On Saturday, we had our, as I called it, Corpse Party 2018!!! What it was, was a Murder Mystery party. We had a person helping us...AND WE NEEDED IT!!! My friend Michelle brought the "actors" who were friends of hers who cosplay at events and tee occasional Renaissance Faire or several. The theme was Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board...though that was merely a guide. It turned into a monster because of my insane ideas involving complex lighting and the implementation of videos. Thankfully, we decided that doing the live party and live videos, along with lighting and set removal was too much and we prerecorded the videos. It is funny, but if my niece could have been here with my sister, I would have never thought of prerecording the videos.
The video portion of it was the younger girls and women playing the game, Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board while the older women and the people not acting watched. When te videos played, thee lights went off and then something equally crazy happened in the room with the older women actors and our guests. All te while, as the happenings progressed, the guests were to figure out what was going on...who is the killer? What is going on? That sort of stuff. Oh, and no one got it close to right until the very end, which pleased me greatly. The highlights were the performances by the younger actors and my friend Michelle and her sister Melissa. My favorite part was Michelle's 22 year old daughter getting stabbed in the back during a dark interlude. She was not there and when it was dark, se appeared seemingly out of the video screen. In actuality, she snuck in from a bedroom in the darkness. The video parts, though prerecorded were done by our friend in that bedroom where the girls were sequestered.
Anyway, Michelle's daughter, Chelsea, when the lights came on, she cried out in distress, "MOM!!!", and then fell to her knees and onto her front, dead. Michelle freaked out and screamed and ran over there and the lights went out again and the video played some ark tings that the girls tat were left were doing. When the lights came on, Michelle had been stabbed multiple times and blood was coming out of her mouth as she fell against the glass outside door. Other than the knife shaking when Chelsea fell to the floor, it was BY FAR the best death scene. Though, the "sibling video chase" between sisters Jess (my good friend) and her much younger sister was both a little funny and terrifying at the same time. Jess manually strangled her sister and then was beaten down herself by an unseen presence after doing the murder. Their mother made a ridicules cry and fainted to the floor afterwards...I did tell her to act it out how she wanted to...LOL!!! It was a dumb acting job...but she was doing her best. The other really great scene was the unseen presence strangling my niece on the video. She just took a new job after college in another state, so she could not make it here. Her and her friend shot the scene and then sent it to us and it was amazing. My sister thought it was great but really scary and made her miss her baby girl even more. So yeah, I psychologically scarred my already nervous older sister...IT WAS A TOTAL VALIDATION FOR ME!!! LOL!!!
There was one surprise that seemed to surprise everyone when queried after the "show". It was the performance of my friend Annie. First, it was a surprise because she told everyone that she did not want to perform and then when she did, she did REALLY well!!! Sadly, Annie was strangled by an unseen presence in the dark...she sounded like she was actually strangling, and when the lights came on, she looked like she was strangled...she did a great job. Even better hen you consider that she got to the kitchen countertop, and on top of it...in the dark...all by herself...oh yeah, in like 15 seconds!!! It was great, and we had a person guess correctly on who did it...and it was at the end...so everyone got to se everything. We thought about nudity...Michelle agreed as did Karley, one of te ones from Michelle's group. In the end, we went with scantily clad with Karley and surprisingly, Lu. I know you guys do not know who I am talking about, but you can imagine, I suppose.
Tonight, on Halloween, we did it up right, as we usually do. As the Trick or Treaters came by, they were treated to an alien autopsy. We had entrails and blood...and spooky sounds. It was a ton of fun...and a ton of candy seekers. Ohhh, speaking of blood, there was a lot of it in the house for the Corpse Party...it cleaned up well though. The alien autopsy was outside, so it was just hosed off and/or shoveled away!!! I was the Corpse Bride and everyone commented on it. I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!