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!

Dr Phibes

19 Abominable Dr Phibes facts you never knew!

PETER FULLER gives us the low down with 1971’s The Abominable Dr Phibes facts
Gary Oldman donned a different look as the Count in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992: 10 Things you didn’t know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS shares some fun facts about Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992
The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man: 10 strange facts you didn’t know

Let's go to Summerisle for some strange facts about The Wicker Man 1973, from KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS
The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black Facts: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS tracks down some fun The Woman in Black facts, about the Susan Hill penned horror 2012 adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe
Jack the Ripper films

Top 5 Jack the Ripper films of all time

Guest writer ERIC McNAUGHTON looks at his top five Jack the Ripper films and tell us why they are the best...
The Haunting 1963

The Haunting 1963: 10 creepy facts you must know

The Haunting 1963 is a horror classic. KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS reveals some interesting facts.

Scrooge 1951 Full Movie VIDEO

Watch Scrooge 1951 full movie, starring Alastair Sim as the mean old Mr Scrooge.

Chris vs Bela: The Ultimate Dracula Showdown

Who is your favourite Dracula? The Spooky Isles talks to horror film historian Alan Frank about the merits of two leading contenders for the King of the Vampires - Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.

7 Famous Actors who played Van Helsing who weren’t Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing wasn't the only famous actor to play Van Helsing, the original vampire slayer ...
Shaun of the Dead is a cricket bat smashing blast!

10 hilarious Shaun of the Dead facts you didn’t know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS serves up 10 Shaun of the Dead fun facts you may not know about the zom-rom-com
Blood and Rose 1960

Carmilla films: A guide to Sheridan Le Fanu lesbian vampire influence

JIM IVERS takes a look at Carmilla films inspired by J. Sheridan LeFau's vampire classic
Cry of the Banshee 1970 with Vincent Price

15 things you didn’t know about Vincent Price’s Cry of the Banshee 1970

PETER FULLER tells us interesting facts about Cry of the Banshee 1970 starring Vincent Price

Borley Rectory film, an animated ghostly delight, say paranormal experts

Borley Rectory haunting experts PAUL ADAMS and EDDIE BRAZIL cast their eyes over Borley Rectory film, a new animated documentary
Last Man on Earth with VIncent Price

The Last Man on Earth 1964: 15 things you didn’t know!

PETER FULLER tells us some interesting facts about Vincent Price's The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Hammer Dracula films, ranked from best to worst

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES ranks these Hammer Dracula films in order from best to worst!
Actor Oliver Reed film Dr Heckyl and Mr Hype

Oliver Reed’s 11 best horror films to watch

Oliver Reed, a wild man of cinema, started out literally as a werewolf in Hammer Films.

Barbara Shelley stakes her place in British Horror History

Barbara Shelley, one of Hammer's leading ladies, has had a impressive career, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

Witchfinder General (1968), 20 shocking facts you never knew!

Here are PETER FULLER's 20 things you need to know about Witchfinder General aka The Conqueror Worm, starring Vincent Price

10 Dracula 1958 facts you didn’t know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS provides some fun facts about Hammer's Dracula, aka Horror of Dracula (1958)

Dr Jekyll goes Looney Tunes! Jekyll and Hyde in cartoons

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at five Jekyll Hyde cartoons from animation's golden age

Madhouse 1974 facts: 13 things you didn’t know

Do you dare spend a night with Vincent Price in the Madhouse? PETER FULLER shares 13 fun facts about the 1974 classic.

The Horror Film Hiatus of 1936-1938

JIM IVERS looks at the seemingly temporary death of horror films during the mid 1930s, the Horror Film Hiatus of 1936-1938
Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 3/4

Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 REVIEW

Harry Potterphile SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON headed to Harry Potter Shop and Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross, London
karnstein trilogy

The Karnstein Trilogy: Hammer’s Sexy Vampires

STEPHEN MOSLEY looks at how Hammer turned Sheridan LeFanu's Camilla into the Karnstein Trilogy!

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