Creepy (2016)

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Earlier this year we were deeply impressed by director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s touching ghostly love story Journey to the Shore,  Kurosawa’s latest release Creepy,  is a very different film indeed.

27644675384_42d5b56bc5_o Former cop Takakura just can’t help himself when he hears about the missing Hondas

Following a suspect’s attempt on his life former cop Takakura (Hideroshi Nishijawa) is making a new start in a new neighbourhood as a lecturer in criminal psychology. However despite his desire to forge a new life away from the force, Takakura can’t resist the temptation of an unsolved missing persons case and tracks down the cop who originally investigated case, Nogami (Masahiro Higashida). Three of the Honda family vanished, the only survivor being the daughter Saki (Haruna Kawaguchi) who was away on a school trip at the time. Nogami arranges for Takakura to interview the now grown up Saki.

27644598803_3396c1d3c3_o Yasuko Takakura just can’t hide her…

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NightmARes (2016)

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Could augmented reality be the future of Horror? Well let’s see what happens when Victoria (Victoria Morrison) tries on Tom’s (Ashley Pekri) headset?

Well it didn’t end well for Victoria in James Mansell’s short NigtmARes did it?
James told us: ‘NightmARes was imagined as a horror version of Pokemon Go…gone horribly wrong!  The film came from the idea of what the next generation of immersive horror games would become, but clearly there’s something a little wrong with this game.
Apparently Seth Sherwood, the writer of Leatherface and Kailey Marsh fromThe Blood List are very keen to work NightmARes into a larger project. Let’s hope so, the possibilities seem limitless.
Intriguing short with big potential we give NightmARes a 666/666

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Maul Cop – Chewed over with Andy Walker

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While the big studios are churning out a depressing quantity of sequels, reboots and remakes, original horror’s brightest hope is the independent sector and there is some really innovative and inspiring work out there from filmmakers like Kate Shenton, Lawrie Brewster, Merlyn Roberts and Emma Dark. It shows that if you have the determination to bring your work to the screen you can do it, but how to get started?

Well my mate Andy Walker has just produced and starred in his first short  Maul Cop so I asked him how he went about it:

‘I did a one day introduction to cinematography course with Synergy Media in Romford, and was asked if I wanted to then do a short (three or four sessions) course going into a little more depth. I, of course said yes.

So we did one session with more theory and we discussed with Matt, the…

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Echoes of the Passed – A new film from Scott Lyus – crowdfunding now

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The Hothouse is a big fan of Scott Lyus, the director of ventriloquist doll shocker Silently Within Your Shadow. so when we heard that he had a new scary project on the way we had to track him down to his secret lair and make him talk.


So Scott whats the new movie all about?

‘Echoes of the Passed is the story of four individuals preparing to investigate a famous haunted house. While most horror films would tell their story during the investigation, our story is told before as we explore their motivations for being there and dig into their history, as well as the dark history that surrounds the house.

‘We have an amazing cast and crew involved with this picture. We have most of the crew from Silently Within Your Shadow returning, including Sharad Patel returning as DOP and Ed Harris returning to provide us with another…

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Even Lambs Have Teeth – DVD Competition

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lambs Katie (Tiera Skovbye) and Slaone (Kisten Prout) have had a bad day

Dreaming of a shopping trip to New York City Katie and Sloane take off to the countryside to earn a few dollars working on an organic farm. Only they accept a lift from two hunks driving a blue pick-up truck. Will these kids never learn about people out in backwoods America who drive pick-ups?

Naturally they are drugged with a portion of Mom’s apple pie and, stripped, chained up and being raped and abused by all the local psychos that inhabit small town America. When Katie’s FBI agent uncle comes looking for them, head psycho Boris Carlson (Patrick Gilmore) decides to kill them, but makes the mistake of leaving the girls in the care of his cigarette smoking side-kick (Graem Beddoes) while he goes out looking for some new meat.

Well we all know smoking is bad for…

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