Derrickatu, Phantom der Nacht: The Hunger

Derrickatu, Phantom der Nacht: The Hunger
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A towering, guilty moon hovering above: A quick glance of details and accuracy that attracted only a reluctant confessing, nothing do with I…

47 thoughts on “Derrickatu, Phantom der Nacht: The Hunger

  1. I just realized that the "highlight" on my eye appears to be in the shape of a bowling pin.

    Anyhow, thanks KoleK! Not searching for anything, really…

    Just a-gazin’, as if promised something…

    Thanks for the comments! πŸ™‚

  2. Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.

    ~Frank Langella

    And I might add…you are one sexAy vamp! πŸ™‚

  3. ultraviolet!!: The make-up is such a fun part of it all! Time-stricken, but oh-so enjoyable, especially when you have someone putting it on you who is comical like my uncle. Glad you like this one, although I find that the color version is better (because I enjoy the showcasing of the purple-lips and such…), but then again, that’s just me. Yeah, I suppose I could pass for Bugs Bunny’s brother or something as well! Ha! πŸ™‚ …Thank you for the comments, as always! πŸ™‚

    Christi: Mr. Langella has a point there, indeed! Just think: It’s already ‘lunch’-time tomorrow, in the future, and I am already there, feasting on your words. This is how it often is for me…praise from others like food, where I certainly gobble (or nibble like a squirrel?) at all of them. Each letter, a piece of food on my plate. In other words, your words, like others, reverberate deeply within…so that I am often thinking of them at a later time. I don’t forget who remembers…

    Thanks, as always! πŸ™‚

    Philippe: Hello there! Thanks, thanks. Although, you may want to give the ‘other’ one a look as well…to compare the two. Obviously one is in black and white and the other is in color, but then again, there’s often things to be "discovered"…Thank you for the comments!

    To me, these are "boring" versus what is to come!! Bwaha!

  4. Interesting! For me, when you b&w it, it achieves a little bit more of the camp and a little bit less of the real fear of the color one. Not a bad thing, mind, just different. This looks more like fiction, while the other one looks more like real life subject matter for fiction. I’m sure somebody else might totally disagree.

  5. Ohhhh you brilliant man! Uploaded on the night of a full moon, no less!!! Clearly inspired… or wait… commanded by the taunting, tempting silvery glow in the night sky!

    This is a fantastic capture, Derrick! The mood is truly palpable! His gaze a trance, riveted by promises silently spoken. His eye in the light oh so gorgeous [- – oh wait, that’s not the point- HaHa!!] – – but also piercing, icy, animalistic. His look – WOW. Great makeup, great effect here because I can feel it!!: The desperation, the hunger, the unbroken focus as the plan is laid out – – the mood so ominous, so decadent, and clearly captured moments before the hunt.

    Derrickatu has not fed in sometime and he cannot fight his internal demons… there is urgency in that pinpoint pupil. He will not go hungry tonight!!!

    BRAVO Derrick! Bravo Derrick’s Uncle! Encore, Encore!!

  6. ooo.. this one knocks up the "creepy" factor quite a few notches derrick. πŸ™‚
    i love these harsh black and white tones…and that deep engraving shadow beneath your exposed eye (enhanced i believe by the makeup?) truly makes me believe that you hunger (more than your glance even – which is quite powerful all on its own!)
    dreamy nighttime madness.

  7. derrick-klaatu would be interesting too…

    i wonder, the effect here seems more….tortured than the last image.

    and speaking of torture, i was always more of a mina than a lucy, the sad withering aneamic figure…"the therapists said the bats were not real, oh lord, nobody can comfort me, i falter in my resolve to carry on…..transfixed, waiting…they nibble my neck nightly and feast with delight on my fears."
    he ghaaa!

    yes, Ann, i have concerns for that pinpoint pupil too!
    great work oh brother of the night.
    and what big teeth you have!

  8. while you were uploading this i was probably gazing at the low red moon.
    great one, Sir Pinecone.

    -The bang with the fang

  9. Maybe this has been addressed…but are those tic-tacs? Brilliant.
    You look great…I think the world is ready for the next great vampire film with you as the star!

  10. Haha!! Tic-tacs! I love the humor here! But, seriously now, do those really look like tic-tacs? Based upon their size and from the previous vampire photo (the color one), anyhow…? πŸ˜‰ Of course, the imaginations of some people…sheesh! I was thinking more like I could pass for Bugs Bunny’s brother or something! πŸ™‚

    The teeth are actually bought from the wonderful "Fright Catalog", although I much prefer the hand-made ones, although these are really nice and realistic.

    I think the thing with this particular image is that my mouth should have been more opened which would help for a better ‘vampyric effect’ instead of being slightly opened, but that’s why I always have a habit of saying…"do it again!"…Ha!


    ae: Thanks! πŸ™‚

    pradip: Hello, and thank you for the comments!!

    K: Yes, yes indeed. Would you like to be a victim? No, wait…that didn’t ‘sound’ right! A vampire asking if the particular person wants to become a victim is completely off-beat! Okay, well, if you see a fog come under your door tonight, then you’ll know something. πŸ˜‰

    Ricardo: I actually agree with you! I feel as though this one seems a bit more "stretched" and perhaps comic book-like? I’m glad you like these, either way, and it’s always good to read your insightful perceptions! πŸ™‚ …If anything, I would be willing to bet that Guy Maddin would enjoy the ‘noir’…

    mr. ed: Thanks!!

    ice photo: I appreciate the comments!

    ansel: Haven’t seen you over here in ages. It’s quite good to see you again! Thanks for the comments! Thanks, as always, sir! πŸ™‚

    Ann: I think it would be unsafe to say that you might ought to watch out for the fog-under-the-door ordeal as well! πŸ˜‰ I wasn’t aware that the moon was full last night (shame on me, because I usually keep up with all of that!) which is even more interesting! Although, I am thinking that there were plenty more werewolves out than vampires! πŸ˜‰

    I am really happy that you like this one!! And, as always, your comments always fill me with joy and a huge smile! So, thank you, thank you, thank you, as always, my dear! πŸ™‚

    CC: I was thinking…not only right now, but earlier…What is your "real name?" I remember checking on your "profile" once but you didn’t have it showcased (which is often understandable) and thought I would ask! Sorry to sound so intrusive!

    Anyhow, always good to see you climbing the walls of folio-castle! Or, perhaps you are secretly a part of the castle without my knowledge? Ha!

    Yes, the enhanced shadow-y effect under my eye is most definitely from the make-up work. I think that there are going to be huge changes to the make-up for future shots, especially after further observing Kinski’s make-up, which appears to go all the way above the eye-lid and what have you. I think it will essentially help the image out, as far as the ‘strength’ of it is concerned! Really happy you liked this! Thanks, as always, for the comments! πŸ™‚

    Lou-magic: Klaatu!! Yes! The Day The Earth Stood Still is one of my favorite classic sci-fi films! I especially love that ending. There are some really interesting stories behind that ‘costume’, by the way! Not certain if you are aware of such, but try checking out a documentary on it. The comedy is good times.

    I liked your idea of this image having a more ‘tortured’ feel to it. And, yes, I happen to be more a fan of Mina than Lucy as well, which was one thing I didn’t like about the ’79 Nosferatu. I mean, why couldn’t they have just used the name that Stoker used? How difficult is it for particular directors to get that through their thick heads?!? Follow the friggin’ book for Christ’s sake! Ha! Other than that, it’s one of my all-time faves. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much, Lou-mystics/and/wonders…

    the fog is breathing…

    Mel: I wouldn’t doubt it! I’m certain the moon was in awe of your wonderful bangs! Thanks, as always! πŸ™‚

    stellar: Ha! Oh yes you are! πŸ™‚

    Jaqueline: Haha! Yes, yes indeed! The fog is breathing heavier as we speak! πŸ™‚ …Thanks, as always, my friend!

    Ryan: mos def, tu can get one, suh! πŸ™‚

    argesp: Thank you! πŸ™‚

    luna: Ah ha! I kind of figured that that would "leave a mark"…;) Funny and wonderful! Just don’t go and try and look at it in the mirror any time soon! πŸ™‚

    SG: Thanks very much! πŸ™‚

    possum: Ha! If you call these teeth "hillbilly teeth", then I can only imagine what you are going to say about a future project I have in the future! In fact, I am looking forward to your reply. πŸ˜‰

    Agent: Glad you like — thanks! πŸ™‚

    grace: It has now if you read up above. πŸ™‚ …

    I am glad that you like this one! Oh, how great it would be to actually play Nosferatu one day. I don’t think I would need to wait until I were 51 years old (the same age as Kinski when he made Herzog’s film) because that’s why there’s make-up! And, besides, Nosferatu is quite tall, and I am already tall, so it works out well! …Do you think that they are ‘really’ ready, though? …Thank you, as always, oh Graceful one! πŸ™‚

    Will someone PLEASE cut their finger now…sheesh! πŸ™‚

  11. Saw U at Auntie K’s*

    i didn’t know U were a Film Buff!

    i just thought U WATCHED FILMS IN THE BUFF!!!!!!!!


    Michael Moore takes shots at Bush, Kerry and Harper
    Unveils works on health care, politics
    Helps `Ali G with projector problems
    Sep. 9, 2006. 11:29 AM

    America remains a work in progress to crusading filmmaker Michael Moore, a nation still struggling to live up to its founding ideals of truth, justice and the pursuit of happiness.

    How fitting it was, then, that Moore last night unveiled not one but two works in progress of his own: the health care expose Sicko and the presidential election autopsy The Great ’04 Slacker Uprising, the former presented as a teaser, the latter in two segments of about five minutes each. Both presentations were world premieres.

    True to form of his previous documentary hits Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, the films scathingly attack Moore’s favourite targets of fools and knaves feigning competency and good intentions, resulting in failures of epic proportion of the American Dream.

    His presentation to a packed Elgin Theatre audience at the Toronto International Film Festival was grandly billed as An Evening With Michael Moore, despite his regulation attire of baseball cap and running shoes,and he was introduced by moderator (and fellow filmmaker) Larry Charles as "an American prophet." The benediction was seconded by a standing ovation.

    His arrival on stage was preceded by a clip of his 2003 Oscar speech in which he was booed by Hollywood for daring to criticize the Iraq War, then just a few days old. Moore’s impertinence now looks like prescience, especially to Toronto filmgoers who have been welcoming Moore for 17 years, when he unveiled his first hit Roger & Me to a rapturous reception..

    The night was filled with the comic broadsides the Michigan muckraker loves to hurl at anyone and anything, especially his favourite target U.S.President George W. Bush.

    He only half-jokingly suggested that Oprah Winfrey would make the ideal Democratic challenger to kick the ruling Republicans out of the White House in 2008.

    "I just think we should get Oprah in the Oval office," Moore said. "Every 4 o’clock in the afternoon, she could still put on her show."

    The Great ’04 Slacker Uprising, which may be released straight to DVD, was presented first.

    Moore introduced it as the chronicle of his 60-day, 60-city attempt to get out the vote on behalf of Democratic challenger John Kerry.

    Here’s the surprise: what we saw, set to a mournful rendition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," is more critical of Kerry than Bush. It castigates Kerry for bungling his early poll lead on Bush, by failing to respond ina timely manner to a smear campaign on his Vietnam War record and his muddled stance on Iraq.

    Next up was the teaser from Sicko, which Moore plans to release next June.

    It goes after the for-profit U.S. healthcare system, in particular the big drug companies and health insurers. The industry is so paranoid about the film, more said, that it figured out a way to shut down production for several months by blocking the insurance that American fillmakers need to make a movie.

    But Canadians didn’t get off lightly last night, either.

    "The election of Mr. Harper here is just proof Canadians have a really refined sense of humour," Moore quipped, receiving a round of applause.

    Not everything went smoothly. There were frustrating sound problems, reminding Moore and Charles of the snafu at Borat the evening before. He aborted the second clip of Great ’04 Slacker Uprising midway through because he wasn’t happy with the sound.

    Moore and Charles were clearly upset about having to suffer through technicals snafus for a second night running, and they weren’t shy about voicing their upset.

    Moore said he knew it was a bad idea to show material from a work in progress.

    The audience wasn’t happy, either. A few patrons walked out before the screening of the Sicko clip.

    Early Friday morning, Moore had tried to help out funny man Sacha Baron Cohen, one of the recurring characters on his hit TV series, Da Ali G Show, who had projector problems with his launch of Borat Cultural Learnings from America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which kicked off the Midnight Madness program, normally the domain of ghouls, zombies and sleep-deprived film freaks.

    It’s not the place you’d expect to see a royal emissary from an obscure Eastern European nation.

    Yet it all made sense early yesterday morning at the Ryerson Theatre for the debut of what is one of the hottest films at the festival.

    Cohen was greeted by raucous fans when he arrived in a farm wagon pulled by women dressed as peasants.

  12. :-=

    Honourable Count Derrickatu, You almost broke off a teeth. πŸ™‚
    One is already completely inclined.

    Your irony is ingenious :-=
    Light and contrast are excellent

  13. Hilariously scary. (Hilarious, because I picture you scurrying about, putting on the finishing touches in the mirror, and saying to yourself, "yeah, that looks good" :D) Scary because, well, yer just creepin me out there! Look at it!

  14. Wow, thanks to everyone! Truly!

    Shakti: Thanks for coming back, and for dedicating that photo to me! Very nice of you, and much appreciation! πŸ™‚

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