House of Lexi – Trailer

We recently shared a poster reveal from Martin Daniels for his new short House of Lexi, starring Hothouse pal Emma Dark. As if that wasn’t enough for you lucky people Martin has produced this intriguing trailer for this fascinating psychological drama. Martin was kind enough to give the Hothouse a sneak preview of the whole…

Night of the Living Dead LIVE!

As we entered the theatre lobby at North London’s Pleasance theatre some ‘lucky’ punters were being suited up in grey boiler suits. Yes these were the brave souls destined for the onstage ‘Splatter Zone’ in the stage adaptation of George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead LIVE! Silently I breathed a sigh of relief…

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc Cover reveal and exclusive extract

Looking forward to September our good friends at Titan Books will be publishing The Grip of It, a chilling literary horror novel by Jac Jemc and they have given us an exclusive cover reveal and an extract for you lucky people out there.  The Grip of It tells the story Julie and James, a young…

Prospect (2018)

Damon (Jay Duplass) and his teenage daughter Cee (Sophie Thatcher) land on a remote alien moon, to prospect for sought after alien gemstones that are harvested from weird bladder like creatures that burrow into the ground in the toxic forest. Only they are not the only treasure hunters aiming to strike it rich and before…

Cujo (1983)

There’s a lot of Stephen King about at the moment, what with the new Pet Sematary in cinemas, the re-release of the old Pet Sematary and The Rage: Carrie 2 on Blu-Ray. Well just to put the Stephen King schedule into Maximum Overdrive (see what I did there) our good friends at Eureka have just…

Replicas (2018)

Just released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray is Replicas a chilling contemporary take on the Frankenstein mythology. Keanu Reeves is Will Foster, a neuroscientist on the verge of transferring electronically mapped human consciousness into a robot, when his family is killed in a road accident. So what’s a guy like him to do?…

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)

Somehow I missed the original direct to video David Schmoeller Puppet Master (1989), maybe having a small child in the house was something to do with that at the time. Now having witnessed the gloriously insane reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich from co-directors Tommy Wiklund and Sonny Laguna (Wither, Blood Runs Cold) and writer…

Goodnight Mr. Spindrift at the Old Red Lion Theatre

The last time we last climbed the stairs to the blackroom at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre was in February for the London Lovecraft Festival. It was quite a bit warmer up there last night (24 April) for the opening performance of Danse Macabre’s latest production Goodnight Mr. Spindrift. Anyone expecting an hour of riotous…

The Burning House by Neil Spring

The publication of Neil Spring’s latest chiller The Burning House is oddly topical as the actual burnt out ruins of the house featured in the book, Boleskin House the former home of  Aleister Crowley ‘the wickedest man in the world’ and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page are currently back on the property market. Three years…