gothic

I Sell the Dead – USA, 2008

‘Never trust a corpse’ I Sell the Dead is a 2008 American comedy horror feature film about grave-robbing written, edited and directed by Irish-born Glenn McQuaid (V/H/S). The Glass Eye Pix movie stars Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden and Angus… Read More ›

The House of Violent Desire – UK, 2018

‘Where desire becomes nightmare’ The House of Violent Desire is a 2018 British horror film written and directed by Charlie Steeds (The Barge People; Winterskin; Cannibal Farm). The Dark Temple Motion Pictures production stars Kate Davies-Speak, Peter Cosgrove, Joe Street, and Barrington De La Roche…. Read More ›

Jonathan – West Germany, 1969

Jonathan – aka Vampire stern nicht – is a 1969 West German horror feature film directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer. The Iduna Film production stars Jürgen Jung, Hans-Dieter Jendreyko and Paul Albert Krumm. The impressive cinematography is provided by Robby Muller who later worked… Read More ›

The Evil – USA, 1977

‘Witness its awakening’ The Evil is a 1977 [released 1978] American supernatural horror feature film directed by Gus Trikonis (The Darker Side of Terror) from a screenplay co-written with Donald G. Thompson [as Galen Thompson]. The Ed Carlin produced movie stars… Read More ›

Mary Shelley – USA/UK/Luxembourg, 2017

Mary Shelley is a 2017 American/British/Luxembourg romantic drama film that references the science fiction and horror genres, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour from a screenplay by Emma Jensen. The film stars Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, and Ben Hardy. Explores writer Mary Shelley’s first love and romantic… Read More ›

Hellmouth – Canada, 2014

‘He carries death… and a shovel!’ Hellmouth is a 2014 Canadian horror film produced and directed by John Geddes (director of Exit Humanity; Scarce; producer of The Hexecutioners; Septic Man; Monster Brawl) from a screenplay by Tony Burgess (The Hexecutioners; Ejecta; Pontypool). It… Read More ›

Close Calls – USA, 2017

‘Poor Morgan. Grounded and alone. With no one to talk to except herself… And the phone.’ Close Calls is a 2017 American horror thriller film written, produced and directed by Richard Stringham (executive producer of 10/31). It stars Jordan Phipps, Greg Fallon, and… 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 ›

Frankenstein – ballet, UK, 2016

Frankenstein is a 2016 British ballet directed by The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett at London’s Royal Opera House. The ballet is a music and dance adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and love. American composer Lowell Liebermann,… 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 ›

Stelvio Cipriani – composer

Stelvio Cipriani – born 20 August 1937, in Rome, died 1 October 2018 – was an Italian composer, mostly of movie soundtracks, many of which were for genre films, including, horror, giallo thrillers and crime films. Cipriani’s output totalled over 200 scores…. 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 ›

Crimson Peak – USA, 2015

‘Beware’ Crimson Peak is a 2015 American horror feature film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos; Hellboy and sequels; Pan’s Labyrinth; Pacific Rim) from a screenplay by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon. It was produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars… Read More ›

The Sleeping Room – UK, 2014

‘Don’t wake it’ The Sleeping Room is a 2014 British horror movie that was directed by John Shackleton. It had its world premiere on August 23, 2014 at the London FrightFest Film Festival and stars Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie and Christopher Adamson. Funding for The Sleeping… Read More ›

Witchhammer – Czechoslovakia, 1969

Witchhammer – original title: Kladivo na čarodějnice – is a 1969 Czechoslovakian dramatical horror film directed by Otakar Vávra. It is considered Vávra’s magnum opus. The original title, Malleus Maleficarum, also translates as Witchhammer. The story of the film is based on Václav Kaplický’s book… Read More ›

Countess Dracula – UK, 1970

‘A seductive nymph terrorizes in a film of traumatic demoniac pleasures’ Countess Dracula is a 1970 British horror film based on the legends surrounding the “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Báthory. It is in many ways atypical of Hammer’s canon, attempting to… 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 ›