adaptation of a novel

Midnight – USA, 1982

‘Keep telling yourself – it’s only a nightmare!’ Midnight – re-released as The Backwoods Massacre – is a 1982 American feature film written and directed by Night of the Living Dead co-writer John Russo. The movie was shot on location in rural… Read More ›

The Blood Spattered Bride – Spain, 1972

‘When the honeymoon was over the terror began’ The Blood Spattered Bride – original title: La novia ensangrentada – is a 1972 Spanish horror feature film written and directed by Vicente Aranda (Las Crueles), loosely based on the vampire story, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The movie stars Simón… Read More ›

The Amityville Horror – USA, 1979

‘For God’s sake, get out!’ The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Stuart Rosenberg from a screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on Jay Anson’s 1977 book of the same name. The movie stars James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don… Read More ›

Nightflyers – TV series, 2018

“Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship. It’s Psycho in space.” Nightflyers is 2018 American science fiction horror television series, co-produced by the Syfy channel, based on the novella of the same name and the series of short stories by George R.R. Martin…. Read More ›

Monster – UK, 2018

‘You are hereby invited to a party you’ll never survive.’ Monster is a 2018 British horror feature film directed by Matt Shaw from a screenplay co-written with Michael Bray, based on Shaw’s bestselling book of the same name. Author Shaun… Read More ›

Doctor Sleep – USA, 2020

Doctor Sleep is a forthcoming 2020 American paranormal horror feature film written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil; Hush; Before I Wake; Oculus). The Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment movie is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of… Read More ›

Empire of the Ants – USA, 1977

‘It’s no PICNIC!’ Empire of the Ants is a 1977 science fiction horror feature film produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon (Secrets of a Psychopath; The Food of the Gods; The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs. the Spider; et al), from a screenplay by… Read More ›

The Turning – USA, 2019

The Turning is a 2019 supernatural horror film directed by Floria Sigismondi (Hemlock Grove and many music videos) from a screenplay by Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes (The Conjuring; House of Wax [2005]),based on Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn… Read More ›

Eat, Brains, Love – USA, 2018

Eat, Brains, Love is a 2018 American comedy horror film directed by Rodman Flender (Scream TV series; Idle Hands; Leprechaun 2; The Unborn) from a screenplay by Mike Herro and David Strauss, based on Jeff Hart’s novel of the same name. The Gunpowder… Read More ›

Dagon – Spain, 2001

Dagon is a 2001 Spanish horror feature film directed by Stuart Gordon (The Dentist; From Beyond; Re-Animator; et al) from a screenplay by Dennis Paoli. Despite the title, the plot is actually based on H. P. Lovecraft‘s novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1932) rather than on his earlier short… Read More ›

The Puppet Masters – USA, 1994

‘Trust no one’ The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction horror feature film directed by Stuart Orme (The Wolves of Willoughby Chase) from a screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and David S. Goyer (The Forest; Blade II; The Unborn), adapted from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1951 novel… Read More ›

Incubus – Canada, 1981

‘He is the destroyer’ Incubus – promoted as The Incubus – is a 1981 Canadian horror feature film directed by John Hough (American Gothic; The Legend of Hell House; Twins of Evil), from a screenplay by Sandor Stern [as George Franklin] (Pin; The Amityville Horror),… Read More ›

1922 – USA, 2017

1922 is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Zak Hilditch for Netflix, based on the 2010 Stephen King novella of the same title. It stars Thomas Jane, Molly Parker and Dylan Schmid. Mike Patton, of rock band Faith No More, composed… Read More ›

The Changeling – Canada, 1979

The Changeling is a 1979 [released 1980] Canadian horror film directed by Peter Medak (Hannibal TV series) from a screenplay by William Gray (Humongous; Prom Night) and actress Diana Maddox. It stars George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere (Scott’s real-life wife). The story is partly based upon events writer Russell… Read More ›

Vampire Academy – USA, 2014

‘They suck at school’ Vampire Academy – aka Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters – is a 2014 American action horror film based on the 2007 best-selling novel of the same name by Richelle Mead, directed by Mark Waters and scripted by Daniel Waters. It stars Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovsky, Lucy Fry, Gabriel Byrne (Stigmata; Gothic; The… Read More ›

The Night Digger – UK, 1971

‘A tale of the strange and perverse.’ The Night Digger is a 1971 British psychological horror film scripted by Roald Dahl (The Witches; Tales of the Unexpected) and set to an edgy Bernard Herrmann (Psycho; Twisted Nerve; Dressed to Kill) score. Psychosexual… Read More ›

Seconds – USA, 1966

‘Seconds is not for weak sisters. It may not even be for strong stomachs!’ Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer (Prophecy; The Manchurian Candidate) and starring Rock Hudson (Embryo). The screenplay by Lewis… Read More ›

Macabre – USA, 1958

Macabre is a 1958 American horror mystery thriller film produced and directed by William Castle (Strait-Jacket; Mr. Sardonicus; House on Haunted Hill) from a screenplay by Robb White (Homicidal; 13 Ghosts; The Tingler) based on the novel The Marble Forest by Theo Durrant,… Read More ›

The Ritual – UK, 2017

‘They should have gone to Vegas’ The Ritual is a 2017 British horror feature film directed by David Bruckner (Southbound; V/H/S; The Signal) from a screenplay by Joe Barton (Humans), based on Adam Nevill’s 2012 novel of the same title. It stars… Read More ›