06th Mar2024

HorRHIFFic 2024: ‘The Slave and the Sorcerer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Black, Briony Monroe, Megan Tremethick, Jonathan Hansler, Lawrie Brewster, Stephen Kerr, Jon Vangdal Aamaas | Written by Sarah Daly | Directed by Lawrie Brewster When the evil wizard Akaris abducts Princess Meyra, the muscular and determined ‘Tyrol the Slave’ leads a diverse band of heroes on a perilous quest. They must navigate through […]

06th Sep2023

‘The Vance Institute’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Hannah New, Vince Lozano, Tom Malloy, David Josh Lawrence, Jamie Scott Gordon, Gordon Holliday, Megan Tremethick | Written by Tom Malloy, David Josh Lawrence | Directed by Lawrie Brewster When we reviewed Trauma Therapy: Psychosis it was mentioned the fillm was a reworked version of The Vance Institute. A was originally shot with the […]

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15th Mar2023

‘Ghost Crew’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Tom Staunton, Michael Brewster, Megan Tremethick, Alexander Zorn, Richard Pate | Written by Tom Staunton | Directed by Lawrie Brewster Tom (Tom Staunton, who also wrote the script) and his cameraman Mike (Michael Brewster; The Unkindness of Ravens, Slot) are The Ghost Crew, a paranormal investigation team try, without much success, to get some […]

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05th Jan2022

‘Dragon Knight’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Erich Redman, Megan Tremethick, Lawrie Brewster, Briony Monroe, Joanne Garnet, Emily Louise Knutsson, Stephen Kerr, Michael Daviot, Oluf Marshall, Thomas Handling, Ryan Livingstone, Craig J. Seath, Jock Ferguson | Written by Sarah Daly | Directed by Lawrie Brewster Director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly first came to my attention with the strange and […]

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03rd Jul2020

Watch Now: Retro horror show ‘Hex Talks’ debut episode!

by Phil Wheat

Hex Studios, the horror house behind The Devil’s Machine and The Black Gloves has recently been making waves with their new YouTube channel Channel Hex. In the few short months since its inception, the channel has showcased indie horror shorts and features, hosted an online horror film festival, and produced two brand new movie review […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘For We Are Many’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Laurence R. Harvey,  Tom Zembrod, Nicholas Vince, Eileen Dietz | Directed by Lawrie Brewster, Andrew Ionides, Brad Watson, Mitch Wilson, Carlos Omar De Leon, Matthan Harris, Dane Keil, Mark Logan and others. For We Are Many is a film from the Scottish-based Hex Studios, a smorgasbord of demonic horror from thirteen different genre directors […]

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30th Jan2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Lawrie Brewster talks ‘Automata’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the World premiere of the darkly erotic Automata at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, director Lawrie Brewster tells us about his record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the growth of Hex Studios and his fascination with creepy dolls. Automata has earned its place in Kickstarter history as the UK’s most funded narrative film ever. Why do […]

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05th Apr2018

The Owlman returns as ‘The Black Gloves’ hits Amazon Video

by Phil Wheat

Hex Studios have announced the VOD release of their eagerly awaited horror noir The Black Gloves. The latest offering from director/writer duo Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly, the film sees the return of the Owlman, the iconic villain and viral sensation first seen in their acclaimed debut feature Lord of Tears. The Black Gloves tells […]

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27th Mar2018

Watch Now: Hex Presents director Kate Shenton’s ‘Egomaniac’

by Phil Wheat

Hex Studios, the Scottish outfit behind genre features Lord of Tears, The Unkindness of Ravens and The Black Gloves have premiered a new show shining a spotlight on the work of up and coming genre talents. ‘Hex Presents’, currently available to watch on YouTube sees Hex Studios’ Lawrie Brewster introduce a series of horror feature […]

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21st Feb2018

‘The Owlman’ returns… and terrifies the public!

by Phil Wheat

You might remember The Owlman from a series of pranks set in a creepy abandoned hospital that went viral last year. Now, the feathered fiend continues his reign of terror in an epic new prank. And a brand-new film! Watch as visitors to a church in Fife, Scotland get the fright of their lives when […]

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14th Dec2017

Lawrie Brewster’s Hex Media to launch new UK genre studio

by Phil Wheat

Hex Media, the outfit behind Lord of Tears, The Unkindness of Ravens and The Black Gloves, have today announced they are to establish Hex Studios, the UK’s only dedicated genre studio, committed to developing, producing and distributing horror and fantasy content, with a focus on bold, original storytelling, and nurturing diverse voices in the genre. […]

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04th Oct2017

Scottish chiller ‘The Black Gloves’ to premiere at FrightFest Halloween 2017

by Phil Wheat

Lawrie Brewster’s eagerly awaited “Gothic Noir” The Black Gloves  – which tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares  – will screen at Horror Channel FrightFest’s Halloween extravaganza in London on October 28th. The 1940s-set black and white chiller, The […]

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