Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter: Q&A with filmaker Zoe Kavanagh

Currently in post-production Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter is a new monster hunting indie flick from Irish filmaker Zoe Kavanagh. Well you all know how much we like a bit of punk film making so we tracked Zoe down to her secret lair and over a packet of virtual Hobnobs (dark chocolate naturally since it’s my virtual world) talked things through. So without further ado lets…

Borley Rectory: Q&A with Animator Ashley Thorpe

Borley Rectory in Essex had the reputation of being the most haunted house in Britain. The Gothic revival house, built in 1822 to house the rector of the local parish was demolished in 1944 after being badly damaged by fire in 1939, but its reputation lives on and it will shortly be the subject of a…

Devils in Disguise: Q&A with Filmmaker Guillaume Campanacci

If there is one thing we like at the Hothouse, it’s film folks with a ‘can-do’ attitude. French filmmaker Guillaume Campanacci certainly fits that bill having knocked out Devils in Disguise, his debut movie as director in just 11 days. In Devils in Disguise, Guillaume has brought a very Gallic twist to what is a taut psychological thriller concerning friendship, love,…

Fearie Tales: Exclusive Interview with Editor Stephen Jones

Back in the early 1800s, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected a bunch of European folk tales and published them as Kinder und Hausmarchen (Children’s and Household Tales). We know them as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and before Uncle Walt got his sugar-coated hands on them, they were not always thought to be that suitable for the rug rats. Now…

Life on Mars: Q&A with The Cabining actress Melissa Mars

Actress and singer-songwriter Melissa Mars catches up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about her role in horror comedy The Cabining, working with John Travolta and what’s coming up next. The Cabining focuses on hapless screenwriting duo Todd and Bruce who have been given one last shot at ‘making it big’ by Todd’s wealthy stepfather Serge who…

Chattering with the Cenobite: Q&A with writer & actor Nicholas Vince

Shortly after seeing his chilling new double bill at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, we had the pleasure of catching up with the man who has the most famous smile (and potentially forehead too) in horror. Nicholas Vince talks with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about What Monsters Do, working with Clive Barker and what’s coming up…

What Monsters Do: Q&A with director Philip North

What Monsters Do and The Puppetry of Flesh director Philip North catches up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about his love of theatre and horror, working with the legendary Cenobite and what’s next for Hidden Basement Productions. Hi Phil, thanks for chatting with us. Firstly, can you tell us a bit about how you…

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…

American Mary: Q&A with actress Katharine Isabelle

Ginger Snaps star Katharine Isabelle talks with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock about filming American Mary and working with Jen and Sylvia Soska.   Firstly, can you give us a little bit of background as to how you came to star in American Mary? I was sent the script to read and went through the…

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…

Porcelain Presence: Q&A with Emily E. Bibb and Chris Jay

Emily E. Bibb and Chris Jay, the duo behind upcoming UK horror Porcelain Presence, catch up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock to discuss their inspirations behind the film and revamping Breaking Bones Productions. Hi Emily and Chris, thanks for chatting with us about your upcoming film. Firstly, can you give us a little background on…

Twisted Twins: Q&A with Jen & Sylvia Soska

Twisted Twins Jen and Sylvia Soska catch up with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock to discuss Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary and killing people to get a project greenlit…just kidding, of course. Hi Jen and Sylvia, thanks for chatting with us. Firstly, can you give us a little background on how Twisted Twins Productions…