When brainstorming new ideas for shoots with Krystal, we discussed the idea of doing a new movie poster themed shoot. We weren’t sure exactly what to build it around, just that we knew we wanted to do it. It wasn’t till we noticed a shirt she had that the idea came to fruition. It was simply an orange t-shirt that read “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” that eventually got the wheels turning. The idea evolved into an 80’s style monster-themed one sheet for a made-up horror film simply titled “Lurk.”
Once we settled on the idea that our creature feature would be of the monster under the bed variety. It was on to figuring out how to accomplish this shoot and what we wanted it to look like. The checklist we came up with was basically “creepy, sexy, and fun,” and from there on out we put it together little by little.
I knew from working on two previous projects with Krystal that we have a good chemistry. We wanted it to be faithful to old 80s movie and VHS cover imagery. So we went with the sexy actress in unknowing peril route that was so prevalent in the art those days. Krystal did a great job of looking the part and giving the shots just what we needed. Every time we do a shoot she gets more and more comfortable in front of the camera and is truly one of my favorite people to collaborate with. These photos speak for themselves when it comes to her presence. As for the monster, as in all great monster flicks, it’s all about what you don’t see. So I opted to only show the hands to hint at the creature and glowing red eyes peeking out from the shadows below the bed. I wanted to leave the rest of it up to the imagination and feel it turned out very effective.