Eps 21 – Director Gavin Michael Booth – The Scarehouse
Once The Black Saint placed The Scarehouse on his Best Horror Films of 2014 on the Horror News Radio podcast, Doc Rotten knew this film would soon make a huge impression. Reaction was immediate, with the show’s co-hosts and its listeners. Soon the entire Grue-Crew was reviewing the film for episode 93. While certainly not the only remarkable element about The Scarehouse, the film’s casting remains one of its key attractions. It has an all female cast. What twists and turns went into making this decision? What challenges did it introduce? How did it effect the marketing? The Black Saint joins Doc for a special interview with the film’s director, Gavin Michael Booth, to discuss his career, The Scarehouse and casting his horror film.
Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Gavin Michael Booth joins Doc Rotten and the Black Saint to discuss The Scarehouse. He reveals a great deal of back-story behind the evolution of the film and its script. He shares behind the scenes insight into developing, casting and directing the film including replacing a key actress one day before shooting. He explains how his wife, Sarah Booth, helped him turn one of his favorite scripts into the treatment that would become The Scarehouse, how she would land one of the lead roles and how much of a key player she was behind the scenes during the entire shoot. He reveals how the producers supported the all female cast and the trials of getting a low budget film completed under budget. Gavin shares so much about the film episode 21 of Future of Horror is an extended episode to cover it all. Enjoy!
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