Rabid – Canada, 1977 – reviews

‘Pray it doesn’t happen to you’ Rabid is a 1977 Canadian horror feature film written and directed by David Cronenberg (Shivers; Videodrome; The Fly). The movie stars Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Howard Ryshpan, …

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Nightbreed – USA, 1990 – reviews

In the UK, Arrow Video recently released two versions of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: the studio-approved theatrical cut and the reconstructed, reinvigorated director’s cut, for the ultimate nightmarish viewing experience. High …

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Shivers – Canada, 1975 – reviews

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

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Assassinaut – USA, 2015 – reviews

‘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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Recommended Horror

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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Nightbreed Dr. Decker action figure

Nightbreed Doctor 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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The Abomination – USA, 1986 – reviews

‘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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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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American Psycho – film, 2000 – reviews

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

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Skinwalkers – Canada, 2006 – reviews

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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Top-grossing horror

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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Essential Horror

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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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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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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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 …

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The Fly – USA, 1958 – reviews

‘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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