Hair of the Dog

"Hair of the Dog" was shot on Sony DVCAM
Hair of the Dog” was shot on Sony DVCAM in 13 shooting days in Colts Neck & Ocean, NJ and Massapequa, NY
Scouting the location that would end up being Alex Blakely's home.  Left to right Director Terry Wickham, Executive Producer Bill Kirkbride and Writer/Producer Tim Clark.
Scouting the location that would end up being Alex Blakely’s home. Left to right Director Terry Wickham, Executive Producer Bill Kilbride and Writer/Producer Tim Clark in Colts Neck, NJ
This location in Colt's Neck, NJ was Bill Kirbride's parents home and was a Christmas Tree farm
This location in Colts Neck, NJ was Bill Kilbride’s parents home and was a Christmas Tree farm.  There was actually snow still on the ground when the movie started shooting, which necessitated the choice to blow-out the lights coming from the windows to help conceal it
This was the infamous HOTD read through that ended up being the event that forced Terry to fire the actor originally cast as "Alex Blakely" when he tried to question a casting choice 1 week before shooting began.
This was the infamous HOTD read through that ended up being the event that forced Terry to replace the actor originally cast as “Alex.”  Terry made this decision when the said actor questioned a casting choice 1-week before shooting began @ DP/Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Sean McGinn’s place in Brooklyn.
Gim Lay applies the black eye make-up to Chris Weir "Alex Blakely" for the opening scene @ Kirkbride's in Colt's Neck, NJ 3/2003
Gim Lay applies the black eye make-up to Chris Weir “Alex Blakely” for the opening scene @ Kilbride’s in Colts Neck, NJ March 2003
Melanie Brown is ready to play do-gooder "Martha Hoyt" @ Kirkbride's March '03
Melanie Brown is ready to play do-gooder “Martha Hoyt” @ Kilbride’s March ’03
Director of Photography Sean McGinn operates his Steaditracker during the opening shot of the movie @ Kirkbride's in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Director of Photography Sean McGinn operates his Steaditracker during the opening shot of the movie @ Kilbride’s in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Soundman Gim Lay booms the mic, while DP Sean McGinn executes the opening shot of HOTD 03/03
Soundman Gim Lay booms the mic, while DP Sean McGinn executes the opening shot of HOTD 03/03
"Martha" comes to visit "Alex" and finds him with the black-eye @ Kirkbride's 03/03 in Colt's Neck, NJ
“Martha” (Melanie Brown) comes to visit “Alex” (Chris Weir) and finds him with the black-eye @ Kilbride’s 03/03 in Colts Neck, NJ
HOTD cast & crew start to assemble for the production photo @ the beautiful mansion location in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
HOTD cast & crew start to assemble for the production photo @ the beautiful mansion location in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03.  This exquisite place not only had the visible double spiral staircase, but had 10 bathrooms spread out amongst it’s massiveness
Writer/Producer Tim Clark sits with Doris Dany ("Bloody Mary") and Chris Weir (Alex") in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Writer/Producer Tim Clark sits with Doris Dany (“Bloody Mary”) and Chris Weir (“Alex”) in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03.  Doris just had that look of someone you wouldn’t want to mess with, but in actuality was a real sweetie
Cast & Crew @ "Trevor Larkin's" mansion in the movie, which actually belonged Cookie & Mark Cooper 03/03
Cast & Crew @ “Trevor Larkin’s” mansion in the movie, which actually belonged Cookie & Mark Cooper 03/03
Tim Clark observes from a distance, while Mia Troche and Chris Weir prepare to do the scene at "Trevor's Larkin's" place 03/03
Tim Clark observes from a distance, while Mia Troche and Chris Weir prepare to do the scene at “Trevor’s Larkin’s” place 03/03
Director Terry Wickham (seated) and Tim Clark discuss the scene at "Trevor's" mansion 03/03 in Colt's Neck, NJ
Director Terry Wickham (seated) and Tim Clark discuss the scene at “Trevor’s” mansion 03/03 in Colts Neck, NJ.  Tim and Terry had become friends through their mutual friend Hollis Higgins (Music composer of Terry’s films Out of Touch, Double Fantasy & “Stash” in the movie Evil Streets).  Tim had contributed $100 towards Terry renting the large crane used in the episode “Stalk” in the movie Evil Streets.  The pals use to meet for lunch in New York City, when Tim was working at Fangoria Magazine
Gim Lay was "Mr. Everything" on the production of "Hair of the Dog."  Sean McGinn has made it very clear that without Gim's help,  the movie would not have been possible.  Seen here at Cooper's Estate in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Gim Lay was “Mr. Everything” on the production of “Hair of the Dog.” Sean McGinn has made it very clear that without Gim’s help, the movie would not have been possible. Seen here at Cooper’s Estate in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Everyone's ready for lunch. Left to right Mia Troche, Gim Lay, Melanie Brown, Cookie Cooper. Tim Clark and Chris Weir @ Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Everyone’s ready for lunch. Left to right Mia Troche, Gim Lay, Melanie Brown, Cookie Cooper. Tim Clark and Chris Weir @ Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Tim Clark delivers lunch to the Colt's Neck, NJ location.  Tim's wife Erica Clark masterminded the meals for the shoot and even later played the voice of the 911 operator head at the end of the film
Tim Clark delivers lunch to the Colts Neck, NJ location. Tim’s wife Erica Clark masterminded the meals for the shoot and even later played the voice of the “911 operator” at the end of the film
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Melanie Brown & Mia Troche are ready to dig in while shooting in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
"Kayla" (Mia Troche) and Trevor Larkin (John-Dylan Howard) are lit for the scene at the mansion in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
“Kayla” (Mia Troche) and Trevor Larkin (John-Dylan Howard) are lit for the scene at the mansion in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Melanie Brown, Chris Weir stand behind Director Terry Wickham in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Melanie Brown, Chris Weir stand behind Director Terry Wickham in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Terry and Sean insisted on spending the money necessary on a small crane to give the HOTD to elevate the production value, the pool in back of the mansion can be seen through the back windows in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Terry and Sean insisted on spending the money necessary on a small crane to elevate the production value of HOTD.  The pool in back of the mansion can be seen through the back windows in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03. The pool house to the right (you can’t see in this shot) was the exterior of the “Rape Room”
Gim Lay was a man on a mission for the production.  Gim drove a small grip truck to the production which afforded the production quite a bit of the tools necessary to make the movie.
Gim Lay was a man on a mission for the production. Gim drove a small grip truck to the production, which afforded the production quite a bit of the tools necessary to make the movie
Mia Troche played the luscious "Kayla", the wannabe adult movie starlet that meets with "Trevor Larkin" in hopes to be one of his films.
Mia Troche played the luscious “Kayla”, the wannabe adult movie starlet that meets with “Trevor Larkin” in hopes to be one of his films
Director Terry R. Wickham watches the scene between "Kayla" & "Trevor"
Director Terry R. Wickham watches the scene between “Kayla” & “Trevor”
Melanie Brown couldn't be happier playing do-gooder "Martha Hoyt
Melanie Brown really stood out as the sweet caring religious zealot of a character “Martha Hoyt.”  Terry says, “Melanie brought this clean-cut softness the worked wonderfully juxtaposed against a defense lawyer, adult movie producer and a female psychopath.  For example, just watch the scene where the thoughtful young woman is carrying an apple pie to her ailing neighbor “Alex” and ends up getting chain sawed in the process.”
Mia Troche ("Kayla") and John-Dylan Howard (Trevor) had fun playing the scene in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
Mia Troche (“Kayla”) and John-Dylan Howard (Trevor) had fun playing the scene in Colt’s Neck, NJ 03/03

 

DP Sean McGinn sets  up crane shot between "Alex's" car and "Kayla's car in Cooper's driveway to Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
DP Sean McGinn sets up crane shot between “Alex’s” car , while Chris Weir leans down to talk to Melanie Brown. In distance Producer Tim Clark & Gim Lay move about Cooper’s driveway in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03

 

Mia Troche captures "Kayla's" disappointment of being rejected by "Trevor Larkin"
Mia Troche captures “Kayla’s” disappointment of being rejected by “Trevor Larkin”
"Phil" (Richard G. Fernicola) runs a test on the fingerprint left on the whine glass found at "Trevor Larkin's" house.  "Martha" (Melanie Brown) and "Alex" (Chris Weir) await the results.  This scene was actually shot at Dr. Richard G. Fernicola's office in Ocean, NJ.  Rich is the world renown expert on the 1916 shark attacks that happened on the Jersey coast.  His book 12 Days of Terror is the definite word on it's history.
“Phil” (Richard G. Fernicola) runs a test on the fingerprint left on the whine glass found at “Trevor Larkin’s” house. “Martha” (Melanie Brown) and “Alex” (Chris Weir) await the results. This scene was actually shot at Dr. Richard G. Fernicola’s office in Ocean, NJ. Rich is the world renown expert on the 1916 shark attacks that happened on the Jersey coast. His book 12 Days of Terror is the definitive word on it’s history.
"Martha" (Melanie Brown) prays for the dead body in body bag, which was played by Writer/Producer Tim Clark in Ocean, NJ 03/03
“Martha” (Melanie Brown) prays for the dead body in body bag, which was played by Writer/Producer Tim Clark in Ocean, NJ 03/03. Terry got a kick out of putting Tim in these somewhat uncomfortable positions.  Terry adds, “It’s something in all fun that all directors are supposed to do whenever working with a producer (smiling)”
Director Terry Wickham watches "Martha" do her thing over the cadaver (Tim Clark) in Dr. Fernicola's office in Ocean, NJ 03/03
Director Terry Wickham watches “Martha” do her thing over the cadaver (Tim Clark) in Dr. Fernicola’s office in Ocean, NJ 03/03
The tree amigos on HOTD left to right: Director Terry Wickham, Soundman Gim Lay and DP/Editor  Sean McGinn outside Kilbride home in Colt's Neck, NJ 03/03
The tree amigos on HOTD: left to right: Director Terry Wickham, Soundman Gim Lay and DP/Editor Sean McGinn outside Kilbride home in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Terry watches monitor while DP Sean McGinn film's "Martha" drives "Alex" home. Filmed at Kilbride residence in Colt's Neck, NJ
Terry watches monitor, while DP Sean McGinn film’s “Martha” driving “Alex” home. Filmed at Kilbride residence in Colts Neck, NJ.  Notice Gim Lay’s ingenious placement of microphone behind/against the tree to get the sound of the car
DP Sean McGinn rigged his camera on the window of the car to shot the dialogue scene.  This 2002 Nissan Sentra is actually Terry real car.
DP Sean McGinn rigged his camera on the window of the car to shot the dialogue scene. This 2002 Nissan Sentra is actually Terry’s real car that he still uses to this day.
DP Sean McGinn went where ever he could to get the best shot for HOTD
DP Sean McGinn went where ever he could to get the best shot for HOTD
Tyler Evans as "Agent Rannacher" and Steve Deighen as "Agent Rosner" are the FBI Agents onto "Bloody Mary's" exploits @ Cooper home in Colts Neck, NJ
Tyler Evans as “Agent Rannacher” and Steve Deighan as “Agent Rosner” are the FBI Agents on “Bloody Mary’s” trail @ Cooper home in Colts Neck, NJ
Steve Deighen takes direction from Terry
Steve Deighan takes direction from Terry
Gim Lay mics the front door of the Cooper mansion for the scene where Trevor is visited by the FBI Agents
Gim Lay mics the front door of the Cooper mansion for the scene where Trevor is visited by the FBI Agents
Trevor Larkin is visited by FBI scene set up in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Terry Wickham goes over the scene with the FBI Agents (Tyler Evans & Steve Deighan) visiting Trevor Larkin (John-Dylan Howard) @ Cooper’s home in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
"Trevor" (Chris Weir) learns what actually took place the night of "Trevor's" (John-Dylan Howard) party.  There was no doubt that this is the most important scene in the movie and the actors really dug into performing it inside what become known on the production as the "rape room"
“Trevor” (Chris Weir) learns what actually took place the night of “Trevor’s” (John-Dylan Howard) party. There was no doubt that this is the most important scene in the movie and the actors really dug into performing it, inside what become known on the production as the “rape room”
"Trevor" lets "Alex" know the truth and John-Dylan Howard pulled this off with both  intensity and a touch of humor
“Trevor” lets “Alex” know the truth in the “rape room.”  John-Dylan Howard pulled this off critical scene with both charisma and a touch of humor and proved he was the right person to play the role.  Terry says, “John was a real interesting person and one of a kind.  Over 800 actors submitted their headshots & resumes for the roles in HOTD. John was the only one who sent his in a black envelope.  He wanted to be noticed and my wife Paula (who was the casting director for the movie) called him “The Black Envelope Guy.”
The flashback to what took place in the "rape room."  Director Terry sits watching from the chair in the distant right and says remember filming this scene, "We had filmed this really late at night around 4am.  Everyone was exhausted from having filmed the big adult movie party earlier that night.  I think almost everyone film asleep, even for a few seconds, while we shot it."
The flashback to what took place in the “rape room.” Director Terry sits watching from the chair in the distant right and says remembering doing this scene, “We had filmed this really late at night around 4am. Everyone was exhausted from having filmed the big adult movie party earlier that night. I think almost everyone film asleep, even for a few seconds, while we shot it.”
Sean McGinn films "Mary Jenkins" from "Alex's" POV.  The blonde bombshell really took the role by the throat not only looking sensational but bringing the inner aggression to make a believable female serial killer.  This was filmed in the gigantic basement of the Cooper's mansion 03/03
Sean McGinn films “Mary Jenkins” (Doris Dany) from “Alex’s” POV. The blonde bombshell really took the role by the throat not only looking sensational but bringing the inner aggression to make a believable female serial killer. This was filmed in the gigantic basement of the Cooper’s mansion 03/03
Doris Dany gets her make-up done by Special Make-up Effects artist Anthony Jones @ Kilbridge home @ Colts Neck, NJ
Doris Dany gets her make-up done by Special Make-up Effects artist Anthony Jones @ Kilbridge home @ Colts Neck, NJ
Chris Weir as "Alex" finds himself in a very difficult situation when "Bloody Mary" makes a visit to his home
Chris Weir as “Alex” finds himself in a very difficult situation when “Bloody Mary” makes a visit to his home.  Terry says, “What Chris did blew everyone away.  He accepted the lead role only 3-days before the first shooting day (replacing the actor Terry fired) and proceeded to bring “Alex Blakely” totally to life.  We got really lucky Chris played the part because there’s no way the original actor would have been as good as Chris was.
Doris Dany uses the tools of her trade as "Bloody Mary Jenkins" @ Kilbridge home 03/03
Doris Dany uses the tools of her trade as “Bloody Mary Jenkins” @ Kilbridge home 03/03
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The end result of “Mary” (Doris Dany) approaching “Martha” (Melanie Brown) is not going to end well for the nosey-neighbor.
"Mary" doesn't discriminate her victims/"Martha" (Melanie Brown)
“Mary” doesn’t discriminate her victims/”Martha” (Melanie Brown).  Sean McGinn’s magnificent color correction is really apparent with the blue sky, dark green grass.
"Bloody Mary" (Doris Dany) gets her name for good reason. "Martha's" (Melanie Brown) reaction really helps sell Anthony Jones explosion of gore.
“Bloody Mary” (Doris Dany) gets her name for good reason. “Martha’s” (Melanie Brown) reaction really helps sell Anthony Jones explosion of gore.  Terry says, “There was a really dangerous part of this scene.  It didnt’ involve the actors, but rather Tim Clark and I.  We took responsibility of holding the dummy Special Make-Up Effects Artist Anthony Jones created that was stuffed with blood and guts.  When the real life chainsaw was thrust against it, the chainsaw teeth grabbed hold of the shirt fabric and quickly climbed up the dummy.  I had to jerk my hand back or else it the chainsaw would  have got it.  I’m very thankful it was me having to react rather than a crew member.  I’m glad we got the scene to work but I wouldn’t shoot it the same way now because losing a limb is not worth it.”
"Mary" (Doris Dany) comes from the most unlikely places to strike.  Here "Agent Rannacher" (Tyler Evans) stands unaware of the danger behind him.
“Mary” (Doris Dany) comes from the most unlikely places to strike. Here “Agent Rannacher” (Tyler Evans) stands unaware of the danger behind him
"Agent Rosner" is shocked to find his partner dead.  While he is completely clueless to the murderess staring at him in the distance.  Terry couldn't help but to include a shot inspired by John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN.
“Agent Rosner” (Steve Deighan) is shocked to find his partner dead. He is completely clueless to the murderess (Doris Dany) staring at him in the distance. Terry couldn’t help but include a shot inspired by John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN
Writer/Producer Tim Clark was happy to play the dead body of "Agent Rannacher" when Tyler Evans wasn't available.
Writer/Producer Tim Clark was happy to play the dead body of “Agent Rannacher” when Tyler Evans wasn’t available
Writer/Producer Timothy David Clark and Director Terry R. Wickham made a formidable team on HAIR OF THE DOG
Writer/Producer Timothy David Clark and Director Terry R. Wickham made a formidable team on HAIR OF THE DOG.  The magic they created together was the reason Thad Byrd asked them to work together again on the upcoming episode “Stash” in the feature film Devil’s Five
Doris Dany stays in character while Steve Deighan is all smiles before she gets her hands on him
Doris Dany stays in character while Steve Deighan is all smiles before she gets her hands on him
"Agent Rosner" meets his death at the corner of the Christmas Tree shed.
“Agent Rosner” meets his death at the corner of the Christmas Tree shed
It's about time the producer gets his hands wet
It’s about time the producer gets his hands wet
Steve Deighan enjoyed his experience.  After after "Bloody Mary" does him in 03/03
Steve Deighan enjoyed his experience even  after “Bloody Mary” does him in 03/03
Doris never broke character, even while posing with the Director.  Doris shared that every time she drove to each shoot, she spent time listening to specific music that put her into the mindset of a killer.  She even read books between setups, on female serial killers Terry gave to her
Doris never broke character, even while posing with the Director. Doris shared that every time she drove to each shoot, she spent time listening to specific music that put her into the mindset of a killer. She even read books between setups, on female serial killers Terry gave to her
The end of the movie allowed us to come full circle visually.  DP Sean McGinn photographs "Alex" (Chris Weir) within the Christmas tree grove
The end of the movie allowed us to come full circle visually. DP Sean McGinn photographs “Alex” (Chris Weir) within the Christmas tree grove
"Bloody Mary" Brings her chainsaw down to close out the movie
“Bloody Mary” Brings her chainsaw down to close out the movie.  Terry says, “I don’t know whatever happened to Doris.  I actually tailor wrote the lead police officer character “Officer Karen Langer” for her in my feature screenplay Anomaly.  Doris was aware I was writing it for her but we lost contact years ago.  I only hope she is okay and doing well.
What a way to go out of a movie.  "Mary" (Doris Dany) let's us have it in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
What a way to go out of a movie. “Mary” (Doris Dany) let’s us have it in Colts Neck, NJ 03/03
Terry Wickham during Editing at Sean McGinn's in Brooklyn, NY
Terry Wickham during Editing at Sean McGinn’s in Brooklyn, NY
HAIR OF THE DOG Premiere was held at the Pioneer Theater in New York City
HAIR OF THE DOG Premiere was held at the Pioneer Theater in New York City
"Washington Road" Alumni Steve Deighan, who played "Agent Rannacher" and Kim Vasilakis, who played "Assistant Nurse Munchabeaver" in HOTD outside Pioneer Theater in Manhattan
“Washington Road” Alumni Steve Deighan, who played “Agent Rannacher” and Kim Vasilakis, who played “Assistant Nurse Munchabeaver” in HOTD outside Pioneer Theater in Manhattan
Melanie Brown with her parents inside Pioneer Theater in NYC
Melanie Brown with her parents inside Pioneer Theater in NYC
Sean McGinn's friend Natasha Bakholdina and Paula Wickham @ HOTD Premiere
Sean McGinn’s friend Natasha Bakholdina and Paula Wickham @ HOTD Premiere
Director Terry Wickham stands proud at the Premiere of HAIR OF THE DOG in New York City
Director Terry Wickham stands proud at the Premiere of HAIR OF THE DOG in New York City.  This poster was created by Terry’s high school artist friend Timothy Bruns.  Tim was responsible for creating the posters for Perishing Hearts, Evil Streets, “Stash” and the main poster for Devil’s Five.  Terry says, “There is nobody better than Tim.  He’s my go-to guy when it comes to posters for my movies”
DP/Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Sean McGinn with his friend Natasha Bakholdina @ Pioneer Theater.  Terry says, "I cannot express enough words at what Sean did for Hair of the Dog.  I pushed the ambition of taking the movie further than any previous film I'd ever been a part of and Sean exceded those marks by a considerable margin.  God only knows how many hours he put in to ensure the editing, picture and sound came off as professional as it did.  I give him all the credit in the world."
DP/Editor/Post-Production Supervisor Sean McGinn with his friend Natasha Bakholdina @ Pioneer Theater. Terry says, “I cannot express enough words at what Sean did for Hair of the Dog. I pushed my ambition of taking the movie further than any previous film I’d ever been a part of and Sean met & exceeded those marks by a considerable margin. God only knows how many hours he put in to ensure the editing, picture and sound came off as professional as it did. I credit him as my main creative partner on that movie.”
Tyler Evans, Doris Dany, Tim Clark, Melanie Brown, Terry Wickham, Sean McGinn and Steve Deighan stand together @ Hair of the Dog Premiere in Manhattan
Tyler Evans, Doris Dany, Tim Clark, Melanie Brown, Terry Wickham, Sean McGinn and Steve Deighan stand together @ Hair of the Dog Premiere in Manhattan