INTERVIEWS ARCHIVE 2006

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Exclusive Interview with Jennifer Lim, Horror Star from When Evil Calls and Hostel
Posted on Sunday 10th December 2006
ZH: How young were you when you decided you wanted to become an actress? JL: I had rather modest ambitions when I was a child but when I reached my teenage years, it became clear that all I wanted to do was to act. Why limit yourself to being just one person when you can experience being a whole lot more? It's certainly less boring and gets me away from a conventional desk-bound job. ZH: How did you get to be in the survival horror hit, Hostel? ...

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Exclusive Interview with Johannes Roberts, rising young director of Forest Of The Damned and When Evil Calls
Posted on Friday 1st December 2006
ZH: How young were you when you decided you wanted to become a movie director? Was there one specific movie that you saw which inspired you? JR: I was actually about to head off to university to study history when my godmother asked me what I would really enjoy doing. I said I like watching films and she persuaded me to do a film degree – talk about close your eyes and jump. Platoon was the first film that really made an impact on my life but it was actually watching Cujo, the old Stephen King movie about a rabid dog, that made me want to become a director. The way Lewis Teague, the direc...

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Exclusive Interview with Bernand Rose, Candyman Director
Posted on Monday 20th November 2006
Bernard Rose was the director behind the huge horror hit Candyman. He’s just recently released the controversial fright flick Snuff Movie so we thought it was a serendipitous time to chat with this well respected writer/director. ZH: Is it true you started your career on The Muppet Show? BR: I worked for Jim Henson in 1980 as a gofer at Jim’s creature shop in Hampstead. This was when he was shooting the last season of “The Muppett Show” at ATV, “The Great Muppett Caper” and prepping “Dark Crystal” - which is what I was mostly involved with. Out at the (now defunct) E...

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Exclusive Interview with Kathryn Leigh Scott, star of TV horror classic Dark Shadows
Posted on Sunday 12th November 2006
Kathryn Leigh Scott is a true icon of cult television. Her career has been as varied as the roles she’s played, but for lovers of daytime TV she will be remembered for one television show in particular, Dark Shadows. Now, as audio drama specialist Big Finish release new Dark Shadows plays onto CD we decided that we should catch up with this charming actress and discover what it was like to return to a character she’d played decades before and how she started her own publishing company. ZH: Kathryn, you’ve had a prolific acting career appearing in many cult shows such as The Incredible...

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Exclusive Interview with Anthony Masi, Horror Documentary and Website Producer
Posted on Sunday 5th November 2006
Anthony Masi has been in charge of the official and highly respected Halloween website for sometime now. Earlier this year he joined forces with writer Stef Hutchinson to produce the superb documentary, Halloween: 25 Years of Terror. We tracked Anthony down to ask him how such a large project came together. ZH: First of all when did you first see a Halloween movie and which one was it? What was your initial reaction to it? AM: It was in 1980. I saw the premiere of Halloween on TV, and like thousands of other Halloween fans, was simply riveted. The movie stayed with me for weeks. I would ...

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Exclusive Interview with horror masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro
Posted on Friday 27th October 2006
One of the main highlights at this years Zone Horror FrightFest was the premier of the Guillermo del Toro masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth. The great man himself was there to introduce the movie and answer questions from the audience. We were lucky enough to grab 10 minutes of his valuable time to bring you this exclusive interview. ZH: Can you tell us the story of Pan’s Labyrinth? GDT: It’s a follow up, a sort of sister movie to The Devil’s Backbone. It’s a very dark fairytale set against fascist Spain in 1944. The Devil’s Backbone is the boy’s movie, the male movie and Pan’s ...

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Exclusive Interview with CUT! Winning Director Alyosha Saari
Posted on Wednesday 25th October 2006
The Zone Horror CUT! 2006 competition was a huge success with an eclectic range of entries which ranged from the surreal to the down right gore drenched pieces of celluloid. The overall winner was Alyosha Saari of London (who picked up a rather nice cheque for £5000!) was so we thought, seeing as though his piece will be shown on Halloween night) it was time to discover how Kasting came about. ZH: Tell us a little about yourself AS: I’m 23 years old, I’ve studied philosophy and film in Paris for the past five years, I was born in the US but raised in Ecuador, South America, and I a...

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Pop Star Stephen Jones AKA Babybird Talks To Us About His Horror Film Scores
Posted on Tuesday 24th October 2006
Stephen Jones is the singer/songwriter behind the band, Babybird. He composed the soundtrack to the hit horror movie Blessed as well as releasing a new studio album, Between My Ears There’s Nothing But Music. James Whittington caught up with him to discover his influences and what its like to realise a long held ambition. ZH: Stephen, how were approached to write the soundtrack for Blessed? SJ: Blessed director, Simon Fellows, has known my work for a long time, and at first wanted to do a film through Elton John's film company and a gangster remake of Alice in Wonderland. ZH: Did ...

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Exclusive Interview with James Moran, Screenwriter of Severance
Posted on Monday 9th October 2006
ZONE HORROR: Have you always been a big horror fan? JAMES MORAN: Always, for as long as I can remember. Always been a movie fan, but horror stuck out as something I was particularly fascinated with. I was never allowed to stay up and watch the late, scary movie, so I tried to get my fix elsewhere, at friend's houses or if I was left alone in the house. At school we rented two videos every Saturday night, and we could get what we liked, so most of my horror education happened back then, between the ages of 12 and 17. I loved watching the TV shows that took you behind the scenes too, how they...

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Exclusive Interview with Alan Jones, Frightfest Organiser & Horror Guru
Posted on Sunday 24th September 2006
Zone Horror caught up with Frightfest organiser Alan Jones, author of the 'The Rough Guide to Horror' amongst much other horror-related work.ZH: How did the idea of FrightFest first come about? AJ: I used to organise a festival in the 80s entitled ‘Shock Around the Clock’ at the Scala Cinema in King’s Cross. (24 hours non-stop of previews) It became an exhausting marathon so when the BFI asked me to do something similar at the NFT, but over a month, I agreed and ‘Fantasm’ was the result. After a few years I soon realised the NFT was not the right place for a horror fantasy season ...

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Exclusive Interview with Adam Green, Hatchet Director
Posted on Sunday 10th September 2006
Director Adam Green, on paper, seemed to have landed one of the hardest tasks to perform at this years Zone Horror Frightfest, his movie Hatchet had to follow Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. To say his movie delivered big style would be an understatement as the crowd lapped up and loved every blood stained moment of it. Here, in an exclusive interview, Adam talks about his work, past, present and future. ZH: What inspired you to take the career path(s) you’ve choosen? Was there one movie or TV show that made you think “Yeah, that’s what I wanna do”? AG: Oddly enough, ev...

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Exclusive Interview with Ingrid Pitt, Hammer Horror Star
Posted on Friday 1st September 2006
Ingrid Pitt is one of the true legends of cinema. Hailed by critics and adored by fans she had a huge screen presence and brought some of horror’s most famous characters to life. During the Zone Horror Fright Fest 2006 we presented one of her classic movies, Countess Dracula which will soon be given a DVD release to be proud of thanks to Network. Zone Horror caught up with this enigmatic lady to talk about her past accomplishments and plans for future productions. ZH: Many film fans associate you with the horror genre but few may know that you actually experienced real life horror at a very...

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Exclusive Interview with Michael J. Bassett, Deathwatch Director
Posted on Monday 7th August 2006
Michael J Bassett came to prominence with the movie, Deathwatch, a sinister and unnerving film set in the murky trenches of World War I. That was way back in 2002 but now, at long last, his new movie, Wilderness is due to hit cinemas in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Belfast, Glasgow and Dublin on August 11 so we caught up with him for an exclusive interview... ZH: What got you started in the industry was there a single event or movie that inspired you to take this career? MJB: The movie that most obsessed me was ‘Alien’ but I was much too young to actually see it on...

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Exclusive Interview with Emily Booth, Horror Star
Posted on Friday 14th July 2006
Emily Booth is a show business dynamo, a person with enough energy she could power a city. Luckily for us we caught her taking a break from her presenting duties to give us this exclusive interview. ZH: Emily, your big break came in 1997 when you had the lead role in the cult feature Pervirella. How did that happen and were you nervous at all? EM: I was studying film at Goldsmiths at the time and my brother – also a filmmaker, knew this amazing group of people who seemed to be stuck in the hippest time warp ever – the 60’s – they were making a very weird unique film called Pervi...

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Exclusive Interview with Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine
Posted on Thursday 29th June 2006
Tony Timpone is the longtime editor of the world’s longest running horror magazine, Fangoria. Here, in this exclusive interview with Zone Horror's resident host Jason Jones, he discusses his inspirations, his thoughts on today’s cinema and plans for the future. JJ: What started your appreciation of the horror genre? Did you see a certain movie when you were younger that sparked off your affection for them? (For me it was Hammer's Dracula when I was 7) TT: The original KING KONG sparked my interest in the fantastique, followed by a steady diet of Japanese giant monster movies, classic...

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Interview with Freak Out Writer / Producer Dan Palmer
Posted on Thursday 15th June 2006
Anchor Bay UK has just released a special edition of the cult favourite, Freak Out. This bizarre, hilarious and incredibly inventive movie was made with no budget and no help from any studio. We tracked down writer/performer and co-producer Dan Palmer (Onkey in the movie) for an exclusive chat about the movie and his plans for the future. Tell us about your background and where the idea for Freak Out came from. I studied at a film school in Bournemouth, England – that’s where I met Christian James (Freak Out’s eventual Director and Co-writer). We hit it off as we dug the same kind...

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Exclusive Interview with Lloyd Kaufman
Posted on Thursday 15th June 2006
lloyd_kaufmanWe’ve been talking to Troma head honcho Lloyd Kaufman about his eclectic career -- which includes Horror classics Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Hellblock 13, and The Toxic Avenger series. THC: First of all Lloyd, can you tell us a bit about yourself, how you got started in the film industry and who were your major influences? LK: Well I made the mistake of going to Yale...

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