CARMILLA (2019) Reviews and overview

Carmilla is a 2019 British romantic mystery feature film about an adolescent young woman’s sexual awakening when a strange visitor comes into her life. Written and directed by Emily Harris, …

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GWEN (2018) Reviews and overview

Gwen is a 2018 British gothic horror feature film written and directed by William McGregor, based on his 2009 short. The Endor Film-BFI production stars Eleanor Worthington, Maxine Peake, Kobna …

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HELL NIGHT (1981) Reviews and overview

‘Pray for day’ Hell Night is a 1981 American slasher horror film directed by Tom DeSimone (Terror in the Jungle) from a screenplay written by Randy Feldman. The movie stars Linda Blair, …

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THE LODGERS (2017) Reviews and overview

‘We see you’ The Lodgers is a 2017 Irish gothic horror feature film directed by Brian O’Malley (Let Us Prey) from a screenplay by David Turpin (The Indecents) for Epic Pictures (Day of …

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Dave Allen – comedian

David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian and actor, perhaps best known for his 1970s BBC TV series, which …

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Penny dreadful – publication

A penny dreadful (also called penny horrible, penny awful, penny number and penny blood) was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century that usually featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, …

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Phantasmagoria – album by The Damned

Phantasmagoria – literally, a sequence of haphazardly associative imagery, as seen in dreams or fever – is the sixth album by punk/psychedelic/goth band The Damned, released by MCA Records in July 1985. After much …

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GOTHIC (1986) Reviews and overview

‘Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear… now call that fear to life!’ Gothic is a 1986 British horror feature film directed by Ken Russell, starring Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron, Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley, Miriam …

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