Haunted: Cemetery Girl Book Three

Haunted is the third part of the Cemetery Girl graphic novel series from our friends at Jo Fletcher Books.   Written by Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden the hero of the story is Calexa Rose Dunhill AKA Cemetary Girl AKA the legendary Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery. Only Calexa isn’t her real name,…

Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy boxset

OK it’s not horror, but we do like a bit of martial arts action and it doesn’t come much bigger than Jet Li in Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China trilogy, which has just been restored in 4K and released in a stunning four disk Blu-ray edition by Eureka in the UK. The…

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters new trailer

We just love Godzilla here at the Hothouse so much so that we named one of our cats after him, so we were really excited to see the franchise reanimated and even more so to discover more of Toho’s legendary Kaiju would be joining him in Godzilla II: The King of the Monsters. And not…

The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman

And so we are back for another term with our chums at Drearcliff Grange School, the boarding school for young ladies with distinctly peculiar talents, that the master of the literary mash-up Kim Newman introduced us to in The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School. As The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School opens Amy Thomsett (AKA…

Juleblod (Christmas Blood 2017)

You know that the festering season is well underway when the first Norwegian serial killing Santa movie of the holidays turns up. Directed by Reinert Kiil Juleblod AKA Christmas Blood opens six years ago when detective Thomas Rasch (Stig Henrik Hoff) thinks he has shot dead an infamous serial killer who has been terrorizing Norway…

Relics: The Edge Exclusive Cover Reveal

So far we have really enjoyed Tim Lebbon’s Relics trilogy that started with Relics in 2017 and continued with The Folded Land in 2018. The third and final book in the series The Edge is due to be published by our good friends at Titan Books in June 2019 and yes I know it’s a…

Hitler’s Hollywood

Hitler’s Hollywood is a fascinating documentary, just released on dual format DVD/Blu-ray in the UK about Nazi imposed control of the German film industry from 1933 to their defeat in 1945. Following on from the incredible artistic innovation seen during the Weimar Republic years between the end of the First World War and the Nazi’s…

Mortal Engines (2018)

We got invited to the press preview of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines last night. OK strictly speaking it ain’t a horror film but it is a piece of phenomenal imagination and vision, and oh yes there is at least one monster. Adapted by Jackson, along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens from the original series…

The Time Tunnel (1966-67)

‘Two American scientists are lost in the swirling maze of past and future ages, during the first experiments on America’s greatest and most secret project, the Time Tunnel. Tony Newman and Doug Phillips now tumble helplessly toward a new fantastic adventure, somewhere along the infinite corridors of time.’ Well that was the opening statement that…

Transmission (2018)

Varun Raman and Tom Hancock are a writing and directing duo from Bristol. They have given the strange times we seem to be passing through, made a very interesting short called Transmission. Shot on 35mm film, Transmission premiered at Fantasia and has played at 90 festivals including BIFFF, L’Etrange and Rhode Island Flickers, picking up…