B.C. Butcher – USA, 2016

B.C. Butcher is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed, co-written and co-produced by 17-year-old Kansas Bowling about a tribe of cavewomen being stalked by a prehistoric monster. It has been …

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The Nude Vampire – France, 1969

The Nude Vampire – original title: La vampire nue – is a 1969 French horror film (released May 1970) written and directed by Jean Rollin. It stars Christine François,Olivier Rollin, Maurice Lemaitre, Bernard Musson, Jean Aron, Ursule …

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Tobe Hooper – filmmaker

William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his landmark horror feature film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1973) which he co-wrote with Kim …

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Demon Keeper – USA, 1993

Demon Keeper is a 1993 [released 1994] American supernatural horror feature film edited and directed by ex-actor Joe Tornatore (Grotesque) from a screenplay by Mike [Mikel] Angel (Evil Spirits; Psychic Killer; …

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Worst Movies

The following is a listing of movies that have generally been suggested to be the worst horror films of all-time. People asked us repeatedly to produce this list and although …

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Eye of the Devil – UK, 1966

‘This is the climax in mind-chilling terror!’ Eye of the Devil is a 1966 British horror film with occult and supernatural themes directed by J. Lee Thompson (10 to Midnight; Happy Birthday …

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Witchhammer – Czechoslovakia, 1969

Witchhammer – original title: Kladivo na čarodějnice – is a 1969 Czechoslovakian dramatical horror film directed by Otakar Vávra. It is considered Vávra’s magnum opus. The original title, Malleus Maleficarum, also translates as Witchhammer. The …

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Reynold Brown – artist

Reynold Brown (October 18, 1917 – August 24, 1991) was a prolific American realist artist who painted many Hollywood film posters. He attended Alhambra High School and refined his drawing …

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Berserk – UK, 1967

‘The motion picture that pits steel weapons against steel nerves!!!’ Berserk is a 1967 British horror thriller feature film starring Joan Crawford (Trog; Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; Strait-Jacket) and …

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Cover Girl Killer – UK, 1959

’40 luscious beauties marked for murder’ Cover Girl Killer is a 1959 British psycho-thriller film written and directed by Terry Bishop (Model for Murder). It stars Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young and …

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Pacemaker Pictures Inc. – film distributor

Pacemaker Pictures Inc. was an American distribution company that specialised in releasing imported European horror movies with lurid advertising campaigns, often many years later than their initial production/release. The company …

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Recommended Movies

The ‘Recommended Horror Films’ in the following list are those that MOVIES & MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. To see our separate list …

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The Creeping Flesh – UK, 1972

The Creeping Flesh is a 1972 (released 1973) British science fiction horror feature film directed by Freddie Francis (Tales from the Crypt; The Vampire Happening; The Skull) from a screenplay …

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The Virgin of Nuremberg – Italy, 1963

‘Women’s virtues made him a killer!’ The Virgin of Nuremberg is a 1963 Italian horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti (Castle of Blood; Killer Fish; Cannibal Apocalypse) [as Anthony Dawson] from a …

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Crescendo – UK, 1969

Crescendo is a 1969 (released 1970) British psychological thriller directed by Alan Gibson (Goodbye Gemini, Dracula A.D. 1972) from a screenplay by Alfred Shaughnessy (The Flesh and Blood Show) and Jimmy Sangster for Hammer Film Productions.  The …

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Bigfoot – USA, 1969

‘Breeds with anything…’ Bigfoot is a 1969 American horror monster biker movie directed by Robert F. Slatzer from a screenplay co-written with James Gordon White (The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant and The Thing with Two Heads). It …

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The Naked Witch – USA, 1961

‘She had the body of a goddess and the soul of a witch.’ The Naked Witch is a 1961 American horror film written and directed by Larry Buchanan. It was …

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Strigoi – folklore

In Romanian mythology, strigoi (English: striga, poltergeist) are the troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave. Some strigoi can be living people with certain magical properties. Some of the …

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The Body Beneath – USA, 1969

‘Sexually rampant ghouls, depraved souls… and blood-red roses!’ The Body Beneath is a 1969 horror feature film written and directed by American auteur Andy Milligan (The Ghastly Ones; Bloodthirsty Butchers; Blood). Cast: …

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Lake Eerie – USA, 2014

Lake Eerie is a 2014 American horror film directed by Chris Majors from a screenplay by Meredith Majors. It stars Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Betsy Baker (The Evil Dead), Marilyn Ghigliotti, Al Snow, …

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Eerie Publications

Eerie Publications was a publisher of black and white horror anthology comics magazines. Less well-known and more downscale than the field’s leader, Warren Publishing (Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella), the New York City-based company was one of several related publishing ventures run …

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Gordon Hessler – director, screenwriter, producer

Gordon Hessler (12 December 1925 – 19 January 2014) was a British film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. Born in Berlin, Germany, he was raised in England and studied at the University of Reading. While a teenager, he …

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