PHOBIA (1980) Reviews and overview

‘Murder put an end to their fears.’ Phobia is a 1980 Canadian-American horror thriller feature film about a group of criminal patients undergoing therapy being murdered one by one. The …

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SCREAM PRETTY PEGGY (1973) Reviews and overview

‘A pretty co-ed’s part-time job leads to a bizarre payoff!’ Scream Pretty Peggy – aka Scream, Pretty Peggy – is a 1973 American made-for-television horror film directed by Gordon Hessler (Scream and Scream Again; Cry …

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HYSTERIA (1965) Reviews and overview

‘Terrifying suspense… it will shock you out of your seat!’ Hysteria is a 1965 released British psychological thriller directed by Freddie Francis (Nightmare; The Skull; The Creeping Flesh) from a screenplay written …

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Dwarfs in Horror Cinema – article

For some, all the world’s a stage, for others, a battlefield. Circumstances sometimes mean that these two options are thrust upon a person, both socially and as a career. It’s …

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MANIAC (1963) Reviews and overview

 ‘White-hot terror! Cold, clammy fear!’ Maniac – aka The Maniac – is a 1962 (released 1963) British psychological thriller directed by Michael Carreras for Hammer Film Productions from a screenplay by producer Jimmy Sangster. The …

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CRESCENDO (1969) Reviews and overview

Crescendo is a 1969 (released 1970) British psychological thriller directed by Alan Gibson (Goodbye Gemini, Dracula A.D. 1972) from a screenplay by Alfred Shaughnessy (The Flesh and Blood Show) and Jimmy Sangster for Hammer Film Productions.  The …

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TASTE OF FEAR (1961) Reviews and overview

‘The motion picture shocker of the year!’ Taste of Fear is a 1961 British horror thriller film directed by Seth Holt (Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb) and shot in black-and-white by Douglas Slocombe, …

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NIGHTMARE (1964) Reviews and overview

‘Three shocking murders did she dream them? …or do them?’ Nightmare is a 1964 released British psychological thriller-horror film from Hammer Films, co-financed by Universal International. The film was directed …

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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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THE MUMMY (1959) Reviews and overview

‘Its evil look brings madness! Its evil spell enslaves! Its evil touch kills kills kills!’ The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It was released …

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PARANOIAC (1963) Reviews and overview

‘Shocking! Horrifying! Macabre!’ Paranoiac – aka Paranoiac! – is a 1963 British horror thriller feature film directed by Freddie Francis (Nightmare; Hysteria; The Skull). The screenplay was written by Jimmy Sangster, based loosely …

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THE LEGACY (1978) Reviews and new Blu-ray news

‘Evil beyond Exorcism’ The Legacy is a 1978 British-American horror feature film directed by Richard Marquand (Jagged Edge) from a screenplay originated (but apparently much-changed) by Hammer contributor Jimmy Sangster …

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