English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema – book

English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema is a British film reference book written by Jonathan Rigby, first published in 2000 and expanded to include more recent films and TV productions …

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Elisabeth Lutyens – composer

(Agnes) Elisabeth Lutyens (9 July 1906 – 14 April 1983) was an English composer of classical music but is best known for her contribution for scores to horror films throughout the 1960’s. Born …

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Sphere horror pulp fiction

Sphere horror paperbacks were published in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. They were hugely popular and many – such as Lust for a Vampire, Blind Terror, The Ghoul, …

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The Mummy – UK, 1959 – reviews

‘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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Vampire Circus – UK, 1971 – reviews

Vampire Circus is a 1971 British supernatural horror feature film directed by Robert Young from a screenplay by Judson Kinberg. It was produced by Wildburg Stark and Michael Carreras (who was uncredited) …

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Vampire Hunting Kit

Vampire hunting kits first appeared in the mid-Victorian era, around the year 1840. They became even more common post-1897 with the publication of Bram Stoker‘s novel Dracula, appealing to both …

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The Gorgon (1964) reviews and overview

The Gorgon is a 1964 British supernatural horror film directed by Terence Fisher from a screenplay by John Gilling (director of Night Caller from Outer Space, The Reptile, The Plague of the Zombies). It stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard …

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The House of Hammer – magazine

The House of Hammer was an influential British horror movie magazine that was initially published between 1976 and 1978. The magazine was the brainchild of comics editor Dez Skinn, who had …

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Hammer House of Horror – TV series, UK, 1980

Hammer House of Horror is a British television series, made in 1980. An anthology series created by Hammer Films in association with Cinema Arts International and ITC Entertainment, it consisted of thirteen 50-minute episodes, …

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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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