As most monster kids my age did, I spent little to no time playing sports growing up. Instead, I spent my weekends watching any and all monster movies that I could find on TV. Each Tuesday, when the new TV Guide came in for the following week, I would go through page by page making myself a list of what movies were playing, on what station and at what time. Then I would try to watch as many of them as I could, of course assuming that our TV’s UHF antenna would actually be able to draw the station in at the time the movie was airing.Continue reading “BASEMENT BUSINESS REVIEW: Zagone Studios”
If I had to chose one of my favorite mask companies of all time it would be Zagone Studios, formerly Be Something Studios. This company has been mentioned many times by me in other blogs and I do not want to sound like a broken record, other than to say that I recommend them highly.
During the 80s, when I would look through the various mask company catalogs that I had, I always gravitated towards the offerings of Be Something Studios more than the rest, wanting more of their masks than any other company. I also find myself now, so many years later, having more nostalgia for this company than any other.Continue reading “MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS: Lunar Lynx by Zagone Studios”
When I started collecting masks and doing a yard haunt, there were three main mask companies to choose from. There was Don Post Studios, Distortions Unlimited and Be Something Studios. Though all three companies did amazing work, I found that the masks from Be Something Studios were the easiest to wear for my actors. Not only were they comfortable but provided vision that was not impaired and breathing with them on was very easy.Continue reading “MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS: Survivor by Zagone Studios”
I started collecting masks in 1984, after receiving various mask catalogs in the mail. One of the companies that always stood out to me was Be Something Studios. I loved their designs and every mask I bought looked as good as they did in the catalog photos. The detailing was second to none and many featured a high quality plush hood to accentuate the design. Many of their masks were sculpted by Bill Ystrom and he would always sculpt the letters BYBY into the backs of his creations.
Recently I reviewed the excellent book on mask company Distortions Unlimited called “Remember the Future: The Distortions Unlimited Story” (seen HERE). As promised, author Lee Lambert was nice of enough to take some time to answer some questions.