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House of Mystery – USA, 1934

House of Mystery (promoted as The House of Mystery) is a 1934 American murder thriller film directed by William Nigh from a screenplay by Albert DeMond, based on a play by Adam Shirk (The Ape). It was distributed by Monogram Pictures. Plot synopsis (spoilers): “Somewhere in… Read More ›

House of Mystery (1961)

House of Mystery is a 1961 British horror film written and directed by Vernon Sewell (Ghost Ship; The Blood Beast Terror; Burke & Hare). Cast: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Colin Gordon (The Body Beneath), Maurice Kaufmann, John Merivale, Colette Wilde,… Read More ›

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Open up your mind for everyone’s dissection and delectation! There is now a Facebook Group for Horrorpedia users/followers. Sign up and have your say about all things horror related! Post anything and everything about horror, sci-fi, cult and exploitation movies… Read More ›

The Phantom Light – UK, 1935

The Phantom Light is a 1935 British comedy thriller feature film produced by Jerome Jackson and directed by Michael Powell (Peeping Tom), based on Evadne Price and Joan Roy Byford’s play The Haunted Light. It stars Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Milton Rosmer and Herbert Lomas. The film makes a jokey reference to King Kong, released two… Read More ›

Things Happen at Night

Things Happen at Night is a 1947 British comedy horror film, directed by Francis Searle, a jobbing director who worked fairly steadily from the early 1940s to the beginning of the 1970s without making anything of any significance. This is… Read More ›

The Gorilla – USA, 1939

The Gorilla is a 1939 American comedy horror film directed by the prolific Allan Dwan from a screenplay by Rian James and Sid Silvers for Twentieth Century-Fox  It stars the Ritz Brothers, Anita Louise, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Patsy Kelly, Joseph Calleia and Wally Vernon. The film was based on a play of the same name by Ralph Spence – which had already… Read More ›

Unman, Wittering and Zigo – UK, 1971

Unman, Wittering and Zigo is a 1971 British macabre thriller film directed by John Mackenzie and co-produced and starring David Hemmings, Douglas Wilmer and Tony Haygarth. It was adapted by Simon Raven (Incense for the Damned/Bloodsuckers) from Giles Cooper’s 1950s radio play of the same title. The notable cinematography is by Geoffrey Unsworth (Goodbye Gemini).Though… Read More ›