Automata – Kickstarter

Hot on the heels of our good friends at Hex Studio’s stylish noir chiller The Black Gloves comes another exciting film project Automata, from writer/director team Sarah Daly and Lawrie Brewster. Automata is  their fifth feature together and is a lavish affair alive with a vibrant colour palette reminiscent of the giallos of Dario Argento…

The Black Gloves (2017)

We really loved Hex Studio’s first two features Lord of Tears (2013) and The Unkindness of Ravens (2017) with their shared mythology of avian monsters and old school British  horror atmospherics, so we have been keenly following the development of their latest manifestation in the magnificent The Black Gloves. A prequel in effect to Lord…

Horror Channel Frightfest Glasgow 2018

Well my rancid blooms passes for Frightfest Glasgow are now on sale as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival for its 13th year, from Thurs 1 March to Sat 3 March 2018 (£75 for the Friday and Saturday only). So what do you get for your hard earned cash?…

The Addams Family Musical

The Hothouse was in Edinburgh for the Beltane Fire Festival on 30 April so wanting to make the best of our trip we booked tickets for the closing night of The Addams Family Musical at the city’s Festival Theatre the night before. Now I’m not a fan of the big broadway musical, I thought Phantom…

The Black Gloves – Kickstarter

The Owlman is back! Yes the star of Lawrie Brewster and Sara Daly’s Lord of Tears is not only coming back to haunt the silver screen, but he’s going back in time to scare the blue lights out of the 1940s, but in glorious Film Noir monochrome of course. Now the folks at Hex Media…

Night Kaleidoscope (2017)

‘Don’t you know it’s dangerous to walk home on your own?’ daft question in a vampire movie especially when it’s a raven tressed seductive woman doing the asking. Fresh from its preview screening at the Atlanta Days of the Dead Horror Convention, Grant McPhee’s psychedelic Scottish Vampire Noir Night Kaleidoscope is now out on Amazon…

Baobhan Sith (White Fairy) (2017)

Back in October 2015 we talked to director David Hutchison about his forthcoming Celtic horror feature Baobhan Sith (pronounced Bavanshee you Sassenach bystanders) (White Fairy) which was then soon to start the festival rounds. The great news is that Baobhan Sith (White Fairy) is now available to stream from Amazon and it’s a lot of…

Edinburgh Horror Festival – Open for Submissions

The Edinburgh Horror Festival, which runs from 27 to 31 October is looking for folks to take part, so if you have a show you’d like to take to the UK’s most elegantly haunted city apply to the website here.

Bed And Breakfast (2016)

Back in February we ran the trailer for Scottish Horror short Bed and Breakfast  Well it’s out now in all of its bloody glory and a mighty fine little movie it is too. Directed by Craig-James Moncur who wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Gareth Morrison who plays Sonny, the movie also stars make up…

Nosferatu’s Shadow – Edinburgh Fringe

We like a bit of theatre at the Hothouse, films and books are cool, but good theatre speaks to you in a unique way, you may be just one of many bums on seats but played right you are the person in that room who is being spoken to. We like dark old Edinburgh too,…