Do you love scary movies as much as I do?
If you have ever talked to me for longer than three minutes you know I love horror. I love scary movies, scary TV shows, scary books, I just love being scared... You get it. The first scary movie I can remember seeing was Nightmare on Elm St. Freddy Krueger had such an impact on me as a young five year old. What were my parents thinking?! I don't know but I blame it on them how weird I am now.
Over the summer time I made a comment on Facebook about a scary movie or something related. I do not even remember what it was but a friend's husband commented back that all I needed was Jason, Michael, and Pinhead and then I would have the gang. In the following immediate second an idea popped in my head and I spent the next three months trying my hardest to put it together. Thank you so much Jason for planting the idea.
Being a semi new photographer in Denville I only knew a few other kids in the age range I wanted to use. My son's friend was not interested at all and I only had one male tween rep. I made a comment to my friend and then BAM, it happened. I want to say thank you to Carmen for reaching out to the parents of all of the kids who participated. I wouldn't have been able to pull it off if it weren't for her. And thank you to the boys who dressed up in hot costumes and braved an unusually warm day in October.
I wanted icons from the 80's and 90's horror films. I chose about 10 different films that I really enjoyed as a kid and still as an adult today. I wasn't able to get them all but what we did get I really loved. I'm going to do a blog for each of the kids but here's "The Gang".
Denville Horror Photographer, Laura Short
Left to right: The Wolfman, Chucky, Freddy Krueger, Scary Clown, Michael Myers, Damien, Jason Voorhees, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
In the next few months I will be planning another shoot similar but will focus on icons from 2000-2010. If you have a child between the ages of 6-15 and they take direction well and are not afraid of dress up contact me for a session. I would love to work with you.
Do you have a favorite scary movie? Leave a comment and let me know what it is. <3