October Nights With Sheyla

One of my favorite things about this time of year is when I get to collaborate with people who truly enjoy horror and the month of October. It gives us a very creative and productive way of celebrating the Halloween season.. So when Sheyz and I got together to work on some stuff, I had a pretty good idea it would be fun as well as result in some great images. On this particular day we were working on multiple concepts, one of which is an upcoming Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen set that will be revealed soon enough. The other was the cover to our 3rd Volume of October Mixes - "H3: Season of the Synth" which can currently be streamed or downloaded for free here . The set up for the cover shoot lent itself well to some additional casual shots of Sheyz just doing some Halloween themed unwinding. So here they are and be on the look out for the other projects her and I have coming up that I am really hyped about.

One thing I love doing when the opportunity arises is to dress the "set" so to speak, and fill it with all kinds of items that make it fun for people who really take their time and look at every aspect of the photos. It seems like every Halloween I do a photo similar to this with some type of different spin on it. So while these shots are essentially an extension of the cover photos we shot for the music mix, they work well on there own as some fun images that carry the spirit of the season with them and their decor. You can take a look for yourself and see what items you can spot strewn about in the foreground. Mostly everything was selected specifically for one reason or another and not there by accident.

Shooting with Sheyz was great, the camera loves her and her energy and personality went a long way towards getting everything we needed at the tail end of a busy weekend. In total all the photos and setups we worked on took a few hours, but it honestly never felt like it.  I definitely wanted to make sure she was as happy with the shots we were getting as much as I was. Overall I was ecstatic over the shots we snapped for the album cover and feel like these fun and relaxed shots were just the icing on the proverbial cake, and immediately knew they would make for another satisfying post. 

The First Annual TrueHorror.net Halloween Art Show

Throughout this first year of this new incarnation of TrueHorror.net, I have met and made many new acquaintances that I wouldn't have otherwise and that in itself is definitely worth all the time and effort put into this site. Many of these new friends also happen to be really talented artists who's work is always inspiring me to get back into drawing on a regular basis. With that being said, I thought up the idea to utilize the site to bring all of these artists together with two purposes. One being to showcase a group of different artists in turn hopefully helping them all reach new audiences and gain more exposure. Second being to celebrate the month of October and the Spirit of Halloween. This is a project I am very proud of as it brings together such a diverse group of people who all have a love for this holiday. I have to thank all of you who have contributed to something that I hope you will enjoy and be proud of having your work shown in. So with that being said, lets get right down to it and bring on the Halloween art!

Click on the first image to launch and and scroll through the gallery!

Scarecrow by Manuel Quinones of  From Somewhere
Trick or Treating Gremlin by Jason R. Sheppard of  TrueHorror.net

Toxie by Alexis Salvador
Tumblr: mylifeisinfected.tumblr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/desecrateart
Twitter: @Daeminium
Instagram: @mylifeisinfected

Skull & Flowers by Mik DWyer
instagram: @puritytattoo

Jesus Piece Zombie by NYC artist Opizet
instagram: @opizet
email: opizet@gmail.com
Website: www.opizet.com
Wise Clown by Leo Scaletta of all4oneart
website: all4oneart.com
instagram; @all4oneart

Trick r' Treat by Tiffany Goettel
instagram: gypsybot

The Curse of the Werepumpkin by dedguy
email: jamesbasom@gmail.com

Monster Rock by Cole Roberts
instagram: lifeofcole
website: upmchalloweengoods.bigcartel.com
Trick or Treat by Sadist Art Designs
website: sadistart.blogspot.com
instagram: @sadistartdesigns

Patrick Bateman by Travis Falligant
website: www.ibtrav.com
email: trav@ibtrav.com
instagram: @ibtrav
Sam by Matt Durston
instagram: @godonvoodoomoon

Pumpkin Ghoul by Megan Miller

Wednesday Final Form by Joey Dion
instagram: @joey_zero

Michael Myers (RZ) by Mike Ragard
Instagram: darkalleyart
Cthulu Trick or Treating by Karla Quintana

Sam by Keith Patrick

Sports Zombies by Quinton Pincoske

Stiched Vampire by Alina Pincoske

Pumpkinhead by Jason R. Sheppard of TrueHorror.net

Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen : Krystal Will Make Sure You Never Sleep Again

As October keeps creeping along, we have arrived at the fourth installment of our ongoing minimalist Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen series. Todays set features one of our favorite models Krystal. Krystal and I have worked together on some of our favorite projects, the popular "Good Morning" Child's Play  breakfast scene inspired photoset as well as our throwback creature feature one sheet images for "Lurk". Now it's her time to take on one of horror's most well known characters. The Nightmare man himself, Freddy Krueger.

It's only right that Krystal make her appearance in this Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen series as Freddy Krueger. It was with her that the project came to be, it was a couple of months ago when we got together and just decided to shoot something to stay productive in between planned shoots. So she threw on the glove, sweater and snapped some shots and that was it. The pics were cool, and I posted one prior that got a decent response. However thinking more about it, I thought it would be fun to expand on the whole concept and of course when it came down to it, it was time to redo Freddy Krueger and improve upon the original shots that started this whole thing. I feel we have definitely achieved that and Krystal looks absolutely great in these photos. We have to thank our friend Mirkala for all her assistance with Hair and Makeup on these as well. She was a great help in all this and really made a difference.

We hope you have all been enjoying this series of sexy spins on the iconic slashers by the ladies and we hope this newest set is no different.  Thanks as always for checking these out and keep your eyes peeled for the next installment.

Blood, Babes & Boogeymen : 8-Bit Erika

For our third installment in our ongoing Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen series, we are taking it back to the year 1989. This was the year that video game publisher LJN released the Friday the 13th Video Game onto the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a pitiful game at the time that no one really seemed to really enjoy other than the fact that we were being chased by an oddly colored Jason 8-bit sprite version of everyones favorite Crystal Lake dweller, Jason Voorhees. The game came and went and that was that, outside of a few collectors here and there, no one really care or often times, remembered this game existed.

It wasn't until as recently as 2013 when a poster going by the handle Dogmatic on a message board named Movie Maniacs, decided to repaint his Jason Voorhees figure to match the odd color scheme found in this old game. Well soon after that he showed it to toy company NECA who quickly capitalized on the great idea (giving him credit as well) and proceeded to create an official action figure of this purple and sea blue Jason. Next thing you know, everyone is getting in on the craze and it has now become one of his iconic looks. Thats the short version of that story, Now we get to our shoot.

Erika and I had been wanting to work together on something for a while but never got timing or concept right. When I decided to expand on the Blood, Babes and Boogeymen concept that the perfect opportunity arose. Erika had recently dyed her hair a vibrant shade of blue, it instantly reminded me of the popular NES Jasons mask and I also knew that Erika was an avid gamer and horror fan. So when I asked her about doing the Jason character she was really into it. We figured this would be a much more eye catching version of Jason to interpret and we feel after finishing them up that you would definitely agree. We are definitely excited with the results and are pleased to welcome Erika into the TrueHorror.net family with such a fun shoot. There will be more from this shoot updated to the post soon as well. So be sure to check back soon!

H3 : Season Of The Synth - October Mix vol. 3

It's that time of year again kids! Time to horrify your audio senses in the absolute best way possible, by downloading our all new October Mix Vol. 3. We are picking up right where we left off last year by putting together a frightful compilation of classic scores, obscure horror tinged tunes. Carefully selected by the ghouls here at TrueHorror.net and mixed by Ryan Monk of Fleeting Youth Records (Who is also a behind the scenes crucial part of the TH team) we have created the perfect soundtrack to keep your head nodding and the spirit of the season going strong all the way through to the big night!

As a Bonus here is a peek at an a full shot from the cover shoot as well as a glimpse into the set up for an upcoming photoset we shot at the same time featuring our October Mix Vol. 3 cover model Sheyz.

Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen : Deb Revs Up Her Texas Chainsaw

In our second installment of our ongoing "Blood, Babes & Boogeymen" series we head down to Texas for our inspiration. Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" introduced us to one of the most iconic boogeymen ever committed to film, the mentally disturbed Bubba Sawyer better known as Leatherface. His propensity for wearing masks made of skinned human faces make him possibly the most macabre of the horror icons.

Early on when I presented Deb with the option of selecting whom she would like to represent in this project, she quickly selected Leatherface. So after some discussion on which of his particular looks to go with, we got to down to shooting. Deb who is a huge horror fan herself, was a blast to shoot with and really wanted to do whatever necessary to get the perfect shots and do Leatherface justice. I'd like to also give thanks to her friend Jocelyn who was a big help during this shoot. As you can see we opted to go with a sexier take on Leatherface's suit and tie look which I feel Deb pulled off perfectly. I also really dug that her colorful hair really added some extra pop to these that really tied everything all together. We believe this photo set is a worthy homage to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Leatherface and represents what we are trying to do with this Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen photo series to a T.

Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen : Marilyn Says You're Next

Welcome to the first day of our official "Blood, Babes, & Boogeymen" celebration. October, as all us horror fans know is the best time to celebrate the spooky and macabre for 31 days straight, culminating on Halloween. We here at TrueHorror.net thought it was the perfect time to take our tagline a bit more literal and create something ideal to help everyone get in the spirit of the season.
This set is the first in a series that we will reveal one at a time, each day this week. We are extremely excited to share these with everybody so without further ado...

Here is our friend Marilyn portraying the "Fox" killer from one of our favorite recent films "You're Next". This shoot was a blast and Marilyn really put her all into getting the shots we needed as this is not something she normally does. Special thanks to Daisy for all her assistance during this shoot as well. I think we were able to find a perfect balance between keeping the recognizable physical traits of the character intact while adding out own TrueHorror.net sexy twist to it.

In the instance you have not seen director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett's "You're Next", we highly recommend it as it is really fresh new take on the home invasion sub genre of horror flicks, that is great to watch with a group of people who can have fun with an entertaining and gory thrill ride. We encourage you to check it out and enjoy it just as we hope you enjoy the photos we have created to honor this memorable film.