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Exclusive Interview With Horror Hottie Emily Booth
By James Whittington, Saturday 22nd November 2008

It’s been nearly a year since Diva of the Darkside Emily Booth joined Zone Horror so we decided to track down this horror hottie to see what she’s thought of the last 12 months working for the world’s scariest channel.

Zone Horror: Emily, it’s been a year since you joined Zone Horror, what’s the past 12 months been like?

Emily Booth: The last 12 months have been brilliant – it feels like coming home! Zone Horror is my comfort zone. I’ve interviewed Josh Hartnett (yum) for 30 Days of Night, and Lloyd Kauffman as well as helped host the Troll 2 night at Memroblilia, and of course got to report from Frightfest which I’m hoping to do this year too, it’s such a great festival that really keeps you ahead of the game in the world of horror. I really enjoy filming for them; everyone is very relaxed and friendly!

ZH: The musical trailer that announced your arrival at the channel was a huge hit, what was that experience like?

EB: Hmmmm. Very odd – but I loved it. We filmed in Newcastle where everyone is so nice and down to earth. I used to do a bit of singing (a one off record with Eileen Daly called Persuasion that we sung on Eurotrash!) so it felt very creative and fulfilling tapping back into my musical mode. But we only had an afternoon to learn it all and record it – I felt like a bit of a popstar with the cans on my ears in the recording studio! I’m pleased people liked it – it is rather strange with kids and old folk dancing around, very random.

ZH: Who wrote the song? Was it one of your compositions?

EB: It wasn’t one of mine! I can’t remember who wrote it – but it’s an original song that the producer and his friend wrote together.

ZH: Can we expect an album from you soon?!

EB: Hmmmm. I would love that – but I’m not sure my voice is good enough! But there’s definitely a performer in me – if I didn’t do presenting and acting I may well have pursued singing!

ZH: Your first big assignment was the coverage of last year’s FrightFest. Was it a hard project for you and the Zone Horror team?

Emily Booth 1EB: Well for them it was hard work and stressful! For me it was just amazing fun (as well as hard work!) I got to meet all the up coming directors, learn about fresh new fantastic horror and just run around buzzing from it all! I did have to be very on the ball, and learn lots of scripts on the go as well as write them and jump into an interview scenario and know all about the director whenever we got the chance so I had to do my research – but I just loved it, I really felt involved with the festival and felt so proud to be there.

ZH: You’ve interviewed many famous names for the channel, which ones stand out?

EB: Well, I supposed Josh Hartnett ‘cos he’s Hollywood – but actually Lloyd Kauffman was much funnier and friendlier!

ZH: You got made up as a member of the undead for the famous Zombie Walk. You were right in the middle of the action, how surreal was that?

EB: It was so surreal! It felt really good, like for once the people had the power to just take over London, ignore the normal rules of social conduct and just create havoc! We had zombies gatecrashing McDonalds and scaring the customers, they were piling onto tourist buses which really freaked those Americans out – love it! We need more zombie marches I say!

ZH: Do you prefer to act or do you like presenting more?

Emily Booth 3EB: They are both great fun. The only acting I’ve ever done has been in really fun low budget horror movies so that doesn’t ever feel like work, whereas presenting is work really. Acting feels more creative and what you are creating has longevity so it feels like you are doing something special and I feel very honoured to have had the experiences of acting though I’m more experienced in presenting. I’d love to try my hand at some serious acting to see what I’m capable of.

ZH: What’s your favourite horror genre?

EB: In terms of sub genres, I’m not sure what this one is called but the mythological monster movies – like Werewolves / Cat People. Though I mainly like the films that do an interesting spin on them like Ginger Snaps. I love psychological horror and J-Horror is brilliant because they still know how to do atmosphere and tension and jumpy shock moments which Hollywood seems to have lost. I love Ghost Stories or Chiller Horrors like The Others and The Orphanage. But I have to say, I love gore. Really disgusting compelling clever gore. Not just silly blood and fake guts but really medically and anatomically detailed!

ZH: How do you relax?

EB: I play with my cat Pickle and drink lots of tea or go out walking on the beach where I live.

ZH: What projects will you be involved with over the next 12 months then?

Emily Booth 4EB: I’m acting in another feature film directed by Jake West (I was in his horror film Evil Aliens a few years ago) – and this one is going to be very cool. Much bigger budget, bigger UK stars, loads of make up and special effects. I can’t bloody wait! It’s called Doghouse and we’re filming in August, I play a zombie (or zombird!!) hairdresser – my character is called The Snipper, and I do very bad things to men. So that’s the big news really, but also really exciting is I’ve decided to produce my own material! So I’ll be producing the Behind the Scenes documentary for Doghouse which will also get coverage on zone Horror – exclusively so you heard it here first. This will be the place to come for complete insider access and news on this cool new UK horror movie. Also I’m producing a TV pilot for a show I want to do for Zone Horror – so here’s hoping it will get made. I would love to hear any feedback from fans who watch zone horror or read the website as to what they’d like to see in a magazine style show based on the horror industry – ‘cos that’s what I’m trying to do! Come and say hi on the forum and give me your views!

ZH: What else have you been working on, apart from Zone Horror?

EB: At the moment it is mainly projects for Zone Horror, but recently I was the gadget girl for Nuts TV which was so much fun as it was all live. I also spent 5 days with 240 men presenting for Scumball 3000 – a car rally across Europe. It was mad and very bad. That should be out to buy on DVD later in the year!

ZH: Emily Booth, thank you very much

EB: Love You!


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