Selena Gomez surprises fans and poses for an array of horror-themed pictures for a new horror-inspired video shoot.
(Noam Galai/Getty Images, Petra Collins/Instagram)
Selena Gomez is stepping into a nightmarish world of madness, finger-faced monsters and disembodied bath faces for a new, anxiety-inducing horror film.
The pop star along with artist and director Petra Collins for a surreal, horrific visual media project, and now fans can get a glimpse of the terrifying short.
Collins took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a series of behind-the-scenes pictures and sneak peeks on the troubling project that seemingly answers the question, “What would it look like if Gomez and David Lynch along to the opening credits for a season of ‘American Horror Story?’ “
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The first clip of the project, with the title “A Story of Love,” the 25-year-old singer completely naked in a bathtub filled with murky green water, and the discovery of a prosthetic face.
When she sings self, the false face-and that is really only part of a face — surfaces in the water, and Gomez, strangely enough, picks it up, wears his own face, and generally looks at it as the piercing sound of dripping water echoes over uncomfortable silence.
A Story of Love dir by 🎥 lil short with @selenagomez 🥀 you can watch excerpts from it on IGTV on my profile⛓ bts: @monibelle dp: @kevinhayden prop master: @sarahsitkin set: @davidjameswhite_ cd: @nathanmitchell_ edited by : @sofia___________ producded by: @itsevaevans @anchor_light first ac: @kudos2yuya written by: @realmelissabroder wrangler lol : @annaballins
Collins, who previously worked with Gomez on the music videos for the singer’s singles, “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” — shared with a few other snapshots of the deeply disturbing shower scene, with a retro filter that gives it a real “Polaroid found in a shoebox belonging to a serial killer” vibe.
a story of love
The filmmaker also shared a few sneak peeks on her Instagram Story that reveals a number of other gruesome moments, including a shot of Gomez surrounded by a variety of candle-topped birthday cakes as they scraped the icing off her leg with a large kitchen knife.
There is also a dramatically-lit screenshot of the singer, the wet from her bath and covered with a white cloth, with a human eyeball in its mouth.
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Under the brief, cryptic clips, we also see a shot of Gomez sitting on the floor with her head in the lap of a creature with a face made of fingers, which stroked her hair.
Collins shared a behind-the-scenes snapshot showing a better look at what they called the finger monster “insane prop head”, which was made by the sculptor and prosthetic costume artist Sarah Sitkin.
the skytrain, it is A Story of Love dir by me⛓ that you can see excerpts from on IGTV⛓ bts @monibelle with insane prop head by @sarahsitkin
The photo was snapped by artist Moni Haworth, who placed another equally confusing picture of the production for her own Instagram, showing Gomez with glazed white eyes.
The project will soon be released on IGTV, Instagram, the new long-form video platform, as the program is rolled out over the next few weeks.
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