Nightbreed – USA, 1990

‘A new reason to fear the night’ Nightbreed is a 1990 American fantasy horror feature film written and directed by Clive Barker (Hellraiser), based on his 1988 novel Cabal. The movie stars Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby and …

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Shivers – Canada, 1975

‘Being terrified is just the beginning…’ Shivers is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror feature film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers; The Fly; Videodrome; Rabid). It stars Barbara Steele, Paul Hampton, Joe Silver …

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Assassinaut – USA, 2015

‘Coming of age at the end of the universe’ Assassinaut is a 2015 American science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Drew Bolduc (Science Team; The Taint; special …

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Nightbreed Dr. Decker action figure

Nightbreed Dr. Decker action figure – announced by NECA at this year’s New York Toy Fair and based on David Cronenberg’s classic character in the 1990 movie. “From Clive Barker’s cult …

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Recommended Movies

The ‘Recommended Horror Films’ in the following list are those that MOVIES & MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. To see our separate list …

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Piercing – USA, 2018

‘Practice doesn’t always make perfect.’ Piercing is a 2018 American dark comedy horror feature film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) based on the 1994 novel of …

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Don’t Knock Twice – UK, 2016

‘Pray she doesn’t answer’ Don’t Knock Twice is a 2016 British horror feature film directed by Caradog W. James (The Machine) from a screenplay written by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler (Howl; …

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Raw – France/Belgium, 2016

‘What are you hungry for?’ Raw – also titled Grave – is a 2016 French/Belgian horror feature film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. The movie stars Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf and Rabah …

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Jason X – USA | Canada, 2001

‘Evil gets an upgrade’ Jason X is a 2001 Canadian-American science fiction slasher horror feature film directed by Jim Isaac from a screenplay by actor/writer Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, …

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Parasyte: Part 1

  Parasyte: Part 1 – originally: 寄生獣 or Kiseijū – is a 2014 Japanese science fiction action horror film directed by Takashi Yamazaki from s screenplay co-written with Ryota Kosawa. Main cast: Shota Sometani, Sadao …

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The Abomination – USA, 1986

‘Tumorous parasitic beasts are nesting in the bowels of their victims… Soon, they will HATCH…’ The Abomination is a 1986 American horror film written [as Bando Glutz], produced and directed …

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American Psycho – film, 2000

‘ … no introduction necessary’ American Psycho is a 2000 American-Canadian black comedy psychological thriller-horror film co-written and directed by Mary Harron (The Moth Diaries), based on Bret Easton Ellis’s …

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Skinwalkers – Canada, 2006

Skinwalkers is a 2006 Canadian horror-action feature film about werewolves directed by former effects technician James “Jim” Isaac (director of The Horror Show; Jason X and Pig Hunt) from a screenplay …

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Friday the 13th: The Series – TV series

  Friday the 13th: The Series – also known as Friday’s Curse – is an American-Canadian supernatural horror television series that ran for seventy-two episodes over three seasons, from October 3, 1987 …

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Phil Hardy – writer

Phil Hardy, who died on 8th April 2014, was a film and music industry writer. Born in Yorkshire in 1945, Hardy studied at the University of Sussex and the University of California, …

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The Dead Zone – USA, 1983

The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers; Rabid; Scanners), the film stars Christopher …

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Essential Horror Movies

The films on this ‘Essential’ list are important in terms of their global impact on the horror movie genre, either for their box office draw, artistic merit, cult credibility, or simple shock value. …

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Top-grossing horror films

Box office grosses are worldwide (unless indicated as US only) and in millions of dollars. These figures do not include additional ancillary sales of DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, VHS, TV and cable …

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Bob Clark – director

Benjamin ‘Bob’ Clark could have been one of the leading lights of the horror genre after making a series of popular and critically acclaimed shockers during the 1970’s. Yet despite …

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Articles

Articles Arachnophobia: Spiders on the Screen Spiders are, to this day, one of the most common phobias that people have (technical term: arachnophobia). Even normally fearless individuals can be reduced to …

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Videodrome – Canada, 1983 – reviews

Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers), starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small cable station who …

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Lynn Lowry – actress

Lynn Lowry is an American actress, best known for her appearances in cult horror and exploitation films during the 1970s. Born Linda Kay Lowry on October 15th, 1947, she made …

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Antiviral – Canada, 2012

Antiviral is a 2012 Canadian horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg. Brandon Cronenberg is the son of David Cronenberg, and many critics have compared Antiviral to the body horror and …

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The Fly – USA, 1958

‘The fly with the head of a man… and the man with the head of a fly!’ The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction horror film directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was …

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Richard Lewis – author

Richard Lewis was a novelist who emerged during the British horror fiction boom of the late 1970s, then vanished once that boom turned to bust. Over a few short years, …

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