MAKING MONSTERS: New Miniseries Goes Behind the Scenes of Creature Creation


If you haven’t been watching cool creepy shows like Ghost Adventures then it’s time for you to find out where the Travel Channel is on your tv, because they have another cool creepy new offering coming up. It’s a new original mini-series, Making Monsters, a four-part one-hour series about “the innovators and masterminds of the monster and creature animatronics industry,” coming to us beginning October 2.

Here’s what the Travel Channel is saying about it:

In Making Monsters, viewers meet Ed and Marsha Edmunds, co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, the Mom and Pop monster making shop located in downtown Greeley, Colo., and Jordu Schell, a monster-making veteran from Hollywood. Ed and Marsha have led the charge of the animatronics business for the last 30 years. Their unusual animatronics, monster creations, and haunted house designs are mainstays of the dark amusement industry. Jordu is Ed’s right-hand man, bringing Ed’s twisted creations to life.  Based in Los Angeles, he is a renowned sculptor, best known for his work on James Cameron’s Avatar.

From 8-foot Godzilla-like moving monsters and green-gook spitting aliens to guffawing Santa Clauses, their creative and lifelike animatronics populate the country’s most popular haunted houses, amusement rides, parties, and private events. Making Monsters is produced by Warm Springs Productions for the Travel Channel.

But wait, there’s more! We have pics and clips!

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The first part is duplicative, but stay with it, new content starts at about the 20 second mark.
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Making Monsters premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9/8c on the Travel Channel.


Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com

5 Comment responses

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    November 06, 2011

    My husband and I do some props and would like to get into latex. We love this show, but were disappointed to find out it was a mini series and not a continuing series. Please tell me this show will turn into a regular series.

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      November 07, 2011

      So glad you like it, Belinda, and hopefully it will be back. In the meantime, Syfy has announced the January 11 return of Face Off as well as the March premiere of Monster Man, which is similar to Making Monsters. Here’s a link to the announcement

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    September 19, 2011

    Believe me, according to my wife I’m wrong a great deal of the time.

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    September 18, 2011

    When it comes to sculpting monsters, Jordu is right, and you’re wrong, sorry.

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