Horror Favourites – Thomas Stuber

German haunted house horror Hausen has launched on Sky Atlantic now and we managed to grab the writer and directer of Hausen Thomas Stuber to chat about horror.

After the death of his mother, 16-year-old Juri and his father Jaschek move into a run-down housing complex on the outskirts of the city. While Jaschek tries to establish a new existence for himself and his son as caretaker of the building, Juri gradually discovers that the house has a vicious life of its own and feeds on the suffering of its inhabitants. In order to fight it, Juri has to persuade the partly hostile, partly apathetic block population to cooperate – and to rebel against his father, who has already fallen deep under the building’s corrosive spell… The main cast are Charly Hübner (Jaschek), Tristan Göbel (Juri), Lilith Stangenberg (Cleo), Daniel Sträßer (Scherbe), Alexander Scheer (Kater), and the series is written and directed by Thomas Stuber.

Below the writer and directer of Hausen Thomas Stuber talks about his favorite horror film:

“One of my earliest memories in a movie theatre is when Nick Pickard as Bosse and Christian Bale as Jum-Jum are trapped in a dungeon by the dark master Kato (Christopher Lee) in Vladimir Grammatikovs movie “Mio min Mio” (English title is “The Land of Faraway”). With snakes and skulls at the feet of the young boys, I could not find any sleep several nights after this experience. In 1981 a horror film was released that I would see many years after for the first time. “Possession” by Andrzej Zulawski with Isabelle Adjiani and Sam Neill is one of my favorite movies today. A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister…she is indeed in love with a monster.”

Hausen continues Friday on Sky Atlantic and is available on streaming service NOW. You can watch the trailer here:


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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