Bill Oberst, Jr., is passionate about horror, and it shows in the actor’s newly launched official website, BillOberst.com, especially in the section entitled “The Anatomy of Fear.”
From the Press Release:
The all-new BillOberst.com comes complete with horror merchandise (including a bloody severed ear and some exclusive T-shirt designs by horror genre artists) and a sense of fun that Oberst thinks is often lacking in modern-day horror.
The LA-based actor is known for roles in a slew of indie horror flicks as well as appearances on MTV’s “Death Valley,” HBO’s “True Blood,” and the occasional high-profile dramatic lead in TV-movies like The Hallmark Channel’s “The Shunning” and The History Channel’s “Sherman’s March.” Oberst says he wanted a site that celebrates the kind of horror he loved as a kid. “Horror should be fun. And cathartic. And scary. And disturbing,” says Oberst. “I wanted a site that was all of those things.” To create it, he turned to horror site specialists Rough Ride Creations. Rough Ride CEO Briana Malmstrom was so pleased with the results that she wrote an online case study about the site’s development process.
At the heart of the new BillOberst.com is a section called “The Anatomy of Fear,” which celebrates the genre of body horror that Oberst has become associated with. “Bill fits squarely into the long cinematic tradition of the human body as an object of fear,” Malmstrom says, “so we created The Anatomy of Fear, a mini-site with imagery and pop-up text on how Bill draws inspiration from the horror greats to use his face and body in disturbing ways on screen. The visitor travels through a weird old house environment and sees all of this as pictures hanging on the fading wallpaper surrounded by freakish objects. At the end of the journey there’s a creepy TV set playing a clip video from Bill’s horror work which we created especially for the mini-site.”
The actor says he hopes BillOberst.com is “the kind of site that Karloff or Lugosi or Vincent Price might have had if they had lived in our era, something creepy and fun. Horror continues to be good to me, and I hope horror hounds like me will drop in and let me know what they think,” he says. “Oh, and be sure to roll your mouse over my face in the header. That’s my favorite part!”
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