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MOVIES and MANIA is the handy online way of exploring the world of horror, thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy culture. 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.

Surely I can look films up on the web myself?

You obviously can. However, the advantage of MOVIES and MANIA is that there is lots of information, a range of independent 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, for accessing via a mobile phone or a tablet device) and offers convenience amidst the internet information blitz.

The vast number of entries and links means that you can find out about lots more cult movie culture in a few easy clicks. We’ve done lots of the work for you which makes searching easier. Plus, a new feature means that you can now rate movies yourself by clicking on the star ratings below each entry.

Anything else? 

MOVIES and 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 650).

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 and 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 and MANIA and help us to make it the most useful source of info about horror films on the web via: moviesandmania@gmail.com

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:

Plus: Nicolas BarbanoJonathan CasbardKevin GrantWill HollandDave JacksonKirin JohnsonDave King, Martin Langford, Dries VermeulenGavin Whitaker

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 moviesandmania@gmail.com – 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.

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Hey! Wasn’t this website called something else before? Horror… pedia?

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. No looking back. Just moving forward!

Movie poster collection for sale – check out our selection of rare and ultra-rare posters from around the world. Some are signed too! Listed below without images or via the link here with images

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Movie posters for sale

The following is a list of a private poster collection which is for sale. Prices on request.

A discount for anyone seriously interested in buying as a bulk purchase is negotiable. Secure payment via PayPal. Email: moviesandmania@gmail.com

Key:

Italian locandina poster = Tall, slim Italian cinema poster. 70cm x 34cm

Italian fotobusta poster = Large format Italian poster, often part of a set like film stills. 65cm x 45cm

British quad posters = 30 inches by 40 inches

Belgian posters = 55cm x 37cm

French posters = 52cm x 39cm

Amazona  (Ruggero Deodato, aka Cut and Run, 1984) – Italian locandina 70cm x 34cm, rolled

Beyond the Door II (aka Shock – Mario Bava, 1977) American poster

Black Belly of the Tarantula (1972 giallo horror thriller) – German poster with topless victim. Good condition. Folded

Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle (1976) – British quad poster

Blood Link (aka Extrasensorial, 1983) Italian locandina for giallo thriller, great image as featured on the front of Blood and Black Lace book! The bottom corner is torn off, unfortunately.

Cannibal! + Psychic Killer – 1978 British quad poster for horror double-bill. Cannibal! is Last Cannibal World by Ruggero Deodato

Cannibal Holocaust (Ruggero Deodato, 1980) – Large German poster, folded, good condition.

La casa della paura (aka Girl in Room 2a) – Very rare Italian locandina 70cm x 34cm

La casa stregata (1982) Gloria Guida sex comedy, French poster as La lyceenne espouse un dingue

Case of the Scorpion’s Tail – Italian fotobusta for a 1971 giallo. 65cm x 45cm

Cave of Torture (Destino: Estambul 68. Crime pic from 1967 made to look like horror! Belgian rolled poster.

Chopper Squad (La Polizia accusa: il servizio segreto uccide; Sergio Martino, 1976) Italian locandina 70cm x 34cm

Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife (1976) – 70s UK quad poster for Carroll Baker sleaze, plus still set and synopsis

Conquest – Folded Spanish mini poster in full colour and signed by cult fave director Lucio Fulci in silver, three times!!!

Crimes of the Black Cat (Sette scialli di seta gialla, 1972) – Rare large Italian poster, folded 96cm x 66cm

Crimes of the Black Cat (Sette scialli di seta gialla, 1972) – 3 Italian fotobusta posters, rolled 65cm x 45cm, bit tatty but great images.

Death Line – German poster for 1972 Brit horror, Tunnel der Lebenden Leichen translates as Tunnel of the Living Dead!

Death Occurred Last Night – Very rare UK quad for an obscure 70s Giallo

Death Walks in High Heels (1972) – Gory throat slasher fotobusta, tatty but great Giallo image

Death Walks in High Heels (1972)  – Italian cloth-backed fotobusta, folded and seen better days 65cm x 45cm

Decameron 2 (1972) – French rolled poster with a fold in the middle

Deep River Savages – German photo poster for 1972 cannibal film

La dottoressa del distretto militare (1976) Edwige Fenech sex comedy. Large folded German poster

Eaten Alive! (Lenzi) – German poster for 1980 cannibal film, rolled. 84cm x 59cm

Eaten Alive! (Lenzi)– Folded UK quad poster

Emanuelle & Francoise (Blood Vengeance, Joe D’Amato) – Great UK quad poster

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals – German folded poster as Nackt Unter Kannibalen, 84 cm x 59cm

Emmanuelle Triple-Bill – UK quad poster for 3 Emmanuelle movies!

Escape from Hell (1979) – Rare Japanese rolled poster for a sleazy prison film. 73cm x 51cm

The Evil Eye – Hyper rare Spanish poster for 1962 Mario Bava Giallo. Bit tatty

Eyeball (Lenzi, 1974) – Italian fotobusta poster, 65cm x 45cm

Eyes of Hell + The Young, The Evil and The Savage – British 60s quad, great images

The Flower with Petals of Steel – Hyper rare Italian locandina for obscure 70s Giallo

Forbidden Room (Ames Perdues, 1976) – Folded 70s Belgian poster

The Great Alligator – Italian locandina poster for 1979 Sergio Martino jungle adventure horror film

Great White (1981) – US one-sheet for Italian Jaws-rip off that was withdrawn due to litigation from Universal Studios! So very rare…

Hot Lips of the Killer (Giallo) – 3 ultra-rare Italian fotobusta posters, all rolled 65cm x 45cm

Hot Nights of the World (1960s mondo shockumentary) – Belgian rolled and folded poster. Two staple marks. 55cm x 37cm

House by the Cemetery (Lucio Fulci, 1981) – German Ascot poster, folded. Tear at the top. 84cm x 59cm

Iguana with a Tongue of Fire – Set of 8 ultra-rare Italian fotobusta posters for 1971 Giallo, all rolled 65cm x 45cm

Isle of the Fishmen – Rare Japanese poster for 1979 Sergio Martino fantasy horror. Good condition

Isle of the Fishmen (1979) – Large Greek lobby card poster

Lady Frankenstein (1971)  – Belgian rolled poster, good condition, 55cm x 37cm x TWO

Look in on Sex – 70s UK poster and 6 b/w stills

Lord of the G-Strings – Misty Mundae, Darian Caine, glossy US poster, 86cm x 56cm

Lustful Addiction – Misty Mundae, Seduction Cinema, glossy folder poster  86cm x 56cm

The Lustful Barbarian (The Terrible Swift Sword of Siegfried, 1971) – Peplum poster. Bit tatty

Magdalena Possessed by the Devil – Rare 1975 rolled Japanese poster 73cm x 51cm

Maya (Marcello Avallone horror, 1987) Italian locandina 70cm x 34cm

Mondo Balordo – Belgian photo poster for 60s mondo madness

La Muerte Incierta – Large Spanish poster for Jose Larraz rarity from 1973

The Murder Clinic – French poster for Giallo with William Berger, Francoise Prevost as Les Nuits de L’Epouvante, 1966

My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga, and Julie + Sex Diary – British 1970s quad poster

Naked Beast – Ultra-are Argentinian poster for 1967 Emilio Vieyra movie as La Bestia Desnuda. Large format 108cm x 74cm. Watch the film on YouTube

Naked Exorcism – British 1970s quad poster with nudity

New Naughty Tales of Boccaccio (1972) – Belgian rolled and folded poster, 55cm x 37cm, one small tear hole at the right side, minor damage at top

The New York Ripper (Lucio Fulci, 1982) – German Ascot poster, folded. Tear at the top. 84cm x 59cm

Night Train Murders (Aldo Lado, 1975)  – Rare Japanese poster, 72cm x 51cm, folded

Night Train Murders (Aldo Lado, 1975) – Folded lurid German poster as Mädchen in Den Krallen Teuflischer Bestien.

Poker in Bed – Lurid UK quad for Edwige Fenech sex comedy

Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977) – UK quad poster

Revenge of the Dead (Zeder, 1983) Rare US poster, folded

Rock & Rock Frankenstein (2002) – US glossy poster

The Sadist + But You Were Dead – Rare UK quad poster for 60s horror double-bill

Savage Man, Savage Beast (1976) – Belgian poster for mondo shockumentary

The Scorpion with Two Tails (1982, Sergio Martino) – Rolled French poster 52cm x 39cm

Secret Africa – rolled Belgian poster for 60s mondo

Sex is Not for Virgins + Hot Pants – 70s British quad poster

Sex Life in Women’s Prison + Inside Amy – Lurid 70s British quad poster

Sex Machine + Salesmen on the Job – 70s UK quad poster

Sexbury Tales – UK quad poster

Sexy Schoolteacher + Confessions of an Au Pair – UK quad for Gloria Guida and Edwige Fenech sexy comedies!

Shark Hunter (Enzo Castellari) – Italian locandina, both top corners missing

Sin Sisters – Misty Mundae, Chelsea Mundae – Glossy US poster, 86cm x 56cm

Sixteen + Take This… My Body – Lurid UK quad poster for sexy double-bill

Snuff (as American Cannibale, 1976) German poster, folded. Tear at top. 84cm x 59cm

SpiderBabe – Misty Mundae, 2003

SS Camp 5: Women’s Hell (Sergio Garrone, 1976) – Ultra rare Japanese rolled poster 73cm x 51cm

SS Camp 5: Women’s Hell (Sergio Garrone, 1976) – Ultra rare Japanese rolled poster (different version) 73cm x 51cm

Sun on the Skin – Half (!) of a UK quad

Temple of Decadence – Belgian rolled poster 55cm x 37cm for 70s horror.

Terror – Franco Prosperi’s 1978 nasty take on Last House on the Left. Ultra-rare 70s Japanese poster! 72cm x 52cm

Terzo occhio (The Third Eye, 1963) – Italian fotobusta for ultra-rare Giallo

They’re Coming to Get You! – American folded one sheet for Sergio Martino’s 1972 satanic Giallo movie, good condition

Too Beautiful to Die (Dario Piana, 1988, Italy) – Locandina poster as Sotto il vestito niente II

Trauma (Renato Polselli) Ultra rare Italian locandina from 1979

Vampire and the Ballerina (L’amante del vampiro, Renato Polselli, 1960) Belgian poster as La maitresse du vampire, slight damage at the bottom but nearly 60 years old!

The Victim (Frissons d’horreur aka Autopsy) French poster for Giallo

Virgin of Nuremberg (1963) – Belgian rolled poster 55cm x 37cm

White Slave (aka Amazonia, 1984) – Rolled Belgian poster for jungle horror

Yellow Emmanuelle (1976) – UK quad, folded

The Young, The Evil and the Savage (aka Naked You Die) – Rare US one-sheet poster for a 60s Antonio Margheriti’s Nude si… muore giallo in good condition

Demoness – US glossy poster for Shock-O-Rama with Margaret Erin-Easley, 86cm x 56cm

Dr Jekyll and Mistress Hyde – Misty Mundae madness!

Ejacula – large format poster for naughty horror

Books:

Godzilla on My Mind by William Tsutsui – £8.00 + £3.00 P&P

John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver, hardback – £35.00 + £3.00 P&P

 

26 Comments on “About”

  1. A puzzling decision, there are enough general movie sites out there already and this was the one horror movie site I’d bookmarked due to its striving for comprehensiveness. I could understand a move that includes the other fantastical genres like science fiction and fantasy, but a comedy like “In Bruges” ? I’m afraid you’ve lost me….

    1. We don’t generally approve comments from anonymous commentators but you have raised an interesting point. Our recent decision to change from HORRORPEDIA and to go for a new non-genre specific URL arose from our frustration with the limits of the horror genre (though it must be said we have covered some sci-fi, thriller, comedy films and even Westerns in the past). Since the site was launched back in 2012 we have covered pretty much every significant (and many, many insignificant ones) horror movie released in the past seven years, plus 1000s from the past (the “comprehensiveness” you mention).

      Yet, there is a point where we simply don’t want to be posting up movies that are worthless and of little interest even to horror fans, simply because of their genre. As an example, we were recently requested to add a comedy horror anthology film by its director (there’s no need to mention its title here) and despite the fact we felt it has little merit, we duly posted it because we appreciated the personal approach. At the time of writing, it has garnered just 41 hits, many of which may have been via the director and his friends and/or family.

      Clearly, we can’t continue to just post every horror movie ever made merely for “comprehensiveness” and it had also come to a point when we wanted to cover cult movies in general. Films that do have merit, whatever their genre. In Bruges is such a film. I re-watched it last night and aside from being very amusing it also raises some deeper moral issues about the use of violence. Just as many horror movies do. We have recently covered a number of thrillers and action movies too. I’m not a fan of Stallone’s Rambo movies but it’s interesting to note that horror sites have covered his output merely due to the ultraviolence, and the same goes for the John Wick flicks (which we do enjoy and will also be covering).

      Essentially, MOVIES & MANIA will be covering cult cinema in general, but with a heavy dose of horror. If we lose some hardcore horror followers that is a shame but we will also gain a wider audience and the change in focus has already made running the site more enjoyable and worthwhile. Life is too short to make rules and adhere to them rigidly. Sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit more and be open-minded. That said, it’s worth meekly adding that if there is a huge backlash against non-horror content and a resultant lack of clicks on titles that are outside the genre, we may will reconsider our change of approach. Time will tell. Being brave and changing direction in life can be really scary.

      One thing we can say for sure, is that we are largely dropping coverage of TV series, horror or otherwise, because after the initial flurry of interest there is always a massive drop in hits and virtually none once a series is no longer being shown. Frankly, we’d prefer to cover more films, of any genre, anyway. Hence, the name MOVIES & MANIA. Thanks for the feedback, anonymous. Feel free to provide more but be brave and use your name.

  2. What happened to cause you to change the name of the site? I did not know it was happening and almost deleted the update emails! He hee

    1. For some time now we have wanted to cover a wider spectrum of movies and other media so the name HORRORPEDIA was becoming to restrictive. Under the MOVIES & MANIA banner we’ll continue to cover LOTS of horror but also many other film genres such as action, exploitation, thrillers and definitely more sci-fi. Plus, the ‘mania’ involves music, games, toys and all manner of fun stuff that entertains or intrigues us.

      1. Oh ok. I thought the site was going to start covering bad dramas and offensive comedies now and no horror or sci fi! Yes well then as long as the site stay good then cool.

        1. We aim to please and feel to provide any feedback on what we cover in the comments below each post. Thanks! Adrian

      2. What happened to the emails you used to send? Since you changed your name the daily emails of updated content ended. Do you still send the emails? If so how do I sign up for them again?

        1. We are revamping and re-posting lots of older posts from 2012 and 2013, partly because we want to provide more information and review quotes about movies but also to give them a new fresh URL for Google searches. We don’t want to flood people’s email with lots of posts so have stopped sending out auto posts. If you follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter all the post notifications are there and you can pick which ones you’d like to read.

  3. Do you have a page that identifies everyone in your main image atop your site? I have 95% of them, but a few of them have me guessing. thanks!

    1. Hi, sorry we don’t have a handy list at the moment. But we’ll get onto it and post a checklist asap. Maybe send your 95% over in a follow-up comment then we can see if we can nail the 5%

  4. Hello! Your listing for CATSKILL PARK directed by Vlad Yudin — it is not a 2012 film. It is a 2018 film… Please update!

    1. Reviewer Jim Morazzini of Voices from the Balcony states: “This isn’t a new film, it bears a 2012 copyright date and was apparently held up do to unspecified issues. While it doesn’t really affect the plot it does explain some of the seemingly odd fashion and music choices we see in the film.” So, we went with 2012. Films can often be released several years after they were made. We try to go with the most accurate date of production, rather than release. If anyone can shed light on the actual production date please let us know.

    1. If you have made a comment via Vuukle then it should be there. Comments made via WordPress are disabled because we have switched to the auto moderated Vuukle system because it’s more interactive and I don’t have to delete all the spam comments

      1. Update: Having tried Vuukle for a while, their comments software become burdensome because, like Disqus, it required users to sign up to first. Obviously, we don’t want people to have to sign up so we have returned to moderating comments ourselves. This means there may be a delay for us to get chance to read and approve comments and delete spam – we’re not online 24/7, obviously – but the best option for visitors.

  5. Do you know who owns the rights to Torso now? I’m seeking a contact to ask permission to use a poster in a new feature film.

  6. Hi Mondozilla,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Horrorpedia has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Horror Movie Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/horror_movie_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 50 Horror Movie Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

  7. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for your positive feedback.

    We’re an information site and so include links to buy DVDs from Amazon affiliates only. If you’re looking for particular hard-to-get movies I’d suggest you try eBay or Amazon resellers, for sold out discs.

    Adrian

  8. I love your site. Being a published horror writer, I would like to contribute articles to your site on all aspects of the genre. How do I do this, and am I permitted to include the url of my website in my posts?

  9. I think your website is fantastic and a wonderful resource for all Horror fans. I also admire all the work that is done by your team of dedicated enthusiasts. Carry on the good work and my mouse is always just a click away.

    P.S. if it is okay with you and yours I would like to save a Horrorpedia link to my diary to co-inside with the films I have watched and remembered.

    Many thanks for the excellent website.

    Rob Holmes
    Cardiff.
    Wales.

      1. G’day mondozilla, how are you? New to the site, and I think it’s great. I have a question for you. Do you carry/sell DVD’s? I don’t seem to see any mention about it. If you don’t, you should. lol. I find that a lot of these type of movies are rather hard to find.

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