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Scared Stiff: Closet Monster

The Scared Stiff TV Web Series will now be regularly posted at Michael-Myers.net! For those of you who are not familiar with them: “Scared Stiff is an anthology series of short horror films. Each unique tale features a variety of ghosts, madmen, vampires, and the unknown.”  We will feature videos from Scared Stiff, with the creator (Douglas A. Plomitallo) contributing commentary and a synopsis of each episode, exclusive to Michael-Myers.net. We hope you enjoy our first feature:

Closet Monster

“In ‘Closet Monster’, a young girl must battle the mysterious closet monster alone without any help from her cranky babysitter.”

 

“Closet Monster” was selected by a panel of judges, including Eli Roth, as a finalist in the 2011 Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights film contest. The film did not win but I am honored that it was selected amongst the other great films in the contest. “Closet Monster” marks the second time that 8-year-old Judy Nemchek starred in a “Scared Stiff” episode. In “A Whisper in the Wind” I wrote the character of Hannah with very few speaking lines because I was worried about finding a child actor who could be convincing. After being blown away by her performance, I wrote this script with her in mind.

I couldn’t be happier with Dina Montefuscoli’s performance as the nasty babysitter. I wanted her character to be antithetical of the innocent little girl making the baby-sitter’s demise all the more gratifying. Dina brought a lot to the character and added her own personal touches making the babysitter a fun character to root against. Fred Bonheim, who does the make-up effects for the majority of our films, once again did a great job with the monster. I really wanted the monster to look like something a child would imagine a monster to look like. I feel that we achieved that goal. Believe it or not, the total make-up application took close to 9 hours to apply! Although he is only on screen for a few seconds, I felt that if the monster wasn’t convincing, it would kill the whole piece.

 

Did You Know: Jon Geter, the actor who was behind the monster make-up is the same actor who plays Tiny in the majority of the “Tiny’s Halloween” series. 

 

Douglas A. Plomitallo
Producer, Scared Stiff
www.ScaredStiff.tv
Scared Stiff Facebook

Comments

  1. Excellent! Great information about Closet Monster. I watched that one and it kept me on the edge of my seat!

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