BOOTH'S BLOG ARCHIVE 2014

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Booth's Blog: Make Iggy Pops Dream Come True. Working With Dario Argento
Posted on Saturday 29th November 2014
For most horror fans Dario Argento is cited as one of their favourite directors for creating some of the most unique ‘dreamscape’ films of all time. His career has spanned an epic 5 decades, his style is incomparable, and he is one of the few directors attributed to the Italian Giallo. There won’t be anyone like him after he’s gone but at the age of 74 he’s about to make another movie. But he needs our help! The Sandman is the first project for Argento whereby the script has been written for him as an ode to all of his films. Argento is obviously on board as the director and the st...

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Booth's Blog: The Most Famous “Folk Horror” Returns For Another Sacrifice!
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2014
BB 2Never mind 28 Days Later we’ve been waiting a mere 38 years for the bonny British follow up to one of the most anticipated sequels in horror history! Yes The Wicker Man directed by Robin Hardy back in 1973 has become a huge cult classic acquiring sing-a-long cinema status a la Rocky Horror Picture Show and finally in 2013 Hardy gave us the ‘sequel’ The Wicker Tree, and you can see it in all it’s fleshy glory ...

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Booth's Blog: Behind The Scenes On A Horror Channel Shoot
Posted on Saturday 15th November 2014
BB 1I’ve been presenting the continuity links for Horror Channel for years now and is a duty I take seriously and thoroughly enjoy, so for this weeks blog, as we have a whole new sexy and exciting new look, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes snaps of the brand new studio as well as divulge exactly what’s involved on my Horror Channel shoots. So each month I get all the schedules for what’s on the channel...

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Booth's Blog: Horror Up North!
Posted on Wednesday 5th November 2014
For my friends north of London, or anyone who can get their fangs up there I highly recommend the 28th Leeds International Film Festival running from 5th to the 20th November. The festival has its own “Horror” strand; Fanomenon for which I was a guest some years back and had a real scream! From old school graphic novelist Alan Moore live on stage to a more 21st century approach to interviews via Skype you can expect Indie poster boy Kevin Smith to be on live link up discussing his quirky body horror Tusk. This is about a writer who calls upon an old man for some interesting stories unawa...

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Booth's Blog: Ghouls on Film!
Posted on Thursday 30th October 2014
The horror industry is witnessing an exciting albeit overdue shift, not just in the kinds of films and characters on screen, but the kinds of people behind the scenes too. I’m talking about the refreshing insurgence of female film makers. I’m not saying we’ve never seen good female directors before; Kathryrn Bigelow, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola etc but it was this year’s FrightFest that saw the highest number of female directed horror with 25% of the short films (including my own!) being directed by women. And the films themselves? Well let’s just say they’re making front page news...

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Booth's Blog: Are Controversial Halloween Costumes Your Thing?
Posted on Wednesday 22nd October 2014
We’re hotting up to Halloween and over the next two weeks many of us will be digging around online for an edgy Halloween costume to wear. Gone are the days of turning up as a sexy witch unless you’ve just scooted down to the local supermarket for a last minute costume (I always loved that scene in Mean Girls where Lohan discovers to her horror the Valley girls use Halloween to look like whores, not freaks!) No these days, like anything it seems Halloween has been turned in to a clever mass marketing scheme to make a quick buck creating cheap and now controversial costumes! Have you he...

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Booth's Blog: SCTH2 Winner Announced!
Posted on Thursday 9th October 2014
Lloyd Stas - Winner of SCTH2 competition-1So last night, in a dark underground members club, my latest Horror Channel duty as ambassador for the channel was to host the Shortcuts To Hell 2 party where the winner of this prestigious film competition was to be announced. Bleary eyed and tired after an exciting albeit tense evening I’m slowly reco...

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Booth's Blog: Back in Time For Short Cut To Hell 2
Posted on Sunday 5th October 2014
Well after a three month horror hiatus Booth is back! To those of you who didn’t know I took a break to give birth to my (now 3 month old) son Finn, and while I do relish the early days of sleep deprived confusion answering the door to the postman with a nappy on my head etc, it’s good to be back in the land of the living dead and here’s my latest news. My short film had its World Premiere at the prestigious FrightFest, and while it was my first year not presenting for Horror Channel in 7 years, it felt so good to be there in an artistic capacity. Look out for clips of my short film Se...

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Booth's Blog: It’s all about the ‘Scared Selfie’ on Horror!
Posted on Friday 13th June 2014
emily-selfieTwo questions: Do you like Doctor Who? Do you want your face on TV? And can you shoot a Selfie? Ok that’s three – but there are probably some luddites out there who are not sure about the what’s, how’s and possibly why’s behind the Selfie movement! Basically to celebrate the brilliant booming fandom of the unstoppable Classic Doctor Who now showing on Horror we thought we’d invit...

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Booth's Blog: Game of Thrones meets Clive Barker!
Posted on Thursday 8th May 2014
Hello horror hounds, news recently in that might just have you drooling, frothing, salivating and generally quivering in unadulterated pleasure. Fantasy favourite Game of Thrones which seems to have eclipsed everything else on our screens right now is about to join forces with one of the most genius minds in horror history: Clive Barker. Ok I have built this up rather, but beautiful Thrones actress Lena Headey has just been cast in the brand new Clive Barker horror movie Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament, production on the film starts later this year and the news comes fresh in from Varie...

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Booth's Blog: Horror Channel Gets Trapped And Tortured!
Posted on Wednesday 30th April 2014
Torture porn is a phrase or sub-genre of Horror that was coined after the release of Eli Roth’s Hostel, and it has since been used to reference films that revel in set pieces involving human torture, like Horror’s version of a money shot, but instead of – well you know, you get a squishy visceral close up of an eye plucked out while the victim screams in pain, and you can kind of get off on it! In my opinion the term Torture porn is no longer really used in a flattering light! Only a defamatory one since this more gruesome end of the horror spectrum has come under fire in various moral...

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Booth's Blog: SCI-FI-LONDON 2014 - A truly impressive film fest.
Posted on Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Horror Channel may well be devoted to the one and only horror festival FrightFest (August bank holiday weekend) as one of their key sponsors and contributors – but we like to celebrate other brilliant genre festivals out there too, so this week I would like to illuminate you with the spectacular Sci-Fi-London 2014. This annual event may not be strictly Horror but there has always been a crossover between the two genres – the Alien movies being perfect examples, and with Horror Channel pre 9pm favourites such as Doctor Who and Star Trek – we definitely bat for the other side from time to...

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Booth's Blog - The Hideously Beautiful Pan's Labyrinth
Posted on Saturday 12th April 2014
As you may already be aware Horror Channel is proud to announce its network premiere of Pan’s Labyrinth on Saturday 19th April at 9pm and while most horror fans and film fans in general will have already seen this (if not what the devil have you been doing?!) I wanted to take this opportunity to give you my take on this hideously beautiful film and bring del Torro fans up to speed with the director’s exciting movie news for 2015. Read on! Pan’s Labyrinth is one of those rare films that not only tops the ‘Best Horrors of all Time’ lists but also the 'Best Films of all Time’ lists! ...

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Booth's Blog: Wonder Woman: A World War 2 Feminist Icon!
Posted on Monday 7th April 2014
As our most faithful horror hounds already know, its not all psychos and slashing on the channel. Although we do love our blood and gore dearly, the pre 9pm slots see big name cult TV shows take the reigns such as Star Trek, but the one which we are LOVING at the moment (as are you so it seems!) is Wonder Woman. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to explore this powerhouse of fanciful female flesh and was surprised to learn of her origins, as well as her future with a huge movie project recently announced! Were you aware she was created during the throws of World War 2 making her first...

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Booth's Blog: The Slasher’s Back With Hatchet 2!
Posted on Monday 24th March 2014
The Slasher film is arguably the most popular, resistant and reinventive horror genre out there. We just keep on coming back to it, whether it’s to relish in the clichés, stereotypes and cheap thrills that gave birth to the whole ‘Rules of horror’ in the first place, or to explore and play with it in the post modern Slashers as defined by Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and even the comedy horror franchise Scary Movie. The reason the Slasher will always work (if done well!) is because it is a formula that taps into very basic core and primal fears. If you want to, you can get d...

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Booth's Blog: Abandoned hotels, houses and hospitals! Why do we love them so much..?
Posted on Tuesday 4th March 2014
As a child I was (without my knowing it) an avid urban explorer. I got the biggest thrill from breaking into huge Victorian derelict houses, of which there were tons in Hastings back in the 80s. I’d even spend the night in them for a cheap thrill with my mates. Luckily nothing remotely nasty ever happened like in the movies. Damn! But now it’s become a huge scene with ‘urban explorers’ effectively breaking the law as they break into fascinating places that have fallen into disrepair and facing demolition, then posting amazingly creepy photos online of the echoes of life once seen ther...

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Horror Channel's Night Terror App
Posted on Monday 24th February 2014
NT Emily PicHello my readers. This week I want to talk to you about Nightmares… Why? Because this week I am taking part in a Horror Channel experiment of sorts by testing out their brand new App, Night Terror! Horror Channel has released as app designed to actually give you nightmares.  I couldn’t wait to have a go at this! Like all journalists with an ounce of integrity I got my pen and paper...

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Booth’s 1st Bloody Oscars!
Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2014
eboothHorror Channel has asked me to blog for them and I’m feeling the creative twitches coming thick and fast now I have this outlet to express myself! People who know me, know that I am incredibly honest, love to get a bit deep and meaningful, and love my horror (obviously) and the culture that surrounds it. You can expect this horror blog to be a bit like a peek into Emily Booth’s diary splattered with horror ...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Star Trek: Voyager
STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Thursday 14th December
7.00 PM
Amazing Stories: The Movie II
AMAZING STORIES: THE MOVIE II
Sunday 17th December
6.40 PM
Tales From The Darkside
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE
Sunday 24th December
8.30 PM