In the Shadows: Q&A with director Gav Chuckie Steel

Gav Chuckie Steel checks back in with Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock to discuss The Shadow of Death and what Deadbolt films are working on next. I first heard the name Gav Chuckie Steel when his film company Deadbolt Films emailed me with a screener of his ‘horredy’ The Shadow Of Death last June. An English slasher…

Trailer: Warm Bodies (2013)

Based on the novel by Isaac Marion comes Warm Bodies. Due out 8th February (UK) this movie is set after a zombie epidemic and focuses on R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer). After chowing down on the brains of Julie’s then-boyfriend, R feels compelled to help Julie escape from the rest of the zombies,…

Freddy vs Jason vs Everyone

After interviewing the director and writer of new indie slasher/comedy Sledge this weekend and hearing all about his killer Adam Lynch and what makes him stand out from the hoard of pre-existing horror villains, I got to thinking about some of my favourite baddies and why it is that they are so well renowned in the Horrorverse….

Hammertime with Hanson: Q&A with director of Sledge

Independent director and writer Kristian Hanson plugs in with Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock to talk about his newest film, slasher comedy Sledge. Sledge is about a killer who thinks he is living inside a movie or a video game. With the story set in a secluded rental camp ground (filmed in upstate New York), each time a…

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

Having been recruited to the ‘Joss is God’ club way back in the late 90s when ‘Witch’ from Season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on TV for the first time, it would be a chilly day in Hell the day that I felt disappointed by Joss Whedon.  I feel similarly about Drew Goddard, who…

Texas Chainsaw Sequel Confirmed

Yes, we’ve only just got the new one and before you can say “chainsaw wielding, human skin wearing, cannibalistic maniac” another film has already been confirmed tentatively titled Texas Chainsaw 4, which I trust is referring to the three other films that preceded it during its current regeneration (despite the fact they have no relation…

Suspiria (1977)

This is one film that we at The Horror Hothouse Review have always admired and enjoyed, but it was never amongst the top tier of our favourite and most-watched horrors. When Luke introduced me to the film at the tender age of 16 or so, I absolutely loved it. Subsequently, over the years I have shown it…

The most anticipated horror sequels of 2013

Now the words “anticipated” and “sequel” don’t always make good bedfellows, in fact many people feel a deep loathing and repulsion where the subject is concerned. However this has never stopped people going to see them and for a handful, embracing them as genius in their own right (or just so bad they’re good). There…

Hothouse Hottie: Alexandra Daddario (January 2013)

She first came into the horrorsphere as Ava Strauss in 2008’s The Attic, but this month all eyes are her as she tackles the role of Heather in the brand new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film that came out at the beginning of January. Yes, ladies and gents, our first Hothouse Hottie of 2013 is Alexandra…

Top 15 Werewolf Movies

With the threat of a remake of 80s cult classic An American Werewolf in London long hanging over us and apparently in the pipeline for release next year it seemed only right that we should publish this beauty! I’m still shocked at how much Van Helsing grossed at the Box Office. Sink your teeth in…