Heidi Klum hasn’t earned the nickname “The Queen of Halloween” for nothing. Yearly, the German-American mannequin usually hosts an enormous, blowout Halloween bash, and sports activities an over-the-top costume to go together with it. In previous years she’s remodeled herself into Jessica Rabbit, Fiona from Shrek, and even an aged model of herself—all with the assistance of maximum prosthetics and make-up, in fact. “I really like dressing up, and giving a cause for individuals to decorate up,” Klum says of her ongoing love of the creepy vacation. “It’s a type of expression—taking part in a component that you simply usually wouldn’t. [Halloween] offers you permission to be who you need to be, and allows you to put your guard down.”

Final yr, nevertheless, whereas we had been in lockdown, Klum couldn’t host her star-studded affair as traditional. However that didn’t cease her from doing the spooky season justice. Klum launched a brief movie on Instagram, the place she and her complete household turn out to be possessed by evil spirits. “We had been all in lockdown, so it solely made sense to do one thing with the entire gang at dwelling,” says Klum. In honor of this yr’s Halloween, she’s additionally releasing a follow-up sequel to it that’s equally as grotesque. And Vogue has an unique, behind-the-scenes have a look at how she made it occur.

Klum’s new Halloween movie picks up the place final yr’s undertaking left off. After she’s murdered by her possessed husband, musician Tom Kaulitz, and their 4 kids—Leni, Henry, Johan, and Lou—the sequel opens with Klum buried in a coffin, the place she proceeds to rise from the useless. Klum then reunites along with her no-longer-possessed household, and resumes her duties as a busy mother—although undead, decaying, and shedding limbs by the day. Working along with her kids as soon as once more, Klum says, made for a enjoyable day on the workplace. “They’re clearly not as excited as I’m to do all of this,” she says, laughing. “However although it’s a scary movie, we had been laughing the entire time. We had been simply goofing round and playing around.”

Filming the sequel was no thrown-together feat, both. To shoot it, Klum rented a spooky home within the Hollywood Hills—the identical place she shot her first movie in—and labored with skilled prop designers to make it really feel really haunted. “It took two days to do these eight minutes,” Klum says. “It takes a extremely, you realize, good group of people that can deliver an concept into actuality.” Klum additionally labored with professional make-up artists and particular results artists to remodel herself right into a terrifying zombie mommy. “I at all times get professionals for the make-up and prosthetics,” she says. “I’m at all times amazed at what they will do.” In a single scene, as an example, she projectile vomits throughout the dinner desk, a second that required a group of pros to drag off. “We truly used pea soup, which got here out of a tube in my mouth,” Klum says. “My children had been so grossed out by that.”