Horror Films

British and Irish horror is legendary. Here we profile classics like Hammer through to modern day films. You can read interviews with current filmmakers too who are keeping our bloody cinematic history alive!

A Christmas Carol 1971 REVIEW

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A Christmas Carol 1971 is fine animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal tale, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES
Jacob Marley's Ghost (Leo G. Carroll) appears to Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen) in A Christmas Carol 1938

A Christmas Carol 1938 REVIEW

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A Christmas Carol 1938 is an uplifting if not very spooky version of the Dickens Yuletide classic, says guest writer HARRI TYSOE
Son of Dracula 1943

Son of Dracula 1943 REVIEW

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Son of Dracula 1943 is an highly-enjoyable original spin on a familiar genre, says guest writer RICHARD MARKWORTH
Scene from Blacula 1972

Blacula 1972 REVIEW

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Blacula 1972 is a rich vein to be opened and enjoyed, says TERRY SHERWOOD
Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1974 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD looks at the UK Dan Curtis TV movie production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1974. TITLE: Bram Stoker's Dracula, aka Dan Curtis' DraculaRELEASED: 1974DIRECTOR:...

Circus Of Horrors 1960 BLU-RAY REVIEW

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The Circus Of Horrors 1960 Blu-Ray release is one RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES has been waiting for...

Una O’Connor: Universal Horror’s Excitable Character Actress

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Una O’Connor’s shrieking is familiar to anyone interested in Universal Horror. TERRY SHERWOOD looks at the Belfast-born actress behind the screams

Dream Demon (1988) REVIEW

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A very British 80’s alternative in dream-themed horror: RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on 1988’s Dream Demon.

Lionel Atwill’s 7 maddest and baddest scientists

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TERRY SHERWOOD delves into the career of Croydon-born Horror Star Lionel Atwill and picks his seven favourite portrayals of mad scientists!
Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in Torture Garden 1967

We rank Amicus Horror Anthologies, from 1 to 8!

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Amicus Productions was a stable of 1960s British Horror. TERRY SHERWOOD goes back to his childhood to rank the studio's best horror anthologies

The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray REVIEW

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The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray version is finally here with a very welcome restoration. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits a true classic ghost story.

Peter Cushing’s Top 10 Scariest Film Moments

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TERRY SHERWOOD picks his favourite terrifying moments from horror star Peter Cushing’s film career, in this week’s Sherwood After Dark

Donald Pleasence: To Halloween and Back

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Donald Pleasence is one of England's most well-known yet underappreciated horror legends, says TERRY SHERWOOD in this edition of Sherwood After Dark

George Zucco: Manchester’s Forgotten Universal Horror Star

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TERRY SHERWOOD surveys the horror career of Manchester-born Universal Horror player George Zucco, in his latest Sherwood After Dark
Inseminoid

Inseminoid 1981 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Norman J Warren's Inseminoid (1981)

Let Us Prey: The Horrors of Norman J Warren

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Norman J Warren pioneered the slasher in the UK. TERRY SHERWOOD looks at his brief but influential horror film output
Colin Clive welcomes the Monster into the world in Frankenstein (1931)

One Man Crazy: The Life and Death of Colin Clive REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews One Man Crazy: The Life and Death of Colin Clive by Grey W. Mank

Death Line 1972: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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Death Line (1972) starring Donald Pleasence and Christopher is a fan favourite. Here's 10 things you didn't know from SIMON BALL.

X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963) BLU-RAY REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the new release of the Ray Milland classic X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Why I love Night of the Demon (1957)

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REN ZELEN reveals why Night of the Demon, aka Curse of the Demon, directed by Jacques Tourner, has made such an impression on her.

Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018) REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Hammer Horror: The Warner Bros Years (2018), which documents the final years of the great British horror studio, in this edition of Sherwood After Dark.

Tod Slaughter, England’s forgotten horror star

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TERRY SHERWOOD looks at the life and film career of top English screen villain Tod Slaughter

Magic (1978) Blu-ray REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the new blu-ray release of Magic (1978) with Anthony Hopkins

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