Purgatoric (2018)

Purgatoric is a new experimental art film from award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark (Salient Minus Ten, Seize the Night). Shot digitally it has been treated in post production to give it the look and feel of Super 8mm. The film explores themes of death, sadness, uncertainty, and ultimately hope. Purgatoric stars cult film and arts icon…

We have a GAAS talking to Filmmaker David Cave

There’s something of Jean Rollin, something of David Lynch, something of David Cronenberg and perhaps a touch of the detached fascination with decay exhibited by Peter Greenaway in a Zed and Two Noughts (1985) about multi-award winning Newcastle-upon-Tyne based filmmaker David Cave’s short movies. David’s latest film Girl And A Scar (GAAS) which is presently…

Who Killed Teddy Bear (1966)

Initially refused a certificate in the UK due to its sleazy taboo breaking nature Joseph Cates’s Who Killed Teddy Bear has just been released on Blu-ray by Network. Juliet Prowse is Norah a New York night club DJ who is menaced by an anonymous telephone caller. Tough cop Lieutenant Madden (Jan Murray) takes an interest…

Retina (2018)

Alex J Mann, the filmmaker behind 3 Seconds and Me2 is planning to release a new short horror film every month and we are delighted to be able to bring the first of these delicious little bites to you. First up is Retina, a tale where our dependence on tech and horror collide. We rather…

Cruel Summer DVDs to be Won

Back in 2015 director Phil Escott told us al about his new Brit horror Cruel Summer. Since then the film featuring Danny Miller, Richard Pawulski, Natalie Martins and Reece Douglas, was selected for 2016’s Horror Channel Frightfest and is now to be released on DVD and VOD in the UK on Monday 6 February. Cruel…

Egomaniac (2016)

In the Hothouse dungeon we are great fans of Brit filmmaker Kate Shenton, whose second feature-length horror flick, Egomaniac premiered at London’s Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 and is now out on the festival circuit. Kate wrote and directed the darkly comedic story about filmmaker Catherine Sweeney (Nic Lamont) who wants to make a zomromcom. However…

Remnants (2016)

Detective Fenter (Hugh McCrae) thinks the case is going to be a dunker (over by breakfast) when Coroner Poe (Tonya Adamski) calls them in, but some dead weird shit is going on down at the Kenner house. Remnants is directed by David Ugarte, award-winning director of grindhouse short Hell of a Deal, The Crate and…

The Clown Attacks (2016)

One of the highlights from The London Horror Society’s November Short Film Evening was this little gem The Clown Attacks. Executive produced by the Hothouse’s good friend Mr Scott Lyus the movie is the first to be released under the Crossroad Pictures Presents banner which is designed to foster the creation and promotion of short…