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By Emily Booth, Wednesday 8th June 2016
So, you’ve all the heard the exciting news already that Horror Channel is now the official headline sponsor for the one and only FrightFest 2016?! That means you’ll be seeing a lot more of Horror Channel and of me! I cannot wait for this little shake up, especially as it coincides with the festival moving to the epic 10 screener VUE in Shepherds Bush. Change is good my fiends, embrace it. But unfortunately I cannot divulge any more juicy morsels of news on that front till I get the green light from Publicity so until then, I have news of my next personal appearance. I will be signing and having a mooch all weekend at Sheffield’s HORRORCON! I missed it last year and a few horror folk told me it was a really good fun convention so I made sure I got in this year!
So let’s take a look at the guests.
Well, my old friend Doug Bradley is there, not seen him since I sat on his lap during my interview with him at the London Dungeon, that was very memorable how do I top that? I’m super excited to be meeting David Naughton, star of top 10 horror movie of all time, An American Werewolf in London but I have no idea what to say to him? Any suggestions? I can’t just ask him about the painstaking make-up, he probably gets that all the time! Total B-movie Queen Linnea Quigley is coming in what will be her first UK convention, she is of course famous for THAT lipstick scene in Night of the Demons as well as rocking a chainsaw in Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, add to them Carry On… Screaming’s Fennella Fielding and Jason Vorhees actor Kane Hodder – with whom I did a movie with last year called Shed of the Dead and it looks like a very cool festival of stars old and new!
There’s a few little fun extras going on in the festival too such as Special Effects make-up workshops, a horror market and the increasingly popular Cosplay competition, or in this case, Scareplay! Yes, this is horror’s specific version of Cosplay where fans have to dress up and get on stage as their favourite horror personality or even original ‘character,’ you’ve got 30 seconds to impress the judges and the categories are for Under 15’s (as either a child or adult character) Best Original Character, Best Film Character and Best In Show!
If you’re north bound or based be sure to check us out at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield on the 9th and 10th July. I think I’d go as Sadako with a TV stuck on my head!
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