London Horror Festival 2014 Launch Night review

With the rain pouring and the sky growing ever darker, we made our way through Vauxhall’s dimly lit streets toward the Lost Theatre for the launch night of the London Horror Festival. On arrival, we weaved through the crowded bar, catching sight of horror legends such as Nicholas Vince and Barbie Wilde. When the clock struck…

London Horror Festival 2014 Launch Night

Returning for its fourth terrifying year, the London Horror Festival kicks off this evening (12th October 2014) at the Lost Theatre in Vauxhall. Tonight’s spectacular launch night sees the return of Stage Fright, the third annual horror radio competition from London Horror Festival and the award-winning audio drama producers at the Wireless Theatre Company. Following months of…

London Horror Festival 2014

The foggy mornings, the crispness in the air, the turning of the leaves… Yes, it can only mean one thing, sing it with me now: “This is Halloween, this is Halloween.” Are you ready to scream with fright? Good, because so are we. Kick starting its chainsaws next month, the London Horror Festival is returning…

Penny Dreadful Preview

Lurking in the deepest, darkest (not to mention dankest) corners of Victorian London are some of literature’s most terrifying characters and, in just one month’s time, they’ll be in our living rooms too. On 11th May, the likes of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and some iconic figures from Bram Stoker’s Dracula will have new life…

Indie Buzz: Lord of Tears (2013) trailer

Back in March 2013, we introduced you to director Lawrie Brewster and his upcoming Scottish supernatural chiller, Lord of Tears. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing it and we can confidently say that it is one of the best independent films we have ever had the pleasure of watching. Read out our review and…

Life on Mars: Q&A with The Cabining actress Melissa Mars

Actress and singer-songwriter Melissa Mars catches up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about her role in horror comedy The Cabining, working with John Travolta and what’s coming up next. The Cabining focuses on hapless screenwriting duo Todd and Bruce who have been given one last shot at ‘making it big’ by Todd’s wealthy stepfather Serge who…

Chattering with the Cenobite: Q&A with writer & actor Nicholas Vince

Shortly after seeing his chilling new double bill at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, we had the pleasure of catching up with the man who has the most famous smile (and potentially forehead too) in horror. Nicholas Vince talks with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about What Monsters Do, working with Clive Barker and what’s coming up…

What Monsters Do: Q&A with director Philip North

What Monsters Do and The Puppetry of Flesh director Philip North catches up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about his love of theatre and horror, working with the legendary Cenobite and what’s next for Hidden Basement Productions. Hi Phil, thanks for chatting with us. Firstly, can you tell us a bit about how you…

What Monsters Do at London Horror Festival review

Last weekend we had the pleasure of seeing the final night of Nicholas Vince’s new play, What Monsters Do, at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden as part of the London Horror Festival. Vince, who is perhaps best-known for his role as the Chatterer Cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser films, worked closely with Hidden Basement Productions…

Indie Buzz: The Cabining (2013) review

Back in May, we first introduced you to this promising horredy. One preview and two interviews later, we finally had the pleasure of watching it for ourselves and let me start by saying, The Cabining was worth the wait. The plot focuses on Todd and Bruce, a pair of ill-fated screenwriters who, just as everything…

What Monsters Do at London Horror Festival this weekend

This Friday, the wait is finally over. Yes, this weekend sees the debut of Hidden Basement Productions and Nicholas Vince’s (Hellraiser) psychological horror play double bill, What Monsters Do. As part of this year’s London Horror Festival, for three nights at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, audiences will have the opportunity to see two exciting new…

Del Toro directs Simpsons Halloween credits

In the run up to Halloween, Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has directed the opening sequence for the annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode of The Simpsons, which will air on American TV on Saturday night. Impressively, the Mexican director has manage to fit in nearly 100 gruesome references in the 2.5 minute sequence, including…