Saturday night I slipped away from Gen Con to run up to Chicago and catch a few hours at The All Niter. I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Producer, Director, Documentarian, Writer, Composer, Costume Designer… let’s just leave it at “Man of Many Talents” Christopher Saint Booth. If I had known in advance that I was going to be interviewing him, I would have been intimidated after looking at his credits. Suffice it to say he is prolific in his media credits.
In recent years he has turned his eye towards the Horror and Paranormal genres. During out interview he tells of how he was doing a horror movie for Sony and found that the location they were filming was haunted. So they did a documentary while filming the movie and sold that to the Syfy Network.
In our interview he also goes on to tell of his first psychic experience as a child. This involved him and his twin brother having a simultaneous, psychic experience that was soon confirmed by their mother as more than just a shared nightmare.
After the interview he autographed and gave me a copy of his new DVD – The Unseen - Best of the Booth Brothers. It begins with the line, “The scariest ghost stories are the ones that are real.” The video includes footage, narrative, and deleted scenes compiled from their previous work.
While I found some of the other footage to be rather creepy, I found the Children of the Grave to be quite compelling. It is a bit of a shocker to know that the State of Illinois has graves of hundreds of children that died in their care and were buried only by number as orphans over a century ago.
It was a fascinating interview and the video is a must for Paranormal, Horror and Booth Brother’s fans but if you are prone to nightmare’s this one is definitely not for you. So a fascinating flich but definitely not for mom!