Horror Films

The Definitive (According to Me) Five Best British Horror Films of All Time

Jonathan Sothcott | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK
Jonathan Sothcott

The best thing about Halloween is undoubtedly the fact that it gives us carte blanche to spend the day, evening, weekend or whole week (depending on your partner's enthusiasm for Halloween, of course), watching nothing but horror movies.

Caroline Frost

'I Don't Like Mirrors, Never Have'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Longmire’ star Katee Sackhoff has admitted it takes a certain kind of strength to play a very unnatural kind of mother in this week’s spine-chi...

Another 'Alien' Encounter For Sigourney?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sigourney Weaver has revealed that she'd be keen to reprise her role of Ripley in a fresh instalment of 'Alien', saying, "There's more story to tell."...

WATCH: The Real Life Chills Behind 'The Conjuring'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Conjuring', out on DVD from Monday, stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as a married couple who have chosen (it takes all people!) as their pro...

Memories of a Hellraiser - A Chat with Chatterer

Roger Crow | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

September 1987, and the face of horror changed forever. Hellraiser, Clive Barker's debut movie, turned out to be one of the most visionary and influential films of the decade.

WATCH: Behind The Scenes With Julianne Moore On 'Carrie' Remake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week sees the release of 'Carrie' - not the original 1976 version starring Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, but the remake, with Chloe Grace Moretz,...

WATCH: The 10 Least Scary Horror Films

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Horror films are characterised by their ability to make you hide behind your hands/cushion/sofa, jump out of your seat and have nightmares for days. ...

'Sharknado' Is Good

Liam Heffernan | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Liam Heffernan

Sharknado's success has exceeded expectations, and is rapidly asserting itself as a modern cult classic. Isn't that what we say about The Big Lebowski? So why is Sharknado still only good because it's bad?

Childhood Fears of a Horror Writer

Pat Higgins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I've been writing screenplays for horror movies and splashing around in the shallow end of the film industry for a decade now. Horror has become my comfort zone, albeit with a hefty splash of comedy to help the dark stuff go down. It wasn't always that way...

FREE TICKETS: Sharni Vinson In 'You're Next'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Directed by Adam Wingard and starring Sharni Vinson, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton, Ti West and Amy Seimetz; 'You're Next' will be in cinemas across the...

Review: The Conjuring (2013)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

irected by James Wan, the man who kick-started the torture-porn sub-genre a decade previously, The Conjuring is a surprisingly blood-free horror that bears more in common with his last work Insidious than the one that made his name.

What the Psychology of World War Z - And Horror Films in General - Tell Us About Ourselves

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The latest Brad Pitt block-buster movie World War Z - about a zombie apocalypse sweeping the world - has just opened in the UK. But does the immense global popularity of horror genre films like these reveal something dark lurking in our psyches?

PICTURES: Children Of The Horror - Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Mama' being the latest horror film to juxtapose sweet, pretty children with a chilling, blood-curling narrative, presents an excuse to check in on th...

Review: Evil Dead (2013)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Fans of the original The Evil Dead will remember the comic touches that Sam Raimi laced his screenplay with. Gone is this particular element of charm, replaced by Alvarez with a cascade of blood and self-abuse. That's not to say that it isn't entertaining.

'The Worst Thing They Had Me Do'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actress Jane Levy can laugh now, but the things they made her do for her lead role in 'Evil Dead' - a remake of the 1981 original - would have many a ...

TRAILER: Carrie's Back - As Scary As Original? Oh Yes!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Carrie' struck terrors into cinema-goers' hearts in 1976, with the sight of blood streaming down Sissy Spacek's sweet face not long forgotten. And ju...

Film Review: Dark Skies

Jack Pelling | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

The chief problem with Dark Skies is its unfading sense of familiarity and despite a few red herrings, horror fans will have little trouble joining the dots from the off. The film is littered with genre clichés, and the obligatory twist is immediately foreseeable from the glaring contrivances in the plot.

Film Review: Mama (2013)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Mama, directed by debutante Andres Muschietti is based on his short film and boasts a truly impressive cast of actors, including Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain.

Why We'll Always Want Mummy (How King Tut Invented the Slasher Film)

Endeavour Press | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

Ninety years ago this month, the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Instantly, Tutmania swept around the world. A decade later, the dead pharaoh arrived in Hollywood and changed the shape of the horror film for ever.

The Scariest Classic Horror Film Creatures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Halloween is the time to dig out the scariest films lurking in your attic and frighten yourselves with tales of vampires, ghouls, zombies and monsters...

The Texas Waistband Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a horror film can burn the same amount of calories as spending an hour washing windows - and is infinitely more enjoyable. Researchers at ...

Cinema Shows 'Paranormal Activity 4' To Children By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Paranormal Activity 4' has accidentally been shown to a cinema full of children hoping to see 'Madagascar 3'. The terrifying mistake happened at N...

Joss Whedon: 'Horror Is Necessary And Redeemable'

The Huffington Post UK\ | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

It doesn't take an expert to work out that the darkly inventive minds behind The Cabin In The Woods belong to fans of horror movies. Producer Joss ...

The Joy of Horror - A Response to Charlotte Skeoch

Jon Spira | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

I don't like horror films. I don't like being scared. I don't like gore. I don't like dismemberment. I don't like sadism. I don't like torture. I don't ever find violence funny. I don't like any of that stuff, but that's my personal taste and does not warrant a dismissal of the genre in any way.

Writer-Director Pat Holden on the Real-life Events Behind His Chilling Horror Film, 'When the Lights Went Out'

Stephen Applebaum | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Applebaum

For nine months in the late 1960s, the Pritchard family came under attack from reportedly supernatural forces at 30 East Drive, Pontefract, Yorkshire. Now, writer-director Pat Holden has drawn on the events at his Auntie Jean's council house, in a disturbing new film, When the Lights Went Out.