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Wounds and Nurnies…

Gearing up for some gore and bloodletting insert shots these days, so I’ve included some pictures showing the making of various gags in their various stages.

 

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These are some nurnies, a latex sheet that will be ripped up later and used for creating third degree burns on victims. A really fun process!

 

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Here’s a cross burn appliance we are sculpting. The edges have to be really thin on it…

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This sculpt will eventually become a stomach stab wound made of silicone. I know, it looks like a vagina. What can I say?

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Here’s another angle on the stab. wound. I’m outfitting it with a blood tube so blood will flow out of it. Need bigger tube though.

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This is a sculpt of twin knitting needle wounds in a stomach. Also fitting with blood tubes. We’ll make a mother mold and then cast it up in silicone. Looks like something from Dune, doesn’t it?

 

 

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Gory Goings-On…

Here’s another bunch of behind-the-scenes set photos from our shoot this past weekend on Long Island. We had a bunch of slayings that the crew had to do makeup for. You can kind of get an idea from the pictures below. Of course we’re not showing them all to you, we don’t want to give away all the goodies we have in store for our viewers!

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Gary with a fork in his head–’nuff said!

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Gary realizing he has a fork in his head and that he’s laying in a body bag. 

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Ryan looking a little more demonic than usual–but only slightly more…

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Broni with a knife in her chest. Yes cutlery can kill, folks!

There’s a lot more stuff to be shot, including shots where we have to bring in the…blood tubing! That’s all we can say at the moment. I’m looking forward to some arterial spray. (Wow, watch three seasons of Ash vs. Evil Dead and you get so jaded about all this stuff.)


Weekend of Horrors…

And we’re not talking “Chiller” Fest.

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Ken Driesslein is the evil Monsignor Brock. Makeup by Christine Russo and Magaly Rosado.

 

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Colleen White as Sister Bonaventure. Makeup by Christine Russo and Magaly Rosado.

We spent last weekend in a spooky church basement shooting scenes of terror and mayhem, mixed in with blood and also nurnies and charcoal powder–in other words, it was a horror fan’s dream. This was days five and six of shooting for our new feature film Demon Nun.

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Ryan Natalino in jeopardy…

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Ryan in repose…

 

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Knife vs. whip…who will prevail?

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Ash Snow: corpse wrangler…


Babes And Blood on Long Island…!

Not. Safe. For Work–I warned you.

Okay, so in-between actually editing our film “Lifeform,” we’ve been putting together two shoots, for additional scenes. Now, the reason for this, I could say, is to add an additional layer of narrative in order to make the film more complex and add more dramatic depth, but the truth is, I just wanted to add more crazy, blood-curdling monster-lovin’ mayhem! Also more beautiful women. Hey, Shakespeare wrote for the groundlings folks, don’t kid yourselves. There’s more stabbings in his work than the average episode of CSI. You know you love it…I just deliver the goods, okay? So, no mea culpas coming from this part of the neighborhood.  But I digress…

Yes, in order to add a denser layer of narrative complexity, we went ahead and sculpted a scalping wound for our aforementioned beautiful actresses’ to wear. You can see a few shots of the piece after it was created and we were in the process of  adding hair to the gelatin piece–oh yeah, I cast it out of gelatin, the same stuff Bill Cosby used to sell on TV. The great thing about this stuff is that it’s cheap, it looks good on camera and you can re-melt it in your microwave to use it again. We all had Jello Puddin’ Pops after the shoot!

Here’s the effect on the very talented Tatyana Kot–she’s the new screen queen on the block. Our shadowy beast tracks her down and for some reason feels the need to rip her dress off and then pull her scalp off. Hey, it happened in Macbeth didn’t it? Or was it The Merchant of Venice, I can’t remember… All kidding aside, the scene worked like a charm. Tatyana was a consummate professional and Miranda Kahn, who played the creature did a great job. Both are wonderful actresses! The end effect is absolutely chilling.

The next weekend, we shot more mayhem, this time with Tatyana and Jacklyn Sokol in an earlier portion of the scene, as drunken debutantes on their way home, before the assault. Both women were great and…Jackie got to wear a similar headpiece as well–the beast apparently hates blondes. Who can blame it? Thanks to makeup artist Meraly Lopez and Christine Russo for painting and applying the pieces. Also, thanks to Josh Barbour, for helping me crew the shoot!

We also shot scream queen Christina Wood and Tom Rowen’s sequence. They play a pair of lovers caught in the beast’s crosshairs–just like in Hamlet when…aw forget it…