Attack of the Adult Babies (2017)

Premiered at last year’s Frightfest Dominic Brunt’s Attack of the Adult Babies is going to be getting a UK physical release as a limited edition numbered Blu-ray of just a 1000 copies come 11 June. What’s more this special Blu will come in a slipcase featuring artwork by Hothouse pal and living legend Graham Humphreys and…

Housesitters (2018)

Stoner chick Angie (Annie Watkins) thinks she’s landed the best job in the world when a neighbour asks her to look after his Chicago home and leaves her a list of places that deliver with a platinum credit card. Being the kind of generous friend that she is, she invites Izzy (Janice Jirak) over to…

Celebrate Bad Friday with Frankula

Those of us Brits of a certain vintage will remember the sitcom Please Sir, which ran from 1968 to 1972. Set in a London comprehensive school the show starred John Alderton as teacher Bernard Hedges and of all his unruly pupils in Class 5C the best defined was one Frankie Abbott played by David Barry….

Bargain Basement of Horror Roundup January 2018

January has been a busy month down in the Hothouse dungeon so we only got to view five movies from our bumper bargain pile. First up and the pick of the bunch was Anders Bank’s Frostbite (2006 AKA Frostbitten – £1.23 Amazon). Frostbite opens on the Eastern Front during World War II where, Scandinavian Nazi…

Hothouse Favourite Adonis and Aphrodite now free to view

We are big fans of filmmaker David Chaudoir at Hothouse Dungeons so we were delighted when David slipped a note under the door with the news that his blackly funny short film Adonis and Aphrodite was now free for everyone to see on Vimeo David told us: ‘Adonis and Aphrodite was a story that I…

VampyrVidar AKA Vidar the Vampire – Preview

It’s all happening in Scandinavia, hot on the heels of Escaping the Dead comes Norwegian horror comedy Vampyr Vidar (or Vidar the Vampire for English speakers) Vidar Haarr is a 33-year-old, single and sexually frustrated farmer. Vidar leads a Christian, monotonous and strenuous working life on his mother’s farmstead in the Western outskirts of Norway….

Egomaniac unleashed on iTunes

Kate Shenton’s Egomaniac was one of the Hothouse’s favourite movies of 2016 and we are delighted that now everybody will be able to enjoy the darkly comedic story of filmmaker Catherine Sweeney (Nic Lamont) as she attempts to produce her zomromcom, only to be frustrated by the demand to put a talking dog in it,…

Bad Friday (2017) and A Day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott

Now how’s this for niche. Back in 1968 David Barry made his debut as Frankie Abbott in the London Weekend Television secondary school sitcom Please Sir. Abbott wanted everyone to think he was a hard nut, but in reality he was a mummy’s boy who just told outrageous fibs to make himself look tough. Barry’s…

Antibirth (2017)

So we are in the part of the USA known to us Brits as the Flyover, where Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and Sadie (Chloe Sevigny) spend any time they are not working dead-end jobs getting bombed. Problem with that kind of lifestyle is that Lou finds herself up the duff and can’t remember when it happened…

WINK (2016)

You know I have always found those smiley faced little emoji critters just a bit creepy. Now after watching Alex J Mann’s short film WINK, I know I’m not the only person who does. Over Halloween Danielle Victoria gets a visit from a rather different kind of Trick or Treater! Oh dear I have a…

Rock n Roll Frankenstein (1999)

Writer/director Brian O’Hara just sent me his movie Rock N Roll Frankenstein. The basic idea is so brilliantly batshit bonkers I’m just surprised nobody has ever done it before. Rock manager Bernie Stein (Barry Fetterman) gets cheesed off with temperamental rock stars and their demands so he gets his disgraced scientist nephew Frankie (Jayson Spence)…

London Horror Festival – The Honky Bonk House of Horror

As the lights come up three black shrouded objects occupy the stage. The tallest one standing in the middle of the group is Ben Whitehead making his second appearance at this year’s London Horror Festival. As the one man Fred Strangebone’s Freakshow Ben proved his ability to reduce an audience to a mass of howling…