Horror Brought to Life: Phobia (2014) at the CUT!

Twas the last CUT! before Christmas when all through London’s Horse Hospital, not a creature  was stirring… Except when something really scary happened! Yes the final CUT! presentation before Christmas, Phobia was a bit of a roller coaster, with shocks coming thick and fast. MacKinlay (Michael Jefferson) is an agoraphobic who hasn’t left his apartment in a dark New York…

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…

Horror Brought To Life: Camp Dread (2014) at The CUT!

It’s that time again my Flowers when I descend into the pit that is the basement of the Horse Hospital. You know the one with the big screen and the channels in the floor to drain away the blood. April’s presentation from our affable host Mr Billy Chainsaw, was Camp Dread an American movie featuring…

Horror Brought To Life: The Invoking (2013) at The CUT!

It’s that time of the month again when I descend into the stygian dark depths of London’s Horse Hospital for The CUT’s monthly movie mayhem. March’s creep out was The Invoking, another one of those movies that make you realise that when someone leaves you a big house miles from anywhere in the American backwoods…

Horror Brought To Life: Bloody Homecoming (2013) at the CUT!

The underground lair at Russell Square’s Horse Hospital was packed for the CUT’s February film presentation, Bloody Homecoming. “Tonight’s movie takes us back to the 80s Slasher Movies” our host Billy Chainsaw explained before dimming the lights and hitting play. He wasn’t wrong! Soon we were transported back to the familiar world of the American…

Horror Brought To Life: The Black Water Vampire (2014) at The CUT!

Vampires. There’s nothing quite like a blood sucker to put the bums on the seats at the CUT’s January presentation, despite the cold wet weather outside. So what did we get with The Black Water Vampire? Well, the scene is set as a cop describes the latest of the Black Water killings. Over 40 years…

Horror Brought To Life: The Cat (2011) at The CUT!

Mr Billy Chainsaw’s December presentation at the CUT! was The Cat (AKA The Cat: Eyes that See Death) a Korean chiller directed and written by Seung-wook Byeon. Before the lights dimmed, those of us who are cat owners (or is that owned by a cat) were duly warned that we would never see our beloved…

Indie Buzz: The Impaler (2013) review

With a title like The Impaler it’s a pretty safe bet that we are stepping into the origin of the Dracula legend, so it’s no surprise as the film opens with Prince Vlad Tepes sealing a pack with the devil by drinking a goblet of blood fresh from the slit throat of a Turkish warrior….

Horror Brought To Life: The Conspiracy (2012) at The Cut!

October’s presentation at The Cut! was The Conspiracy. Due for release on October 14 on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, The Conspiracy is a found footage movie about…. uh, a global conspiracy (now there’s a surprise!). So, Aaron (Aaron Poole) and Jim (James Gilbert) are making a documentary about conspiracy theories and befriend Terrance…

Horror Brought To Life: Static (2012) at The Cut!

July’s presentation at the Cut! was Static, it’s due to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK on 15 July and is a great little chiller that serves up some unexpected twists Author Jonathan Dade (Milo Ventimiglia) and his wife Addie (Sarah Shahi) have the full rural Californian idyll complete with big house…