Posted by: Paul Zies
In a city that boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the country there is a warehouse full of headless female bodies hanging from the ceiling on moveable hooks. This unassuming building on a palm tree lined street has stacks of meticulously cleaned limbless torsos next to piles of female faces wrapped in plastic ready to be shipped to your door for a price. The feminine forms come in five different skin tones, ten different body types, breasts range from E cups to A, you can even select the amount and color of pubic hair you want on their vaginas, and a French manicure on your date-with-no-pulse costs an extra C-note. Would you believe that this is not the work of one ghoulish freak but the sanctioned business practice of an entire workforce since 1996?
Welcome to Abyss Creations, home of the Real Doll, the world’s premier love doll. Life-like is an understatement, I had to stop myself from saying “excuse me” every time I stepped around one of these lifeless lovelies. But seriously, pleasure is the number one concern at Abyss. They craft each of these love dolls to the specifics of each consumer. Deep vagina, shallow anus, detachable penis, heated cavities, faces with expressions, replacement tongues, and even labia repair kits are on the menu. You can even get elf ears, blue skin, or have them tattooed with your favorite tramps stamp if you so desire.
I had a chance to tour the facilities with the man behind it all, Matt McMullen, and delve into his world of the pretty undead.
PZ: Who came up with the idea of re-inventing the blow-up doll?
MM: I’m not naming any names. (LAUGHS) It was back in 1994, I used to work for a Halloween supply company making masks and puppets and I had made this really hot looking corpse doll that I was using in a stop-motion animation film. It was basically an articulated high-end mannequin and this guy was like, “Hey, do you think you could make one of those to have sex with?”
PZ: The rest is history?
PZ: Anybody ever order one of these dolls to be made up like a zombie?
MM: There have been a few that have ordered them pretty pale and dead-ish but none with torn flesh and dangling eyeballs.
PZ: So where did you learn about F/X?
MM: I’m self-taught. A lot of it was just reading about movie make-up and working on it in my spare time. One of my guys, Derek, who does the make-up on each doll, went to Tom Savini’s school. We’ve worked out a system and we’ve done a lot of grunt work to get the look, feel, and durability of these dolls down to a science.
PZ: Are any of the faces modeled after anyone in particular? Ex-girlfriend? Favorite teacher in sixth grade?
MM: I’ll never tell. (LAUGHS) It’s a mix of fantasy and borrowed features from some real faces walking around out there.
PZ: You make realistic replicas of women for people to have sex with, are you planning on using robotics?
MM: I’ve got some stuff in the works, the problem is the technical logistics. When you try to cram robotics under a face to make it move the end result is a really creepy looking face. The more weight you put into a doll the more you have to strengthen the skeletal structure- which makes them heavier and more difficult to produce.
PZ: Do you remember the first guy who ordered a Real Doll?
MM: Yeah, he ordered a couple actually. He was a research technician stationed in Alaska.
PZ: What is it about the lonely guys in the lab and their penchant for women who don’t have a pulse? Moving on, I notice you have made some dolls for some adult features, what about mainstream
MM: I have been used as a consultant on a couple of mainstream films.
PZ: Consultant? Sounds vaguely government-special-ops-ish.
MM: I have actually been approached by the government to consult on some work with artificial limbs. We even make prosthetic breasts for women recovering from cancer.
PZ: What is your favorite horror film?
MM: I really like Clive Barker’s imagery, “Hellraiser” was awesome. “Re-Animator” is a classic.
PZ: What is your “dream project” as far as Real Dolls go?
MM: I’d like to build a double-scale woman.
PZ: Attack of the Thirteen-Foot Woman?
PZ: Matt, thank you for showing me around the factory. I’d better get home to my wife because I’m starting to really like body type #9 (the semi-retired E cup doll).
MM: It’s one of our top sellers.