Creature Features invaded Monsterpalooza in April, 2010 with not one, but three booth spaces jam-packed with our usual array of spooktacular products.
Our main booth showcased a series of limited rarities from some of the finest make-up effects artists working today. Leading the pack was a collection of thirteen limited edition Giclee’s designed and produced by Rick Baker, six-time Academy Award winner for An American Werewolf in London, Harry and the Hendersons, Men in Black and many others. This spooktacular selection of macabre prints were produced for Creature Features’ annual Halloween-themed art exhibit known as October Shadows, held at Baker’s Cinovation Stuidios in Glendale in 2007.
Other products included a quintet of high-quality1960s-style masks sculpted and manufactured by make-up FX veteran Norman Carbrera and founder of the popular monster surf band “The Ghastly Ones,” two original oil paintings of “Jason” from Friday the 13th and “Leatherface” from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake rendered by make-up veteran Scott Stoddard, a pair of prototype sculptures of upcoming model kits of “Uncle Creepy” scultped by David Grasso and a Jack Davis-inspired “Frankenstein” by Byron Glickfeld.
The show also celebrated the unveiling of renowned illustrator Bill Nelson’s Giclee homage to Lon Chaney, Sr. from the 1920s classic Laugh, Clown, Laugh.
Creature Features owner, Taylor White, also participated in a panel discussion devoted to Captain Company, the beloved mail order business seen in the pages of Warren Magazine’s Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. Hosted by actor Daniel Roebuck with panelists Don Post, Jr. and Donald F. Glut, the presentation was an entertaining and affectionate look back at the many products that permeated the childhoods of monster kids everywhere.