Selena Gomez indulges her creepy side in a brand-new clip for a horror short. The singer-actress performs in a bathtub in the film's sneak peek.
Stepping Into A World Of Monsters
Gomez stepped into a nightmarish world of monsters and disembodied faces for an upcoming horror short. She teamed up with artist, photographer, and filmmaker Petra Collins for the project, for which, a selection of short clips was released online.
Collins shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos and sneak peek at the short, which seemingly references the likes of American Horror Story and, in one eyeball-eating shot, The Neon Demon.
The first video titled A Love Story finds 25-year-old Gomez nude in a bathtub full to the brim with murky green water. She's creepily wearing a prosthetic face, which she wears as she sings quietly to herself. The only other sound is the dripping water amid a weird, uncomfortable silence.
The two women previously collaborated on a couple of Gomez's most controversial music videos, namely for "Bad Liar" and "Fetish." In the latter, the singer is seen writhing around on a dirty kitchen floor and eating soap, among other things.
Collins shared a few other glimpses from the short, including a shower scene, with a creepy retro filter, which makes it seem a bit Psycho-esque, as well as a shot of Gomez scraping the icing off her leg with a huge knife while surrounded by birthday cakes. The eyeball sequence finds Gomez in a white towel, with the appendage in her mouth.
In one particularly weird video, Gomez is hanging out in a dusty yard before wandering inside a house where the camera cuts to a disembodied finger hanging from the ceiling on a string. The clips are mainly scored by whistling noises or the sounds of creaky chairs -- all horror staples.
Another sees the singer sitting on the floor, with her head in the lap of a monster with a face made out of fingers, which is stroking her hair. The head of the creature was made by sculptor and prosthetic artist Sarah Sitkin. Collins gave fans a better look at it via Instagram also.
Meanwhile, artist Moni Haworth shared a snap to her own account of Gomez with freaky, translucent white eyes. The project is being rolled out over the next few weeks and will be released on IGTV, Instagram's new long-form video platform.
Collins, who has also directed music videos for Cardi B and Carly Rae Jepsen, explained in May of last year that she'd been planning a horror project with Gomez for a while.
"I love The Exorcist and the things that come from inside you, the things that are a little more subtle, and things that you deal with from inwards, and I feel like it's something Selena and I both love talking about ... that topic is sort of dear to us," she said at the time.