WANT TO GO?
HallowEast Zombie Walk
WHERE: Begins at Charleston Area Alliance, 1116 Smith St.; ends at Mary Price Ratrie Greenspace
WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Zombie participants should meet at 6 p.m. for makeup.)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Aspiring makeup magician Chris Woodall got into doing movie monster style makeup as a kid.
The 27 year-old, who will be doing the makeup for the HallowEast zombie walk Friday, says he got a book from his mother when he was in elementary school.
"She got me this book, 'How to Make Yourself into a Monster.' It had directions on how to turn yourself into different movie monsters."
Some of the monsters were nothing special, but Woodall was really impressed by how you could make someone look like a mummy.
"You took tissue paper and corn syrup to make wrinkles," he said with delight.
By day, Woodall is a fry cook and occasional tattoo artist, but by night, he becomes one of writer/director Eamon Hardiman's film collaborators.
Woodall did makeup and special effects for last year's slasher comedy "Porkchop" as well as the upcoming "Zombie Babies," which should premiere locally sometime in November.