E.G. Daily is one of Hollywood’s most recognisable ladies, not only for her looks but for her unmistakable voice. She recently appeared on Zone Horror in the movies Mustang Sally's Horror House and Bad Dreams. We thought it was time to catch up with this multi talented actress to find out how she started in the business and what plans she has for the future.
ZH: How did you get started in the entertainment industry?
EG DAILY: Had an agent when I was 8, .didn’t know what I was doing for a long time. Learned on the way, started booking jobs around 15.
ZH: You appeared in some of the classic American TV shows such as Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs and Fame, were these good places to build your acting skills?
EG DAILY: Awesome learned a lot on the job, different sets, different locations.
ZH: What... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Emily Booth joins Zone Horror! By James Whittington
She’s the Diva of the Darkside, the babe with the brains, in fact she’s everyone’s favourite show business dynamo and she’s coming to Zone Horror. Yes folks, Emily Booth has joined your favourite TV channel.
Emily will cover a number of special events for the channel and her dangerously dulcet tones will become familiar to viewers as the channel’s new continuity announcer.
Her first task was to host daily coverage from this years FrightFest film festival which was held in London over the August Bank Holiday.
The multi talented lady is a well known cult TV and film personality and an avid supporter of the British horror industry. She says: "Horror runs through the very blood in my veins. Horror is a thrillseeker’s ride. It’s also the most creative an... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: The Ultimate round-up By James Whittington
Well as the dust settles and normal sleep patterns return its time to sit back and reflect on FrightFest 2007 and more importantly what did it do for horror fans like myself.
Well to say it delivered is like saying Joe Lynch perspires slightly (anyone who saw how hot he got before they showed his movie Wrong Turn 2 will get that gag!) Seriously this was the event that catered for the horror fan in everyway. We had Werewolves, Survival Horror, Zombies, Maniacs, Spirits, Hauntings even Killer Sheep, you name it FrightFest 2007 had it.
But what about the talent? Well again we had a huge mix, Adam Green, Uwe Boll, Joe Lynch, Reece Shearsmith, Kit Ryan and Juan Antonio Bayona to list only a handful. It was also an event where we launched our CUT! competition. This gives budding writers and directors the chance to win £5000 and see th... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: What day is it? By James Whittington
Well what can I say? FrightFest 2007 surely was one of the best of its kind, ever. The Gang of Four (Alan, Paul, Ian and Greg) delivered to us horror fans a menu of such deadly delights that it makes you think how could they possibly top this one? Well, apparently plans are already afoot and Mr Jones did tease us saying that he and the crew had something in mind but he is holding this info tight to his manly chest. I wonder if he’ll take bribes?
Well Zone Horror was there every step of the way and tomorrow (seeing as though I spent most of today sleeping and travelling!) I’ll post an extended blog which will sum up my honest opinion on this year’s event.
Before I go can I just say a huge thanks to the people who came and talked to the crew whilst at the event. Your opinions on all things horror might make it to the reports so keep tuning in. My other round up of thanks will appear in tomorrow’s blog. Until then night night.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: and now the end is near By James Whittington
Day Watch, the movie which follows Spiral is another much anticipated fright flick and is the sequel to the hit Russian chiller Night Watch. I really hope the producers can deliver as Night Watch is one of my favourite vampire movies of all time. I’ll get back to you and let you know how it goes.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Brains...brains...brains! By James Whittington
By the way, did you know that we’re having a Zombie Night in October? On Halloween evening you can tune in to see three of the very best Italian gut munchers made: Zombie Flesh Eaters Parts 2 and 3 plus Zombie Creeping Flesh so make a note in your diaries. Right, I‘m off to see The Zombie Diaries.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Nice or nasty? By James Whittington
But getting back to FrightFest, the point I’m making is that today’s first movie Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door was an uncompromising and brutal take on a true life incident which tested the staying power of the crowd. It was vivid and bold and made the audience sit up and discuss its values of whe... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: King of the Ring By James Whittington
Then it was onto Joshua a very suspenseful and artistic piece that kept the audience guessing throughout. Another gem from the FrightFest boys.
But what we were all waiting for was the introduction of the Zone Horror short movie competition. Yes folks CUT! is back and we want your short movies. Click on these words for more information .
One of the judges for CUT! 2007 is director Joe Lynch who was on hand to launch ... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Chills and thrills By James Whittington
Though the movie P2 wasn't shown due to technical reasons it was replaced by the cracking cult shocker Teeth. Another one that got the crowd talking and whilst they were waiting for th emost anticipate movie of the eveing the hit US frightflick All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. More on ther audience response to this one tomorrow.
But what you fine folk need to know is that we have a cracking premier tomorrow evening, when we show a revenge flick from beyond the grave. Prison is at 10.55pm.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Is that an axe in your pocket? By James Whittington
Right, I’m off with Emily Booth to see Signal, more later!READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Feeling sheepish By James Whittington
But that wasn’t all that was happening yesterday as fans were treated to exclusive footage from the up and coming DVD release of 28 Weeks Later as well as getting the chance to see much talked... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Antici............pation By James Whittington
This year we’re going to be sending you updates from the event itself so look out for these during the day as well as online. I’ll be posting links to them in this blog so you don’t miss any of the action or gossip.
Well I’m almost packed ready to go but before I do I’m making sure I catch The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 which is on Zone Horror tonight at 9pm. That’ll really get me in the mood for a whole weekend of blood and gore!!READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: A little tease By James Whittington
Talking of horror/comedy in September Zone Horror will be running a special event known as Terror Toys. Two themed evenings on September 11 and 12 will contain six of the very best horror movies which include a strong line of black humour in them. Look out for fright flicks such as Puppet Master 1, 2 and 3 as well as the premier of Blood Dolls.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Return of the green man By James Whittington
Adam is a really talented guy and if you want to know more about him click hereREAD MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Staying Alive By James Whittington
I thought of this event as Zone Horror is having its very own undead celebration at Halloween when we premier three classic Italian zombie movies; Zombie Flesh Eaters Parts 2 and 3 plus Zombie Creeping Flesh. Now we get loads of request for movies but this horror genre is always high on the list, and these three are nearly always are mentioned. Who says we don’t give you what you ask for?!
This year’s FrighFest is also boasting guest a list and I’ll be bringing you more information on who you might bump into (subject to work commitments!) over those five days.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: One Big Happy Family By James Whittington
We encourage film makers too and you couldn’t have failed to have noticed that our world famous short movie competition CUT! is back. We had many entries last year and the standard was incredibly high. »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: So much choice By James Whittington
The plot is pretty cool six contestants must spend six days in a simulated post-apocalyptic wasteland and the winner will walk away with $100,000. Located in a remote part of West Virginia’s dark woodlands, the contestants discover that what they are really fighting for is their survival - against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all. Who will survive and what will be left of them?
You can try and win tickets for the movie, which is being shown on Saturday August 26 »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Nearly Time By James Whittington
Well it’s nearly that time of year again when the world’s leading genre movie makers gather together with fans to present their latest offerings. Yes folks its FrightFest time and as usual Zone Horror will be on hand to bring you the latest news and gossip on this very blog.
So to stay in touch stay with Zone Horror.READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Exclusive Interview With Sybil Danning, Star of Howling II By James Whittington
ZONE HORROR: You grew up on various Army bases, what was this nomadic style life like for you?
SYBIL DANNING: I actually enjoyed it. I loved seeing new places, meeting new people. Still today, I love travelling. I’ve been in many countries and while I love coming home to what I call my home now, Los Angeles, I always look forward to packing up and experiencing a new town, state or country. I think it has to do with being able to “adapt” which I learned early on. I see every “move” in life as an adventure. Maybe that’s why I call my company “Adventuress Productions.”
ZONE HORROR: You left school aged 14 to help support you family. How much stress did this put upon on you?
SYBIL DANNING: At the ... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Exclusive Interview with Lois Winstone, star of When Evil Calls By James Whittington
ZH: What attracted you to the acting profession?
Lois Winstone: The wisdom of self expression, to be able to create and portray such interesting characters, to put all anger and fear into one dynamic role, to show various emotion on screen and stage.
ZH: Where did you get your big break?
Lois Winstone: I guess I’ve been working as a performer and artist for some years now spreading out creative vibes is what I love to do. I started acting in my late teens and have progressively grown to acknowledge and admire the industry. Singing with my electronic Hip-Hop band “CRACKVILLAGE” has opened many doors for me and currently recording a second album. ‘Breaking through’ to what I know, is success, I believe only comes with the... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH KIM NEWMAN, HORROR GENRE WRITER EXTRAORDINAIRE! By James Whittington
ZH: You’ve been a writer for quite some time, how did you get started in such a business?
KN: Seriously, I couldn’t get a job. I graduated (B.A. English, University of Sussex) in 1980, and spent three years applying for jobs and not getting anywhere. During that time, I did various homemade theatre projects, worked on fanzines, used a single contact with a regional film theatre to get a gig writing notes handed out at screenings and promotional booklets, kept copious notes on every film saw and sat in a bed-sit counting pennies. Eventually (1982), I sent sample reviews to the Monthly Film Bulletin and started getting a trickle of work from them – the MFB melded into Sight & Sound ten years later, and I still work for them. Then, I sent fanzine clippings an... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BRAD SYKES, HORROR WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND ACTOR By James Whittington
ZH: Have you always been interested in the movie industry?
BRAD SYKES: Well, when I was growing up, my parents took to me to see a lot of films – mostly sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure. One of the first films that left a big impression on me as a kid was Clash of the Titans – I can still remember that movie scene-for-scene. Around age ten or eleven, I started buying magazines like Fangoria and Cinefantastique, learning about filmmakers and discovering all kinds of obscure movies. A few years later, I bought John Russo’s “Making Movies, which was probably the first technical book about filmmak... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Exclusive Interview with Jordan Barker, Director of The Marsh By James Whittington
ZH: Can you set up the plotline for The Marsh?
JORDAN BARKER: The Marsh concerns a famous children’s author, a sort of J.K. Rowling or even Tim Burton kind of writer who becomes stressed out and decides to go on vacation. She rents a house that for some reason seems familiar and becomes wrapped in a supernatural murder mystery.
ZH: Was there a big budget difference between The Marsh and the first movie you directed?
JORDAN BARKER: Oh yeah (laughs). The first movie I did, (My Brother’s Keeper) the budget was around $350,000 which is still a good sum of money and we were able to do lots, we shot on film and probably had more than enough. For this one we had $4 -$5 million but it didn’t really feel that different.
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Raising the Dead - The reanimation of the British horror film industry
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Wednesday 14th Mar 2007 Rosie Fletcher is a horror writer and journalist whose work has appeared in many places, most regularly at the website www.horrortalk.com. Here she gives Zone Horror readers an exclusive on set report from a new zombie movie and lets us know exactly what it’s like to play one of the undead. By the way, she’s third from the left in the snap!
Day with the Dead
Sunday morning at ten o’clock is traditionally a time for sleeping in my household but today I’m going to drag myself out of bed, traipse to a cul-de-sac in Twickenham and be a zombie for the day. I tell myself the early start will be worth it, even if the shoot is horribly amateur and disorganised, simply because of the pleasure I’ve had explaining my plans for the weekend at the pub the Friday before (“No, I don’t mean I’m going to be tired and hung-over, I’m going to be a zombie”).
I’m here because I want to see what goes on behind the scenes of a low budget British horror movie. I’ve long been a fan of the genre and I want to see... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Exclusive Interview with Robert Englund, the Man Behind Freddy Krueger By James Whittington
ZH: Could you start by just telling us what you’re doing over here?
ROBERT ENGLUND: I’m here for my friend, Jason who normally has me here for his Collectormania in Milton Keynes, and I love it because we always stay in this little village in Milton Keynes in the shadow of Cleo Lane and Johnny Dankworth, I love Jazz, and there’s some great walking and hiking there and there’s a great pub! I’ve been doing this for years since Freddy Vs Jason came out. It was such a huge hit after all the other Nightmare on Elm Street films and I hadn’t really been seeing the fans for a while for I was doing family films ... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: