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Booth's Blog: FrightFest, Jigsaw And Hollywood Royalty!
By Emily Booth, Monday 14th September 2015
It’s a big month for us here at Horror Channel we had the network premiere of American Psycho last Saturday and I was charmed by the response on Twitter with a certain fan saying they watched it in their pants whilst Genesis played in the background, and others remembering the first time they watched it in the cinema laughing out loud while the rest of the audience tutted in disgust (not understanding the black comedy element of course!)

It doesn’t stop there with three more superb stylish and sexy premieres this weekend and of course I present all the news, reviews and interviews from this year’s big horror celebration, FrightFest. So, if you didn’t catch the fest in person, then watch my FrightFest 2015 show Wednesday 16th at 9pm. My highlights included interviewing gorgeous legend Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here) Hammer goddess Caroline Munro and seeing Toyah Wilcox from Steve Oram’s totally bonkers cult movie Aaaaaaaah!

On to the premieres and Friday 18th we have an exotic and gory UK TV premiere for you set and filmed in luscious Thailand (one of my favourite places!) Pernicious follows three young girls as they set out to work in Asia, but when they discover a strange statue of a young girl in their Thai house, sinister things begin to happen. It turns out the statue is actually a real girl, tortured, killed and encased in the name of Eastern mysticism and black magic and she is out for bloody revenge against her killers.

Then on Saturday comes another biggie! We’ve not yet had the delights of Jigsaw on the channel until now! Yes, the contraption - loving killer with a taste for morality is coming to Horror. We have the network premiere of SAW V Saturday 19th at 11pm. We all know the original Jigsaw (John Kramer) died at the end of SAW III in this highly complex twisty Horror franchise but he returns in every sequel in the guise of flashbacks which explain his master plan.

Then Sunday the 20th sees the high concept stylish horror After.Life with A-list cast Liam Neeson and horror favourite Christina Ricci who spends half her time running around in a skimpy satin red nighty, so I’m sure that will keep certain fans happy. Anna (Ricci) finds herself unable to wake from a dying nightmare that sees her caught between the world of the living and the dead when she wakes up on a morticians slab. The creepy funeral director (Neeson) informs her she’s just in denial about her death but does he in fact have sinister motivations?

Happy? You should be!


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