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By Emily Booth, Wednesday 18th March 2015
It is crazy days here at Horror Channel HQ. First we hit Freeview and gained thousands upon thousands of new, undying supporters overnight. Then I was informed my next duty was to hide out on an ex RAF army base and former home to the UK’s nuclear weapons to film links for our world ending Apocalypse Season! As ever, you - my faithful fiends will get the first exclusive look at the behind the scenes photos. As you can see we are taking things to a whole new and epic level to welcome our new Freeview followers to the fold…..
There’s nothing quite like catastrophe caught on celluloid. The chilling devastation tragedy leaves behind is usually something we only learn about in history books or hope we won’t experience in our lifetime, but its sheer shock value is also something we can’t look away from.
Horror Channel’s Apocalypse Season runs throughout April with world ending classics charting the end of our demise, whether it be via zombie infection, creature invasion or nuclear war. I always knew we’d be our own downfall…..
With such massive premieres as The Mist, Planet Terror and The Day coming to your screens, the creative team at Horror were positively overflowing with juicy ideas!
After an extensive search we finally landed the superb location of Greenham Common, an ex RAF base up in Berkshire to shoot our promo and film premiere links. So off we all went to stay in a not so glamorous roadside hotel in order to be ready for action on set and ready by 8am the next day.
Everything was meticulously planned out, from the colour palette of the actual shoot to my make-up and clothing, it all had to match.
I wanted lots of khaki greens with splashes of revolutionary red and orange make up and as you can see from these shots my ‘look’ compliments the grungy, dingy background perfectly!
It was actually quite a hard shoot. Really cold with lots of different set ups that were ambitious to the level of feature film quality; we had extra lights hired in, flares that had to be let off and barrels that had to be set on fire! But of course all worth it – it’s not every day you find yourself standing right where Maggie Thatcher ordered 18 nuclear missiles to be primed and ready to go!
So, while the world around us crumbles stay in with Horror and catch the Apocalypse Season Saturdays in April; look out for my promo too and remember to tweet and facebook your comments and thoughts using #HCApocalypse.
See you on the other side….
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