Last week, Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps took over one of Ohio’s most notoriously haunted locations – The Bissman Building in Mansfield – for the filming of  “Transformation Within Fictional Mutation,” the first music video from Metal Blade recording artists DAWN OF ASHES’ new album, GENOCIDE CHAPTERS. Directed by David H. Greathouse, the video was produced by Robert Kurtzman, Scott Licina and Tim Smith. Behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot can be viewed below.


DAWN OF ASHES joined ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, GWAR, and BLACK VEIL BRIDES (among others) to perform at the annual ROCK AND SHOCK event in Worcester, MA this past weekend, and will soon head out on the DARKNESS REBORN TOUR with DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, and BLOOD RED THRONE. The tour kicks off on November 5th and runs through December 14th. For dates and more, visit


The Bissman Building was recently investigated by TAPS for an episode of the hit television series GHOST HUNTERS entitled THE CHOPPING BLOCK, which airs tomorrow night, October 20th on SYFY, and has become a staple of Ohio film production, with varied appearances in films such as THE RAGE, THE DEAD MATTER, and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. Tours of this paranormal hotbed can be sheduled at


Look for the Making-Of  “Transformation…” on a future episode of Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps: The Webseries. New episodes can be seen every Friday, exclusively on, presented by Precinct 13 Entertainment, LLC and the Kik Axe Entertainment Network.


About Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps:

With offices in Michigan and Ohio, ROBERT KURTZMAN’S CREATURE CORPSTM ( is an award winning, full-service special make-up, creature, character, and visual effects company specializing in design and creation of amazing creatures, prosthetics, animatronics, human and animal replicas, digital visual effects, compositing, 2D and 3D animation, special props and costumes.

Creature Corps’ diverse team of make-up artists, concept designers, sculptors, animators, costume designers, and prop builders have created and  executed ground breaking special effects for hundreds of blockbuster films, genre classics, television series, and commercial campaigns for over 25 years.

The Creature Corps is also a full-service film, music video, and commercial production facility, and are making their twisted creations available to collectors as well as the haunted attraction industry through their new product line of costumes and props.

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