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Witchfinder General (1968)

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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The Mole People (1956)

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The Thing (1982)

Jul 18, 19 The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects. One of the amazing creatures created by Rob Bottin is when a dog became infected by the Thing and all sorts of anatomical changes occurred. Hands grew out of the dog’s back and entrails were spewed all over the place. In addition, spider-like...

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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Jul 08, 19 The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

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The creatures in Ray Harryhausen films range from fantasy to real. In the film, The Valley of Gwangi, we get to see both. The dinosaur, Gwangi, battles a circus elephant (note, this is an Indian elephant with the small ears). This diorama of a key scene of Gwangi fighting the elephant has been provided by the amazing folks at...

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Frankenstein Monster Cardiovascular Revitalizer

Jun 24, 19 Frankenstein Monster Cardiovascular Revitalizer

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Matt Lawrence of SLP Productions has released a version of a revitalized Frankenstein monster. The unit has a lens that magnifies a pulsing heart inside, lit by LED lights, with spotlights under lighting the bust. The unit was painted and electronics installed according to instructions. The bust was added separately, painted with...

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Squirm (1976)

Jun 24, 19 Squirm (1976)

Posted by in Modern Classics

A favorite film that does not get much attention is Squirm, the “crawling terror”. After seeing the scene of pulling worms out of his face you will never be the same again. This version of that infamous scene was manufactured by the kind folks at Alternate Images. The real challenge was painting all those worms. Just do...

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Zardoz (1974)

Jun 24, 19 Zardoz (1974)

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The image of the flying god head from the film, Zardoz, is quite dramatic. The scene of the head regurgitating (barfing?) up all those guns is difficult to forget. The figure (played by actor, Sean Connery) is about 1.5 inches tall and the head about five inches tall. All paints are acrylic.

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Harpy from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

May 28, 19 Harpy from Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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“The number of creatures that sprang from the mind of Ray Harryhausen is difficult to comprehend. From his film, Jason and the Argonauts, we have his harpies. This beastie was produced courtesy of Dimensional Designs. The buildup was straightforward and since the body color is uniform it was easy to paint (a mixture of...

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The Mutations (1974)

May 28, 19 The Mutations (1974)

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

The Freakmaker (aka, The Mutations) is a film where a botanist creates a Venus flytrap/human hybrid. This ‘plantimal’ can walk, speak, and kills victims by using the digestive organs on his chest. This figure is rare and comes from those wonderful sculptors from Japan.

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Make-Up Call

Apr 19, 19 Make-Up Call

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Boris Karloff is a Star by all accounts and no doubt had his own make-up room. The figure for this wonderful diorama, marketed by Monsters in Motion was sculpted by Pat Delaney and Bill Craft designed the base. The tiles for the floor were individually blocked out and painted separately. The star on the door was first painted then...

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