate their size and detail they really have to be seen in person.  Haunt patrons will definitely be in awe of these characters.  So stop by Halloween Asylum to check out these great new props - all in our Scary Clown prop section.  We expect to have these giant heads in stock by mid August.

Monday, June 27, 2011


I have to apologize... it's been several months since I posted anything new here. Admittedly I've been caught up in our facebook page. I find it so easy to post short daily updates there, post videos and pics of new products, and it also allows for quick feedback from our customers. But the blog does allow for more in depth posts, so here I am today... breathing new life into the Asylum blog!

2011 not only marks our 10 year anniversary in business, but it also marks our venturing into some exclusive products for Halloween Asylum and we're very excited about this! Our first line of exclusive items are a line of new Scary Babies! Coming in August will be our seven fiendishly-adorable babies that would just as soon bite your arm off as give you a hug! All of these little devils are made of latex and have a metal armature inside that allows them to be fully posable. You can have them sit, stand,  bend their arms, and turn their heads. You can even change their clothes to suit your taste.

The above shot is the whole gang! They will be up on our website later this week. We just got this photo from the factory a few days ago so you're seeing them almost as soon as we are. The clown (2nd from left) is undergoing some revision to make him creepier!

For more detail, you can see closeups of Carl Cadaver and Betty Bloodthirst. He looks pretty sweet in his bib overalls and dead-guy grey skin tone.  She is about as cute as a scary baby can be in her bloody lace dress with her hands and face smeared in her latest victim's blood!  Faces only a mother could love?  We don't think so!