Any horror fans in British Columbia should consider themselves lucky. On this past Friday the 13th, MasterFX opened a new Monster Museum and FX Studio in Burnaby. The company, which was founded in 1987, is celebrating their work from film and television and allowing the general public a closer look at their stellar work.
During the opening day celebration, over 400 Vancouver film and TV professionals attended the ceremony. No surprise there considering the respect and love for the visual effects company, which recently did stellar work on the new horror film, It Lives Inside; Below the Line’s own Ed Douglas covered it in an interview with Todd Masters himself.
Over the years, Masters and his team of artists has worked on shows such as True Blood and Hemlock Grove, and scored a Primetime Emmy for work on HBO’s Six Feet Under. Soon audiences will witness MasterFX’s work in the next season of The Boys and the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender.
As for the museum, these exhibits are currently open to the public:
- 6 Feet Under
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Nancy Drew
- Falling Skies
Featuring exhibits from Films such as:
- Predator (2017)
- Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
- It Lives Inside (2023)
- Underworld: Awakening (2012)
- Super (2010)
- Monster High (2022)
At the opening day event, Masters welcomed visitors to the museum (open on weekends). “It’s nice to see everyone again,” Masters said. “The strikes haven’t been good for the movie community – hopefully we’re nearing resolve – and you can feel the energy in this room. Having this massive industry support for our FX – something that is very-much a local art form – is exhilarating.”
At the 25,000 square foot monster HQ, visitors can experience “Forty Years of Monster-Making.” There’s real working monster shop, which details various techniques, and allows guests to even operate the animatronics. From there, visitors can witness the likes of aliens, demons, vampires, werewolves, and the list goes on and on. From the sound of it all, The Monster Museum is a horror fan’s dreamland.
Click here for tickets and more information about the MastersFX Monster Museum.