ARTICLES

LATEST | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS | NEWS | FRIGHTFEST | REVIEWS

Booth's Blog: Emily rocks the Re-Animator look for Horror Channel’s Mad Science season!
By Emily Booth, Saturday 31st January 2015

EB Reanimator 1 SmallThis week I take you on an exclusive Behind the Scenes glimpse into a Horror Channel TV shoot, this time for our upcoming and absolutely unmissable film season of scientific shockers, Mad Science which kicks off on Friday February 6th at 10.50pm.

The Horror Channel gang were drooling like rabid Romero zombies when we learned of the theme with images of green Re-Animating serum, bubbling Bunsen burners and murderous medical instruments permeating our dark dark minds.

Well, with the help of those lovely people at The National Film Theatre’s props department (thanks everyone from there) along with the delightfully deranged mind of our Art Director Joni, you get all that and way more in my movie introductions for MAD SCIENCE!

EB Mad Science image 2 SmallWe created two sets that really depict the genre, and surrounded by taxidermy beasties, pickled parts infected petri dishes I felt right at home and could not help but indulge my hammy horror – acting persuasions as you’ll no doubt see every Friday night in February!

So just a little teaser to whet your appetites, Mad Science is an 80’s tinged movie season celebrating demented Doctors, toxic depravity, ungodly experiments and omnipotent persuasions featuring the network premieres of Scanners and, wait for it, Re-Animator!!!! I mean come on, those are among the best 80’s horrors EVER! We also have Basket Case and Class Of Nuke ‘Em High on the slab, so get yourself down to the lab!

EB MAd science 3 SmallFor the shoot, I got to dress just like a scientist, because let’s face it, what scientist doesn’t love a little latex rubber underneath the pristine wholesomeness of the lab coat! Steady on.

So with lab coat and specs in tow I found myself surrounded by anatomical delights, and some of the most horrendous medical instruments this side of Dead Ringers. The set up for this kind of shoot is insane and takes a lot of planning. The look has to be thought through, costumes bought, props borrowed and even hand-made, lighting designed, and special effects organized for the bubbling vials of god knows what! (dry ice in water plus food colouring! – yup old skool).

The Horror Channel shoots are getting better and better with bigger production values than ever before. There was so much thought and creativity poured into this shoot as we genuinely wanted, for this season, to recreate that old fun trashy TV vibe where everything was a multitude of lurid colour and synthesizer beats! So I really hope you tune in for this season; the films themselves are brilliant, my movie introductions are fun and perhaps – just for Friday nights in February we can evoke that nostalgic shlock horror vibe of discovering those dodgy horror gems in your local video store!

Mad Science Season:
Scanners(Network premiere) Friday 6th Feb at 10.50pm
Basket Case Friday 13th Feb at 10.50pm
Class Of Nuke ‘Em High Friday 20th Feb at 10.50pm
Re-Animator (Network premiere) Friday 27th at 10.50pm.


Related show tags: BASKET CASE, CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH, RE-ANIMATOR, SCANNERS
MORE ARTICLES
It's time to meet The Monster
Posted in News, Thursday 20th September 2018

The Monster is a billed as a lean, mean horror with a dynamic building atmosphere of dread aided by strong characterisation and performances from Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine and Scott Speedman and directed by Bryan Bertino.

Kathy (Kazan) and her 10-year-old daughter Lizzy (Ballentine) are trapped and tormented in a pitch-black forest by a screeching creature. It is unlike anything they have heard before. Not human. Not animal. A monster.

With their relationship at breaking point, Kathy is on the edge while Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother but tries to stay brave and fearless. To survive the night, Kathy must summon her most primal instinct to protect herself and her daughter from what's lurking...

SHARE: READ MORE
Director takes us from Buried to Down a Dark Hall
Posted in News, Thursday 20th September 2018
Down a Dark Hall DVD cover

Down a Dark Hall is a new supernatural thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortes (Buried) and stars iconic Uma Thurman, AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, and Rosie Day.

In an ominous mansion hidden deep within the forest, the Blackwood Boarding School promises to turn rebellious teens into model students by cutting them off from the outside world. Wayward new student Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Rob) joins four other reluctant teens who are learning to live under the watchful eye of Madame Duret (Uma Thurman). However, the misfit group quickly becomes unsettled by Madame Duret's eccentric and unconventional methods just as inexplica...

SHARE: READ MORE
John Carpenter shares first music from Halloween OST - The Shape Returns
Posted in News, Wednesday 19th September 2018

As you all know, a couple of weeks back, the Master of Horror, John Carpenter, announced the impending release of the original soundtrack album for Halloween - in which Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

The album arrives on October 19th from Sacred Bones, the same day that the new David Gordon Green-directed film is released in theaters.

Well, today a first glimpse at the film's score has been unleashed, the bone-chilling "The Shape Returns." The track demonstrates Carpenter's singular ability to rai...

SHARE: READ MORE
The latest film with horror icon, Barbara Crampton is coming soon - Dead Night
Posted in News, Tuesday 18th September 2018
Dead Night DVD cover

Following its European Premiere at Video FrightFest 2018, STUDIOCANAL announces that Dead Night will be arriving on DVD and Digital Download 8th October, just in time for Halloween!

Everything and anything goes in to this ambitiously quirky delight, oozing eeriness and evil, from the producers of John Dies At The End and Phantasm: Ravager.

The film features a stellar cast including horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You're Next, We Are Still Here) with a strong supporting cast of genre favourites including AJ Bowen (The Guest, House Of The Devil) and Brea Grant (Halloween II, Dexter).

James, his wife Casey, their two kids Jessica and Jason, and sick friend ...

SHARE: READ MORE
First film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label - The Dark.
Posted in Frightfest, News, Tuesday 18th September 2018

The first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest, The Dark received its UK premiere at this year's prestigious FrightFest in London, and is perfect for genre fans who love nothing more than a backwoods shocker featuring ghouls, gore and flesh eating, but one done with panache and poignancy.

An undead young woman, Mina, stalks the 'Devil's Den' woods where she was killed. If anyone enters the woods, she kills them and feasts on the body. But when she stumbles upon a young blind boy named Alex in the back of a car, who shows signs of horrifying abuse, she can't bring herself to kill...

SHARE: READ MORE
Is Phantoms the perfect book for Halloween?
Posted in News, Tuesday 18th September 2018
Phantoms book cover

The brightest names in horror showcased in Phantoms, a ghastly collection of ghost stories that will have you watching over your shoulder, heart racing at every bump in the night.

In "My Life in Politics" by M.R. Carey the spirits of those without a voice refuse to let a politician keep them silent. In "The Adjoining Room" by A.K. Benedict a woman finds her hotel neighbour trapped and screaming behind a door that doesn't exist. George Mann's "The Restoration" sees a young artist become obsessed with returning a forgotten painting to its former glory, even if it kills her. And Laura Purcell's "Cameo" shows that the parting gift of a loved one can have far darker consequences than ever imagine...

SHARE: READ MORE
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase arrives for the first time on vinyl LP
Posted in News, Monday 17th September 2018

For the first time ever on vinyl, here are Episodes 7 to 12 of the BBC radio series that became a global phenomenon. First broadcast in 1978 and 1980, the Secondary Phase features storylines and sequences unique to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's radio series.

Pre-orders for the Amazon limited run have gone live today. 500 exclusive editions will feature a 12"x12" artwork print signed by Paddy Kingsland of the Radiophonic Workshop. Once again the highly collectable volume will also feature specially commissioned artwork and sleeve notes on 3 x 180g heavyweight orange vinyl.

Follow Zaphod Beeblebrox as he journeys into a totally weird new dimension, and intrepid Earthman Arthur Dent as he tries ...

SHARE: READ MORE
Let us give thanks! The new teaser trailer for Captive State is here
Posted in News, Sunday 16th September 2018

From Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a gritty and smart sci-fi thriller, Captive State.

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the movie explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

Starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, and Machine Gun Kelly, Captive State will be released in 2019.

SHARE: READ MORE
Interview with Ezequiel Endelman and Leandro Montejano, the creative forces behind Crystal Eyes
Posted in Frightfest, Interviews, Saturday 15th September 2018
Ezequiel Endelman and Leandro Montejano

FrightFest 2018 exposed attendees to horror from all over the world and one that made an incredibly stylish and retro impact was the superb giallo inspired shocker, Crystal Eyes. Here the co-writers and co-directors Ezequiel Endelman and Leandro Montejano tell us all about this affectionate love letter to the classics of the 80s.

Where did the idea for Crystal Eyes come from?

Crystal Eyes was supposed to be the third episode of our web-series called No Podras Dormir Esta Noche (You Won't Sleep Tonight) which paid homage to different horror sub genres in each episode, and eventually it turned into a feature film. We love Giallo si...

SHARE: READ MORE
PICK OF THE WEEK
The Drownsman
THE DROWNSMAN
Wednesday 26th September
9.00 PM
Dead Mine
DEAD MINE
Saturday 22nd September
9.00 PM
Where The Devil Hides
WHERE THE DEVIL HIDES
Sunday 23rd September
9.00 PM