Top 5 Horror Movie Beginnings

In horror movies, any kind of hooks usually revolve around sharp pointy ones jabbing an unsuspecting person through an eye socket or spinal cord. However, “the hook” is also important in getting a viewer’s attention right off the bat. Draw them in early with something fantastic. There are some openings so great that they make…

Finding The Humanity: Q&A with actor Robert Nolan

Indie horror icon Robert Nolan catches up with The Horror Hothouse‘s editor Emma Knock about his short film Familiar, the importance of a great script and delving into Adolf Hitler’s psyche. Hi Robert. Congratulations once again on your recent award for ‘Best Actor’ in Familiar at the Macabre Film Festival. How did the role in Familiar come about and what first…

[●REC] (2007)

There are very few horror flicks that leave me speechless, jaw dropped, and staring at a black TV screen long after the credits have finished.  This is one of them. Terrifying and brutally realistic, this Spanish film, co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, will stay with you for days afterwards… and will…

Dream Seekers – Q&A with Writer, Director & Producer Peter Dukes

Peter Dukes, the ambitious and hugely talented filmmaker behind independent horror short The Beast catches up with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock to talk about the inspiration behind his work, upcoming short Little Reaper and his admiration for Steven Spielberg. Written, directed and produced by Dukes himself The Beast is a werewolf film with a…

Indie Buzz: The Beast (2012) Review

Written, directed and produced by Peter Dukes comes short independent werewolf film, The Beast. The Dream Seekers Productions short, running at just 12 minutes long and shot in a single night with a budget of $700, is a perfect example of the brilliance of independent cinema. It showcases that, no matter how limited a filmmaker…

Other: Q&A with director Daniel DelPurgatorio

Director Daniel DelPurgatorio catches up with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock in an exclusive interview to discuss his short film Other that has been wowing audiences at just about every independent film festival you’ve ever heard of! Other, directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio, focuses on doctor Patrick (David Steiger) who has become obsessed with trying to cure…

Tales from Hell: Q&A with producer Kelly Michael Stewart

Producer Kelly Michael Stewart checks in with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock to talk about the upcoming horror anthology Tales from Hell. Starring Robert Nolan (Familiar) the teaser takes us through just a few of Nolan’s many faces of horror. In the tradition of the likes of television shows such as Tales of Terror and Tales from the Crypt, Tales from…

Indie Buzz: Other (2012) Review

Selected for screening at almost 50 film festivals and winning 15 awards last year including ‘Best Short Film’ at United Film Festival Chicago and Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Festival, it’s safe to say that we at The Horror Hothouse were really looking forward to watching this highly-tipped indie body-horror/sci-fi flick. Running at just 15 minutes…

Top 10 Amusingly Awesome On-Set Photos

Monsters are people too! Yes, I know it’s hard to accept, but it is entirely true. Sometimes Mr Big Bad Alien needs to take a perch to catch his breath whilst Frankenstein has a cup of tea and a slice of toast or even a cigarette. With all the gory make-up and terrifiying props, the set of a…