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Heroinic Stories

Tina Korhonen

By 11th July 2018November 12th, 2020No Comments

Barbie Wilde – Author/Actress –

Barbie Wilde is best known for playing the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker’s cult horror movie Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. Since 2009, Wilde has contributed short stories to many horror anthologies, including ‘Sister Cilice’ for Hellbound Hearts. Wilde’s first dark crime novel, The Venus Complex, was published in 2012. Make-Up: Fran Hounsom

Pollyanna McIntosh – Actress –

Scottish-born Pollyanna’s career took off in LA in roles in comedies such as Sex And Death 101 and Land of the Lost with Will Ferrell. Her British hits have included BAFTA-nominated thriller Exam and dark comedy Burke And Hare with Simon Pegg. Her most prominent horror role is as the titular character of the controversial Sundance horror hit The Woman, gaining her four best actress awards for her fearless portrayal of a woman free of all societal expectations. Other roles are in Irvine Welsh and Jon S Baird’s Filth, the Kei Oishi adaptation, Love Eternal and in 2014 Brit-horror Let Us Prey. Make-Up: Fran Hounsom

Emily Booth – Actress and Presenter –

Emily has been a part of the British horror movie scene since the 1990s when she starred in B-movie classics Pervirella and Cradle of Fear. She then became known in the world of gaming when she went on to co-present Channels 4’s successful show Bits for two years. After working on renowned shows The Big Breakfast, Banzai and Out There, she returned to her true love of horror movies with starring roles in Jakes Wests’ Evil Aliens and Doghouse. Emily is currently the face of the Horror Channel. Make-Up: Fran Hounsom

Grog – Vocalist, Die So Fluid

Grog is vocalist, bass player, and driving force of Die So Fluid, a dark and maverick modern incarna-tion of the ‘power trio’ rock group. When Die So Fluid duties allow, Grog is a sought after session musician, having worked with Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne, Melanie C, Blur’s Dave Rowntree and more. She also specialises in creating her own dark stage wear and silversmithing.

Yurei Urie- Doll Maker –

London-born artist Ufuoma ‘Yurei Urie’ is best known for creating the curiously beautiful Little Ap-ple Dolls. She first brought the featureless little girls to life in photographic works, designed to ex-plore themes surrounding creation and destruction with ‘perceived beauty’ verses the monstrous. Her hand-crafted child-size dolls have reached a cult status across the world. Yurei also is the co-founder of art store the Screaming Matriarch: ‘Sellin’ stuff your mum likes!’.  Make-Up: Fran Hounsom

Prano Bailey-bond – Director –

Prano’s work is known for its unique boldness as she fuses a dark, horror-esque vocabulary with a refreshing newness that shows how beauty can reside in strange places. Her films conjure dark myth-ical worlds and have been recognised both in the UK and internationally, claiming numerous awards including the British Horror Award, a UKMVA, and the Best Music Short at London Short Film Festival. Make-Up: Fran Hounsom

Marisa Carnesky – Performance Artist –

Marisa has been making original performance projects since the early 1990s. Best known for her live performance scare ride Carnesky’s Ghost Train, which operated on Blackpool’s Golden Mile and featured spectacular instillations and a cast of local performers. In 2013 she launched Car-nesky’s Tarot Drome- an interactive rollerskating experience where you meet your own living tarot cards in the flesh. Her solo works including Jewess Tattooess and Magic War have toured interna-tionally to critical acclaim, and she was one of the creators of the Olivier Award-winning production, Cest Duckie. Make-Up: Emma Slater Hair: Fran Hounsom

Nia Edwards-Behi – Festival Organiser and Film Reviewer –

Nia Edwards-Behi is a film writer, and festival organiser from Aberystwyth, Wales. She is co-director of Abertoir, The International Horror Festival Of Wales, which has taken place annually since 2006. She also writes reviews, features and interviews for Brutal As Hell, a genre film website with an em-phasis on horror. Make-Up: Emma Slater

all images © Tina Korhonen