BoXed (2016)

Gallery manager Rachel (Jane Hamlet) has a problem her sister Hope has gone missing. On top of that Richard (Charles O’Neill), her ex-lover and client is pressuring her over his latest exhibition. Then along comes Richard’s former collaborator Nicholas (Mark Cornwell who also composed the soundtrack) and he’s got a bit of previous with Rachel…

Bed And Breakfast (2016)

Back in February we ran the trailer for Scottish Horror short Bed and Breakfast  Well it’s out now in all of its bloody glory and a mighty fine little movie it is too. Directed by Craig-James Moncur who wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Gareth Morrison who plays Sonny, the movie also stars make up…

We get Inked in with Filmmaker Andy Stewart

Back in my youth I remember film PRs puffing up movies like William Friedkin’s The Exorcist with tales of people fainting in the isles, naturally I took all this with the big pinch of salt (Lo Salt of course, can’t be too careful on blood pressure meds) it deserved. What nonsense I thought, but that…

Indie Buzz – Six and Seven 2015

It’s 7 February and Sergeant Jefferies and rookie cop Foster are sent to stake out a mysterious warehouse on the anniversary of a reported human sacrifice. This isn’t a run of the mill murder because after reporting the crime the witness went mysteriously blind. When Jefferies disappears Foster enters the warehouse to investigate on his…

The Wishing Well – Interview with Filmmaker Merlyn Roberts

The final of our Vampiir Bitez shorts is The Wishing Well by Merlyn Roberts and Steve Lyons of Wyldewood. A deep and brooding film about grief’ loss and the supernatural forces that lurk within the Earth The Wishing Well’s ability to shock really creeps up on the viewer. Merlyn Roberts tells us about it and…

Sweet Madness – A Harley Quinn Short

Is the DC Universe dark enough for the Horror Hothouse? You bet it is when we get shorts like this from director Peter Dukes at Dreamseekers Productions. Sweet Madness features Harley Quinn stepping out from the Joker’s shadow to have a little fun on her own and she’s just as twisted as any other Hothouse…

29 Days Crossed – Interview with Filmmaker Dan Brownlie

The second of the short films previewed during May’s Vampiir Bitez evening was 29 Days Crossed, by Dan Brownlie of Brand B Corporation. It’s not a vampire movie, but it’s an original little shocker set in the days after the Zombie Apocalypse with a very neat twist in its tail. Dan was kind enough to…

Just One More Bite – interview with filmmaker Nigel Osner

Way back in May the lovely Emma Dark invited the Hothouse to attend Vampiir Bitez, an evening of independent short horror flicks at a pub in Euston. We were really impressed by what we saw, sop we decide to find out a bit more about some of the contributors. First up is Nigel Osner creator…