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Exclusive Interview With Journalist Calum Waddell
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Calum Waddell is one of the most popular genre journalists around today. He writes for most of the major horror and sci-fi magazines in newsagents at the moment and is also carving himself a name as an author. So we thought it was time to track down this talented guy and learn how he got he got started in the writing business. ZH: When did your interest in horror movies begin?

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Exclusive Interview With Tracy Coogan
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Stunning actress Tracy Coogan has just wrapped up shooting her new movie, Dark Woods. This mystery thriller follows a couple who move to a secluded cabin in the woods to cope with a terminal illness of the wife. As the wife’s condition drags her deeper into dementia and darkness, the husband’s friendship with a local teenage girl takes a dangerous and obsessive turn. Tracy is an Associate Producer on this ...

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Exclusive Interview With Dead Set Star Andy Nyman
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Andy Nyman is a man of many talents and a real star on the rise. At the moment he’s appearing in one of the most talked about shows in years, E4’s Dead Set so we thought it was time we caught up with this in demand performer and see what makes him tick. ZH: Did you always want to be a performer? AN: Yep! From the moment saw ‘Jaws’ at the pictures I knew I wanted to act. ZH: Your big break came with a role in the controversial piece ‘Dead Babies’, how did this change your career direction? AN: I always knew that movies were what I wanted to be doing. To be ab...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Matthew Hope
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Matthew Hope is one of the brightest stars in the industry at the moment. His latest movie, The Vanguard has just been released onto DVD to great critical acclaim so we decided that we should talk to this talented chap and see what makes him tick. Zone Horror: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be in the movie making business? Matthew Hope: Yes, from about the age of 8, after seeing the first Rocky film. Originally I wanted to work in Special Make-up Effects, but when my parents bought a video camera and I started making films with it I decided to become a director instead. ZH: ...

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Exclusive Interview With Millennium Co-Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
On October 6th cult television series Millenniun comes to Zone Horror. This terrifying drama series horror in its purest form with a leading man that really knows how to make the skin on your neck crawl, Lance Henriksen. Here we speak exclusively to Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz about his involvement with a series that changed TV drama forever. Zone Horror: Is it true you began your working life as a journalist? Frank Spotnitz: Yes. I was editor of my college paper at UCLA, then went to work for United Press International, first in Indiana, then in New York City. I later wrote for the Asso...

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Exclusive Interview With CUT! Competition 2008 Winner Paul Shrimpton
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Paul Shrimpton won The Zone Horror CUT! Short Film Competition 2008. Here he lets us in on how the story came about, what he’s going to do with the £5000 that he won an his plans for the future. ZH: Have you always been a fan of the horror genre? PS: Yeah. I remember being about seven and staying up late to watch the BBC horror double bills, things like ‘The Reincarnation of Peter Proud’, ‘Horror at 37,000 Feet’, all the Hammer stuff and some of the Roger Corman ‘Poe’ adaptations. The first video I ever rented was ‘The Deadly Spawn’ i...

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Exclusive Interview With Joey Evans, Director Of Bubba’s Chili Parlor
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
At FrightFest 2008, Zone Horror sponsored the premiere of one of the most talked about movies of the whole event, Bubba’s Chili Parlor. We caught up with the writer and director Joey Evans and asked him what it was like to get to realise a lifelong dream. ZH: Bubba’s Chili Parlor is your first movie, what inspired you to just go out and make your own film? JoeyJE: Well I really, really wanted to make a movie and it became apparent unless you...

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Exclusive Interview With Horror Icon Kane Hodder
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Kane Hodder is one of the most famous names in the horror industry today. His work on films such as Hatchet and the Friday the 13th franchise has earned him a legion of fans. Recently he could be seen on Zone Horror in the movie Room 6 and his latest movie, B.T.K. is due on DVD September 8th. So we decided to chat to Kane about his work and how he prepared for one of the strongest acting jobs of his career. ZH: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be in the cinema industry? KH: I had always entertained my friends in high school by doing crazy stunts on my bicycle and dangerous act...

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Exclusive Interview With Awake Director Joby Harold
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Joby Harold is an up and coming talent in Hollywood. His first movie, Awake was a tense shocker that dealt with a rather unusual situation so we though it was the right time to catch up with him and see what things scare him the most. ZH: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be a director? JH: When I was a kid I was obsessed with the idea of working in special effects and I would devour books on ILM and Harryhausen and anything that was to do with creating the illusion. That turned into staring at posters of The Thing and An American Werewolf in London outside cinemas, imagining w...

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Exclusive Interview With Axelle Carolyn
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Multi-talented Axelle Carolyn is one of the most talked about people in the horror industry today. She’s a writer, columnist, actress and model to name only a few of her qualities so we thought it was time to track her down and have a chat about all things horror. ZH: Have you always had an interest in horror movies? AC: Movies, no. But horror, absolutely. I’ve always been interested in the dark side of everything. As a kid I was fascinated by ghosts and skeletons… ZH: You hail from Belgium; does the horror genre have a big following there?  AC: No. But Brussels, where ...

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Exclusive Interview With Horror Hottie Emily Booth
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
It’s been nearly a year since Diva of the Darkside Emily Booth joined Zone Horror so we decided to track down this horror hottie to see what she’s thought of the last 12 months working for the world’s scariest channel. Zone Horror: Emily, it’s been a year since you joined Zone Horror, what’s the past 12 months been like? Emily Booth: The last 12 months have been brilliant – it feels like coming home! Zone Horror is m...

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Exclusive Interview With Wrestlemaniac Star Irwin Keyes
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
Irwin Keyes is one of America’s favourite character actors and has appeared in many of their favourite TV shows. His movie CV is just as impressive and this month on Zone Horror he stars in one of the best horror movies of recent years, Wrestlemaniac. We caught up with this in demand star for this exclusive interview.  ZH: Did you always want to be an actor from an early age?  IK: I didn’t find acting was the thing for me till I was in college Suny New Paltz, N.Y. That’s when I did the stage play The Lower Depths role Kletch and found out  I was actually good...

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Exclusive Interview With Botched Director Kit Ryder
Posted on Saturday 22nd November 2008
The highly anticipated horror comedy Botched is coming to UK cinemas on April 18th. The movie concerns Ritchie Donovan (Stephen Dorff) who is a professional thief but whose luck has just run out. The only survivor from a heist that goes terribly wrong, Ritchie is forced to take the rap and is sent to Russia to steal a priceless antique cross, locked in a safe on the penthouse floor of a Moscow skyscraper. Things start badly and go rapidly downhill when, during the robbery, Ritchie and his Russian accomplices are forced to take hostages because they are trapped by the police, on the unused 13th...

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Exclusive Interview with Rob Zombie
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2008
Last year, Rob Zombie decided to tackle one of the most respected horror movies ever made, Halloween and remake it with his own vision. With its DVD release due on April 28th we thought it was time to track down this musician, writer, director and ask why he took the project on and what his plans are for the future. Horror journalist Robin Pierce reports. Zone Horror: Can you recall watching your very first horror movie? If so what was it? Rob Zombie: I’m pretty sure it was “King Kong” ZH: Why did you go into directing when your music career was at such a height? RZ: I starte...

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Exclusive interview with George A. Romero
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2008
Mention the name George A. Romero and one instantly thinks of the black and white horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Well Mr Romero is back with his fifth “dead” movie, Diary of the Dead and we were lucky enough to be able to grab him for a few moments for this exclusive interview.  ZONE HORROR: Where did the idea for Night of the Living Dead come from and how has the huge success of the film changed your life? George A RomeroGEORGE A ROMERO: ...

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Exclusive interview with When Evil Calls star Victoria Aitken
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2008
Victoria Aitken is a star on the rise and one of the many fresh faces you’ll see in the Zone Horror mobile movie, When Evil Calls. Here in this exclusive interview, Victoria reveals how she got involved with this exciting project, her many thoughts on the production itself and her busy plans for the future. Zone Horror: Victoria, you studied acting at New York’s Lee Strasburg Institute, did you decide from an early age that acting was for you? Victoria Aitken: Well while I was at University (Georgetown) I started to write a novel and through that process I realized that I was...

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Exclusive interview with Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2008
She’s the Queen of the horror entertainment scene and has been for over 25 years! Yes folks I’m talking about Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. We caught up with her alter ego, the charming and utterly gorgeous Cassandra Peterson and asked her a few questions about her cult character. Zone Horror: First of all, can you tell us why you went into show business in the first place? Cassandra Peterson: I think I got my first taste of audience adulation in Grand Junction, Kansas when I was two years old and my Dad ran out and stuck me on top of a horse with Hop-a-Long Cassidy, the BIGGEST TV...

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Exclusive interview with director Joe Lynch
Posted on Thursday 20th November 2008
One of the main highlights of this year’s FrightFest was the world premier of Joe Lynch’s much-anticipated movie Wrong Turn 2, which was sponsored by Zone Horror. This very likable guy granted us an interview that lasted over forty minutes! Here are the edited highlights. ZH: How did you feel after Wrong Turn 2 premiered? JL: I felt on top of the world, it was really one of the greatest experiences of my life. I mean, seriously this was a labour of love for me; there was passion project for me. I really wanted to make a great horror movie that made me feel the way I did way back wh...

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