Let me just say that after this experience I officially NEED to do a horror film! Write one, direct one, or be in one! This bloody stuff is way too much fun! Had the time of my life. Now I see why guys like this so much when they get to work with it on a movie.
Since I’ve been making movie posters for family birthdays, my mom thought it would only be right if I had my own movie poster, too. I liked the idea of having one but not so much the idea of having to do the work to make it. Anyway, mom and I worked it out, and I got over myself. I am usually the photographer for the photo shoots we do at home, but I couldn’t very well take my own photos, so mom took the camera and I got to be the model. AWKWARD. I am so not as comfortable in front of a camera as I should be. Not this type of camera, at least; I feel more at home on video.
With direction from mi madre, I took some photos for a very cool,
and hopefully creepy, movie poster idea that I conceptualized. It involves a retro pin-up/Susie Homemaker and blood. My sister Serita would be proud. Glamour and bloody makeup were her areas of expertise as a makeup artist. In fact, the blood used in this shoot belonged to her. We still have all of her makeup and tools. I wish she could have been a part of this. I know she would have loved it. I always thought we would work on movies and things like this together one day…now I do it all in memory of her.
Please enjoy these candids from my shoot, complements of my baby brother and iPhone.
The blood we used is Ben Nye “Stage Blood.” It is seriously the best fake blood ever! It doesn’t stain and it washes off easily with water. It has a sticky, thick consistency but drips and runs naturally. Oh, and it tastes like mint! ha!
…Poster coming soon!