For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong interest in UFOs and aliens. It’s been a fascinating subject for me and even today, I read as many books on the subject that I can. Since I am also a mask collector, the next logical step was to collect masks related to the subject. For this edition of MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS I am reviewing Area 51, by Ghoulish Productions.
Ghoulish Productions’ Area 51 is one of the highlights in my alien mask collection. It is your basic alien grey, as reported by so many witnesses. Though the features are subtle, it perfectly captures what people describe from eyewitness accounts. I believe the simplicity of this design is what actually adds to its creepiness.
I do not know who the artist is but the sculpture is beautifully rendered. My favorite aspect of Area 51, besides the shiny black eyes, are the creases in the skin around the eyes. These look very organic and natural. The fact that more humanistic qualities, such as lips and a nose, are added, also adds to the beauty of the design. I also like the addition of small ears, a detail often missed in these masks.
The paintjob features a speckled gray skin tone with a nice purplish hue around the eyes. This helps add to the deep blackness of the eyes themselves. The lips are painted in a darker grey color. The veins on both sides of the head are slightly highlighted as well.
The last thing I want to mention is Ghoulish Productions themselves. This is one mask company where you see what you get with their online photos. Everything that I have ever received from them looks as least as good as the pictures on their website. To be able to buy with confidence is a huge positive. Not only do I strongly recommend Area 51, I strongly recommend Ghoulish Productions!
Make sure to check out my other entries in my MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS series.