Lord of Illusions – USA, 1995

‘Clive Barker has seen the future of terror. Now… You will too’ Lord of Illusions is a 1995 American horror film written and directed by Clive Barker (Hellraiser), based on his …

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The Thing – USA, 1982

‘Man is the warmest place to hide’ The Thing – also known as John Carpenter’s The Thing – is a 1982 American science fiction horror feature film directed by John Carpenter (Vampires; …

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The Pied Piper – UK, 1972

The Pied Piper is a 1972 British film directed by Jacques Demy and starring Jack Wild, Donald Pleasence (Death Line; The Mutations; Halloween) and John Hurt and featuring Donovan and Diana …

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Viy aka Spirit of Evil – USSR, 1967

Viy – aka Spirit of Evil, original title: Вий – is a 1967 Russian horror film directed by Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov from a screenplay co-written with Aleksandr Ptushko, based on the Nikolai Gogol …

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Die, Monster, Die! – USA, 1965

‘Can you face the ultimate in diabolism …..can you stand pure terror?’ Die, Monster, Die! is a 1965 science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Haller (the art director for Roger Corman’s …

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Stonehearst Asylum – USA, 2014

‘When you have found a thing a man fears most, you will have discovered the key to his madness.’ Stonehearst Asylum is a 2014 American horror mystery film directed by Brad …

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Dr. Renault’s Secret – USA, 1942

Dr. Renault’s Secret is a 1942 American horror film produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Harry Lachman from a screenplay by William Bruckner and Robert F. Metzler. It is based on the story Balaoo by …

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The Hands of Orlac – Austria, 1924

The Hands of Orlac (German: Orlacs Hände) is a 1924 Austrian silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina and Fritz Kortner. The film’s plot is based on the story Les Mains d’Orlac by Maurice Renard. Wiene had made his …

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Banshee Chapter – USA, 2013

‘The experiments are over. The terror has begun.’ Banshee Chapter – aka The Banshee Chapter – is a 2013 science fiction horror film and the directorial debut of Blair Erickson, who also …

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Struwwelpeter – book and stage musical

Der Struwwelpeter (1845) (or Shockheaded Peter) is a German children’s book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of …

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The Maze – USA, 1953

‘How much horror can you take?’ The Maze is a 1953 American horror feature film directed by William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars) from a screenplay written by Daniel B. …

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Lokis – Poland, 1970

Lokis Rękopis profesora Wittembacha (often called simply Lokis) is a 1970 Polish horror film directed by Janusz Majewski. It stars Józef Duriasz, Edmund Fetting, Gustaw Lutkiewicz, Małgorzata Braunek, Zofia Mrozowska …

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The Raven – rock album by Lou Reed

The Raven is the nineteenth solo album by Lou Reed. It is a concept album released in 2003 recounting the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe through word and song. In addition to Reed, the album …

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Leptirica – Yugoslavia, 1973

Also known as She-Butterfly and The Moth (and indeed Лептирица in the original Serbian cyrillic), Leptirica (“Butterfly”) is a 1973 Yugoslavian horror TV movie based on the story After Ninety Years (1880) written by Serbian writer Milovan Glišić. Leptirica was the first Serbian …

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The Fly – USA, 1958

‘The fly with the head of a man… and the man with the head of a fly!’ The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction horror film directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was …

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The Avenging Conscience – USA, 1914

The Avenging Conscience: or “Thou Shalt Not Kill” is a 1914 U.S. horror film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film is based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the poem …

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The Sealed Room – USA, 1909

The Sealed Room is an eleven-minute American film released in 1909. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film’s cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed …

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