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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!

Jacqueline Pearce tribute: The Reptile on film, an angel in life

Jacqueline Pearce in her iconic title role as The Reptile (1966), one of many cult roles that made her a legend of fim and television.
Guest writer JASON D. BRAWN pay a touching tribute to Hammer Horror legend Jacqueline Pearce

Before he was famous: Boris Karloff’s exciting adventures in Canada

Before finding fame in Hollywood, English horror star Boris Karloff worked his way through Canada, TERRY SHERWOOD reports...

13 things you didn’t know about The Making of Dracula 1958

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates the 60th anniversary of Hammer’s Dracula UK premiere by unearthing 13 interesting facts around its production and release…

Happy 60th Birthday to Hammer’s Dracula (1958)!

Hammer's Dracula (1958) celebrates its 60th birthday. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on its initial release and impact.

Ghost Stories (2018), the sinful grandchild to Amicus horror classics

CHRIS NEWTON reviews the newly-released British horror anthology, Ghost Stories (2018) based on the theatrical hit of the same name...

Dracula’s Bela Lugosi haunted by mysterious woman and a dark past

Bela Lugosi Dracula
Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS reveals a strange tale from Bela ‘Dracula’ Lugosi's past in Hungary

Why Christopher Lee doesn’t speak in Dracula Prince of Darkness

Dracula Prince of Darkness
Guest writer WILLIAM STEWART ponders the lack of dialogue for the King of Vampires in Dracula Prince of Darkness

Maria Marten and the ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ on Film

Maria Marten Red Barn Murder
MARK FRYERS looks at how the tragic tale of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn endures on film...

Terence Fisher book, a valuable introduction to Hammer horror master's work

Terence Fisher directs Peter Cushing
Guest writer WILLIAM STEWART reviews 'The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond'

Making of Trog (1970) Recreated in ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’

Feud Bette and Joan
Final installment of Feud: Bette And Joan has an unexpected bonus for British Horror Fans, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals

Pass the mayhem! Top 5 ‘cosy’ British horror movies

Curse of Frankenstein
Guest writer DR JAY DANIEL THOMPSON looks to rural England to discover some quaint British horrors...

Barbara Shelley stakes her place in UK Horror History

Barbara Shelley, one of Hammer's leading ladies, has had a impressive career, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

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Attacked by a UFO: The Robert Taylor Incident

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