Sunday, 28 November 2010
11:51 | Posted by Rick Gladman | | Edit Post
EMILY BOOTH SPEAKS OUT IN SUPPORT OF CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN!
With Christmas fast approaching, what better present could there be for a horror movie fan than for the BBC to Bring Back their iconic Horror Double Bills? So we urge you all to go and sign our petition and get all your friends, family and horror fiends to do the same!
We recently spoke to British Scream Queen Emily Booth who had this to say :
"The classic horror campaign is something I support because I have a huge nostalgia and admiration for the films of Hammer. The British film 'industry' used to have distinctive eras that were quintessentially British such as Hammer and Carry On and they are a slice of history that has ceased to exist. Not only are they wonderful films that captured gothic romance and indeed Britain beautifully but important parts of our history.
It is a shame these kind of films will never be made again as they belong to a different time but we can at least keep them alive by showing beautiful and restored versions of them on TV. Horror has never been so popular - especially with young people but it would be great to remind the new generation of its roots - and to lure them away from endless American remakes, so they can see that British horror had a huge influence on the genre and that the films of Hammer are treasures to be savoured.
These films are not just about nostalgia and looking back, but brilliant reminders that some of the best horror films were made during these times when directors relied on atmosphere, tension, story and character over CGI, fast editing and explosions!"
We couldn't agree with you more Emily. So everyone please sign the petition, Tweet using the hashtag #classichorrorcampaign, join our Facebook page, mention us in internet forums and write about the campaign on your blogs and websites! The BBC are already taking an interest so we are definately heading in the right direction. Next year we intend to organise some classic horror double bill screenings and officially present our petition to the BBC so the more signatures we have, the better!
All photographs of Emily Booth are copyright www.beckphotographic.com and are used with kind permission.