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!

The Phantom Of The Opera 1989 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at this curious Brit-Gothic/US Slasher hybrid

Top 10 She Monsters in British Horror

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at some memorable female creatures and villains in British horror

The Mummy 1959 REVIEW

ADAM SCOVELL reviews The Mummy (1959)

The Romance of Dracula author interview

Spooky Isles talks to Charles E. Butler, the author and illustrator of The Romance of Dracula

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 ...
The Mummy 1932

The Mummy 1932 REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff classic, The Mummy 1932
Dracula 1958, Horror of Dracula 1958

Dracula 1958 REVIEW

The memories of watching Dracula 1958 aka Horror of Dracula 1958 are still with me, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

Dennis Wheatley on Film

BARRY McCANN looks at the film adaptations of British author Dennis Wheatley's fantastic novels

Prometheus 2012 REVIEW

REN ZELEN reviews Prometheus - the eagerly-awaited prequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic, Alien

The Fall of the Louse of Usher 2002 REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews The Fall of the Louse of Usher, Ken Russell's final full-length picture
Repulsion 1965

Repulsion 1965 REVIEW

Roman Polanski's first English language film is a classic of the psychological drama genre.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 REVIEW

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 reviewed by SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON
Maria Marten Red Barn Murder

Maria Marten and the ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ on Film

MARK FRYERS looks at how the tragic tale of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn endures on film...

Happy Birthday Charles Laughton

Today is Charles Laughton's birthday! DAVID SAUNDERSON picks three of his favourite Charles Laughton horror films

The Old Dark House 1963 REVIEW

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

11 greatest Hammer Horrors never made

BARRY McCANN ponders what might have been had Hammer followed through and produced these fabulous horrors

Frenzy 1972 REVIEW

Frenzy 1972 sees Alfred Hitchcock returning to his Jack the Ripper roots, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

10 An American Werewolf in London Facts You Didn’t Know

KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS tells us 10 things you might not know about An American Werewolf in London...

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...

Hellraiser 1987 REVIEW

Hellraiser 1987 is one of the most genuinely unsettling British horror films ever, says ANDREW GARVEY

Straw Dogs 1971 REVIEW

NIA JONES reviews the brutal 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic, Straw Dogs

Circus of Horrors (1960) REVIEW

Circus of Horrors is a textbook example of how to create classic horror, says NIA JONES

The Shuttered Room 1967 REVIEW

H.P. Lovecraft gets the Brit-horror treatment with The Shuttered Room 1967. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes a look.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes 1963 REVIEW

PETER FULLER reviews X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

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