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!

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

Top 10 greatest British folk horror films

SIMON BALL ranks his favourite British folk horror films, including classics and newer additions to the popular genre!
The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead 1966 REVIEW

Mad scientist tries to bring Nazis back from the dead in 60s England. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates.
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...

Lionel Atwill, Horror Star’s Hollywood Sex Scandal

STEPHEN JACOBS delves into the sordid 1940s Hollywood sex scandal that engulfed English Universal Horror Star Lionel Atwill

Dr Jekyll goes Looney Tunes! Jekyll and Hyde in cartoons

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

Carry On Screaming! 10 things you didn’t know

Carry On Screaming! - a spoof on Hammer Films - is both a is a horror and comedic delight, says guest writer ANDY DAVIDSON

Theatre of Blood Locations Guide: Discover Vincent Price’s London horror classic

PETER FULLER reveals the London locations used for filming Vincent Price's 1973 horror masterpiece, Theatre of Blood

13 Fantastic Hammer Horror Poster Tag Lines

Here are a selection of brilliant slogans on some of Hammer Horror's top films

Universal horror blu-ray collections are ‘a mixed blessing’: REVIEW

The arrival of some of Universal's most beloved horror movies on Blu-ray is a mixed blessing, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

10 fun facts you didn’t know about The Descent 2005

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARD reveals some interesting facts about Neil Marshall's 2005 horror, The Descent

Asylum 1972 and The House That Dripped Blood 1970 Blu-ray Review

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES gets a sneak peek at Amicus' Asylum (1972) and The House That Dripped Blood (1970) on Blu-ray.

Lynne Frederick, The Legacy of a Scream Queen, 65th Birthday Tribute

Lynne Frederick, star of Vampire Circus and Schizo, who would have been 65 years old today.
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

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 ...
Nothing but the NIght

Nothing But The Night 1973 REVIEW

STEPHEN MOSLEY waited 20 years to see Nothing But The Night - was it worth it?
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
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Hammer Frankenstein films, ranked from best to worst

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES makes the hard decisions and ranks his favourite Hammer Frankenstein films!

The Old Dark House 1963 REVIEW

The Old Dark House (1963) Hammer remake is a much better film than its given credit for

Hammer Mummy Films, we rank them from best to worst!

We compare Hammer Mummy films and see how they rank!

Top 5 Greatest Hammer Horror Monsters List

Hammer horror monsters were key to the studio's gory success. Guest writer ELLIOT CHAPMAN picks his favourites from Hammer's lists of classic films...
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
Ghosts of Berkeley Square

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square 1947 REVIEW

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square 1947 is a fictionalised fantasy film inspired by the infamous London haunting, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
Behind the scenes from Gaumount's The Ghoul 1933 with Boris Karloff

When Boris Karloff Came Home: the story behind The Ghoul 1933

STEPHEN JACOBS marks the 80th anniversary of Boris Karloff's return to England to make his first British film, The Ghoul (1933)

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions