Shriek: The Movie

Welcome to your source for information on Shriek, a movie based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel Shriek: An Afterword, directed by Juha Lindroos of the Helsinki 19, and with an original soundtrack by legendary art-rock band The Church.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


You Want Some Dead People?

Yes. For the war sequences in the Shriek movie, we could use a few stiffs. Literally, headshots of dead people. But not real dead people--of live people acting dead. Which doesn't take much. Casualties pulled from the rubble.

Where and How Do I Post My Photo?

I've set up a thread on my Night Shade message board where you can post a photo of your dead self for possible use in the movie.

As it says on the thread, to post a photo, just copy-and-paste this:

\image{Text description}

and you'll be prompted to upload your dead self. (You don't need to enter anything in the text description part. Just leave it as is.)

Try to make sure the jpegs you post to the thread aren't too big--either in file size or height and width, or it'll be hard to see them.

You will be emailing the original high-quality digital photo (at least we hope it's high-quality) to the director of the movie if your dead face is chosen...

Finally, make sure to include your email with the posted photo so we can contact you.

What does a headshot of a dead person look like?

Generally, that would mean eyes shut and expression slack. If you want to be adventurous and try for the dead-but-eyes-open look, that's cool. Just be sure you can pull it off. Your live self better look dead. If your shirt is showing in the shot, it should be nondescript without any logo or anything showing. Dark solids are best. Also, these shots tend to look best if you're lying down and someone is taking the photo from above. Best not to include anything below shoulders or chest. No cheesy makeup to show head wounds or what not, although if you wanna try to look bruised or scarred or something, go for it. (On our end, it's amazing what photoshop can do...)

What's the deadline?

We'll consider dead shots of your dead self for the next week. Who knows? You might end up dead in a war in Ambergris.

What do I get for being dead?

You'll get a free copy of the movie on DVD and some other freebies if your shot makes the movie. (This is a low-budget production.) You'll also get a film credit as a dead person. I'll probably post all the headshots on my blog, regardless of who makes the movie, at the end of this experiment. That's a lot of dead people.



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