WYVERN HILL (2021) Preview of British serial killer movie

Wyvern Hill is a 2021 British horror film about a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease whilst a serial killer roams the countryside. Directed by Jonathan Zaurin – making his feature …

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MORTUARY (2005) Reviews and worth watching

‘When the dead break free, all hell breaks loose.’ Mortuary is a 2005 supernatural American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist; Salem’s Lot; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) from a screenplay by husband and …

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VENOM (1981) Reviews and overview

Venom is a 1981 British thriller film directed by Piers Haggard (The Blood on Satan’s Claw; Quatermass TV serial, 1979) from a screenplay written by Richard Carrington (Mind Over Murder; …

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LEATHERFACE (2017) Reviews and overview

‘Witness the beginning of your end’ Leatherface is a 2017 American horror feature film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside; Livid; Among the Living) from a screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood (Black …

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FRIGHTMARE (1974) Reviews and overview

Frightmare is a 1974 British horror film directed by Pete Walker (House of the Long Shadows; The Comeback; Schizo; House of Mortal Sin) from a screenplay written by David McGillivray (Terror; …

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NIGHT TERRORS (1993) Reviews and overview

Night Terrors – aka Tobe Hooper’s Night Terrors – is a 1993 American-Israeli horror feature film, directed by Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce; Salem’s Lot; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) from a screenplay by …

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SLEEPWALKERS (1992) Reviews and overview

Sleepwalkers aka Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers is a 1992 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Mick Garris (Nightmare Cinema; Bag of Bones; Psycho IV; Critters 2; et al) from an original screenplay …

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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CROCODILE (2000) Reviews and overview

‘Ever feel like something is watching you…’ Crocodile is a 2000 American horror feature film, directed by Tobe Hooper from a screenplay by Jace Anderson, Adam Gierasch (Mother of Tears; Mortuary; Toolbox Murders; …

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THE MANGLER (1995) Reviews and overview

‘It has a crush on you!’ The Mangler is a 1995 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist; Salem’s Lot; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) from a screenplay co-written with …

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TOOLBOX MURDERS (2004) Reviews and overview

Toolbox Murders is a 2004 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce; Salem’s Lot; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) from a screenplay by Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch. It is a very loose remake …

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Worst Movies

The following is a listing of movies that are generally regarded as the worst films of all-time. And then we have added many more of our own choices. People asked …

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THE DARK (1979) Reviews and overview

The Dark is a 1979 American science fiction horror film directed by John “Bud” Cardos from a screenplay by Stanford Whitmore (The Eyes of Charles Sand; Night Gallery) for Film Ventures …

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INVADERS FROM MARS (1986) Reviews and overview

Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science-fiction horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist, Lifeforce) for the Cannon Group from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (Alien) and Don Jakoby …

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POLTERGEIST III (1988) Reviews and overview

Poltergeist III is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It is the third and final entry in the Poltergeist film series. Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor, who wrote the screenplay for the first two films, …

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BODY BAGS (1993) Reviews and overview

‘Zip yourself in tight!’ Body Bags is a 1993 American science fiction comedy horror film, directed by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Larry Sulkis. It is an anthology film, featuring three unconnected stories, with bookend …

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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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Books

The following books on cult, horror and sci-fi cinema are available for offline reading: A | B | C | D | E  | F | G | H | …

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DJINN (2011) Reviews and overview

Djinn is a 2011 supernatural thriller film directed by Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce; Poltergeist; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) from a screenplay by David Tully. It is set in the United Arab Emirates and features …

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POLTERGEIST (1982) Reviews and overview

Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Tobe Hooper (The Funhouse; Eaten Alive; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg (Ready Player One; …

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LIFEFORCE (1985) Reviews and overview

Lifeforce is a 1985 science-fiction horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre; Salem’s Lot; Poltergeist), based on the 1976 novel, The Space Vampires, by Colin Wilson. The screenplay was written by Dan O’Bannon (Alien; …

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SALEM’S LOT (1979) Reviews and overview

Salem’s Lot is a 1979 American television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre; The Funhouse; Poltergeist) and stars David Soul, James Mason, and Reggie Nalder. It …

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The Spawn of Scanners – article

At the time of Scanners‘ release, the horror film was enjoying – arguably – its final great era. The post-Star Wars sci-fi boom had abated (primarily because low budget film-makers …

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