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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 Others 2001 REVIEW

MARK FRYERS reviews The Others, the perfect gothic shocker to watch by candlelight...

Frenzy 1972 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Hitchcock's horror-thriller Frenzy 1972

Shaun of the Dead 2004 REVIEW

Shaun of the Dead 2004
ANN MASSEY O’REGAN tells us why Shaun of the Dead is the strawberry flavoured Cornetto of Wright and Pegg’s comedy horror trilogy

The Ghoul 1933 REVIEW: When Karloff met British Horror

MARK FRYERS looks back on The Ghoul - Boris Karloff's first British film...

Black Death 2010 REVIEW

SIMON BALL reviews this dark bubonic tale about the tensions and hysteria caused by mass death

Alien 1979 REVIEW: The Haunted House in Space

Alien 1979 Review
MICHAEL S. COLLINS says the original Alien (1979) has never been bettered...

7 famous actors who played Van Helsing who weren’t Peter Cushing

Van Helsing
Peter Cushing wasn't the only famous actor to play Van Helsing, the original vampire slayer ...

Five Missing British Classic Horror Films You’ve Never Seen

MARK FRYERS reveals five classics from the lost annals of British horror

Fenella Fielding (1927-2018), Farewell Femme Fatale Obituary

Fenella Fielding as Valera Watt in Carry on Screaming (1966).
SIMON BALL pays tribute to Carry On Screaming! star Fenella Fielding, who died this week aged 90.

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein: Five Characters in Search of a...

Bela Lugosi returns to the cape for Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Guest writer KEVIN NICKELSON explains how Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein made film history

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1936 REVIEW

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1936video
Non-musical Sweeney Todd barber flick is a throat-slashing classic

18 Boris Karloff interesting facts you may not know

Boris Karloff facts
Boris Karloff is one of the greatest horror stars of all time - here are 18 interesting tit-bits you may not know about the original Gentleman of Horror!

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Attacked by a UFO: The Robert Taylor Incident

A Livingston man walking his dog found himself under attack from an alien spaceship on day in 1979. RICK HALE tells the story...

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