Film Reviews

You can check out out Spooky film reviews here. We regularly reviews horror and supernatural films either made in the UK or Ireland, or have deep links with the countries. For instance, it stars one of our horror stars or is based on British or Irish book, like Dracula or Frankenstein.

Attack the Block 2011

Attack the Block 2011 REVIEW

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Attack the Block 2011 is 10 years old. TACE DORRIS takes a look back on the cult sci-fi horror classic.

The Darkness 2020 REVIEW

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A cursed house, a harrowing journal and a restless spirit. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates time-shifting ghost story The Darkness 2020.
Suzanna Leigh fights off The Deadly Bees 1966

The Deadly Bees 1966 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews The Deadly Bees 1966

Sacrifice 2020 REVIEW

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British folk-horror gets a change of scenery and some Lovecraftian overtones. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates Sacrifice 2020 Sacrifice 2020 Released: March 15th 2021 (UK)Cast: Ludovic Hughes, Sophie...
Scene from Jack the Ripper 1959

Jack the Ripper 1959 REVIEW

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Jack the Ripper 1959 is a fanciful, naïve trip to the Victorian streets of Whitechapel, says TERRY SHERWOOD
Zoltan Hound of Dracula 1977

Zoltan Hound of Dracula 1977 REVIEW

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Zoltan Hound of Dracula 1977: There's much fun to be found in this shaggy vampire dog story, says guest writer RICHARD MARKWORTH
Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford in a scene from Blithe Spirit 1945.

Blithe Spirit 1945 REVIEW

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Blithe Spirit 1945 was a box office failure when it was first released, but the quintessentially English ghost story is now considered a classic. CHRISTINE MILLER reviews.

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

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...

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.
Inseminoid

Inseminoid 1981 REVIEW

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

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)

Magic (1978) Blu-ray REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the new blu-ray release of Magic (1978) with Anthony Hopkins
Frank Langella in the title role of Dracula 1979

Dracula 1979 REVIEW

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Dracula 1979 is a stylish but different take on the Bram Stoker vampire classic, TERRY SHERWOOD writes

Count Dracula 1977 BBC TV REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD looks back at the 1977 BBC television production of Dracula starring Louis Jourdan as the king of vampires
Peter Cushing in From Beyond the Grave (1974)

From Beyond the Grave 1974 REVIEW

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From Beyond the Grave (1974) is one of Amicus' finest horror anthologys, says SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS

Dr Crippen 1962 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Dr Crippen 1962, starring Donald Pleasence as the despicable wife murderer...

The Amazing Mr Blunden 1972 BLU-RAY REVIEW

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Classic British children’s ghost story The Amazing Mr. Blunden 1972 gets a long-overdue upgrade to Blu-ray, courtesy of Second Sight Films. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes...

Extra Ordinary 2019 REVIEW

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Extra Ordinary 2019 reviewed by ANDREW GARVEY

The Monkey’s Paw 1948 REVIEW

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The Monkey's Paw has been filmed many times, but none are bad as this, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

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