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!

Horror Express 1972

Horror Express 1972 REVIEW

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All aboard the Horror Express 1972 as ANDREW GARVEY reviews this silly but effective British/Spanish co-production
Sean Chapman actor

Sean Chapman actor, Hellraiser interview

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Sean Chapman talks to us about on horror, violence in society, his life in movies and his most famous role in Hellraiser

Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb 1964 REVIEW

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A bit slow off the mark, The Curse of the Mummy (1964) will keep Hammer fans happy, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Shuttered Room 1967 REVIEW

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

Island of Terror 1966 REVIEW

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STEWART KING reviews Island of Terror (1966)

The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray REVIEW

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The Woman In Black 1989 Blu-Ray version is finally here with a very welcome restoration. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits a true classic ghost story.
Hands of the Ripper Poster

Hands of the Ripper 1971 REVIEW

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ERIC MCNAUGHTON reviews Hands of the Ripper 1971

It! 1967 REVIEW: The Golem comes to London!

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The Golem makes an appearance in London in It! 1967, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reports.

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...

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

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The arrival of some of Universal's most beloved horror movies on Blu-ray is a mixed blessing, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES
Charles Ogle in Edison's Frankenstein 1910

Charles Ogle and the first Frankenstein 1910 REVIEW

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Did you know the first ever Frankenstein film, starring Charles Ogle, was made by the Edison Company in 1910?
The Quiet Ones 2014

The Quiet Ones 2014 REVIEW

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JON KANEKO-JAMES reviews the latest horror from Hammer, The Quiet Ones
Shaun of the Dead is a cricket bat smashing blast!

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

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

The Ritual 2017 REVIEW

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The Ritual 2017 is reviewed by ANDREW GARVEY

The Hole in the Ground 2019 REVIEW

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

Bela Lugosi’s Dead, a look back on the Bauhaus classic

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Bela Lugosi's Dead: DOM COOPER explains how a classic horror star influenced Northampton Goth Rock outfit Bauhaus
Cockneys Vs Zombies, Cockneys versus Zombies

Cockneys vs Zombies 2012 REVIEW

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DARREN CHADWICK-HUSSEIN reviews hilarious schlocky horror London undead fest, Cockneys vs Zombies 2012

The Vampire Lovers 1970 REVIEW

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The Vampire Lovers, the first in Hammer's Karnstein vampire triolgy, is reviewed by STEPHEN MOSLEY

The Phantom of the Opera 1962 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Phantom of the Opera 1962

5 Dracula Films You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Here's some more obscure versions of Dracula that you've probably never heard of!
Shelley Winters in Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES calls Whoever Slew Auntie Roo, 'as much a character study and tragedy as it is a horror thriller'

Scotland Serves up the Horror Films

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ANDREW GARVEY takes a look at recent exceptional output of horror films of the tartan variety
The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead 1966 REVIEW

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

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