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House of Ravens – Italy, 2014

‘Darkness lives here’ House of Ravens – original title: P.O.E. Pieces of Eldritch (P.O.E. 3) – is a 2014 Italian horror anthology feature film based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The movie stars Gabriele Arena, Luca Magri, Ettore Nicoletti and Venantino Venantini…. Read More ›

Nightbreed – TV series, 2019

Nightbreed is a forthcoming 2019 fantasy horror television series being developed by screenwriter Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw; Piranha 3D; Sorority Row) for Morgan Creek and Universal Cable Productions for the SyFy channel, based on Clive Barker’s short-story collection Cabal. Barker will be… Read More ›

Extraordinary Tales – USA, 2013

Extraordinary Tales is a 2013 international animated anthology horror feature film directed by Raul Garcia comprised of five Edgar Allan Poe stories (‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, ‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar’, ‘The Pit and… Read More ›

The Tell-Tale Heart – USA, 1953

The Tell-Tale Heart is a 1953 American animated horror short film produced by UPA, directed by Ted Parmelee, and narrated by James Mason (Salem’s Lot; Frankenstein: The True Story). The screenplay by Bill Scott and Fred Grable is based on the 1843 short story of the same title by Edgar… Read More ›

Vamps – Russia, 2017

Vamps – aka Ghouls; Vurdalaki and Вурдалаки – is a 2017 Russian action fantasy horror film directed by Sergei Ginzburg from a screenplay by Aleksey Karaulov, Evgeniy Kolyadintsev, Tikhon Kornev and A leksei Timm, based on a story by Alexei Tolstoi (Mario Bava previously adapted it… Read More ›

Dominique – UK, 1978

‘A story of the macabre… with a different twist.’ Dominique – aka Dominique is Dead – is a 1978 British horror mystery film directed by Michael Anderson (Murder By Phone; Orca) from a screenplay by Edward and Valerie Abraham. The film… Read More ›

Masque of the Red Death – USA, 1989

Masque of the Red Death is a 1989 American horror feature film produced by Roger Corman, and directed by Larry Brand (Paranoia; writer of Halloween: Resurrection; Psychic Murders), starring Adrian Paul (Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman; Séance; The Breed) and Patrick Macnee (Transformations; Sweet Sixteen;… Read More ›

Asylum – UK, 1972

‘You have nothing to lose but your mind.’ Asylum is a 1972 British anthology horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker (The Vault of Horror; Scars of Dracula; Quatermass and The Pit) from a screenplay by author Robert Bloch, adapted four of his… Read More ›

Lurking Fear – USA, 1994

‘Infinite evil’ Lurking Fear is a 1994 American supernatural horror feature film, loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft short story “The Lurking Fear”. It was produced by Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment and written and directed by C. Courtney Joyner (Puppet… Read More ›

M.R. James – author

Montague “Monty” Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36)…. Read More ›

They Live – USA, 1988

“Obey” They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter (Halloween; The Fog; The Thing). The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. The movie follows a nameless drifter referred to as… Read More ›

Robert le Diable – opera

Robert le Diable (translation: “Robert the Devil”) is an 1831 opera in five acts composed by Giacomo Meyerbeer from a libretto written by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne. Robert le Diable is regarded as one of the first grand operas… Read More ›

Maximum Overdrive – USA, 1986

Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 American science fiction horror feature film written and directed by author Stephen King. The screenplay was inspired by and loosely based on King’s short story Trucks, which was included in King’s first collection of short stories,… Read More ›

The Thing – USA, 1982

‘Man is the warmest place to hide’ The Thing – also known as John Carpenter’s The Thing – is a 1982 American science fiction horror feature film directed by John Carpenter (Vampires; Christine; Halloween, The Fog), written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt… Read More ›

The Pied Piper – UK, 1972

The Pied Piper is a 1972 British film directed by Jacques Demy and starring Jack Wild, Donald Pleasence (Death Line; The Mutations; Halloween) and John Hurt and featuring Donovan and Diana Dors (Nothing But the Night; Craze; Theatre of Blood). It is… Read More ›

Viy aka Spirit of Evil – USSR, 1967

Viy – aka Spirit of Evil, original title: Вий – is a 1967 Russian horror film directed by Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov from a screenplay co-written with Aleksandr Ptushko, based on the Nikolai Gogol story of the same name. It stars Leonid Kuravlev and Natalya Varley. A… Read More ›

Die, Monster, Die! – USA, 1965

‘Can you face the ultimate in diabolism …..can you stand pure terror?’ Die, Monster, Die! is a 1965 science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Haller (the art director for Roger Corman’s Poe films) from a screenplay by Jerry Sohl, loosely adapted from H. P…. Read More ›

Dr. Renault’s Secret – USA, 1942

Dr. Renault’s Secret is a 1942 American horror film produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by Harry Lachman from a screenplay by William Bruckner and Robert F. Metzler. It is based on the story Balaoo by Gaston Leroux (author of The Phantom of the Opera) which was… Read More ›

The Hands of Orlac – Austria, 1924

The Hands of Orlac (German: Orlacs Hände) is a 1924 Austrian silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina and Fritz Kortner. The film’s plot is based on the story Les Mains d’Orlac by Maurice Renard. Wiene had made his name as a director of Expressionist films such as The Cabinet of Dr…. Read More ›