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…

Still – A different Point of View on the Zombie Apocalypse

So what happens when rampaging flesh hungry zombies descend on the centre of Birmingham and start eating everything that moves. Well filmmaker Carl Timms is about to show us, as one of those ‘living statue’ bods finds himself with an even more pressing need not to move a muscle in Carl’s short film Still. Due…

Hades – Indie Horror Short

Due to premiere at London’s Raindance Film Festival on 25 September Kevin Kopacka’s experimental Horror short Hades is a dialogue free tale of M (Anna Heidegger) who is stuck in an endless dream where she has to cross each of the five rivers of Hades, each os which represents a different stage of her crumbling…

Tearful Surrender – an interview with creator Cassandra Sechler

Portmanteau horrors are enjoying something of a revival and the Hothouse is getting pretty excited by one movie in particular. Currently in pre-production Tearful Surrender is a trilogy of erotic horror stories from San Francisco based artist Cassandra Sechler, which is due to start filming in the USA and the UK soon. The three stories…

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…

Indie Buzz – The Return Trailer

In Life You Choose’s psychological chiller The Return a documentary film crew arrive in the sleepy English town of Glossop to discover that there is something very strange about the place. As the suspense builds you are fed just enough information to keep you mind racing and questioning what is going on. the film will…

Indie Buzz – The Seamstress

Tyler Mann tweeted us an invite to view his latest movie short: The Seamstress. Now we like a bit of DIY film making here at Horror Hothouse and we liked Tyler’s so much we decided to share it with you lot. Then we asked Tyler to tell us a bit about making the movie: ‘This…

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…

Indie Buzz: Sledge (2014)

Right, before we start, this is nothing to do with Santa or his reindeer, so don’t go thinking the Hothouse has started festering for the season. Now we have cleared that up, Sledge is a serial murderer whose chosen modus operandi is a wallop or several with his trusty bloody great hammer. Oh yeah, he…

Indie Buzz: Dawn of the Crescent Moon (2014)

When Penn (Johnny Walter), Lanie (Lauren Leal), Nick (Edward Hong) and Michael (Kurt Cole) are given the college assignment to get to the truth behind the Legend of Blood Lake, my immediate thought was body count chiller. Especially when primed that Blood Lake’s depths conceal gold that is protected by a Comanche Native American curse, and that of…