Thursday, September 21, 2023

Back from Fantasm


Some of the gang from Trail of Doom: Lowrie, Shiva, Sandy, and Steve.

Lowrie and I having way too much fun pretending to kill each other.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Fantasm 2023


 Trail of Doom will be screening at Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival this September! 

It will be in the 1:00pm film block on Friday, September 15th.

Get Tickets Here!

Thursday, March 30, 2023


 A multiple arrow hit gag that I built in 2016 for "The Figure", a parody on slasher films. 

The arrows are made with plastic pipes that are embedded into the costume. Because this death is supposed to be ridiculous, I added a quickie throat slash wound too.

You can watch the short film on YouTube HERE

Monday, February 13, 2023

Acid Burns

 FX Makeup  for Psycho Chicks Anonymous in 2010. Old school method using  latex, tissue, grease makeup, and petroleum jelly.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Year on Our "Relaxing" Hobby



We just had to do a Drink Like A Fish episode to ring in the new year!

If you are in the fish-keeping hobby, you can catch all our episodes on Youtube at

Sunday, November 20, 2022

The Trail of Doom

 Rogue Chimera's latest film, The Trail of Doom, is making its premiere at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival on December 4, 2022.

This one is a bit strange, as I not only wrote and directed it but also appear on-screen for more than two minutes.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Heads Will Roll

 A decapitation gag done for the film "Adahy Tohopka" in 2014 using a few different contraptions, techniques, and props. This type of effect relies heavily on camera angles, timing, and tight editing.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Back from Fantasm


This past weekend "The Family Way: Coming Home" won for Best Short Film at the Shock Reel Cinema Film Fest at Fantasm!

Friday, August 19, 2022

I'm at Fantasm this weekend!

 Come out and see me at the Fantasm convention in Orlando Florida (Aug 19-21st).

In the Shock Reel Cinema Film Fest I will be on the panels for Practical FX (Friday evening) and Film-Making on a Budget (Sat afternoon).

"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening on Sat in the 10am block and has been nominated for Best Short Film and Best Director, so I'll also be at the awards ceremony on Saturday night.

 Some of my Headless Historicals dolls will be in the Art Show and be available for sale.

Friday, July 29, 2022

2022 Shark Week

 Keeping up with tradition, here are Hatchet's 13th  and Hades' 10th Shark Week photos.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tummy Full of Hamburgers

 Makeup done for Intervention in 2010.

Gluing real hamburgers for the effect.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2022 Fantasm - Shock Reel Cinema

Yup, I'll be at Fantasm again this year as part of the Shock Reel Cinema festival.  

You can catch me on August 19th at 7:00pm on the "Splatter and Create: Practical Effects" panel.

On August 20th I'm on the panel for "Horror Filmmaking on a Budget" at 1pm and then the film I directed "The Family Way: Coming Home" is screening in the Monsters of All Kind block from 2-3pm.

Find out more about FANTASM .

Friday, June 17, 2022

Werewolf Face

 One of the stages of the transformation scene in Predatory Moon. The werewolves were done entirely using in-camera effects and FX makeup.

The facial prosthetics were done in stages to show the wold bursting through the human skin. These proved to be quite a challenge for everyone on the SFX team.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

TRAIL OF DOOM in Post-Production Now!

 In May we shot my second feature film as a director, TRAIL OF DOOM (aka "The Death of Our Art".  This unusual "found footage" style horror-comedy was very loosely based on a lot of true stories.

Yes, I said unusual. We did this on a microscopic budget and all of the crew members were also playing exaggerated versions of themselves on camera. (Yes, even Yours Truly.)

We're in post-production now and expect the film to make its festival debut by the end of this year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

I'm on Patreon

 A while back I had a Patreon page that I closed because I felt that I wasn't able to produce enough bonus material for my subscribers when I was only directing one film a year.

I recently re-opened it after getting a few requests to start sharing more about my award-winning screenplays that everyone hears about but very few get to read. I am currently in the process of novelizing some of my feature scripts, and I felt that Patreon would be the safest place to share my writing without breaking any "community rules".  (Because, let's face it... I have at least one film that I can never release on YouTube because of the subject matter.)

You can learn more about my Patreon and how to subscribe HERE.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Steampunk Halloween

 Costumes that I made for Duckie and I for Halloween in 2015, that have been re-used for various characters over the years.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Crusty on the Job

 "Crusty", my full-size realistic skeleton prop, has had many different looks over the years.  Here he's made up to look like the cannibalized remains of an actress in "Hungryland".