Review date: December 2016
[Surfers who sign up to Hot House via BananaGuide get preferred pricing.]
Hot House is a treasure trove of masculine heat, where members can stream over 900 hardcore scenes. The studio was once a major player in the DVD market and has successfully transitioned to high quality web exclusive productions in a completely twink-free atmosphere. Although urgent and intense, the sex here ventures only to the moderately kinky, with a bit of leather and some large toys (more heavy-duty kink is found at the related Club Inferno Dungeon.) While the video is available for streaming only, over half are in high definition.
Choose from the clips displayed at the top of the tour homepage, then move down to browse through the "Latest Hot House Videos," the "Featured Scenes," the "Popular Models," the "Photos" and the "Movies." The consistency and quality of this large roster of masculine action scenes will become apparent immediately. You can only watch 10 clips, though.
When you go to sign-up, there is a pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck.
The navigation of this clean and uncluttered site is very straightforward. Because of the responsive design, the menu choice will either array across the top of the page (in the full-sized version) or drop down when you click on "Menu." The toolbar lists the "Scenes," the "Movies" the "Men" and "Photos." Use "Channels" to narrow the search to a particular video line and "Categories" for topical searches. On the far right is a "head and shoulders" icon that drops down to lists of your favorite scenes, movies, or men.
The Men and the Action
Studio founder Steven Scarborough has a true porn pedigree. He was a friend of Falcon Studios founder Chuck Holmes and of legendary directors John Summers and Matt Sterling. In 1993, after producing and directing more than 50 films for Falcon Studios, he established Hot House. The result is a catalog of hardcore sucking, fucking, leather, toys, bondage, and ass-stretching that continues Steven's tradition of high quality productions and sexual heat.
More than 675 models have come to prominence as stars and exclusives in the lengthy history of the studio, and they are all represented on Hot House. Legacy porn fans will recognize some of the past superstars: Anthony Gallo, Blue Blake, Carlos Morales, Blade Thompson, Arpad Miklos, Damon Phoenix, Dean Tucker, and many, many others. Sadly, the model index provides no personal information about them: there's a picture, links to the scenes and the image galleries, related category tags, and that's it.
These guys are real men. They're masculine and muscular, with some body hair, some tattoos, and lots of tight abs, big cocks, and spit -- lots of spit. There's action of every type, from heated duos and group scenes to very intense bondage sessions. There's even a taste of fisting and watersports, but most of the extreme stuff is on sister site Club Inferno Dungeon, which is a separate membership. The scenes are shot indoors, outdoors, poolside, even in medical examining rooms and well-equipped dungeons. And oh yeah, these guys are very vocal. It must take a special grunt language to express what it feels like to have huge dicks and dildos shoved up your willing hole.
The playback quality of the videos depends on whether they were filmed in high-definition. The 60% that were shot in HD are excellent quality and look very good at full screen. Others are still very good quality, but lose sharpness at full screen. The production values of Hot House videos and web episodes are consistently superior: the action is always staged, lit and shot to perfectly capture the raunchy, masculine heat of these models. This is how porn should look, the careful editing ramps up the heat at the same time as the action.
There are 940 scenes to enjoy on the site and a new one is added twice weekly. As mentioned, the videos stream only, so you can't download and keep them.
The MP4 streams added since March, 2010 (about 50% of the total) are HD and play in-browser at your choice of five qualities. While the top quality for the most recent of these is 1920x1080 pixels (and for the rest 1280x720), they still display in the browser at 1170x650 pixels. You can toggle to full-screen, but there's no way to watch them at their actual native size. Older videos are 640x480 pixels in size.
Screens: The new site design is fully responsive, meaning it will look good and function well no matter the size of the screen you're using. Those videos available in HD look very good when streamed to a large, TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
Hot House offers digital image sets for each of the scenes and for each of the models. And here's an awesome bonus: You can download any image set as a zip file and keep it. There are image sets in two areas of the site, alongside each scene and along with each model. There's one image set of stills from the scene and multiple image sets associated with each model profile. This amounts to well over 1700 excellent quality photo galleries. For each image there's a zoom feature and you can jump to full screen. The number of images per set is low -- usually from 5 to 15. Watch out for the pre-checked sign-up to another site on the join page.
Hot House is a unique chance to enjoy a large cache of scenes from a premier studio's DVD releases, side-by-side with regular exclusive web exclusives. Even though downloads aren't allowed, about half of the videos are now excellent quality high-definition.
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Hot House is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2004.