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Booth's Blog: It’s A Boothy Double Bill!
By Emily Booth, Wednesday 6th April 2016

Emily with chopperI often get asked about my career; how it all began and how I seem to straddle presenting with acting. Well this Friday comes two of my earlier horror movies that helped cement my role in the industry, as well as earn my ‘Scream Queen’ stripes and consequently my job at Horror Channel!

I am also asked how one breaks into Horror hosting – but really it’s a very niche area – especially in the UK! I do have experience in three specific fields in the horror industry (first came acting, then Horror PR / journalism and lastly TV presenting) all of which has qualified me to write and report for Horror Channel which prides itself on being a channel for the fans run by fans. Of course being a horror fan came before anything else, cutting my teeth on Dario Argento flicks and various video nasties from the ripe age of 12!

If you want to know more (and have a lot of fun in the process) then why not join me this Friday from 9pm for the Emily Booth Double-Bill during which I’ll be tweeting along live on Twitter, providing facts and answering your questions.

We kick off with Evil Aliens (2005), a brilliant splatter-ific no holds barred British horror from Jake West. I play the role of Michelle Fox; the ambitious TV presenter of Weird World hot on the heels of a sensational story involving a Welsh girl claiming to have been impregnated by aliens. Only it’s not just a story, for once old Foxy has got her hands on the real deal! This film was an amazing experience, a real labour of love, and you can ask me anything about making the film while we watch! This is the only way you get genuine behind the scenes gossip and instant anecdotes!

This is followed by my earlier movie Cradle of Fear (2001). I was actually working as a TV presenter on Channel 4’s BITS at the time, as a computer gamer-girl, when Alex Chandon (who gave me my first job on the weird film Pervirella 1998) asked me to take on the role of MEL, an unfortunate Goth Girl who takes home the wrong man one night and ends up impregnated with a demon’s spawn!

This was even more guerilla style film making then Evil Aliens, so if you want to ask me anything about the scenes, the special effects or what it was like on set then just tweet me from 10.55pm this Friday while Cradle of Fear is showing and I’ll reveal all!

The Emily Booth Double-Bill featuring Evil Aliens at 9pm, and Cradle of Fear at 10.55pm this Friday 8th April. Tweet me your thoughts and questions here! www.twitter.com/horror_channel

I hope to have a good natter with you all this Friday! I love chatting to like-minded people and it will be good to go down memory lane with you all!


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