It’s Alive – USA, 2008 – reviews

It’s Alive is a 2008 straight-to-DVD remake of Larry Cohen’s 1974 horror film of the same name. It was directed by Josef Rusnak from a screenplay by Cohen, Paul Sopocy and James Portolese. The film stars Bijou Phillips, James Murray, Raphaël …

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Invaders from Mars – USA, 1986 – reviews

Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist, Lifeforce) for the Cannon Group from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (Alien) and Don Jakoby (Arachnophobia). The film …

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The Cat Creeps – USA, 1930 – reviews

The Cat Creeps is a 1930 horror/thriller directed by Rupert Julian and John Willard and produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr for Universal Pictures. As with many films of the late silent/early talkie …

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Satan’s School for Girls – USA, 2000 – reviews

Satan’s School for Girls is a 2000 American made-for-television occult horror film, starring Shannen Doherty (Witchslayer Gtetl), Julie Benz (Saw V), Daniel Cosgrove (They Crawl), Victoria Sanchez (Eternal; Dorian) and Kate Jackson. The film is producer Aaron Spelling’s remake of …

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Poltergeist – USA, 2015 – reviews

‘They know what scares you.’ Poltergeist is a 2015 3D American horror film directed by Gil Kenan (who helmed animated family horror movie Monster House) from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rise of …

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Godzilla – USA, 2014 – reviews

Godzilla is 2014 American science fiction monster film based on the Japanese movie monster of the same name and is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise. It is to be the second Godzilla film to be fully filmed by an American …

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The Quatermass Experiment – UK, 2005 – reviews

The Quatermass Experiment is a 2005 live BBC TV remake of the 1953 TV series of the same name by Nigel Kneale. Adapted from the original scripts by executive producer Richard Fell, the new broadcast was directed by Sam Miller. …

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King Kong – USA, 2005 – reviews

King Kong is a 2005 monster movie and a remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones; The Frighteners; Braindead; Bad Taste), the film stars Naomi Watts as …

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Cat Girl – UK, USA, 1957 – reviews

Cat Girl – promoted as The Cat Girl – is a 1957 British-American horror film co-produced by Anglo-Amalgamated and American International Pictures (AIP). It is an unofficial remake of Cat People (1942). In the US and UK, the …

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Maniac – USA, 2012 – reviews

Maniac is a 2012 American slasher horror feature film directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2; i-LIVED; Amityville: The Awakening) from a screenplay by Alexandre Aja (High Tension; The Hills Have Eyes; Horns), Grégory Levasseur and C.A. Rosenburg. …

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The Eye – USA, 2008 – reviews

The Eye is a 2008 supernatural horror film starring Jessica Alba. It is a remake of the Pang Brothers’ 2002 film of the same name and is directed by David Moreau and Xavier …

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Nosferatu the Vampyre – West Germany, 1979 – reviews

Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German vampire horror film – Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (“Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night”) – written and directed by Werner Herzog. The film is set primarily in 19th century Wismar, Germany and Transylvania, and was …

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame – USA, 1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara as Esmeralda. It was directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The film is considered by many reviewers to be the best of the many …

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Halloween – USA, 2007 – reviews

‘The evil has returned.’ Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name, the first in the rebooted Halloween film …

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Satan’s Baby Doll – Italy, 1982

‘When the Devil calls, she comes…’ Satan’s Baby Doll – aka La bimba di satana – is a 1982 Italian horror feature film directed by Mario Bianchi, and is a remake of Malabimba from 1979. The film features …

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Mark of the Vampire – USA, 1935 – reviews

Mark of the Vampire is a 1935 American horror feature film, starring Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, and Jean Hersholt and directed by Tod Browning. It is a talkie remake of Browning’s 1927 silent London After Midnight with the characters’ …

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The Stepfather – USA, 2009 – reviews

‘Daddy’s home.’ The Stepfather is a 2009 remake of the 1987 thriller film of the same name. The film was directed by Nelson McCormick and stars Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh and Sela Ward. The original was directed by Joseph Ruben and shot from a script …

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