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.


  1. Very excited! Been a mask collector for many years and I'm loving these new ones!

  2. So totally bummed that Pumpkinhead and Motel Hell aren't being released!!!

  3. So totally bummed that Pumpkinhead and Motel Hell aren't being released!!


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