What if Leatherface and one of his unfortunate victims, Sally Hardesty, were childhood friends? Or Jigsaw and Lawrence Gordon were high school buddies? Would these infamous killers continue with their bloody work or just try to catch up, and maybe grab a drink? This is the idea we ran with for our new comedic horror sketch OMG, Oh My Guts, where two girlfriends, separated by their busy lives reunite in a creepy situation - under a sharp knife and a sticky table full of bloody guts.
Many people describe our style of humor as 'The Mighty Boosh' dropped in a bucket of blood. It’s weird, it’s awkward, and it’s gross!
The idea of this video was born after Hilary Gray (writer) and I, Dima Levanchuk, (writer/director) saw two women in a grocery store meat section having an "Oh my god, how are you?!" conversation, while waving around blood dripping bags of beef (inspiration can strike in the most unusual places). Hilary and I immediately jotted down the screenplay and in half an hour later we had three pages of weirdness that had to be made.
The video was shot at the Georgetown Morgue Haunted House with a handful of Seattle based professionals, including Tabitha Bastien (The Anatomy of Monsters, Run. Hide. Die) and up and coming actress Heather Wood.
The video sketch features stomach-churning special effects by prosthetic artist Herbie Gandy and make up artist Schyler Granstrom. Herbie supplied us with a blood covered torso, while Schyler created a bucket of intestines. Trust me, there are some really questionable conversations saved on my phone that will definitely raise an eyebrow. if you're lucky, maybe I'll show them to you one day.
Speaking of practical effects, here's a simple recipe for blood that we used in this video.
- 2/3 cup of corn syrup
- 3 tea spoons of red food coloring
- 3 tea spoons of blue food coloring
- 1/3 cup of dish soap
- Silica sand
Mix it all up and you're ready to go! The more silica sand you add, the thicker the blood will get to help you coat your horror prop.
Thank you so much for watching, feel free to share your own blood recipes below!