Penny Dreadful Preview

Lurking in the deepest, darkest (not to mention dankest) corners of Victorian London are some of literature’s most terrifying characters and, in just one month’s time, they’ll be in our living rooms too. On 11th May, the likes of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and some iconic figures from Bram Stoker’s Dracula will have new life…

Indie Buzz: Lord of Tears (2013) trailer

Back in March 2013, we introduced you to director Lawrie Brewster and his upcoming Scottish supernatural chiller, Lord of Tears. Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing it and we can confidently say that it is one of the best independent films we have ever had the pleasure of watching. Read out our review and…

Indie Buzz: Lord of Tears (2013) review

It was with eager grasping claws that I tore open the package from Hex Media that the postman had shoved through our letter box. Inside, lovingly wrapped in black tissue paper garnished with a wee feather was my long awaited copy of Lord of Tears, the debut feature from Scottish director Lawrie Brewster’s Hex Media….

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…

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….

Indie Buzz: Porcelain Presence (2014) Trailer

Due for release in 2014, we first introduced you to 100% self-funded Brit horror Porcelain Presence back in March and now, finally, we can share with you the first official trailer. Directed, produced and written (along with Nicholas Mills) by Emily E. Bibb and Chris Jay this psychological thriller focuses on Anna (Anna Tarsh) a long-suffering wife who is beaten and tormented…

The Garden of Sin graphic novel preview

Tyler Kendal Faraone’s and Meghan Dawson’s The Garden of Sin is a graphic novel project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Within its pages the mysteriously draped figure of the Shadow invites us to join him on a journey from the Wood of Despair through the successive levels of Hell. Each of the levels corresponds to…

Sick: Q&A with writer & director Ryan M. Andrews

Ryan M. Andrews, writer and director of award-winning zombie flick Sick chats with The Horror Hothouse’s Emma Knock about the science behind zombies, winning big at the Macabre Faire Film Festival and the growing Canadian indie horror scene. Sick is an independent zombie film set two years after the ‘infection’ spread. Billions of people have died and…

The Cabining: Q&A with actors Mike Kopera & Bo Keister

Actors Mike Kopera and Bo Keister catch up with The Horror Hothouse‘s Emma Knock about being Todd and Bruce in the upcoming horror comedy The Cabining. 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 promises to fund…

Indie Buzz: Sick (2012) wins big at New York’s Macabre Film Festival

Last week we introduced you to an independent zombie film by Ryan M. Andrews, set two years after an ‘infection’ has spread and starring horror icon Robert Nolan. We are now pleased to announce that over the weekend Sick won best feature and Andrews won best director at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York. Sick…