Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Hunks of Frightmare Farm

What to meet the type of a guy dreams are made of?  Well then, you've come to the wrong place. Here you will find the men of Frightmare Farm. These guys will haunt you in your sleep.

Looking for a loyal companion? Dogboy won't leave your side, especially if you always up for a good romp in the woods. You know what I mean??

Sometime our guys lose their heads, but not for long. 
 Some women judge their man by the quality of his bone structure. Skullface is better than good in that department.
  What more can be said about Scary Effen??? He's Effen Scary!!!  

And then there's Cleetus. What a charmer he is!
These are the hunks of Frightmare Farm. Too bad, you've missed your opportunity. If you want a date with any of these beautiful specimens of horror, you'll have to wait until next year.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Always in rush to finish your make-up!

Make-up's not my department, but as an actor I can appreciate the time and work that it takes to mash up the monsters. There's more to the process than meets the eye, but there is a method to our disguise. Here's a glimpse at how it's done.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Women of Frightmare Farm

Lonely tonight? The Women of Frightmare Farm are there just for you! Looking for romance, these bevy of lovelies will not only warm your heart....they'll eat it given the opportunity.

Welcome to our world!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Frightmare Farm Week 2

This is where the mayhem begins. Magic or mayhem it's all a matter of perspective. When we started, we wanted to give you a sense of what the Frightmare experience is all about. A snippet here and a snippet there of what it takes to create an hauntingly frightful experience. Well, the first week is behind us and we are heading into week 2 with our hearts in our hands and our heads ready for those blood curdling moments that we've all come to know and love.

Watch as we unveil the beauty (in the ugliest sense of the word) of the characters of Frightmare Farm 2013.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Through the Eyes of a Doll

I'm having a great time on the Freightmare Farm.  Gerdie and I play hide and seek, peek-a-book, follow the leader, and sing all sorts of fun songs.  And sometimes in the dark I get her to sneak out so we can watch the fire performer.  Gerdie has a great big family full of all sorts of characters. They are loads of fun; but I want more friends, wont you come and play?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lurking in the Shadows

 A big part of scaring is the element of surprise. You must know your character and know your surroundings. 

Finding the shadows
where are your hiding spots?  The human eye has a hard time seeing in the dark especially when the eyes don't have a chance to adjust. It could be a nook in the wall such as a closet or cupboard, down a dark hallway, or simply crouched in a corner.

Hidden in plain sight
Moving slowly or blending in with your surrounding is a great way to hid in plain sight.  Be a part of the crowd or camouflage with your scenery then go in for the scare. Try sitting at the fire seeming harmless and normal then once they feel safe show your true form.

Scary, Abstract, Abstract photography, Evil, Ghost, Haunting, light techniques, low light, Neha Bhagra, People, Scary, Scary face, Spooky, Spooky face, terror, Photographer Anurag JainFinding your light 
Angling light differently upon yourself gives for a different effect.  Light from above with cast a shadow on your face were as a light from below will illuminate your face. Sometimes this can change your appearance so greatly it's like having a whole second character.  Experiment with a small hand held flashlight and find your best angle.

Zombie Makeup 101 or How to become your own worse Frightmare!

On the way to Frightmare Farm, I stopped off at Zombie Makeup 101, a class instructed by Jason Rogers, aka Balcor Wood, the Troll, aka Tatty Boggle, aka Scary Effin Clown. Jason is a member of the team that was responsible for the Village of Terror and now Halloween Hollow's Frightmare Farm. Jason uses his creative talents to help bring the characters to life.
Jason is a master at the use and application of foam latex prosthetics and stage makeup. His talents as a visual and tattoo artist are put to good use every year about this time. Our focus has always been intent on creating the best show possible and we've been fortunate enough to be able to add excellent performers and artists to the cast every season.
The class presented the fundamentals of stage makeup, applying the base, adding color, blending, the different types of blood that can be used and highlighting areas that will bring out the best in any zombie.
The class also described how to take those same basic concepts and use them to create various  types of zombies: freshly killed, brain eating, or the back from the dead variety. These basic skills can also be used to create other characters such as, asylum inmates, vampires, prisoners and any characters that tend to inhabit the world of horror and fantasy.

The informal style of the class did not hide that fact that even first time participants were grasping advanced makeup concepts easily. The Sunday night storm became the perfect backdrop as the newly minted zombies were unleashed into the Eau Claire nightscape.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bringing It Up to Speed.

We all have busy schedules and work to do, and the Festival grounds at Halloween Hollow are no exception. The scare-crew at the grounds have been working extra long days to assure that we have fright in our nights this October. They've covered a lot of ground since the festival was resurrected for yet another year of thrills and chills. Here's a glimpse at how the Hollow looked in it's early stages this year, as well as a preview of what we're in for this Halloween...of course we wouldn't want to give too much away now would we?

Unfortunately the video file was too big to post directly to this blog, so here's a link to it on YouTube.

Character Research aka Scary Movie Night with Maybelle

 In the next couple of weeks I will be watching movies to get a feel for my character.  Here are a few from my list that I'll be watching:

Horror movies with Creepy Children
1. the Omen
2. The Orphan
3. The Grudge
4. The 6th Sense
5. The Ring

Horror movies with Frighting Families and Farms
1. Deliverance
2. House of Wax
3. Hillside Cannibles
4. Survival
5. The Roost

What are some of your favorites?