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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Phantasm – USA, 1979 – reviews

‘If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead!’ Phantasm is a 1979 American horror feature film directed, written, photographed, co-produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduced the Tall Man (who was …

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Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl – Japan, 2009 – reviews

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (吸血少女対少女フランケン, Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken) is a 2009 Japanese horror feature film. It was directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver; Tokyo Gore Police; Zombie TV) and Naoyuki Tomomatsu. It is based on a …

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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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Amsterdamned – Netherlands, 1988 – reviews

‘Be afraid… it means you’re still alive!’ Amsterdamned is a 1988 Dutch horror thriller film written and directed by Dick Maas (Silent Witness; The Lift; Saint). It stars Huub Stapel (Saint; The Lift), Monique van de Ven (The Johnsons) and Serge-Henri …

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Vampyr – France, Germany, 1932 – reviews

Vampyr (German: Vampyr – Der Traum des Allan Grey) is a 1932 French-German horror film directed by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The film was written by Dreyer and Christen Jul based on elements from J. Sheridan Le …

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Les Diaboliques aka Diabolique – France, 1955 – overview

Les Diaboliques, released as Diabolique in the United States and The Fiends in the UK, is a 1955 French psychological thriller film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. It is based on the novel Celle qui …

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Black Sabbath – Italy, 1963 – reviews

Black Sabbath – original title: I tre volti della paura “The Three Faces of Fear” – is a 1963 Italian horror film anthology directed by Mario Bava (Black Sunday; Lisa and the Devil; Shock). The film comprises …

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