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Sir Masksalot

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Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« on: October 22, 2022, 07:53:14 AM »
I can't think of a better date this month to review some masks of 1922's NOSFERATU.



The earliest version I recall ever seeing was Don Post's in the 1970s. I don't have
any decent portraits of one because I avoided getting a copy, holding out hope
that Post Studios would eventually release a high-end custom version >



I did know a fellow who thought enough of that 800 line cheapie to display it
on a full figure in his home >



I got my wish in 1979 but its look was based on that year's movie remake.
This was one of the first print ads for it. Either they hadn't firmed up a price
yet or were too embarrassed to admit it >



For $350 the mask came complete with matching hands, display case, and registration certificate; a classy presentation >

     

A brochure had been prepared in advance for promotional purposes, chronicling the mask's creation. They're nearly as coveted now as the mask itself >

   

A few years later, The Halloween Society saw fit to honor 1922's original
with its own limited Custom Collector's Edition >



Other independents took a stab at the character as well.

     

Although catalogued as "Vampyr", this mask by House of Horror Studios
owes its look to Nosferatu moreso than any other Dracula >



The same probably applies to Barlow from "Salem's Lot" >

     

After a while, some weren't even recognizable as Nosferatu anymore!

     

Other than the HSCCE, my next closest thing to a Nosferatu mask is Ancient Evil
by Trick or Treat Studios. What a privilege it was to see it sculpted live at Don Con 2015 >

     

Dawn is breaking so let's retreat to our native soil as Mike Hill
astounds us all with his life-sized artistry >



... But darkness falls again tonight and I want to see a veritable plague of
NOSFERATU mask images in this thread by then.






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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2022, 11:00:34 AM »
That Mike Hill life-size is great!
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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2022, 11:48:38 AM »
Always wanted to customize the Post 800.  Had a beat up copy and just never  got around to it.     
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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2022, 11:19:36 PM »
Great Nosferatu masks
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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2022, 04:05:57 AM »
Nice history, Sir! On a related note:


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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2022, 08:54:56 AM »
Here's my Death Studios Vampyre (Barlow) mask along with hands, one of my favorites in my small mask collection.

IMG_5886 by Jeffrey Allen, on Flickr

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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2022, 03:48:57 AM »
Here's my Death Studios Vampyre (Barlow) mask along with hands, one of my favorites in my small mask collection.

IMG_5886 by Jeffrey Allen, on Flickr

Impressive
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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2022, 12:47:36 PM »
I would not want the Mike Hill one in my bedroom.
I would be expecting it to start moving and with my mind, it probably would.
I am not too worried about being attacked by miniatures unless they organize against me.
We have ways to put down such revolutionary aspirations!

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Re: Undead in name only ~ Nosferatu lives on!
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2022, 01:34:50 PM »
I would not want the Mike Hill one in my bedroom.

You probably wouldn't want Graf Orlok at your dinner table either, especially if he's thirsty!


 

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