Trick or Treat Studios announced on Christmas Day their purchase of the historic Don Post Studios, with plans to relaunch the iconic brand, along with at least three other legacy mask production brands.
Officially announced on social media on Sunday, “Trick or Treat Studios is now the owners of Don Post Studios, as well as Illusive Concepts, The Great Coverup, Topstone Industries, and more!”
The post continues, “As lifelong fans of these legendary companies we are honored to be able to carry on their legacy and innovative designs. Moving forward we will be visiting the back catalogs and bringing these designs new life. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for the future!”
n 1938, Don Post created the first over-the-head latex mask, continuing to innovate his design into pioneering more wearable, lightweight latex masks, which would hold their shape. Starting in the 1950’s, Hollywood discovered Don Post Studios and put its talents to work on many moves, television shows, commercials, and stage projects, and due in large part to Don’s relationships throughout Hollywood, Post pioneered the art of product licensing, resulting in now classic licensed masks from Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, the Universal Classic Monsters, and Star Trek, one of which was altered altered in the 1978 film Halloween, into the infamous Michael Myers mask.
In the 1980s, Post and his company also produced some of the rarer masks of the classic Cenobites from the Hellraiser franchise, as well as creating the masks used in the 1982 sequel Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
The company was most recently owned previously by the Paper Magic Group.
Stay tuned for more on the relaunch of Don Post Studios and these other classic mask brands under the Trick or Treat Studios banner.
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