Archive for October, 2009

Making BABYSITTER

October 1, 2009

This is my new photograph titled BABYSITTER.

This photo depicts a teenage babysitter being stalked by an escaped lunatic.

There is something very vulnerable about the teenage babysitter – no longer a child, but not yet an adult – attempting to shoulder grown-up responsibilities.

The concept of the escaped lunatic appears in at least three of my favorite Horror films: Black Xmas, Halloween, and When A Stranger Calls.

Ultimately, this photograph asks just one thing – what if something awful was waiting for you right around the corner?

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Bob Barber, who played the title role in DEVIL, returned to play the part of the escaped lunatic.

The teenage babysitter is my 13 year old daughter Arinna.

And the baby is my niece Thea, who was also the baby in my photo SNAKE.

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Patricia Castillo applied Bob’s make-up. I told her that I wanted a big lobotomy scar on the side of his head, held shut with metal staples.

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She exaggerated the lines in Bob’s face, and whitened his skin until he was ashen, like a person who hadn’t seen sunlight in years.

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She also added bruising and lacerations to his wrists for the broken handcuffs.

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Demian Vela assisted me.

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Matt Tady assisted as well.

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Remember – don’t investigate any weird noises!  See you next time!

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