CORDELIA (2019) Reviews and overview

Cordelia is a 2019 British horror feature film about two very different twin sisters that live together in their deceased father’s flat. Directed by Adrian Shergold from a screenplay co-written …

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REPULSION (1965) Reviews and overview

Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror feature film directed by Roman Polanski based on a screenplay co-written with by Gérard Brach. It was Polanski’s first English language film, and was filmed in London for Tony Tenser’s Compton …

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DON’T LEAVE HOME (2018) Reviews and overview

‘An Irish urban legend’ Don’t Leave Home is a 2018 American mystery horror feature film written and directed by Michael Tully. The movie stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Mark Lawrence, Helena Bereen and Karrie Cox. …

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BRAID (2018) Reviews and overview

‘When you wake up do your dreams go to sleep?’ Braid is a 2018 American horror feature film written and directed by Mitzi Peirone (Chaosmos short). The Wandering Bard-Somnia Productions movie …

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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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THE WITCH (2015) Reviews and overview

‘Evil takes many forms’ The Witch – stylized as The VVitch – is a 2015 American-Canadian horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers, who also helmed 2008 Poe-based short The Tell-Tale Heart and is …

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KNOCK KNOCK (2014) Reviews and overview

‘Some doors should never be opened’ Knock Knock is a 2014 American/Chilean psychological thriller feature film directed by Eli Roth (Hostel; Hostel: Part II; The Green Inferno) from a screenplay co-written …

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Rosemary’s Baby – TV mini series, 2014

‘Fear is born.’ Rosemary’s Baby is a 2014 American NBC television mini-series directed by Agnieska Holland from a screenplay by James Wong (Final Destination) and Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned). It …

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Udo Kier – actor

“From time to time you have to make a film like Armageddon so people see that you’re still around.” Udo Kier – born Udo Kierspe; 14 October 1944 – is …

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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 …

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THE TENANT (1976) Reviews and overview

The Tenant – aka Le Locataire – is a 1976 French psychological thriller feature film directed by and starring Roman Polanski, plus Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. The film is based …

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THE NINTH GATE (1999) Reviews and overview

‘The only thing more terrifying than searching for the Devil… is finding him.’ The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American dark thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski (Repulsion; …

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THE ORPHANAGE (2007) Reviews and overview

‘No secret stays locked away forever’ The Orphanage (original title: El Orfanato) is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona (Penny Dreadful [“Night Work”, “Séance”]; A Monster …

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ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) Reviews and overview

Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives). The cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin. It was …

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