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Set Visit: Orgy of Blood: First Images!

You know what’s fun? Orgies. You know what is also cool? Blood. So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited out to the set for Creep Creepersin’s new flick Orgy of Blood.

Set Visit: Orgy of Blood (click for larger image)

I was sent out to this giant Gothic looking mansion in the outskirts of the Hollywood Hills area and began having a slight panic attack with the thought that maybe this wasn’t just a set visit but a clever ruse by a group of vampire filmmakers to capture a member of the press and torture and maim him until there was nothing left.

Obviously I was apprehensive when I got onto set, but I was immediately greeted by Creep himself, who looked tired and excited all at once.

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it is so worth all the sacrifice,” Creep tells me while they set up the next shot.

The story focuses on Fosco, played by Domiziano Arcangeli, or Domi for short, a 300- year-old vampire who lives in a giant mansion with his wife Sabina (Lorielle New) and son Dimitri (Chandler Maness). Their lives are a non-stop lust orgy where anything goes and always does! Until outsiders Fauna and her boyfriend Micah show up and turn the ecstasy-driven clan into murderous back-stabbers, hell-bent on revenge and power.

There is a lot of sex in this thing. It seems to be a cross between 70’s Italian and classic horror,” says Creepersin.

As Creep and I are talking, a giant man comes walking up looking like, for lack of a better description, Dracula. This has to be Domiziano Arcangeli.

Set Visit: Orgy of Blood (click for larger image)

I never felt fear,” says Arcangeli who’s also executive producer. “I always experienced a sense of slight pleasure in watching all of this coming together. And I loved making a real Gothic and erotic vampire movie and not an action vampire movie. We explored the ‘interiors’ of vampires and my work was based mainly in getting to know how to live like one and I discovered that it’s so close to the way the life of a true artist should be. No red carpets, no auditions, no rush, nothing.. but listening to your heart,” he tells me this with enthusiasm literally dripping from his words. It’s infectious. You can just feel that the people on-set are having a great time.

I still have no idea what they are shooting today though, so I’m anxious to wander around the set some more. I have moved no more than four feet when I pass two naked women preparing for the scene and the special effects artist Tom Devlin.

Yeah, there’s a lot of naked people,” Tom tells me when he sees my reaction to the nudies. Okay, so they are definitely covering the orgy part of Orgy of Blood, but what about the blood part? Tom has it well in hand. “What I’m setting up now is when we have an innocent party guest, hanging from two ropes in the ceiling, raining blood on the vampires like a garden sprinkler!”says Tom as he rigs up what I assume is the blood sprinkler.

Set Visit: Orgy of Blood (click for larger image)

At that moment Creep comes and grabs me for the scene they are shooting downstairs. It’s a simple set-up of Domi and actress Naama Kates (Fauna) walking up some stairs, erotically. Creep gives me a peek at the Red One monitor to see the action through the lens. I have to say, digital filmmaking has never looked better!

Shooting on the red is quite an experience,” says Creep. “The colors in the flick are just amazing, and this story is very unique in its scope and is something that will set this apart from other films in the genre.

After they shoot the scene, I make my way outside, passing by numerous nude people in the process. Outside I run into co-producer Nikki Wall and actress Elissa Dowling (Eve), who join me for a smoke break.

As producer, it was an awesome opportunity to work with so many great people, and this has to be one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on,” says Nikki. She then proceeds to throw a sweatshirt over my head that apparently was hanging on a penis the day before. I curse her under my breath and turn to Elissa to talk to her about her involvement.

Well, as long as it involves an orgy, I’m there. I mean, who wouldn’t be?” says Elissa. I’m inclined to agree with this. “My favorite part of the shoot so far was filming at the S&M club; I’ve been frequenting there ever since!” she laughs. For an independent horror film, their production value is through the roof on this thing! Color me surprised. I go back inside to see the next set-up and run into Producer Aine Leicht of HNH Entertainment. She looks exhausted, but in that good working way.

We’ve had a few really long nights to get through, with all kinds of nude extras, special props, and lighting set-ups,” says Aine. “I couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to pull through all of it without sacrificing anything. Our outdoor party scene required a huge rented fountain, moonlight, and many, many nude extras. It was surreal to see all these beautiful bodies walking around this castle-like home we shot in. I can’t wait to see it all edited together.

Set Visit: Orgy of Blood (click for larger image)

Have I mentioned that this movie is filled to the brim with nudity? Tom Devlin is setting up the blood sprinkler, and Creepersin is going over lines with Domi in the next room. I’m giddy as a schoolgirl for this next scene. Domi walks away to prepare himself for the scene, and Creep and I get to talking some more.

Domi is the best actor I have ever worked with hands down. It’s as if he was made to be a star of the silver screen or even the silent era. He has so much emotion all the time in his face and can convey it the same way Lon Chaney Sr. or Vincent Price could. Another thing about this is that the characters in the subplot are just as great as the main cast. Jed Rowen, Randal Malone, Phoebe Dollar, Elissa Dowling, Ariauna Albright — they all steal the show a bit in their own right.” I can tell that Creep is having a blast doing this, and honestly who wouldn’t have fun making a movie called Orgy of Blood?

They start shooting the scene, and blood is flying everywhere and the actors are eating it up (the scenery and the fake blood). It was a symphony of madness and mayhem, and all-around fucking awesome.

I had a blast on the set, and from the amount of fun the cast and crew were having, it looks like that same enthusiasm will carry over into the finished product. I don’t know if they are trying for a theatrical release or if their plan is straight to DVD, but whatever the case is, look for Orgy of Blood sometime this year.

Buz “Danger” Wallick

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  • Didn’t See It Coming

    Principle and the reshoots were my first and 3rd gigs since moving to LA at the end of February and I can tell you that while it was hard work, it was fun and I met a LOT of awesome and talented people. I can only hope that I can work with these people again because I know it’s not all sunshine and roses….and some truly hot naked women.