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Booth's Blog: It’s all about the ‘Scared Selfie’ on Horror!
By Emily Booth, Friday 13th June 2014

emily-selfieTwo questions: Do you like Doctor Who? Do you want your face on TV? And can you shoot a Selfie? Ok that’s three – but there are probably some luddites out there who are not sure about the what’s, how’s and possibly why’s behind the Selfie movement!

Basically to celebrate the brilliant booming fandom of the unstoppable Classic Doctor Who now showing on Horror we thought we’d invite you to shoot a photo of yourself using your mobile phone (the ubiquitous ‘selfie!’) whilst watching an episode of Doctor Who, then upload it via Twitter or Facebook for your chance to appear on TV. We are picking the best, most horrified faces to be shown in between episodes of Doctor Who so you can give yourself and your mates a bit of a laugh.

Of course I’m joining in too and have already shot my ‘Scared Selfie’ which can be seen on our Facebook page along with other prime examples of the human race enjoying a good scare to give you some inspiration!

My tips for a good standout ‘Scared Selfie’ is to really go for it on the expression front – I mean they are unfortunately not the most flattering of mediums – I am all eyeballs and mouth, quite disconcerting! But we want to see your fear, or your sense of humour so any strange make up or character clothing is a big plus and go overboard in your hammy horror acting – I do and its always fun!

The classic episodes of Doctor Who may not have you wetting your pants now as a fully fledged adult, but I definitely remember freaking out somewhat when I was about 9 watching the daleks and cybermen in my parents 1970’s style lounge. So you need to pluck those innocent nostalgic memories back from whenever you got the Doctor Who bug and recreate them in your ‘Scared Selfie’!

Doctor Who is practically a British institution now, it’s part of our cultural history and even identity. Of the seven classic Doctor Who actors it is Tom Baker that gets the most recognition on an international scale and I was lucky enough to meet him at the #WhoOnHorror press launch a couple of months ago, you can read my interview with him right here:

He is an incredibly formidable chap full of charisma, he really stole the show that day and all eyes were on him. He said time and time again that if he could repeat any era of his life it would be his 7 years as the Doctor from 1974 to 1981.

You can get reacquainted with Tom Baker as his classic adventures are screening right now on Horror at 10 and 10.35am, then 15.10 and 15.45, and in the evening double bills are from 19.50.

To find out more about how to do your ‘Scared Selfie’ and upload to Horror just click here! I expect to see your terribly good selves on my TV very soon!

Till next time, Let the Nightmare Begin!


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