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 When I was a kid every Saturday night, especially in October, our local tv station would run a late night Horror theater show that was hosted by this scary guy, The Creeper. He would start every show by running along railroad tracks under the light of full moon, until he would come to an old railroad tunnel, run inside and onto the tv show set. Cob webs would cover the entire set. Candles, Gothic organ, creepy set. He was scary as hell to me. Made up to be a cross between some demon and a knock off Phantom of the Opera. I sucked it in, drank it up. But he was merely there to host the lead in to the Saturday night horror movie. It was cheesy, it was the 70's, and it is a vivid memory. What stuck with me was that he would point to the original movie poster. I loved seeing this. The color, the graphics, how it was setup, the splash page lettering. It set the atmosphere for creepiness.

 The movie was always a 50's or 60's horror flick. The Blob, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing, The Fly, Frankenstein, The Mummy, etc...my sister and I would stay up and watch it all to the finish. It was never creepy to me. It was theater. Yet it was everything that stood as Halloween. Horror, mixed with theater, capped around this amazing movie poster.  I've said it before, my series is NOT striking fear, but about entertainment. I want you to look at it and say, "well damn that's pretty cool!" If I get that type of reaction then my job is done here. I find it amusing how so many artist try there best to create the creepiest Halloween image. Fangs and fake blood must be a huge seller in October, because it is every photographers go to scare item. My thought process if different. While I will admit, in my studio right now is possibly two gallons of blood, my use of it is entrely different. It's never been the main prop, instead blood is an additive. I think that's the biggest difference in my work and those of others. I am not judging. I love the blood covered, half nude model. It's just not something I see as a main ingredient to horror.
 
 This years series was a struggle to complete. Limited space to shoot in, acquiring models that fit my concepts, building props, getting the special effects done right, etc.. I'm more then sure my neighbors think I'm nuts since they had front row seats to a few of my shoots that took place on my driveway. Not everyone builds a full size coffin in their front yard. But this made it worth doing. I created 35 ideas and accomplished over half of them. I would loved to have completed them all, but sometimes you dream bigger then time allows. My thanks to all that participated this year.

My thanks to Jessica Jinx and Jordan McLeod for the behind the scene shots. This is when you find you are entertainment to your neighbors. And as you can see I'm a liability when it comes to safely using a step ladder.

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A special thanks goes out to the following people:

Jessica Jinx: My partner in crime, couldn't have done half this without you. Special Effects Makeup plus a model. Thank you, Bug!

Melissa Marie: Great, Pretty Model. Love to work with her more.

Kali Rising: Great, Fun Model to work with. Her being pretty just added to the chemistry we had .

Stephanie Dilaveri: First time Model. Did fantastic!! Must work with more!!

Jordan Berry & Ashley Murrell: I could adopt you both!! Cracked me up! Fun to work with, as well as our Bride and Groom to be.

Manda Cheek: Great Model, love working with her. Great friend, that just keep getting prettier.

Ellie Mcleod: Grandpa loves you! Best Model I could ever ask for, who is already grabbing the camera and looking in the viewfinder! makes my heart proud. I love you!

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