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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!

Jack the Ripper 1988 TV Series REVIEW

Literally Ripper TV mini-series with fine performance by Michael Caine as troubled Inspector Abberline

The Woman in Black 2012 REVIEW

Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black 2012
DANIEL Radcliffe’s first film after the Harry Potter series was always going to get a lot of attention.

Karloff’s London: A location guide

Top Boris Karloff expert STEPHEN JACOBS lists of locations around London significant in the horror legend's life

Photographing a Ghost 1898 REVIEW

One of the first "horror films" ever made with trick photography used to tell the story of a photographer trying to take a picture of a ghost

Burke and Hare 2010 REVIEW

Comedic re-telling of famous grave-robbing tale has great cast and looks fantastic but sadly disappointing

Wish I could remember unforgettable plague film

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Boris Karloff: More than a Monster – Interview with Stephen Jacobs

Stephen Jacobs, author of Boris Karloff, More than a Monster
Interview with Stephen Jacobs, author of Boris Karloff: More than a Monster - a biography of horror star Boris Karloff

Flesh and the Fiends 1960 REVIEW

Historical horror impresses with memorable cast and atmospheric and restrained re-telling of the infamous Burke and Hare story

The Invisible Man 1933 REVIEW

James Whale brings HG Wells novel to the silver screen, making movie SPX history and a seminal classic equal to his iconic Frankenstein

The Company of Wolves 1984 REVIEW

Atmospheric with lots of symbolism, The Company of Wolves is thinking person’s horror with cool lycanthrope transformation “from within” scene

An American Werewolf in London 1981 REVIEW

Horror comedy mixed to perfection as Landis reinvents werewolf movies and Rick Baker creates monster-making history.

28 Days Later 2002 REVIEW

Believable plot in recognisable locations creates edgy realistic modern British horror story

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