Be prepared for 12 reasons to drool and shiver at the same time. Photographer Ama Lea has just finished her work on a new calendar for 2017 that offers a juicy new look at some of your favorite horror villains as you've never seen them. Or did Freddy Krueger ever show his six-pack before? Were we aware of Leatherface's considerable buttocks? Ama Lea recreated scenes from classics such as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and FRIDAY THE 13TH and chose hunky male pin-ups to impersonate the respective slasher icons. The calendar features some horror notables such as Jonathan Tiersten (SLEEPAWAY CAMP), Marv Blauvelt (DEATH HOUSE), and Jared Degado (300, DEATH HOUSE).
Every single arrangement is pretty much tongue-in-cheek of course, sometimes combining motifs from various movies or franchises and even though there is quite a lot of male skin to be seen, this calendar isn't just for the ladies. Horror aficionados will enjoy the smart and over-the-top approach of each set-up and appreciate the inversion of standards and expectations (wouldn't female pin-ups be the regular case?).
Ama Lea is an expert in horror photography and has portrayed the likes of Wes Craven, Stuart Gordon and the Soska Twins for various genre publications (Fangoria, Delirium, etc). Her short film "M is for Mermaid" is part of the recently released third installment of the ABC's OF DEATH series. Right now Ama Lea is preparing her feature debut.
Ironically called "Year of Fear 2017", her calendar can be pre-ordered under http://wwwshopamalea.com.
"Year of Fear" will be having an official release party November 4th at Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, CA that will include not only the calendar and prints (did I mention male models in attendance?) but work from other local artist's of their own sexy horror renditions and will be open to the public.