Making Monsters Episode Featuring Chambers of Fear and Phoenix Comicon Airs This Sunday
Phoenix Comicon's preview night has never been the biggest part of the annual four-day fandom free-for-all. And that's not a slight by any means. It's always has a good turnout, typically amongst the more die-hard members of local geekdom who are eager for a peek at what's going down in the exhibition hall, but never gets so chaotic and crowded that people have to fight for breathing room.
Courtesy of Chambers of Fear A camera crew films the Chambers of Fear booth at Phoenix Comicon in May for an episode of Making Monsters.
And if you happened to be one of these early birds who was out and about on the Thursday before this year's Comicon officially started, be sure to program the DVR to record the Travel Channel on Sunday evening, since you might be on national television. The cable network's horror-themed reality show Making Monsters airs its season premiere this weekend, that includes footage shot at Chambers of Fear's booth during preview night.
The episode -- entitled "Mirror, Mirror Giant Zombie" -- will feature the program's famous haunted house prop-makers Ed and Marsha Edmunds and their Colorado-based company Distortions Unlimited creating a gigantic animatronic display for Chambers of Fear.
Paul Boyd, owner of the Surprise-based haunted attraction, says that the Travel Channel camera crew that was filming the Edmunds and their crew installing the massive and macabre prop (which involves a trio of dismembered and impaled corpses coming to life) at their Comicon booth "shot just a ton of footage of the convention."
"If you were walking by or were part of the crowd we had on preview night, there's a good chance you made it on the show," he says. "The cameras were going all over the booth and taking different angles of the prop and talking to myself and Ed and Marsha during the segment."
Courtesy of Chambers of Fear Chambers of Fear's Paul Boyd (far left) and Christina Seeley (far right) with Ed and Marsha Edmunds (center) of Making Monsters during Phoenix Comicon's preview night in May.