Congrats to the 2015 Academy Award Nominees!

We would like to congratulate all of the Oscar nominees, especially those in the field of production design and visual effects:

Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
“Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts

Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

We’d like to issue a special congratulations to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” who we’ve worked with in the past year. For a complete list of nominees visit

Congratulations to the 2015 Golden Globe Nominees!

The 2015 Golden Globe Award Nominations have been released and here are the nominees!
Congratulations to everyone who was a part of these productions!

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Best Television Series, Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Best Actress, Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Actor, Mini-Series or Television Motion Picture
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthey McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

We’re especially excited to congratulate the following nominees that we’ve worked with in the past year; Game of Thrones, The Knick, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Fargo, True Detective and American Horror Story: Freakshow. Congratulations!

To see a complete list of Golden Globe nominations, click here.



Sneak Peak of the Modern Family Halloween Episode-with Dapper Cadaver Props!


Attention all Modern Family fans! People Magazine has released a preview of the Modern Family Halloween episode. View the preview here.

The caged man you see in the background is currently available to rent! He rents for $120 for the week.
We’ve also got gurneys and straight jackets in stock for your asylum themed party!
And don’t forget to watch the full episode Wednesday 10/29/14 at 9PM.


Caticorn Magic

A mystical animal that is half cat, half unicorn. It has the head of a cat with an unicorn horn and the body of a cat with an unicorn tail. It makes the sound “neow.” – Urban Dictionary entry on caticorn.

Years ago in a haunted house in Azusa, BJ found an amateur taxidermy bobcat. But only half of it. And with a nail sticking out of its nose for some strange reason. Always the resourceful propmaker, BJ stuck a horn over the nail. Voila! The Dapper Cadaver Caticorn was born.

Dapper Cadaver Caticorn

When legendary sideshow artist Mark Frierson bought the Caticorn earlier this year, we knew he would create something magical with it. Step right up and see:

The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn!

The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn

The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn - Looking Right

The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn - Close Up

The Amazing Three-Eyed Rocky Mountain Caticorn - From Above

Mark fully restored it, moved the horn back to the center of its head, added a third eye, a snake-like tongue and pheasant wings. Simply gorgeous. And this is coming from a girl who likes cats, unicorns and most of all, supremely mystical three-eyed flying caticorns.

Check out more amazing sideshow gaffs and wonders on the Frierson Studios Facebook page. Don’t forget to hit the Like button!

Summer Blockbusters: Props in Action Roundup

I can’t believe that summer is almost over. We’d like to give a quick shout-out to the summer blockbusters that used our props.

transformers: dark of the moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon used our bones, including some of our elephant bones.

cowboys & aliens

Cowboys & Aliens used our animal props.

final destination 5

Final Destination 5 used our safety weapons.

Hope you get a chance to check these out in theaters. If not, that’s what DVDs, On Demand and Netflix are for!