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The Howling

Released just four months before John Landis’ bigger budget An American Werewolf In London, The Howling was an indie success story that spawned seven follow-up films and three novels. That success undoubtedly owes much to Rob B...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Power

Some of the best horrors thrive on their simplicity. For example, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is scary because it really just boils down to a mad bloke in the middle of nowhere chasing you with a power tool. See? Scary. Corinn...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

If there’s one thing everyone knows about horror franchises, it’s that they never manage to maintain a consistent quality. Despite often launching with modern classics that still holds up as essential horror titles – Paranormal...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Quiet Place Part II

Back in 2018, one horror film silently took the genre by storm with its originality, surprisingly developed characters, and terrifying use of silence in its impeccable sound design. It was deservedly a huge success, both commer...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Antebellum

In recent years, there have been some truly astounding horrors that have used racial identity and the experience of being a person of colour in a white land as subtext for terrifying tales where the true monster is hatred. Jord...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – 4K

51 years ago, a young, fresh-faced director made his debut – and cinema changed forever. Dario Argento, beloved for films including Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae and more, boasts an incredible filmography packed with timeless cl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Werewolves Within

Perhaps one of the last video games anybody expected to be adapted into a feature film, Red Storm Entertainment’s Werewolves Within – a VR game published by Ubisoft in 2016 – saw players tasked with guessing which of a small to...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saw (4K UHD)

With the long-delayed ninth film in the series Spiral due for theatrical release when cinemas reopen next week, Lionsgate Home Entertainment have made the excellent decision to remind us how it all began with a 4K UHD debut for...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raw Limited Edition Blu-Ray

A key inspiration for Julia Ducournau‘s debut feature film Raw was watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the age of six. Besides probably needing a parental intervention into such viewing habits the event goes some way to exp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Head Hunter

Here is a film that proves you don’t need a huge budget to make movie magic. Shot in Portugal on a shoestring budget of just $30,000, Jordan Downey’s acclaimed 2018 film The Head Hunter is a hauntingly minimalist horror that fe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Come True

Following their recent releases of Rent-a-Pal and Sator, Lightbulb Film Distribution continue to shine a light (pun intended) on incredible independent horror cinema with Come True, a hauntingly beautiful and frequently disturb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Viy

Bursting with startling imagery, Viy has long been hailed as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hellraiser: Revelations / Hellraiser: Judgment

Way back in 1987, the cinema world was introduced to a new villain. The leader of the Cenobites, a group of extra-dimensional, sadomasochistic beings who cannot differentiate between pain and pleasure (not the sort of people yo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Host

As if the horrors of lockdown couldn’t get any worse Rob Savage’s Host brings the chills firmly into the Zoom world we live in. It seems the one thing worse than being stuck at home is being stuck at home with an evil entity lu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Demons 1 & 2

In October 1985, Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava unleashed upon the world a vision of cinematic terror that would go down in history as among the most iconic examples of 1980s Italian horror – but whether it is a particularly ‘...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sator

In the last few years, filmmakers like Ari Aster (Hereditary) and Robert Eggers (The Witch) have created some of the bleakest and most affecting horrors in the genre’s history. These filmmakers have crafted masterful and terrif...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Land of the Dead

Two decades after George A. Romero had last terrified audiences around the globe with his trademark zombie mayhem in 1985’s Day of the Dead, the beloved filmmaker returned to the genre he defined with Land of the Dead. With the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saint Maud

Some horrors want to make you jump, some want to chill you to the core, others want to get under your skin and haunt you with images impossible to forget. Saint Maud falls into that latter camp, a horror film that doesn’t want ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rent-A-Pal

Every once in a while, a film comes along – often with little fanfare – that just completely floors you. It could be a cerebral sci-fi from Benson & Moorhead or a thought-provoking drama from the other side of the world, or...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Link

“Jaws with chimps”. That was the outline that director Richard Franklin optioned in 1979. If that doesn’t sell his 1986 horror Link to you, I don’t know what will. In 1983, Richard Franklin directed the chilling and vastly unde...