I love to throw together little groupings and scenes from some of my favorite movies or books so this year when two of my Chunky Halloween House partners said they liked zombies my first thought was "FIDO". It's one of my all time favorite zombie movies and I have watched it so many times. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to make these two partners (and myself
) some houses inspired by FIDO.
So here is the War Room which belongs to Zomcon's new head of security. His war room is his office in his home where he displays his zombie war trophies along with his many framed photos of himself during the war and his framed newspaper clippings boasting of his many kills. And then there is the specimen jar that holds the head of one of his kills.......Uncle Bob! It's that specimen jar with Uncle Bob's head that got me started on this one, I just had to have one.
Now all of my Chunky Houses that I've ever made have been photoshopped from top to bottom but it took me so long to get Uncle Bob's head right that I almost gave up. In the movie there was only a brief shot of the right side of the jar and then a longer showing of the front. So I had to take these two shots and put them together in a way that could be stretched and rolled to be placed inside the small plastic tube so that Uncle Bob's head looked like a real head suspended in liquid. And I wanted it to look right from any angle. Needless to say, I have a whole envelope full of failed attempts that once printed and rolled just didn't look right. I think I'm finally happy with the final result though. So here is my War Room and a close up of Uncle Bob.
And a couple more.
My second house revolves around the father in the movie. He was afraid of zombies and wanted to make sue that he could provide head coffin funerals for him and his family. In the end of course he got his wish and he had a lovely head coffin burial. My Chunky House has a head coffin containing the Zomcon logo on the front and the front sticks shut with a magnet but easily pulls off for the head viewing. So here's my head coffin house.
These were really fun to make. Hope you enjoy!