Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Human Centipede 2 Actress Emma Lock
By James Whittington, Wednesday 14th December 2011

Emma LockHorror Channel recently celebrated the controversial side of cinema with Season Of The Banned, a selection of movies that tested the BBFC to the limit. So we thought it would be cool to chat to the cast of The Human Centipede 2 which was banned in the UK earlier this year and has only been released after a selection of cuts were made. Here we ask actress Emma Lock about her role in the movie and her plans for the future.

HC: Are you a big fan of horror cinema?

EL: I am a huge fan. Growing up in the far East you can imagine some of the horrors I was exposed to pretty early. My favourite horrors involve the dead, like Ju-on.

HC: Had you seen the original movie? If so, what were you initial thoughts after seeing it?

EL: We all had to watch the first film as part of our audition. I really enjoyed it and thought it was inventive. Georgia was also in the audition and we were the only two girls to giggle. Everyone else either walked out or stared at the floor. I had to think really hard about if I wanted to be nude for my first major role. I decided it was something I could live with and the filming process proved that. It wasn’t weird at all.

HC: Can you tell us about your role in HC2?

EL: My character is called Kim, who is Ian's girlfriend. She's very sweet and brainy, but traditional and ultimately depends on Ian. Unfortunately, Martin envisions her as the back end of the centipede and she is dealt a very raw deal.

HC: Did you have to audition?

EL: Yes, that was the second part of the audition. I was quite confident that I would be asked to read some lines and maybe do some improvisation, but boy was I wrong! Tom and Illona were both in the audition room and spent some time putting my mind at ease. Then, they asked me to lay on the floor and imagine someone raping me from behind and ripping at my skin. It was pretty intense.

HC: What were your first thoughts on the script? Did its tone and content make you think twice about accepting the role?

EL: The script was a work of art in itself and really gave me insight in to Tom's beautiful and twisted mind. It was written very quickly, full of grammatical errors and chops and changes, but it drew me in like an enjoyable filthy book! It just kept getting more and more horrific and for me that was very exciting. I could see way how the scenes could be shot and I was eager to get started and create this monster of a film. I had no doubts at all.

HC: The film is very dark in tone to say the least, what was the atmosphere like on set?

EL: It was surprisingly light! Typically we would be laughing, chatting, snacking on the fake poo and even having naps on the floor on bin bags together. We had a great relationship with the crew as well and there was never a dull moment. It was a fantastic set to work on.

HC: How did you react when you heard that it had been banned?

EL: I thought the cast member who called me to tell me the news was joking. When I heard it on the news I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that the BBFC could deem it uncuttable and that it would pose a real risk to viewers. It's pathetic really.

HC: What are your thoughts on censorship?

EL: I can understand why people would find comfort in censorship, but personally I am quite repulsed by it. I think the idea of censorship is outdated and very patronising. If people dislike a film, they can leave the cinema. I've seen a lot of supposedly banned films and found far worse scenes shown on the news.

HC: Does the BBFC still have an important role to play?

EL: Not in my mind.

HC: So what projects are you working on at the moment?

EL: I have been talking about doing some sci-fi projects and some more horror. I would like to do a psychological horror next or a zombie film. Eventually Id love to be in action film as that’s where my heart is.

HC: Emma Lock, thank you very much.

Booth's Blog: Folk Horror gets an urban makeover...
Posted in Booth's Blog, Wednesday 16th August 2017

The term 'Folk Horror' has become widely used in Horror academia to describe usually British films that dabble in all things pagan and witchy. With a strong connection to our pagan routes, 'Folk Horror' was popularised by countless Hammer Horror and Tigon films in the '60s and '70s with The Witches (1966), Witchfinder General (1968), and The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971), although arguably the most iconic of the sub-genre is The Wicker Man made in 1973, which is now a beacon of worship in its own right!

With the death of hippie culture there was a hiatus within the subgenre in the '80s and '90s, however there has since seen a resurgence, specifically with the critically acclaimed The Witch in 2015; a ...

Interview with legendary actress Barbara Crampton
Posted in Frightfest, Interviews, Tuesday 15th August 2017

Ahead of her eagerly awaited presence at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, genre icon, actress and producer Barbara Crampton talks exclusively about her latest film Replace, battling chronic fatigue syndrome and her passion for supporting new talent.

Q: Replace raises questions about beauty, body image and growing older, issues that many feel plague the Hollywood movie industry. What is your view on this subject?

BC: The best movies reflect our inner world, our hopes, our good intentions, trials and our demons. Growing old and the fear of death is endemic to all, not just the movie industry. Just when you begin to figure it out your back aches, your skin starts to wrinkle and you gain weight...

Exclusive: Brand new poster for superb thriller Freehold
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 15th August 2017

The feature debut from director Dom Bridges and written by Rae Brunton (the Outpost franchise), Freehold is a dark urban morality tale with an underlying streak of jet black comedy.

Hussein, a wide-boy estate agent, doesn't realise he's sharing his apartment with a forgotten stranger, a master of concealment... until his malicious campaign of deranged sweet revenge starts to really hit home. A roof above our heads is a basic human need so why are we all fighting each other over it?

The movies is a genre riff on home invasion chillers and doubles as a searing comment on the cut-throat housing market.

Freehold stars Mim Shaikh, Javier Botet, Mandeep Dhillon, Kola Bokinniand Mic...

Booth's Blog: FrightFest season is here!
Posted in Booth's Blog, Monday 14th August 2017

It's that time again!

I cannot believe it is nearly a year since I was presenting at FrightFest which moved to Shepherds Bush temporarily, but is now back at its true 'Dark Heart' the Cineworld and Prince Charles in Leicester Square and I am so excited to read about this years line up and returning FrightFest favourite guests Joe Lynch and Adam Green (cheeky boys those two!)


For starters the festival organisers have decided to open the 5 day event with a real crowd-pleaser as everyone's favourite pott--mouthed demonic doll is back in Cult Of Chucky. This time the one and only star Jennifer Tilly is in attendance too alongside director Don Mancini and Fiona Douri...

10 FrightFest flicks for 2017
Posted in Frightfest, Monday 14th August 2017

Heading to Horror Channel FrightFest 2017? Horror Channel Manager Stewart Bridle lists some of the fearful flicks to catch.

Horror Channel FrightFest returns to London this August and has its usual abundance of riches for the genre film fan. Choosing what to watch can be a hard and painful process every year and I often want to clone myself just so I can enjoy it all. With such a fantastic line-up for 2017 the task seems even harder but for what it's worth here's ten of the films that I recommend you treat your eyeballs to.

Everyone's favourite "friend to the end" returns to play at FrightFest once again and this time to do the honours of opening the festival itself. It's ...

Lucio Fulci's Touch Of Death coming to Blu-ray
Posted in News, Saturday 12th August 2017

88 Films will unleash Lucio Fulci's most macabre and underrated blood-operas, Touch Of Death (1988) on August 7th, the latest addition to their now legendary Italian Collection.

Making its British bow in full HD, with a stunning new restoration for Blu-ray, Touch Of Death has been tragically underseen even though it rates right up there with Fulci's most fiendish splatter epics.

Starring the iconic B-movie maverick Brett Halsey (Return Of The Fly) and Euro-schlock veteran Al Cliver (The Devil Hunter), this fast-paced, plasma-drenched sickie tells of a cannibalistic killer who seems to be surrounded by an increasingly large amount of bizarre personalities.

Of course, this factor doe...

Coming to vinyl for the first time, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
Posted in News, Saturday 12th August 2017

Groove Vinyl Records has announced that they are to release (for the first time on vinyl) the classic original television show, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

This cult classic of a series was originally broadcast in Canada on channel CHCH-TV way back in 1971 and starred Billy Van with guest appearances from the one and only Vincent Price and a collection of regular monsters!

Containing gags, songs and even a bit of education, the show had a cult following and will be released onto vinyl coming in four different colours and covers thanks to Groove Vinyl Records who are working alongside the Vincent Price Estate on this title.

The details first two versions, Igor in "Yes Mas...

Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Horror Channel FrightFest 2017
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 8th August 2017

Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for this year's annual Bank Holiday event, the UK's largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thursday August 24th and Monday August 28th.

Celebrating a return to one of FrightFest's former homes (The Empire) and the revival of some familiar characters to the festival line up, such as Chucky, Victor Crowley and Leatherface. were inspirations behind the concept.

Graham reveals: "My image is an attempt to amalgamate the Gothic roots of horror with the 70s Monster revival that saturated the US and UK, inspiring g...
Creepshow 2 soundtrack is coming to vinyl.
Posted in News, Tuesday 8th August 2017
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the debut soundtrack release of Creepshow 2. The 1987 anthology horror film is a sequel to 1982's Creepshow, which was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film is once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three horror-segments, Old Chief Woodenhead, The Raft, and The Hitchhiker, with an animated-horror wrap around story.

The score, co-composed and performed by Les Reed and Rick Wakeman, features a mix of both classic, orchestral compositions and electronic, synth cues. Waxwork's Creepshow 2 deluxe, double LP soundtrack release marks the very first time that the music from the film has been released in any format. After a leng...

Wednesday 23rd August
9.00 PM
Tales From The Darkside
Sunday 27th August
8.30 PM
The Last Exorcism
Wednesday 30th August
10.50 PM