‘Indescribable… Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’
MOVIES & MANIA is the handy way of exploring the world of horror, sci-fi and fantasy culture via the internet. No other website covers as many new releases as well as so many classic and obscure films. We are passionate, relentless, and aim to be as methodical as we can be.
Hey! Wasn’t this website called something else before?
Indeed it was but everything changes and we felt that having the word ‘horror’ in our name was simply too restrictive. We had already started to cover a wider range of genres anyway and didn’t want to confuse people. So, we went for MOVIES (cos we love movies) and MANIA to cover anything and everything else that we’re passionate about. With no announcement, no fuss and no fanfare, we suddenly changed the URL on July 17th 2019.
We post entertainment and information-based entries relating to:
- Adverts and advertising
- Artists, illustrators, and painters
- Comic books
- Computer games
- Folklore and mythology
- Food and drink
- Radio shows
- Short stories
- SFX and makeup artists
- Toys, games, and novelties
- TV series
- Video and computer games
- Writers and authors
Surely I can look things up on the web myself?
You obviously can. However, the advantage of MOVIES & MANIA is that there is lots of information, a range of aggregated review quotes and links to full reviews, trailers and teasers, and masses and masses of fantastic images relating to horror, sci-fi, and cult movies all in one convenient location.
The site offers clear and uncluttered layout (important, as more and more of us choose to access the web via our mobile phone or a tablet device) and offers convenience amidst the internet information blitz. In fact, the clarity of MOVIES & MANIA is why Google chose to develop a singular project to present our site to a wider audience.
The vast number of entries and links means that you can find out about lots more dark fantasy culture in a few easy clicks. We’ve done lots of the work for you which makes searching easier.
MOVIES & MANIA includes a growing number of our own reviews, masses and masses of images, trailers and teasers, plus links to a growing number of movies that can be watched free online (currently over 580).
Links to aggregated reviews of films, DVD, and Blu-ray releases from the world’s most informed reviewers (whether they be from internationally recognised publications such as Variety or from savvy fans who run their own blogs) are also included for each movie posting and we constantly update and add more links.
Thus, for example, if you want to look up whether Pet Sematary (2019) is worth watching at a movie house or wait till it receives a home video release, we have aggregated over 30 review quotes/links that represent a wide range of opinions. In this case, reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Not all entries have multiple review quotes/links but more and more are being added daily, for movies from both the present and the past (especially important as Blu-ray and 4K reissues now offer the best way to enjoy dark fantasy films that were often only previously available in inferior quality VHS or DVD versions).
How often is the site updated?
New entries and updates are usually added every single day, often several times per day. All previous entries on MOVIES & MANIA are subject to continuous information updates – such as newly written and YouTube reviews, and information on digital downloads, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K release dates.
How can I interact with the site to make it even better?
The easiest way is to make a comment on any post or page. You can remain anonymous if you wish. Obviously, all comments are moderated to avoid abusive or offensive remarks and spam.
Or suggest additions or corrections to MOVIES & MANIA and help us to make it the most useful source of info about horror films on the web via:
Please feel free to get in touch if you have something you’d like reviewed/profiled. That said, we are currently unable to review any short films – because there are still 1000s of features we still need to cover – or promote crowdfunding projects. Hopefully, in future, when time permits we can begin to cover these again.
Contributors to this site include:
- Lisa Marie Bowman
- Meredith Brown
- David Flint – author of Zombie Holocaust: How the Living Dead Devoured Pop Culture; co-editor of Ten Years of Terror
- Rae Louise – author of the novel The Fear
- Daz Lawrence
- Jim Morazzini – guest reviewer via Voices from the Balcony
- Kim Newman
- MJ Simpson
- Ben Spurling
- Stephen Thrower – author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci; Nightmare USA: The Untold of the Exploitation Independents; Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco
The fantastic horror icons image on the front of the site is by Chris Labrenz – we salute you, sir!
If you’d like to contribute to this website feel free to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org – unlike some other sites we don’t want you to complete an application form, just get in touch and include examples of anything you have written! We don’t bite… much.
NB. Unlike some other leading horror sites, we also don’t accept product-placement articles, especially those paid for by cigarette manufacturers or gambling companies. This is underhanded exploitation that is widely rejected by most serious websites. Real-life is horror enough but cancer and gambling addiction really ruin people’s lives.
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Certain images may be copyright their various owners and are used in the spirit of publicity and educational use for all concerned, with suitable links provided, wherever possible. If you have a copyright issue regarding an image, please let us know by either emailing us, or adding a ‘Comment’ on the relevant posting, and it will be removed as soon as possible.
All review quotes from books and magazines are attributed and quotes from online reviews are all linked to their source. If you have a website and do not wish reviews to be quoted/linked by MOVIES & MANIA, please inform us and we will remove any such content immediately. Sites we quote obviously benefit from clicks back to the full review(s) and then other content. Currently, the review sites that have been most clicked on via our site are:
- Goregirl’s Dungeon
- British Horror Films
- Exploitation Retrospect
- Cool Ass Cinema
- Black Horror Movies
- Love Horror
- A Slash Above…
- Horror 101 with Dr AC
- Cult Movie Reviews
- At the Mansion of Madness
- The Bloody Pit of Horror
All original content is © copyright 2012 – 2019 moviesandmania.com and wholesale reproduction is strictly forbidden under international copyright law. Fair use would be to quote excerpts of our reviews – as we do with other sites – but please provide a link back to this site. You don’t have to ask. Just be cool.
The views and/or opinions expressed by writers in individual reviews and/or comments made by visitors to this website site do not necessarily reflect the views of Adrian J Smith, the owner and editor of moviesandmania.com. Therefore, he cannot be held legally accountable or legally responsible for any of the views and/or opinions expressed.