October 31, 2019
Woooo!! Happy Halloween, everyone!
As many of you know, every year we do an annual Halloween shoot for fun. The budget is always $100 — makes you think outside of the box when you give yourself a limit, plus I love a challenge. In the past years, we’ve covered cult classic films like Heathers and Carrie as well as our interpretations of the legends of Annabelle and the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. This year I’m super stoked to say… we’ve finally covered one of my favorite movies.
Twenty-eight days… six hours… forty-two minutes… twelve seconds. That is when the world will end.
If you recognize that saying, high five! If you’ve never seen the movie Donnie Darko and you love psychological thrillers, do yourself the favor and watch it right now. You absolutely won’t regret it. As far as movies that make you think, it’s mind-numbingly fantastic. Without giving too much away, it follows the story of Donnie Darko (played by a young Jake Gyllenhaal) a high school student, who is plagued by visions of a creepy bunny named Frank. Whether Donnie is mentally unstable or experiencing something from out of this realm is ultimately left up the viewer — but let me warn you, the answer isn’t quite so simple. I’ve watched this movie many times and each time I view it a bit differently. Other members of the cast include Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, and a very young Seth Rogan. It takes place in 1988 and the Tears for Fears flavored soundtrack makes the movie even that much more nostalgic.
I’ve wanted to cover this theme for years but always refrained because it was so costume heavy. Very specific costumes, also. This year I finally made the leap and I’m really happy I did. I hope if you have seen Donnie Darko, you can enjoy these key moments we captured below. And I hope if you haven’t seen it, you will watch it and come back to the blog later!
Special thanks to my friend Joey (who sweated his butt off in that Frank costume.. in August), my brother David for being a great sport modeling, Grace Terry for being a perfect Gretchen and KGHS Drama Club for letting us use their auditorium as well as helping us out with lighting.