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Exclusive Interview With Jen And Sylvia Soska
Posted on Saturday 15th December 2012
soska_sistersJen and Sylvia Soska are two of the most creative and talented people working in the industry today. They made an impact a couple of years ago with Dead Hooker In A Trunk and have managed to wow critics worldwide with their latest movie, American Mary. On December 27th from 9pm the girls will be presenting their very own Director's Night on the Horror Channel so we decided to chat to these w...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Alex Chandon
Posted on Tuesday 23rd October 2012
alex_chandonAlex Chandon is one of the UKs most inventive creatives. His latest movie, Inbred has been hailed by many as one of the best Brit horror movies in ages. Alex will be introducing three of his favourite horror movies this Thursday from 9pm during his very own Director's Night on the Horror Channel. Here he chats about his career, the movie Inbred and the plans he has for the future. HC: ...

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Exclusive Interview With Martin Kemp Director Of Stalker
Posted on Monday 15th October 2012
stalkerMartin Kemp is a very busy man. A respected musician, writer, actor, he has now added the role of director to his CV. His debut horror movie Stalker is getting its UK TV premiere on the Horror Channel October 19th so we decided to chat to this incredibly talented fellow about his love of horror and what it was like working behind the camera. HC: You wrote the screenplay for Stalker, where did the inspirati...

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Exclusive Interview With Writer C. Robert Cargill
Posted on Sunday 14th October 2012
r_CargillOne of the stand-out movies from FrightFest 2012 was the paranormal, found footage shocker Sinister. This twisted and unforgettable piece of horror cinema is a superb piece of horror cinema and comes from the pens of C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson. We recently chatted to Cargill about Sinister and what plans he has for the future. HC: Have you always been a big fan of the horror genre? CC:...

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Exclusive Interview With Actress Danielle Harris
Posted on Wednesday 10th October 2012
the_victim_dvdDanielle Harris is one of the most famous Scream Queens of the 21st century. Her roles in horror favourites such as Halloween 4 and Halloween 5, Hatchet and more recently in the acclaimed directorial debut from Michael Biehn, The Victim. Danielle took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her acting career and what projects she has lined up. HC: What was it l...

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Exclusive Interview With Simon Rumley Director Of Red White And Blue
Posted on Monday 8th October 2012
simon_rumleyLast year we premiered a stunning piece of cinema, Simon Rumley's The Living And The Dead. This month we're giving his equally astonishing movie Red White And Blue its UK TV premiere. We chatted to Simon about this superb and raw piece of film and what it was like shooting the movie in America. HC: Hi Simon, Red White and Blue is very different to your film The Living And The Dead, whe...

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Exclusive Interview With Dominic Brunt Star Of Inbred And Before Dawn
Posted on Friday 5th October 2012
dominic_bruntMany will know Dominic Brunt for his popular role of Paddy in the soap opera Emmerdale. Dominic though is making his mark in the horror industry too, not only did he direct and star in the forthcoming zombie flick Before Dawn and also starred in Alex Chandon's superb shocker Inbred. Here Dominic chats about these films and his love of horror movies. HC: How did you come to be part of the ...

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Exclusive Interview With Actor Dana Ashbrook
Posted on Sunday 9th September 2012
dana-ashbrookDana Ashbrook will be forever associated with the cult hit Twin Peaks. This acclaimed series, which is showing on the Horror Channel helped to give the UK viewing public a chance to see his acting skills. Now he's back in the acclaimed thriller The Aggression Scale. We had a quick chat with Dana about Twin Peaks and his thoughts on his new movie. HC: How did you get your first big b...

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Exclusive Interview With Kevin Lehane Writer Of Grabbers
Posted on Monday 3rd September 2012
kevin_lehaneOne of the stand-out pieces at FrightFest 2012, personally speaking was Grabbers. This superb creature feature was written by the very talented Kevin Lehane (picture left). We had a quick chat to him about this inventive crowd pleaser and what future plans he has. HC: Are you a fan of the creature feature genre? KL: Yeah, absolutely. What I love about Creature Features is the creativit...

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Exclusive Interview With Eron Sheean Director Of Errors Of The Human Body
Posted on Friday 31st August 2012
eron_sheeanThe FrightFest Discovery Screen contained some real gems this year. One of the stand- out pieces was Errors Of The Human Body written and directed by Eron Sheean. Eron had co-wrote another FrightFest favourite The Divide so we decided to have a quick chat to him about his latest work. HC: Have you always been a fan of horror cinema? ES: Yes, as far back as I can remember I was drawn to...

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Part 2 Of An Exclusive Interview With The Soska Sisters Directors Of American Mary
Posted on Wednesday 29th August 2012
soska_sistersRegular viewers to the Horror Channel will know about Jen and Sylv Soska. These talented Canadians gave the world Dead Hooker In A Trunk which received its world premiere on the Horror Channel last year. They came to FrightFest The 13th and blew everyone away with their latest movie, American Mary which has become, for many, the best of the fest. Here, in the second part of an exclusive i...

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Exclusive Interview With James Moran Writer Of Tower Block
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
james_moranA couple of days ago we chatted to James Moran about his work and how he felt by having two movies at FrightFest. Here he's back to chat about the closing movie to this year's event, Tower Block. HC: Hello again, let’s chat about Tower Bock. This is in total contrast to Cockney’s Vs Zombies; how do you approach a more serious piece? JM: Same way I approach any piece - what's the core id...

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Exclusive Interview With Paul Davis Director Of Him Indoors
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Him Indoors QuadLater this afternoon Paul Davis will be giving the World Premiere of his new horror short, Him Indoors. Paul as you might recall was the guy behind one of the finest ever horror documentaries, Beware The Moon which took a look at the creation of the incredible An American Werewolf In London movie. Away, we decided to chat with Paul about this latest piece and his plans for the nex...

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Exclusive Interview With Joanne Mitchell Writer, Producer And Star of Before Dawn
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Joanne MitchellJoanne Mitchell is a writer, Producer and actress whose talent has graced some of the UK's most popular TV shows. At FrightFest The 13th she came along with her husband, Dominic Brunt with their first film project together, the unforgettable Before Dawn. We chatted with Joanne about this and the possibility of more projects from this talented duo. HC: Are you a fan of horror movies? ...

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Part 1 Of An Exclusive Interview With The Soska Sisters Directors Of American Mary
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
The Soska SistersRegular viewers to the Horror Channel will know about Jen and Sylv Soska. These talented Canadians gave the world Dead Hooker In A Trunk which received its world premiere on the Horror Channel last year. Now the girls are in the UK promoting their new movie, American Mary to the attendees at FrightFest. We decided to chat to the girls about this movie and their career to date. I...

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Exclusive Interview With Steven Pravong Director Of Un Jong Sang
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
Steven PravongManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off today at 1pm at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. Un Jour Sang from Steven Pravong is...

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Exclusive Interview With The Manetti Bros Directors Of Paura 3D
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Paura 3D second imagePaura 3D is an intense, psychological piece of work that has just received its European Premiere at FrightFest The 13th. It's a simple enough tale but done with a raw energy that it's hard to keep you eyes off the screen even when things get incredibly brutal. We chatted to the directors, The Manetti Bros known to their family as Antonio and Marco about this and thei...

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Exclusive Interview With Steve Barker and Rae Brunton Writers Of Outpost 2: Black Sun
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Outpost II CoverA few years ago the film Outpost was released to great critical acclaim. This atmospheric and dark piece gave the Nazi Zombie genre the serious kick that it needed. Now the characters are back in Outpost 2: Black Sun so we decided to talk to the writers Steve Barker and Rae Brunton about this and future Outpost movies. HC: How did you two first meet? RB: Well, I had written a ha...

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Exclusive Interview With Paco Plaza Director Of [Rec]3 Genesis
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Paco Rec 3You may have come across Paco Plaza's work before, not only was he behind the first two [REC] movies but he was also responsible for Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt which was shown on the Horror Channel last week. Paco is at FrightFest the 13th to introduce the UK premiere of [REC]3 Genesis so we had a quick chat with this talented fellow. HC: Have you always been a fan of horror movies? PP: Yes, sin...

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Exclusive Interview With James Moran Writer Of Cockneys Vs Zombies
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Cockneys Vs ZombiesJames Moran is a FrightFest regular who has supported the event for years. He is also one of the most exciting writing talents the UK has produced with his body of work covering not only film but popular television as well. James has two movies showing at FrightFest The 13th, Cockneys Vs Zombies and Tower Block both very different in style and content. We decided to chat w...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Jen Moss
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Jen Moss Director Of My Brothers KeeperManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th Aug...

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Exclusive Interview With Special Effects Legend Greg Nicotero
Posted on Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Greg NicoteroGreg Nicotero is a legend in the film industry. His special effects and make-up work has graced some of the most popular movies and TV shows of the last 30 years. This creative genius shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to create innovative and jaw-dropping work time after time. He is part of KNB FX and has also made the move into directing too. Nicotero will be presented with the...

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Exclusive Interview With Dominic Brunt Actor And Director Of Before Dawn
Posted on Sunday 19th August 2012
Dominic BruntDominic Brunt, better known as Paddy Kirk in Emmerdale, has directed the much talked about zombie movie Before Dawn which is showing on the Discovery Screen at FrightFest the 13th. This stunning debut contains everything you want from a horror movie and stars himself alongside his wife Joanne Mitchell and was written by Mark Illis from a story from Dominic and Joanne. We chatted to Dominic a...

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Exclusive Interview With Jovanka Vuckovic Director of The Captured Bird
Posted on Saturday 18th August 2012
Jovanka VuckovicManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. One of the sh...

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Exclusive Interview With Toby Meakins Director Of LOT254
Posted on Wednesday 15th August 2012
Toby MeakinsManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. Lot 254 from award winn...

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Exclusive Interview With Neil Jones Director Of The Reverend
Posted on Sunday 12th August 2012
The Reverend DirectorNeil Jones is the director behind the new Brit fright-flick The Reverend which boasts a cast that includes Doug Bradley, Emily Booth and the legendary actor Rutger Hauer. Here he chats about the movie and what his future plans are. HC: Have you always been a big fan of horror movies and if so what's your favourite horror movie? NJ: I hated them when I was a kid, I w...

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Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Cowper Director Of Cargols!
Posted on Saturday 11th August 2012
Geoff CowperManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. One of the pieces showing...

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Exclusive Interview With Legendary Director Kevin Connor
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2012
Kevin ConnorLegendary film maker Kevin Connor left school at sixteen, and entered a documentary film company, British Films Ltd., in London's Soho, as an Assistant film editor. From here on in he progressed to being one of the most celebrated directors around. With the release of some of his classic films onto DVD for the first time we decided to chat to this in demand director about his ongoing career and...

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Exclusive Interview With Axelle Carolyn Director Of The Halloween Kid
Posted on Thursday 2nd August 2012
The Halloween Kid Group ShotManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in Londo...

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Exclusive Interview With Journalist Alan Jones
Posted on Monday 30th July 2012
Alan Jones 2012Alan Jones is one of the most respected journalists working in the business today. He has contributed to many of the most popular magazines around including Empire, Total Magazine and Premiere as well as writing for countless others. He is one of the co-founders of FrightFest and is the man behind the acclaimed book Profondo Argento, which after 8 years has been fully updated, retitled...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Johannes Roberts
Posted on Tuesday 24th July 2012
Johannes RobertsDirector Johannes Roberts is one of the most exciting talents working in the industry today. His latest films F and Storage 24 prove that he can work between genres with ease and create visually stunning movies. On Thursday he is introducing a trio of movies in his very own Director's Night event from 9pm. Here he discusses his career to date and why the the films he chose mean som...

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Exclusive Interview With Shaun Hutson Author Of X The Unknown
Posted on Tuesday 17th July 2012
X The UnknownShaun Hutson is one of the very finest and most creative authors around. He has written over 50 best selling books (some under pseudonyms) touching on many genres but he'l always be associated with horror thanks to books such as Slugs, Relics and Deathday. Here he chats about his second Hammer tie-in book, X The Unknown. To try and win a copy of X The Unknown along with Hands Of The Ripper...

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Exclusive Interview With Hands Of The Ripper Author Guy Adams
Posted on Tuesday 10th July 2012
Guy Adams Photo Credit Peter ColebornWe interviewed the very talented author Guy Adams last year when his novel Kronos was released. This cracking book, which was based on the classic Hammer movie Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, has lead to Adams penning another based on a Hammer favourite. This time around he tackled Hands Of The Ripper. Guy took time ou...

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Exclusive Interview With Drew Cullingham Director Of Umbrage: The First Vampire
Posted on Monday 11th June 2012
Drew CullinghamThe Horror Channel Movie Of The Month is Drew Cullingham's bloody brilliant Umbrage: The First Vampire. The film stars legendary British actor Doug Bradley and concerns an unscrupulous antique dealer's ancient mirror that serves as a portal for shadowy beings to be unleashed into the night with a thirst for blood. We decided to chat to Drew about this outstanding directorial debut an...

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Exclusive Interview With Contortionist Bonnie Morgan
Posted on Thursday 17th May 2012
Bonnie MorganBonnie Morgan is an actress, stunt woman and contortionist who recently starred as demonically possessed Rosa in The Devil Inside. Well known in the horror genre, Bonnie is also responsible for the spider walk that Samara performs in The Ring Two, and appeared in the sci-fi action feature Minority Report. She also takes on stunts and wire work, with credits in features including Peter Pan ...

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Interview With Simon Evans And Simon Johnson Creators Of 2.8 Hours Later
Posted on Thursday 3rd May 2012
Simon And Simon2.8 Hours Later is a city wide zombie-chase game devised by Simon Evans (wearing the cowboy hat in the picture) and Simon Johnson. These ambitious, exciting and unforgettable events take the players into a world where the undead walk and terror hides in every alleyway. We spoke to Simon and Simon about where the original idea came from, about their company Slingshot and what plans ...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Alex Chandon
Posted on Sunday 29th April 2012
Alex Chandon and Emily BoothAlex Chandon is a writer and director of numerous award winning short movies, and SFX wizard and director of cult titles Pervirella and Cradle Of Fear. His latest movie, Inbred is the centerpiece to the very first Horror Channel Horror Club event which is happening on May 3rd. Here Alex chats about his career, Inbred, and being chosen for the ...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Federico Zampaglione
Posted on Sunday 15th April 2012
Federico ZampaglioneFederico Zampaglione is one of Italy's biggest stars. His band Tiromancino is one of the country's best-selling bands and his debut horror movie, the incredibly stylish shocker Shadow was one of the big hits of FrightFest 2009. On April 26th he's introducing three of his favourite movies in another of our Director's Night series. Here Federico discusses his career so ...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Joe Lynch - Part 2
Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2012
Joe Lynch 2Joe Lynch is one of the most creative people working in the movie industry today. He first blasted onto the UK horror scene with his superb shocker Wrong Turn 2 and since then he has built up quite a reputation. Not only was he part of the team behind the awesome multi-story picture Chillerma, (one of the big hits of FrightFest 2011) but also the much anticipated movie Knights Of Badassdom. In t...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Joe Lynch - Part 1
Posted on Monday 26th March 2012
Joe Lynch 1Joe Lynch is one of the most creative people working in the movie industry today. He first blasted onto the UK horror scene with his superb shocker Wrong Turn 2 and since then he has built up quite a reputation. Not only was he part of the team behind the awesome multi-story picture Chillerama, (one of the big hits of FrightFest 2011) but also the much anticipated movie Knights Of Badassdom. In ...

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Exclusive Interview With Reg Traviss Director Of Psychosis
Posted on Friday 23rd March 2012
Reg TravissDuring March the Horror Channel is celebrating the very best of British horror cinema with a season of movies called Heritage Of Horror. One of the films showing is Psychosis from Reg Traviss which is getting its UK television premiere. Here Reg chats about his career so far and what his future cinematic plans are. HC: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to work in the film industry? ...

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Exclusive Interview With Jonathan Glendening Director Of 13Hrs
Posted on Saturday 10th March 2012
Jonathan GlendeningDuring March the Horror Channel is celebrating the very best of British horror cinema with a season of movies called Heritage Of Horror. One of the films showing is Jonathan Glendening's celebrated creature feature 13hrs which is getting its UK television premiere. Here Jonathan chats about his career so far and what his future cinematic plans are. HC: Did you always wan...

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Brand New Interview With Director Ti West
Posted on Thursday 9th February 2012
Ti WestTi West's acclaimed retro-style shocker The House Of The Devil is receiving its UK television premiere on the Horror Channel on Friday 17th February at 10.55pm. We decided to chat to Ti about this superbly constructed chiller and his plans for the future. HC: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be a director? TW: No. I always wanted to be a comedian. I didn't even know what directing was un...

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Emily Booth Talks About Her New Series For The Horror Channel - Horror Bites
Posted on Monday 30th January 2012
Emily Booth Horror BitesEmily Booth really needs no introduction for she's one of the most talented people in the entertainment industry today. She's an actress, presenter, writer, producer and the face of the Horror Channel. Emily will be fronting a new series on the Horror Channel starting in February - Horror Bites. We decided to catch up with Emily to find out what Horror Bite...

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Exclusive Interview With Directors Jen And Sylvia Soska - Part 2
Posted on Saturday 28th January 2012
Soska Sisters 2Jen and Sylvia Soska are the talented twins behind the hit flick Dead Hooker In A Trunk which got its UK television premiere last year on the Horror Channel. We decided to catch up with them to ask what they thought of the movie being shown on the Horror Channel and the impact its made on both sides of the Atlantic. They gave such a great interview we needed to split the piece in hal...

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Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Actor Robert Englund
Posted on Thursday 26th January 2012
Robert EnglundThe word "legend" is used all too often in the entertainment industry, but when applied to Robert Englund who could argue? He was the finest Freddy Krueger, the most believable alien in V and has created a legacy of film, theatre and TV appearances that his peers can only stare at in green-eyed envy. In this exclusive interview Robert chats about his big break, the much debated remake of ...

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Exclusive Interview With Directors Jen And Sylvia Soska - Part 1
Posted on Saturday 21st January 2012
Jen and Sylvia SoskaJen and Sylvia Soska are the talented twins behind the hit flick Dead Hooker In A Trunk which got its UK television premiere last year on the Horror Channel. We decided to catch up with them to ask what they thought of the movie being shown on the Horror Channel and the impact its made on both sides of the Atlantic. They gave such a great interview we needed to split t...

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Scanners
SCANNERS
Thursday 14th December
10.45 PM
Savaged
SAVAGED
Friday 15th December
10.50 PM
Tales From The Darkside
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE
Sunday 24th December
8.30 PM