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June 27, 2004:
This was the first "technical" day of shooting on Fairview Falls. We needed to create the illusion that Don Deich was struck in the head with a clothes iron and later killed with it.
Ariel (Morgan LaRocca) receives a phone call with some disturbing news. Her father (Don Deich) helps himself to another beer when she fails to answer him.
"Is there anything bothering you? I'm here if you need a shoulder to cry on." The tension (or tomato in this case) is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
"I said I would finish lunch daddy!" Ariel tired of her father's groping hands, snaps and lets him have it with a clothes iron. Dana Elder, Gene Mazza, and Brian Spears (with Tommy Dedde assisting) use several bruise kits to add makeup to Don for the initial iron hit.
"Ariel, what are you doing?!"
"You would always sing to me afterwards when I would cry. Hush little baby, don't say a word..." This time the makeup is more intense. Bruise kits are used again. This time collodion is used to shrink sections of the skin to aide in creating a swelling effect and to create a gash. A putty or wax build up is made over Don's nose to create the effect that his nose is broken and swollen. Prosaide is used to glue or seal it on. Finally, gelled "blood" is used. The usual kayro syrup/red dye mix would run too much.
"Ssh. It's time for me to sleep now daddy."
Dana uses makeup to age around Mike Valenzano's eyes. He finds Don's body after it has been laying there for a while. Don's makeup is darkened to make it look like bruising has set in more.
Liquid latex is painted into several layers to create a prosthetic that will go onto Lisa's forearm. Vaseline is used to create a vein like bladder. Layers are painted over that. Prosaide is used to glue the prosthetic to Lisa's forearm. Finally, the bladder is popped with a razor and a tube is inserted to allow the "blood" to flow through. Blood is squirted into the tube using a syringe. Brian, blows into the tube from off camera to create the illusion of blood flowing through a slashed wrist. The vomit was made from a mixture of refried beans (for color and texture), cream of corn and spit pea soup.
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