· Lord of the Cemetery
I'm sure Meeps and Wristslitter will ba able to give you lots of tips on this one Mrhamilton...... I'll also take some techniques on how to act as a mental patient. Anyone have any ideas?
Personally I would go for the look El Diablo has described.
As for the acting part...Try practicing a vacant stare, (unless you already have one, of course)..muttering nonsensical things under your breath or to an invisible person or inanimate object..intersperse periods of silence and deep thought with brief bouts of maniacal laughter..that kind of thing.
If you get a chance, check out the movie "One flew over the Cuckoos Nest"
for some top acting tips.
If you end the evening with a couple of nice gentlemen in white coats offering to take you for "a nice cup of tea", then you know you got it right on the night!