Halloween is just a few days away, so when you’re looking for scary movies to watch this weekend, add to your list Amityville Horror (2005) and Peacock (2010). Hannah’s Treasures’ vintage wallpaper appears in each of these films.
Based on true events, Amityville Horror tells the story of a family’s frightening 28-day occupancy in a house haunted by the legacy of a heinous mass-murder. The 2005 remake features Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George.
In the master bedroom of the house, a peach leafy paper from Hannah's Treasures covers the walls.
This horror film is not without a funny story though: About six weeks after Hannah’s Treasures sent the wallpaper to the movie set, they called back to see if there were any more rolls of the same pattern. They wanted to reshoot a scene, and to do so, they needed to re-paper the walls because apparently, the old wallpaper was covered in blood. Luckily, Hannah’s Treasures did still have some extra rolls left to freshen up the set in time to film the gory scene again.
If bloody horror movies are not your thing, first of all, I don’t blame you. Secondly though, you may be interested in Peacock, a 2010 film. Peacock is more of a psychological thriller than a gruesome horror. The film was not released in theaters but instead went straight to DVD, so you may not have heard of it, but it’s definitely worth watching. A gripping mental drama set in Nebraska, Peacock investigates the disturbing life of John Skillpa and his alter-ego Emma.
While Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Susan Sarandon star in the film, Hannah’s Treasures’ vintage wallpaper shares the spotlight as well. Just like in The Help, the film seems to be covered in Hannah’s Treasures wallpaper.
A cute little strawberry wallpaper hangs in the kitchen of the shelter.
These red leaves steal the show in John's mother's bedroom.
Though the setting of the movie is actually in Nebraska, Peacock was filmed just a few hours away from our home in Iowa. As a home-based business, it’s not very often that customers get to visit the Hannah’s Treasures workshop, but this time the close proximity made it more convenient for production designer, Jeannine Oppewall, to shop for the wallpaper in person and hand-pick each role. In 2004, Jeannine Oppewall was nominated for the Academy Award “Best Art Direction-Set Decoration” for her role as Art Director for the film Seabiscuit.
Emma prepares food in the kitchen against a lovely geometric wallpaper background.
I spy two wallpapers in this scene, do you?
With its cross-dressing, mentally ill leading character, Peacock owes a lot to the horror classic Psycho. Keep your eye open for the release of the film Hitchcock formerly known as "The Making of Psycho", later in the year. It features Hannah’s Treasures’ vintage wallpaper as well.