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.

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.

Magic (1978) Blu-ray REVIEW

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

Dracula 1979 REVIEW

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Frank Langella in the title role of Dracula 1979
Dracula (1979) is a stylish but different take on the Bram Stoker vampire classic, TERRY SHERWOOD writes

From Beyond the Grave (1974) REVIEW

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Peter Cushing in From Beyond the Grave (1974)
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...

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

The Limehouse Golem 2016 REVIEW

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The Limehouse Golem 2016 reviewed by ANDREW GARVEY

Land of the Minotaur 1976 REVIEW

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Land of the Minotaur 1976 - once called 'Peter Cushing's worst film' is reviewed by DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Hole in the Ground 2019 REVIEW

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Guest writer JAMEY SMITH reviews Irish supernatural horror, Hole in the Ground (2019)

The Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire 1971 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews The Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire (1971)

Curse Of The Scarecrow 2018 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at rural fear-fest Curse Of The Scarecrow.

The Man Without A Body 1957 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-reviews 1957 Brit-horror: The Man Without A Body!

Peripheral 2018 REVIEW

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Peripheral 2018
EMMA DARK reviews Peripheral (2018), from British director Paul Hyett

Slaughterhouse Rulez 2018 REVIEW

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Simon Pegg and Michael Sheen in Slaughterhouse Rulez
A fracking operation releases subterranean creatures on the grounds of a public school. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018).

The Gorgon 1964 REVIEW

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Close up of The Gorgon
SIMON BALL takes a look at the Hammer classic horror, The Gorgon (1964)

The Tell-Tale Heart 1953 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates the rediscovery of lost British horror gem, The Tell-Tale Heart 1953

Castle Sinister 1932: The story behind the lost British horror

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Castle Sinister is one the BFI's Most Wanted List
MARK FRYERS stitches together what is known about lost British horror classic, Castle Sinister 1932

The Devil’s Doorway 2018 REVIEW

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The Devil's Doorway is an example of how to make a found footage horror film
ANDREW GARVEY reviews The Devil's Doorway (2018), a found footage horror film from Ireland

The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967 REVIEW

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Dance of the Vampires, Fearless Vampire Killers
JAY HOLLIS reviews Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Roman Polanski's parody of British horror

The Day of the Triffids 1962 REVIEW

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BARRY McCANN looks at classic horror sci-fi Day of the Triffids (1962)

The Others 2001 REVIEW

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The Others 2001 is the perfect gothic shocker to watch by candlelight, says MARK FRYERS

Frenzy 1972 REVIEW

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

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Henry Bertram Starr, the case of the Blackpool Ripper

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Henry Bertram Starr became known as the Blackpool Ripper following the vicious 1903 killing of his wife, guest writer ZOWIE SWAN says