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 Children and 'Blood Relations' of Dracula in Film History

JIM IVERS ponders the many film 'sequels' to Dracula that involve his off-spring

Bride of Frankenstein 1935 REVIEW

Bride of Frankenstein 1935 showcases all of James Whale’s wonderfully subversive and quintessentially British qualities, says ADAM SCOVELL

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

The Phantom of the Opera 1962 REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Phantom of the Opera 1962
Carry on Screaming

Carry On Screaming! 1966 REVIEW

Carry On Screaming! 1966 by L.H. DAVIES

The Sender 1982 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at a lesser-remembered Brit-horror production from the 1980's, The Sender.
To the Devil a Daughter 1976

To the Devil a Daughter 1976 REVIEW

DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews To the Devil a Daughter (1976) starring Christopher Lee and Richard Widmark
Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992 REVIEW

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 was a good film but could have been better, says guest reviewer SIR BLIMELY WINDY
Alan Frank

Alan Frank, the man who taught us about horror films

The Spooky Isles sits down with legendary British Horror Film reviewer and author Alan Frank to discuss his career and the genre he loves so much

Night of the Eagle (1962) REVIEW

Night of the Eagle 1962 is one of the best British horrors about witchcraft ever made, says SIMON BALL
Ingrid Pitt, Hammer Glamour

Ingrid Pitt, Hammer Vamp who enticed a generation

Ingrid Pitt had a wide and varied career, writes RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES in his profile of the Hammer Glamour icon

The Hunger 1983 REVIEW

The Hunger 1983 - a stylish vampire horror flick - is reviewed by JAMES E. PARSONS

Shadow Of The Cat 1961 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Hammer's tale of murder, a loyal cat and a dash of Edgar Allan Poe
The House in Nightmare Park

The House in Nightmare Park 1973 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the Frankie Howerd Horror-Comedy, The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
Colin Clive welcomes the Monster into the world in Frankenstein (1931)

One Man Crazy: The Life and Death of Colin Clive REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD reviews One Man Crazy: The Life and Death of Colin Clive by Grey W. Mank
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

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