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Making Monsters is a Travel Channel original program that runs for approximately one hour. This series show contains blood and gore associated with horror props. Making Monsters is a documentary-style show. Distortions Unlimited is the name of the scaretronics company owned and operated by Ed Edmunds and his family. He also has a team of expert artists and electricians that he works with when creating monsters. Most of the items that they make marketed for mass production. They are used primarily in haunted houses around the country.

At the beginning of most episodes, the staff gathers around a table to discuss what events they have coming up or if there is a special project that needs to be done. From here they proceed to map out the steps to each creation and the time frame needed to complete them. In most cases they have too much to do and not enough time.

Next, some of Ed's team use clay to sculpt the creatures. Once that is done and given the OK for the next step, the sculptures are then molded in plaster for easy mass production. Once the molds have been created, most are then filled with foam and left to set. The finished piece is then painted and attached to what ever electronic device is need to make it work.

Distortions Unlimited has created alien babies, scary trees for a mini golf course, and even worked with Microsoft to animate demons for Xbox 360. They even showcase some of their rejected products. Every episode is packed with information about the horror and monster-making business.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
3 Seasons, 22 Episodes - Currently Airing
October 2, 2011
How To, Horror & Suspense
8.3/10
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Making Monsters Full Episode Guide

  • Ed, Marsha, Mikey and Jordu complete a massive, 4,000-pound project for Bennett's Curse in Baltimore, MD.

  • The teams creates a menacing Death Machine the world's largest voo-doo doll.

  • The team attempts to create a giant rattlesnake for the first haunted house in Eilat, Israel. Elsewhere, Jordu updates 3 of Ed's original masks for the Resurrection series to showcase at Mask Fest in Indianapolis.

  • The Atlanta haunt owners of Netherworld are looking for a scary, spinning saw-blade gag for this year's events. Elsewhere, Ed and Mike repurpose 8 monsters for portable haunted carnival rides. And finally, the winner of Travel Channel's Make My Monster contest arrives to cash in on his prize.

  • The Distortions team attend their biggest show of the year: Transworld Halloween & Attractions in St. Louis. Their newest "shocktronics" are a pregnant zombie, a sawed-off ape and scary clowns.

  • The team replace the old animatronic band at KISS Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas as the company celebrates their first anniversary.

  • The team create Vampiress, Asylum Girl and Big Head Baby as they prepare to present a new line at the Halloween and Party Expo in Houston.

  • In the third season premiere, Creative Director Russell Brown of Adobe, a computer software company, wants a giant zombie head for a podium at his upcoming creative conference in Denver, called the ADIM 13.

  • Creating a 25-ft. talking skeleton for Creepywoods Haunted Forest in Kingsville, Md., presents some challenges for the team.

  • New technology is used to create something for actor-and avid Halloween fan-Dick Van Dyke, who is ordering something scary for his holiday display in Malibu, Cal.

  • A sea-creature mask is created for a haunted boat in Kentucky. Also, the team transforms a high-school marching band into zombies.

  • Demons and demon dogs are created in collaboration with Microsoft Kinect for a haunted house in Denver.

  • A rush order for 4000 monsters is submitted by a costume company; three-headed "dino pods" are created for a traveling dinosaur exhibit; and something called a "zombie gusher" is repurposed for a haunted house.

  • A giant tiki statue is created for the owners of a haunted maze in Hawaii. Also: puppets inspired by the book series "The Adventures of Popo the Hawaiian Surf Dog."

  • Distortions must create a giant, spitting centipede for one of the top haunted houses in America -- Netherworld in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Ed and Jordu participate in a monster sculpt-off.

  • The team build new animatronic monsters to debut at TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis.

  • The team builds stage props for the heavy-metal band Megadeth.

  • In the second season premiere, a team of sculptors work all day and all night to create a new line of spooky shocktronics to debut at the Halloween & Party Expo in Houston.

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