Dark Circus London Premiere

OK I have to fess up, that as the movie’s Twitter ringmaster, I had more than just a casual interest Julia Ostertag’s occult urban fantasy Dark Circus so I was really excited when Julia brought the movie from Berlin to London. I was even more delighted that the venue she chose for the film’s London…

Festival of Dark Arts – The Second Coming

Excitement is brewing in old London town Gorehounds, not only do we have The Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 kicking off on Thursday (25 August), but we also get Satanic Mojo and Guerrilla Zoo’s The Festival of Dark Arts The Second Coming opens on Friday 26 August at the Underdog Gallery. Celebrating the influence of witchcraft,…

Backtrack (2015) – Metal Hammer/Team Rock Silver Screams

It may have been bloody freezing out on London’s dark streets, but there’s no bait quite like a good scary movie and a free beer with some mates to entice this old horror fan to enter the Horse Hospital’s dungeon. Aussie shocker Backtrack stars Adrien Brody as Peter Bower a psychoanalyst trying to come to…

The Sleeping Room (2014)

When teenage prostitute Blue (Leila Mimmack) goes to meet new client Bill (Joseph Beattie) she doesn’t get what she expects. You see the Brighton flat that Bill is restoring was a notorious Victorian brothel. What’s more Bill has a mutoscope that contains images taken by the brothel owner and Blue discovers a secret ‘Sleeping Room’…

Indie Buzz – Crying Wolf (2015)

Ever wondered what would happen if a werewolf pack was duped into taking a camping holiday in the Cotswolds by a pair of revenge seeking tooled up werewolf hunters? No I can’t say it’s a scenario that ever occurred to me either, but Tony Jopia’s horror comedy Crying Wolf hooked me in from the opening…

Horror Brought to Life: Greatful Dead (2013) at the Final CUT!

When Nick Romano said “Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse!”* he could have been talking about The Cut!, London’s best underground cinema club, sadly after four and half years Bizarre magazine’s demise has pulled the plug on The Cut!’s life support. But it went out with a bloody big bang. Japanese horror…

Horror Brought to Life: Honeymoon (2014) at the Cut!

It was a cold and frosty night in old London town as the city’s most discerning group of film fans assembled in the dungeon of Holborn’s Horse Hospital. Sadly following the demise of event sponsor Bizarre magazine it was for the penultimate tine, unless Cut! mainman Billy Chainsaw can find a new backer. Good luck…

Horror Brought to Life: Lesson of the Evil (2012) at the CUT!

“We haven’t had one with buckets of blood for a while now”, says Mr Chainsaw. Yes, the Hothouse is back down in the dungeon at London’s Horse Hospital for our monthly fix of cult movie creepiness. There’s nothing quite like the prospect of a Japanese Horror movie to put bums on seats and the place…

Horror Brought to Life: Para Elisa (2013) at the CUT!

Yes it’s that time of the month again, when I settle into the dark basement of London’s Horse Hospital for the latest screening at the CUT! May’s offering was Para Elisa, a Spanish spine chiller with a role that could have been written for the divine Bette Davis.  Graduation Day is approaching and Ana (Ona Casamiquela) needs €1000 for…