View Full Version : Sitting here sketching.... and thought Id share
05-01-2010, 11:26 PM
Well been working on allot of projects lately havent had much time to sit in front of the PC .... Sent our 1st order to JAPAN !! And a LARGE order to boot !! Pretty excited about that....
Never thought wed send stuff to JAPAN...
Well, sitting here sketching 30 some new facial restraint ideas for 2010 facial restrain line in adition to the restraints we have sold last year.
( Thanx to all for your purchases ) If you havent seen them yet check out the website...
I am deciding to share one of the sketches with you to hear some feedback. ( Its been a while ) and those of you that know me know I love to hear what you are thinking....
Without further adue... I would like to introduce...
It will be black / red wash around eyes and mouth.... the hair you see will be thick durable plastic strands..... eyes and mouth are cut with black mesh behind ...
Well... what do ya think ?
05-01-2010, 11:55 PM
05-02-2010, 12:57 AM
Looks great man wish I could draw.What texture will the finished mask have?Rough like burlap or slick like skin?
05-02-2010, 07:32 AM
The mask will probrably end up like the others and end up made of canvas but YES burlap has been talked about.... we havea few concept burlap masks as well... ( still in design stage ) Ill draw up 20-30 of these then a couple will be selected to move forward. We have allot of concept props masks and etc. that havent made it yet... keep your eyes peeled you may see something you like this year.... I for one have been sculpting so much that my hands are cracked and look like hell...
Can you say small animatronic Cryo Chamber ? hmmm.... sounds interesting
time to return to the clay....
05-02-2010, 08:08 AM
Your masks are cool but your website intro and homepage are an embarrassment to the haunted attraction industry.
05-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Thanks..... ( sorry you feel that way )
I guess we cant please everyone... "Nor do we care to"
But Thanks For Your Imput....
05-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Your website is looks great too very cool.Redcrow did a nice job logo on back of tv thats a nice touch.Freedom of speech use it or lose it.
05-02-2010, 10:01 AM
Really getting off subject, but yes we did a pretty decent job on the site. RedCrow has newer sites that are far better. Armando at ( RedCrow ) is a very talented individual... I recommend him in the highest !
As far as the graphic nature of the site, this was our individuallity bleeding through. We have chosen to cater to only HORROR genre customers and I think our website says this. In doing so we have isolated ourself from other business but working soley with the HORROR Genre is what we LOVE to do. The website was a collaborated effort with some of the props and actors filmed in our shop.
I like to share what I am working on to "Gage" interest.... which allot of others are less willing to do - with all the idea stealing that goes around these days... lol
We will continue Sharing.... feel free to give your opinions
Thank You for the interest AND the comments good and bad...
ROFL ~ ( we always expect to recieve both )
05-02-2010, 12:41 PM
Your masks are cool but your website intro and homepage are an embarrassment to the haunted attraction industry.
Did you not go to transworld and see all the setups for the shotgun chamber? One of them was in the Dark Zone. Who are you to speak for the whole industry...I bet the guy that sold the setup was selling them like Crazy I know 3 people that bought one myself. Dont speak for the industry, speak for yourself...I find myself loving Mals website because it pushes the envelope and challenges us to break outside the box.
Sorry to get off topic....awesome job on the mask my friend...See you at MHC
05-02-2010, 03:31 PM
Wait and see Tater! Wait until Newsweek and/or Time comes out with an article this fall on how this industry has strayed away from "haunted" to nothing but the glorification of violence. What's haunted about people killing themselves? Or glamorizing how many ways you can mutilate a human body? And now I see photos of haunters having females (mannequins etc) not only completely doing unthinkable things to their bodies but let's also show their breasts and insinuate that they have been sexually molested. That's not putting "haunted" in an attraction. Look up the top grossing all time movies and see where the gore ranks. Movies like the Sixth Sense, Signs, Halloween etc etc come way before movies like Saw and other slash-em flicks. I beleive some of the most talented people art and creative wise are in this industry. But it seems like many have lost the talents to truly [scare] patrons and are taking the less talented method of blood and guts. Send your customers out screaming, crying and wetting themselves without all the blood, guts and gore....now that's talent!
And for the record Tater, I post over 30,000 paid admissions each and every October and have for over a decade. Now according to Hauntworld, that puts me in the top of the industry. Also, I use less than a pint of blood each year. Let's compare stats my friend.
05-02-2010, 04:54 PM
Dude CHILL OUT. Obviously you don't like blood and gore in haunts, whatever, a lot of people don't, but a lot of people DO also. Just because you don't like his website doesn't mean you have to go posting about it. I for one think you website is very cool. It's MALICIOUS. Very creepy mask sketch. I love all your masks, they all have a very disturbing look to them which really sets them off. Great work!
05-02-2010, 04:57 PM
The costumes and masks look great. Love the site too but then again I've been called plenty of names for liking RZ movies too :D
Front Yard Fright
05-02-2010, 05:39 PM
I had visited the Malicious Studios site earlier today and was quite shocked by it... I thought it was GREAT! I especially liked the main menu of the guy getting tortured... It was SICK! I agree with the other posters on here You do a great job and your site rules!
Keep up the great work Mal!
05-02-2010, 05:49 PM
I think the mask is beautiful. I really have been planning on ordering one of your masks, but this new drawing is making me want to wait until that one is released. I have a few ideas thats been floating in my head, and that mask fits it.
As for the site, I think its crazy amazing. Its definatly diffrent than the other vendor sites, and I think it works. To me it means that their products are not simple ho-hum products that we all see. They are meant to scare the crap out of people. Their site does the job for me.
05-02-2010, 06:45 PM
IF you wanna compair numbers to what I do...OK here are mine
I dont own a haunted house but I do see the public demanding more and more each year, The owners of the house/site are just giving people what they want.
As for me and My numbers while I dont own a Haunted House..I still would like to think since Ive been in the industry for 20 years...I know just a tad about them...
Ps.. Im an roaming actor...you mighta saw my act at Fearfest in Columbia...as for the blood and gore and scary factor...Ill pass Im more funny, and I bet anyone on this board will say that while my opinions on things may very I'm damn good at doing what I do
05-02-2010, 09:19 PM
I would like to thank all of you for your kind words. I didn't think a simple post would start such a debate....lol...
I had planned to update the website every 1/4 but I ran into problems updating so we have stuff on there that we don't sell anymore as well as new stuff that has yet to be uploaded. We are working on a remedy and hope to have ut resolved. Untill then weapons, dirt spray, and costumes are available. We also have a few latex masks including a lifecast pig mask we call PANDEMIC
Thanx for the imput positive and negative alike.
Is it to soon to have a contest ? Im ready to give away some cool stuff... how bout some DIRTY BASTARD DIRT MAKEUP SPRAY..... We haven't given any of that away YET...
05-03-2010, 05:45 AM
First off I think the website is very well done and it is indeed very cool! Great job!
But I gotta go with Annarchy on this as it really does take the haunted out and replaces it with violence. Kinda like the recent horror movies taking our the suspense for mindless brutality and violence for lack of creativity...
Also, kudos to Annarchy for running a successful haunt for so long with a great following and keeping it clean!
05-03-2010, 06:55 AM
Since we have steared completely away from the original post.... LMAO lets talk about HORROR and the HORROR GENRE
* From Latin horror (“‘a bristling, a shaking, trembling as with cold or fear, terror’”) < horrere (“‘to bristle, shake, be terrified’”).
* An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
* Unspeakable acts of violence
* repugnance - Extreme dislike
Ok, now that we have defined the word HORROR lets speak of HORROR movies....
since HORROR is defined as "repungent acts of violence" what HORROR movies havent had repungent acts of violence ? Frakenstein.... well Frankenstein was shocking in its day, people were shocked / disgusted upon its release in the 1930's they had never seen such filth. Night Of The Living Dead... how about that ? people eating people ?? yeah that went over well too... In the 1960's people were shocked ! How about JAWS ? That scared the living hell out of people and yes it was violent... it showed allot of blood although mostly mental but yes it did show the act of violence between people and sharks ( Or it wouldnt have been scary ) yeah that went over well... If you are talking about HORROR you are speaking of " INTENSE PAINFUL EMOTION OF FEAR OR REPUNGENCE " AND lets not talk about the birth of the SLASHER films.... lol.... in the late 70's - 80's violence ran amuck the bloddier - the filthier - the gorier THE BETTER.... and the fans said this by hitting the box offices... to see movies like Friday The 13th -80, Halloween - 78, does it belong in the "haunted house industry ?" well thats a personal question based on opinion - So I have no quarrels with anyone based upon opinions.... everyones taste is different from the next, BUT if we are to talk about HORROR lets leave it at "unspeakable acts of terror which causes An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance." Is HORROR terrible ? WELL.... of course it is
( ITS HORROR ! )
Horrors job is to disgust you, shock you, and scare the shit out of you. Horror makes no excuses for repugnance. Life imitates art imitates life.... and the things that scare us the most dont live in our dreams.... as far as the website goes... I make no appologies.
Thanx, to all.... I never figured this post would turn out to be so damn entertaining.... ROFL !
I am finishing up the last few sketches before discussing which ones will move forward. I think Ive shared enough on the restraints though, I dont know if I have enough time for another thread let alone another debate.... lol
THANKS AGAIN !
05-03-2010, 06:28 PM
Here I go again.... ( hope I dont stir anything up this time ) lol
Here is a piece I worked on today, I cant say what this will become but lets say it pretty interesting IF I can pull it off.... But anyways without further adue here is the beginning of something cool
" In Utero "
05-03-2010, 07:48 PM
There is room for all types of horror in the world. I've worked up to my elbows in blood, and no blood at all. The point is - are people scared? If everyone was scared by the same stuff, horror movies wouldn't range from the Exorcist and The House on haunted hill to Saw and Hostel.
Why is there ALWAYS an argument and negative words in every single subject?
Honestly, it's getting old.
On a side note: I like the mask, looks sweet!
I'm just saying... :)
08-21-2010, 09:01 AM
I was going to compliment Annarchy on some of their pictures until I saw that tacky remark about your website. Now I wish I hadn't even looked at their stuff and I never will again. This is supposed to be a site where professional haunters help each other, not insult each other. Annarchy seems to be as unprofessional as the other Michigan Haunter that decided to insult those haunts he felt were inferior. Very unprofessional. I thought your website was pretty cool. Looks to me like there is more than one unprofessional haunter in Michigan.
08-21-2010, 09:08 AM
Stats can be manipulated. You can brag all you want, but the only thing that adds to your portfolio is just that...now you're tacky and a braggart.
08-21-2010, 09:14 AM
I don't know who you are and I never want to know you. I can see from your remarks and comments that you are very self absorbed. You have done nothing but brag on yourself and insult other haunters. As I said earlier stats can be manipulated and there are a lot of haunts that post "ALOT" more than 30,000. You have to be the most unprofessional person in the industry.
08-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Extreme evil, looks like you are arguing to yourself...
08-21-2010, 01:46 PM
Yeah, you're right and I apologize for that but damn that pisses me off.
09-19-2010, 09:47 AM
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