Halloween Mask Madness, Day 7: Love the modern lines of Death Studios!


By Shawn Robare

We’ve come to the end of the first full week of the Countdown and there have been roughly 88 different masks on display so far (it’s hard sometimes to tell with the repetition of the Don Post ads…)  Today brings the first ad from a new company to the countdown, Death Studios.  This ad hails from issue #17 of Fangoria, originally published in 1982…

For what these masks appear to lack in intricate detailing they make up for in spades with a very smooth and modern design.  The two stand-outs for me are the Entity (bottom left) and Saurian (second to last on that bottom row), both of which have a nice clean and interesting design.  I also really dig the Carnivore mask as it’s a bit more outlandish and gory than a lot of the masks we’ve seen so far.  In fact, that mask gives a good idea of the direction that mask-making would take throughout the 80s.  I definitely have more coming later in the month from Death Studios…

Anyway, come back tomorrow for more mask tomfoolery, and if you’re looking for a ton of Halloween content all through the month of October, make sure to stop on by the official Countdown to Halloween site and check out the list of participating blogs for 2011.  You’ll be glad you did!