Horror Brought To Life: The Invoking (2013) at The CUT!

It’s that time of the month again when I descend into the stygian dark depths of London’s Horse Hospital for The CUT’s monthly movie mayhem. March’s creep out was The Invoking, another one of those movies that make you realise that when someone leaves you a big house miles from anywhere in the American backwoods…

Horror Brought To Life: Edinburgh’s Samhuinn Fire Festival

Forget about Halloween trick or treating, Edinburgh’s Samhuinn Fire Festival is the real deal. Come half past eight on All Hallows’ Eve we had secured our spot on the steps of St Giles Cathedral overlooking the stage on Parliament Square. Praying that the rain would hold off, the air was heady with excitement and the…

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: Lord of Tears (2013) review

It was with eager grasping claws that I tore open the package from Hex Media that the postman had shoved through our letter box. Inside, lovingly wrapped in black tissue paper garnished with a wee feather was my long awaited copy of Lord of Tears, the debut feature from Scottish director Lawrie Brewster’s Hex Media….

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…

Indie Buzz: Porcelain Presence (2014) Trailer

Due for release in 2014, we first introduced you to 100% self-funded Brit horror Porcelain Presence back in March and now, finally, we can share with you the first official trailer. Directed, produced and written (along with Nicholas Mills) by Emily E. Bibb and Chris Jay this psychological thriller focuses on Anna (Anna Tarsh) a long-suffering wife who is beaten and tormented…

What Monsters Do at London Horror Festival preview

Hellraiser actor Nicholas Vince has teamed up with London horror theatre company Hidden Basement Productions to present two new psychological horror plays for this year’s London Horror Festival at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. Best-known for his role as the Chatterer Cenobite in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser film, Vince has worked closely with Hidden Basement Productions…

Horror Brought To Life: Witches & Wicked Bodies

Witches and Wicked Bodies at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is the UK’s first major exhibition all about the depiction of witches in art. Naturally, when we were up Edinburgh for the final few shows of the Fringe we gathered up our familiars and hopped on a broomstick (actually it was the free…

Indie Buzz: E.N.D. (2013) review

Giorgio (Francesco Sannicondro) is a makeup artist. A makeup artist with a difference, he makes corpses nice and pretty. Giorgio is a bit of a lad too. He and his mates hold all-nighters at the funeral parlour where he works. Sometimes he leaves his hungover pals to sleep on, hidden inside the showroom coffins, when…

Hothouse Hottie: Rose Byrne (September 2013)

With Insidious: Chapter 2 due to hit silver screens in the UK on Friday the 13th, September’s Hothouse Hottie could be none other than the gorgeous Rose Byrne, best-known for her roles in X-Men: First Class, 28 Weeks Later, Damages and, of course, the original Insidious. The Sydney-born beauty first came on to our radar…

Anno Dracula: Q&A with author Kim Newman

Kim Newman talks with The Horror Hothouse‘s Simon Ball about his latest book Johnny Alucard Kim Newman is the go-to guy for anything related to horror and sci-fi movies. A well-known face on our TV screens, Kim is also an award-winning writer and an all-round good bloke. In 1992 his novel Anno Dracula was published, in…