Thursday, July 12, 2012

YouTube - Bringing Masks and Props to Life

We at try to provide our customers with the most comprehensive shopping experience possible. With our YouTube channel, we have been able to create an experience that is just the same, if not better, than that of a physical store. In recent months, our YouTube channel has reached over one million views and keeps on rising.

Our mask videos, which we've been making for a couple years, are now being shot in high definition and give the viewer a complete 360 degree view of masks rather than just a photo. This leads to a much more immersive shopping experience in which you have a complete view of a mask and are now able to see all of the detail instead of just a face. These videos have led to happier costumers across the globe who now know in full detail what to expect when they purchase a mask from us.

Our YouTube channel has also allowed fans to view the latest props. You are now able to watch a video and create a mental image of what Pestilence, Zombie Clown or Clinger, for example, would look like at your very own home. Halloween haunters can now plan in advance what props they like for the season on a level that was not possible just a few years ago.


You can view all of our videos either on our YouTube channel or by viewing the product descriptions on our website. If you choose to subscribe to our YouTube channel, you wll be notified when any new videos are added. Please feel free to drop by Halloween Asylum today to see some of our great products!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Halloween 2012 - Haunted Hayride Theme

Do you know that icy chill that runs up your spine when you travel past a cornfield late at night? Well, this year you can capture that feeling for an entire season! The Halloween 2012 season is offering a great series of masks, props, and costumes to create a Haunted Hayride or Frightening Farm theme. This haunt theme has been a classic for many rural towns, but this year anyone can add to a tradition or make a new one for themselves.

Evil Corn MaskA new mask for 2012 making a splash is Evil Corn, who was featured in our Upcoming Masks blog.  This mask combines the rotting undead with a country twist. This decaying cob delivers with its immense detail. The stray strands of silk dangle down while dark patches of rotting matter contrast with the discolored kernels. Even the teeth are composed of misshapen pieces of corn. This mask is great for blending in a field and then jumping out at unsuspecting patrons.

Inbred Fred Animated PropInbred Fred is another one of our great new props for 2012. One look at his face is enough to make anyone’s stomach churn. This genetic deformity combined with his life size appearance make him one farmer you don’t want to see when cruising down a country road late at night. This animated prop with his shaking movement and archaic pitch fork let you know that no one steps on his property and lives to tell about it.
Victim Farmer Leaning PropVictim Farmer Leaning Prop is here to show the other side of the farmer kin. A nice old man pulls over to help a broken down car. When he looks in at the driver, he drops his pitchfork and begins to run back towards his truck. The farmer is not fast enough to escape his pursuer who spears him through the back of the head with his own pitchfork. This grisly sight is much more effective than a ‘No Trespassing’ sign.

Motel Hell - Pig Costume with MaskThe Motel Hell Pig Costume with Mask is straight out of the 1980 cult classic movie. The costume features a set of overalls, plaid shirt and the detailed pig mask. This decapitated, blood stained, pig head is a staple of Farmer Vincent’s in the climactic duel with his brother. This detailed costume is sure to terrify even those who have not seen the film. If the costume is not your style, the Pig Mask is available on its own.
Lifesize Hanging Scarecrow with CrowThe Lifesize Hanging Scarecrow with Crow is perfect for suspending from a post or a tree. The skeletal face and tattered clothes indicate that this corpse has been hanging for far too long. This ominous figure will terrify anyone with its animated eyes and crow that’s dangling a matter-ridden eyeball from its mouth. The prop has light up eyes to scare those even in the darkest of nights.

The Harvester Animated ScarecrowFrom last year, but still a heavy hitter is TheHarvester. This bad boy is everything you wished for when you thought of a possessed scarecrow. This cornfield creature appears to command ranks of Lucifer’s army. He is equipped with a chest piece made of hay, and a jagged scythe for cutting down would-be trespassers. The Harvester’s face contains a decayed presence and his eyes are glowing with other-worldly knowledge.  

Scarecrow Creature Reacher The Scarecrow Creature Reacher has been a favorite for years.  This menacing beast is a full size costume that is oversized in every possible way. The detail is complete from the deluxe mask to the latex, claw-like hands. This costume announces your presence as the ruler of the Haunted Hayride. People will run in fright as you burst out of a cornfield or through a set of barn doors.

With some ingenuity and a desire to scare, you can provide the most Revolting Ranch your community has ever seen - drop by Halloween Asylum today!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Biohazard Zombie Theme - New for 2012

Medical science has spawned some of horror’s greatest creations, so why not take this idea and apply it to the undead? New for 2012, Biohazard zombies are a great way to put a science fiction spin on a Halloween favorite. The Biohazard Zombie theme opens doors to new haunt themes such as quarantines, chemical spills, a nuclear zombie apocalypse, or bioweapon attacks – the possibilities are nearly endless.

Biohazard Severed Hand Dismembered body parts always add that much needed gruesome touch. Blood has become such a constant fluid in horror, toxic sludge is now like a breath of fresh air. The Severed Hands and Feet dripping green slime are perfect to litter your lawn with and create a trail of death for your guests to follow.
Cut off Biohazard Zombie Head

The Cut off Biohazard Zombie Head appears as if a radioactive claw ripped open the flesh as scalding, radioactive ooze drenched the rest of the head. You can hang it from trees or doorways to foreshadow what’s to come for any trespassers. Biohazard Zombie Doctor

The Biohazard Zombie Doctor, Nurse, and Lab Zombie are all full size standing props that will really add authenticity to your biohazard theme. Rich in detail from head to toe, each individual character is high quality. The Biohazard Zombie Doctor and Nurse are both dressed in uniforms, but their savaged and torn bodies create the idea that they were attacked while tending to infected patients. Biohazard Lab Zombie 

The Biohazard Lab Zombie appears to be a researcher who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. His Biohazard suit and gas mask are both coated in slime while gaping holes of exposed flesh cover his face. The shredded, oozing faces play into the theme of an uncontrollable outbreak. With mutilated uniforms and light up eyes, these props create the feeling as if there is absolutely no hope of survival within sight.
Zombie Shelter Sign Another way to add to the biohazard theme is with signs. Two notable ones that can play into a biohazard outbreak are the Zombie Shelter Sign and the Hospital Directory Sign.  With either, guests will have the feeling of walking through a fallen haven that is now littered with the grisly remains of the unfortunate. These signs are also a great way to keep people moving through a haunt without taking them out of the Halloween mindset.
Biohazard Collector CostumeIf you are looking to get interactive with the biohazard theme then look no further than the Biohazard Collector Costume. Although this costume has been available for a couple years, it fits in really well with this theme.  This costume allows you to be a part of the hazmat team that is looking for human remains to conduct research on and hopefully find a cure for this horrible disease.
Biohazard Zombie Respirator Mask You can also use the Biohazard Hypo Zombie Needle that is filled with the noxious undead fluid. The Biohazard Zombie Respirator Mask is an easy way to add a toxic element to whatever costume you have. Simply strap it on and hope that the viral biohazard fumes don’t take you down.
You can really use your own personal imagination to add a twist on any biohazard idea. With the biohazard theme, anyone can have a different take on the classic undead.

Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 - A Great Year For Halloween Masks

2012 is shaping up to be one of the best years for masks in recent history. Forces have combined to create some of the best looking, high-quality products of fan favorites. This year simply exemplifies the determination of artists to create great works, manufacturers to have the faith to develop these products, and most importantly, Halloween fans who demand these fantastic masks and keep the dream alive. Here are just a few select highlights of the immense collection of new products for Halloween 2012.

Michael Myers Halloween 2 Mask
Just like every sports season has a great player who is expected to stand out, the same is true for the Halloween world with Universal’s Halloween II Michael Myers mask. Produced by Trick or Treat Studios and sculpted by Justin Mabry, this realistic mask will satisfy both die hard collectors as well as the everyday Myers fan. This lifelike depiction of the iconic “boogeyman” is the most screen accurate to date. Down to the most minute detail, even the sewing pin stab wound in the neck, this mask delivers on all levels. If this was not enough, a special blood tears edition is available as well. Crimson streaks rain down the face of the slasher in this alternative appearance.

Halloween III - Mask SetIf two heads are better than one, then surely three is even better with the Halloween III mask set, featuring the Witch, the Pumpkin, and the Skull. The Witch is a ghoulish hag, complete with boils and missing teeth. The Pumpkin masks features an orange finish with Jack-O-Lantern cutouts for the face while the Skull is riddled with cracks and a broken smile. Michael Myers absence was not enough to remove this film from horror movie history as these masks have been reissued by Don Post from their original release thirty years ago. Collectors will be ecstatic as prices for the 80’s originals now fetch upward of $1,000. These iconic Sliver Shamrock masks are available for a fraction of the price and even more affordable in the set. Staying true to the film, these Don Post masks even feature a Silver Shamrock tag to compliment the design. The only thing that separates these reissue masks from their big screen counterparts is their lack of face melting.
Veridian Skull Mask
Both the Vermillion and Veridian Skulls are being reissued by Don Post as well for the 2012 season. Both masks share the same design as the Halloween III Skull, but feature different colors – one is vermillion (red) contrasted with pearly white teeth and the other is a single shade of eye catching of veridian (green).  

Lunatic Mask
Three standouts from Ghoulish Productions this year are the Lunatic, Black Wolf and Evil Corn. Lunatic is a zany character who, despite restraints tearing the flesh from his scalp and prying his mouth open, maintains a maniacal smile. His deranged appearance is assisted by his wild mad-eyed stare and scraggly scraps of hair. Black Wolf is a hellish pairing of mangy hound and blood-thirsty beast. His black, untamed mane is riddled with red, gaping patches of gore. His mouth hangs open, as if he is going in for the kill, exposing his blood coated fangs.
Evil Corn MaskEvil Corn is a demonic take on everyone’s summer favorite food. This ear of corn from hell has menacing blue eyes, and raw exposed teeth, blackened by its own molding vegetation. A gruesome gouge cuts down the scalp of the demonic creature, displaying a dark fleshy layer beneath the yellow kernels. Even sparse pieces of silk drape the mask, making Evil Corn appear even more wild and disheveled. Terrify unsuspecting guest as you burst through stalks of your nearest cornfield on any haunted hayride. More of a Corn on the Macabre I’d say!
Hellboy Mask
This iconic comic book character stays true to his roots in this Trick or Treat Studios Production. The Hellboy Mask, sculpted by Justin Mabry, features the superhero in his appearance from the Dark Horse comic books, not the film version. Completely red faced, except for stoic yellow eyes that match his facial expression, Hellboy is a creature that has depth beneath his forehead stumps. With black facial hair and side burns, Hellboy is a spot on match for any comic book fan or even someone trying to summon their inner demon.

Motel Hell - Pig MaskFor any fan of lesser known horror movies with a devoted following, “Motel Hell” should be on your list. Don Post has released the licensed oversized Pig Head mask as worn by Farmer Vincent in the 1980’s original.  This mask contains all the markings from the film, even the blood streaks up the snout, around the eye and over the ear. For even deeper authenticity, there is a patch of hair up the center of the snout and even minor blood marks on the mouth of the swine. This mask is great for anyone who is a fan of the film or someone working with a deranged butcher shop or haunted farm theme.

Pumpkinhead Mask & Hands SetAnother licensed mask Don Post has for the upcoming season is Pumpkinhead. This sickly looking creature is from the film,”Pumpkinhead”. This monster, driven by vengeance in the film, has a deathly appearance, with its vacant white eyes and fang-filled mouth. On the side of the mask, there are missing pieces of skin that display the pink, spongy brain of the monster. The mask comes with a set of hands whose long claws share the same flesh tone of the mask. Due to the detail of Pumpkinhead, even those who have not even seen the film will want to get their hands on this mask.
As always, Halloween is an exciting time for everyone. With all the great products, we could not be more elated to show off all the great stuff in store for the following months. Remember, these are just a few of our new products. To see our full selection, please drop by Halloween Asylum to check it all out.