Teaser shot ... scroll down for the full reveal!
A while back, I laid eyes on a Hatchet 2 inspired Victor Crowley bust/mask that a mask maker by the name of Jeremy Bohr whipped up. It was the most beautiful Crowley mask I had ever seen, but I simply could not afford it at the time. So, being ever so responsible with my money, I vowed that whenever I had enough in my checking account to cover it, I'd pull the trigger. I fulfilled that promise to myself when my tax returns came back in April, leaving a decent hunk of change burning a hole in my account. Or at least, I tried to.
I dropped Bohr a message as soon as the check cleared, asking if he'd make me one of the masks. I offered him $300 for his troubles, a price that I believe I got from somewhere on his Facebook page. It seemed fair. I waited and waited and a reply never came.
Cut to three months later, just a few weeks back. Bohr finally got back to me, apologized for the delay, and said he'd make one of his Crowley masks for me for a mere $200. Needless to say, given the fact that he shaved $100 off the price tag even though he knew he could've gotten $300 from me for it, the few months wait for a reply was totally forgiven. And the $200 was immediately Paypal'd over to his account.
Yesterday, a big ole box arrived on my doorstep. I opened it up and what I found inside was a head; not the head of Gwyneth Paltrow, but the head of Victor Crowley himself. And what a glorious sight it was. Pretty glorious smell too. Goddamn, I love the smell of latex in the morning. Even though it wasn't morning. But still.
I now share that sight with you (sorry, Freddy In Space isn't equipped with Smell-O-Vision...yet), with this little image gallery of my newest prized possession, and probably my last big purchase for a while. Enjoy. And be jealous. Very jealous. Unless you hate the Hatchet films. But I'm sure you can still appreciate this bad boy's beauty!
I don't think pictures, especially ones taken by me, can ever do a piece like this justice, but the detail and craftsmanship on this thing are absolutely stunning. I think the awesome thing about busts like these, and why people pay so much for them, is because they're kind of the ultimate collectible for movie fans. Owning a really well made one, like this one, is literally like having that movie icon hanging out in your house, which is just too cool. As you might imagine, I have plenty of Hatchet swag, so I'm probably gonna pick up a replica hatchet at some point and make myself a nice little Crowley shrine in my bedroom. Obviously, this baby is gonna be the centerpiece!
You can see all of Bohr's work, including equally impressive Hatchet 1 Crowley, Monster Squad, Chop Top and Castle Freak busts, by heading over to his website, Featured Creatures Design Shop. You can also see even more on his Facebook page. If you see anything you like, which I'm pretty sure you will, drop Jeremy an e-mail (FEATUREDCREATURES@GMAIL.COM) and I'm sure he'd be happy to work out a deal with ya. The cost and wait will be worth it, this I can most definitely assure you!
Next April, when my tax returns once again come, you can bet your ass I'll be hitting up Jeremy myself!!