New October Issue of AC Features Focus on Fright

Now arriving in your mailbox with coverage on recent horror projects and input from ASC members behind some of the genre’s iconic images.

At top, a horrifying image from the feature Men, shot by Rob Hardy, ASC, BSC. (Photo by Kevin Baker, courtesy of A24)

In this issue, longtime  American Horror Story cinematographer and fright film enthusiast Michael Goi, ASC, ISC introduces AC interviews with Autumn Eakin (The Invitation); Rob Hardy, ASC, BSC (Men); and Douglas Koch, CSC (Crimes of the Future) about their recent work in the horror genre.

On our cover: Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) confronts a sinister predicament in The Invitation, shot by Autumn Eakin. (Photo by Marcell Piti, courtesy of Screen Gems.)

C. Kim Miles, ASC, CSC, MySC discusses the Showtime survival drama Yellowjackets, on which he alternated episodes with Trevor Forrest. Cinematographer Julie Kirkwood breaks down her approach to shooting the show’s pilot.

ASC members Owen Roizman (The Exorcist), Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria), Daniel Pearl (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Dean Cundey (HalloweenThe Thing), Charlie Lieberman (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Darius Khondji (Seven), Emmanuel Lubezki (Sleepy Hollow), Anthony Dod Mantle (28 Days Later) and Sam McCurdy (The Descent) discuss the art of crafting chilling images.

The atmospheric arrival of Farther Merrin in The Exorcist (1973)
Jessica Harper in director Dario Argento’s stylish horror opus Suspiria (1977).
Survivors of a harrowing pandemic in 28 Days Later (2002).

The Virtual World: AC takes a virtual tour of the set of the Netflix series 1899, a period mystery-thriller shot by Nikolaus Summerer that employed a custom-built LED volume with rotating stage at Studio Babelsberg in Germany.

The rotating stage at Studio Babelsberg, built for 1899. (Photo by Alex Forge)

Shot Craft: Advice on how to create suspense with lighting, composition and camera moves.

Short Takes: A look at Shadow Bird (Sonsi), directed and shot by Savita Singh, ISC.

In Memoriam: A tribute to Thomas Richmond, ASC.

Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature new members Autumn Durald Arkapaw, Wolfgang Held and Blake McClure.  

Wrap Shot: Mario Tosi, ASC on Carrie

Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek in the horror classic Carrie (1976).

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