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Client Reviews of Horrify Me
The UK's leading award-winnig horror portrait photography studio
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Robyn Reynolds
I first had the pleasure and privilege to meet and shoot with Rick a few years ago for a promotional vampire shoot. I drove all 200 miles to meet Rick for the first time and the shoot was so much fun! Rick was a complete professional and put me right at ease. We had arranged to shoot again but circumstances on both sides dictated the shoot be rescheduled until the 10th November 2018, oh boy was it worth waiting for! Again, Rick was professional and extremely considerate as this shoot required me to be completely nude and covered in blood!! We had a fantastic time once again, Rick is great to work with and very attentive. His pre shoot communication is good and his edits are phenomenal! 10/10 would recommend!
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Kari Harding - Touring Model
Having been lucky enough to have worked with Horrify Me twice now, it's safe to say that I cannot recommend this fantastic experience enough! For those of you that like detailed reviews, you're in for a treat - I write essays!

When Rick contacted me to help him create a top secret project for the release of his 2018 book (a project I'm sadly not able to divulge until the release - sorry!), I was over the moon. I've been a huge fan of his work from day one and if you think of horror as bog standard fake blood on your lip and a witches hat, man have you got a thing or two yet to learn!

Rick told me that the project would be incredibly makeup and prosthetic heavy and that in all likelihood, the application process would be around 18 hours long, even with the help of a friend of mine and a collaborative partner of Ricks, rising star in prosthetics and makeup, the lovely Raven. Sadly I wasn't able to get as much time off work as I'd have liked for the shoot and had to make the 5 hour drive to the studio straight from work before getting 3 hours kip in the car before we got started but damn if it wasn't 100% worth it! As always, Rick was incredibly kind, accommodating, enthusiastic and made sure that I was as comfortable and happy as could be throughout the entire process.

An incredibly resourceful and creative gentleman, Rick sees inspiration and potential in his materials and ideas where others would see nothing. The methods he used throughout the project to create this fantastic look were just phenomenally effective, economic and considering all things, were actually pretty comfortable to wear! The project required me to be nude beneath the makeup and Rick was very conscious of preserving my dignity and maintaining a comfortable and safe environment throughout. Very conscious about model safety and comfort, he provided me with a modesty blanket to use if I felt uncomfortable, a heater to keep me from freezing and made sure that any intimate areas were made up by Raven or my friend. However, I know that had they not been there to do so, he would have given me the option to apply makeup to such areas myself or had that not been an option, it would have been handled with the utmost respect, professionalism and dignity.

Rick sourced and considered every minor detail of the look, set and potential issues we'd encounter prior to the shoot and his communication prior, during and following any work he does is thoroughly detailed, helpful and reassuring for anyone who has yet to meet him. For someone who creates such messed up and freaky images for a living, you honestly couldn't meet a more friendly and approachable bloke. Rick has a very relaxed and fun approach to his creations and is an all round genuine and lovely person to work with. He's very easy to talk to, has a cracking sense of humour and you can build a great rapport with him very quickly; essential if you're going to be in makeup for several hours at a time! The time absolutely flew by despite the sleep deprivation and early start, all thanks to everyone's cheerful and upbeat attitudes.

Thankfully with the extra hands, we whittled the process down to 11 hours instead of the estimated 18 and though we'd all been working hard since 3am, Rick was absolutely bursting with energy and excitement once it came time to get out the camera! He's very emotive when shooting and kindly showed me the images in-camera as we went so that I could see what was working and what could be improved. His skills at makeup and prosthetics don't end there - he's also got a fantastic eye for set design and lighting and can create atmosphere from almost nothing. Happy to let me pose and give my own ideas to the shoot, he also gives good and clear direction whenever required to really enhance a pose or mood.

Rick is very open to ideas and suggestions and I would describe him as a 'go with the flow' gentleman who just enjoys the nature of his work and isn't afraid to really have fun with the subject matter. Shooting with Rick, I felt like me, he was experiencing being a zombie/vampire/demon for the first time, despite probably having done this hundreds of times and it's this pure passion and joy that really comes across in his photos. You can see with each new (for instance) zombie he creates that there's no such thing as a cookie-cutter look at Horrify Me. There's always something new and exciting that follows on from the last and it's that passionate perspective that pushes the boundaries of creativity that little bit further and tailors the look to really suit the person who's wearing it.

Following on from the shoot when it came time to remove the makeup and prosthetics (good God, what a task that was!) Rick very kindly provided me with what he could to make the clean-up process easier despite being utterly exhausted and he still managed to make me a cup of tea even after all of that. Within hours, he'd sent me the first image from our shoot and holy hell did it look bloody brilliant! And I mean BLOODY brilliant!

With my essay coming to it's conclusion I'll leave you with this. I utterly love working with this creative powerhouse and could not recommend him more highly to anyone who's thinking of booking him - if you could give 10 stars out of 5, I would. Trust me when I tell you that this is an experience you and your family will treasure and laugh about for years to come and that's even before you see the photos! I'd happily come to Horrify Me again and again and for those of you who might think that the horror genre only ends at zombies and vampires, well! Do you have a treat waiting for you - Rick has only just begun! ;)

Thanks again so much Rick for such an incredible experience. If ever you fancy round 3, consider it a 'hell yeah!' before it's even a question.
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Chelsea Campey
Rick's studio is THE place to be, he ensures you are comfortable with whatever you are doing and is brilliant fun! The outcome of his shoots are consistently breathtaking, each new edit is always beyond what you would imagine it to be. If you love horror - get booking now!!
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Andrew Williams
I have always considered Tim Curry’s Darkness from "Legend" to be the ultimate depiction of Satan. When I talked with Horrify Me about possibly doing this shoot last year I was extremely excited about the prospect but thought Rick or anyone for that matter would struggle to pull off a realistic and genuine representation of the original character. What can I say? OMG! I was totally blown away with the result even before the first picture was taken. The end result, each image is nothing short of a masterpiece! I have been immortalised as one of horrors greatest movie icons. I am Darkness.
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Julie Ryder
Went for a vampire shoot last weekend and absolutely loved it! Had a great time getting dressed up and bloody. I would recommend this experience to everyone. Rick is a lovely guy and very professional. Thrilled to bits with the photos and now want another go!
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Steve Bance
Brilliant experience. Rick was really friendly and we shared our enjoyment of all things horror! Really happy with the photos any even a little scared of them, even though it's me!
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Richard Smith
Can't recommend this enough. Zombie shoot was so much a fun and the end results speak for themselves. Amazing work by Rick. Felt very relaxed and great direction from him throughout. Any pre-nerves I had soon disappeared and I had the best day there.
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Sonia Powis
Quite possibly one of the most unusual yet fun experiences I have had, Rick makes you feel so comfortable and produces some horrifying results. Can't wait to do it again!
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Gino Cinganelli
I had the opportunity to model for Rick. I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE. Rick is so professional, from arriving to leaving he was fun, friendly, knew exactly what he was doing and told me what he was doing as we progressed through the makeup to the shoot. Working with Horrify Me was amazing and I can't thank and recommend him enough. I had some fantastic makeup, a bald cap with veins that looked so real and the fangs, WOW. If you get the chance to work with this amazing guy you must. It's a photo shoot like nothing else "AMAZING" thank you so much.
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Sarah Verrion
Great experience. Rick made me feel at ease and I could not have been more pleased with the photographs. I would definitely recommend.
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Leah Shears
What an experience! The whole family thoroughly enjoyed their day being turned in to zombies! Rick and his wife did an amazing job on our make up and even went to the trouble of making each of us five different scar/wound/rotting flesh/teeth etc. Playing with the blood is an experience I will never forget and was great to get messy with! He directs really well and made us all feel so at ease. The end result photos are extremely professional and certainly are horrifying in the most amazing way. Would recommend Horrify Me to anyone and would love to do it all over again!
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Richard Powell (Kavity the Clown)
Awesome people. Awesome photography. Awesome spfx. Awesome ideas.
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Joe Capella
Really enjoyed my time at Horrify Me. Rick had great creative ideas and listened to my brief to collaborate. Really understanding too as had to reschedule due to all the snow so gold class customer service also. Hope to have fun again soon. Thanks to Claire too!
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Sam Tweedale
What can I say... I had the most fun ever. Every part of the day was great and the photos are phenomenal! I have always wanted this experience! I hate having my photo taken but I was so comfortable all day! To be able to play out some of my twisted thoughts was fantastic. Thank you soooo much!!!
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Michelle Morris - Model
Had an opportunity to work with Rick on a cancellation he had today, we already had a shoot booked for the weekend but I jumped at the chance to do some extra fun horror work. He is 100% professional and a perfect gentleman with his model. Making sure you're warm enough and plenty of tea. Had the chance to meet his wife too who is also a very lovely lady. His makeup skills for these horror shoots is outstanding, work is amazingly creative. Time spent on these images created are very much worth the outcome of a perfect horror shot. Great fun day and I adore the evil Valak nun look. Images after are completely amazing. Awesome work, spot on. Look forward to the next one. Very very HIGHLY recommended ! Thankyou so much xxx.
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Tracy Laurence
Zombie shoot is soo messy and soooo much fun. Would recommend it. Rick makes you feel comfortable and at ease. The make up for a zombie is fab, and he's so gentle. I've seen one image so far and it's brilliant. Not to everyone's taste but I love the images.
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Mark Jones
My wife's second shoot, but my first. What a lot of good messy fun it was! Rick continues to only get better at what he does, and puts you so at ease. Looking forward to seeing you guys at horror con where Jane will get another go!!
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Gareth Catterall
The drive alone gets you in the mood as it is a long farm track leading up to an old farm building in the middle of the countryside which could quite easily be the setting for a creepy horror! (I later learned that the surrounding fields were where the fantastic Cannibal Hollocaust shoot was done). We went into the studio and met Rick. He is a really lovely guy and is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. One of the first things that he does is to write your names on a piece of paper and get you to hold it so he can take a photo. I couldn't help but think the photo would end up on some macabre wall full of the photos of all those who had passed by before us and been butchered by Rick after the shoot became real! (If anyone wants to run with that as a movie then go for it! Lol)

After almost two hours of make up and chatting about films, my Freddy face looked incredible! My other half was a little dubious about being photographed in a little night dress but after seeing some of Rick's other work and hearing about some of the requests that he has had, along with his professional manner, she was soon at ease.

The shoot itself was a lot of fun and quite intense at times. Rick guides you though it and is very attentive in everything that he does in order to get the best picture. The blood came by the jug full and he really does like to use a lot and to great effect! Scrubbing down in the sink after was an experience as well and by this time we were both so relaxed and into it that strutting around behind a little screen almost naked wasn't a big deal. In short even if you're not a horror fan go see Rick and do something tame to start with and if you are a fan, from what I have seen and heard I don't think that you could come up with an idea that would shock him, if anything I would say be careful what you ask for because he will definitely deliver!
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Faye Miller - Model
Amazing to work with!!! Love working with Rick, so much fun and also love the image results!
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Natasha Bizaara
What a wonderful day! Rick was patient and brilliant with us! We had fantasic results and cannot recommend Horrify Me highly enough! If you get the opportunity to do a shoot here don't pass it by! Images were perfect in every way. Will be back soon for something super special!
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