Horror Favourites – Emily Booth

Described as “one of the iconic women of horror”, actress, presenter and all-round movie buff Emily Booth is a presenter for the Horror Channel and has written for various publications. A familiar face to any FrightFest fan her latest horror movie, They’re Outside, is set to receive its World Premiere at this years online festival.

Known for her roles in cult films Pervirella, Cradle of Fear, Evil Aliens and the BAFTA nominated short film Inferno amongst other she also appeared in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s double header Grindhouse (2007) and in the mock trailer “Don’t”, by Edgar Wright. More importantly she produced, wrote and starred in the 2014 short film SELKIE which blew audiences and critics away when it was screened at The Short Film Showcase at FrightFest that year.

Screening at 7pm on August 29th They’re Outside, which has been listed in Zavvi’s Top Five Films To See At Arrow Video’s FrightFest 2020, sees a YouTube celebrity psychologist set himself the challenge of getting an intensely agoraphobic woman to leave her home in just ten ten days. However, as the days count down, a creepy local legend that holds the town in it’s grip, starts to become a horrifying reality…

Below Emily Booyth tells us all about her favourite horror film:

“One favourite horror film is very hard I don’t have one as loads for different moods / ages! God does it have to be one?!!!!! Cos there’s actually tons and now I don’t know what a good answer would be!

In terms of horror that’s close to my heart it’s Company of Wolves but also Jaws had a profound affect on me as I watched it way too young but it’s also kinda fun! Then American werewolf in London is a near perfect film!

Company of wolves is inventive, deeply imaginative and sexual, for me it just has that seductive mix of subconscious fantasy and a rich tapestry of visuals and music so your just pulled in to its whole world – it also has that folk horror vibe which I adore. I watched it as a young teenage girl so it had a profound effect on me. Neil Jordan is like a visual poet every scene is like a dream so whenever I watch it I just get totally seduced!

But I could easily say how I loved jaws, AWIL and even nightmare on elm street for pure fun!!”

Watch Emily Booth in They’re Outside which receives its world premiere at FrightFest 2020 August 29, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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