medical horror

Alive. – Canada, 2018

Alive. is a 2018 Canadian horror feature film directed and edited by Rob Grant (Fake Blood; Mon Ami; Yesterday) from a screenplay by Chuck McCue and Jules Vincent. The movie stars Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps, Angus Macfadyen (Saw III and IV) and Chantal… Read More ›

Autopsy – USA, 2008

‘Evil cuts both ways.’ Autopsy is a 2008 American horror feature film directed by Adam Gierasch (Tales of Halloween segment; Fractured; Night of the Demons; plus many horror screenplays). The movie stars Jessica Lowndes, Ross Cohn, Ross McCall, Ashley Schneider and Robert Patrick. Five friends enjoy… Read More ›

Depraved – USA, 2018

Depraved is a 2018 American horror film written and directed by Larry Fessenden (Beneath; The Last Winter; Wendigo; Habit). The Glass Eye Pix/Forager co-production is a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. It stars David Call, Joshua Leonard, and Alex Breaux as the… Read More ›

Hellhole – USA, 1985

‘Captives… stripped naked, forced to submit to the ultimate experiment!’ Hellhole is a 1985 American exploitation horror film directed by Pierre De Moro from a screenplay by Aaron Butler. The Arkoff International Pictures production stars Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Marjoe Gortner and Mary Woronov…. Read More ›

Sleep No More – USA, 2018

‘Your dreams will become your nightmare’ Sleep No More – formerly 200 Hours – is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Phillip Guzman (Dead Awake) from a screenplay by Jason Murphy. Executive producer Jeffrey Reddick created the Final Destination franchise. It stars Keli… Read More ›

The Dead Pit – USA, 1989

‘Drop in anytime.’ The Dead Pit is a 1989 American horror feature film directed by Brett Leonard (Feed; Man-Thing; Hideaway; The Lawnmower Man) from a screenplay co-written with producer Gimel Everett. It stars Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson and Stephen Gregory Foster…. Read More ›

Deimosimine – USA, 2017

‘Fear is always the best medicine’ Deimosimine is a 2017 science fiction horror feature film directed by Chad Armstrong (Mortality) from a screenplay by producer Andrew Thompson (Circle). The LC Films production stars Cassidy Balkcom, Portia Chellelynn and Gary Lee Vincent.  Cindy (Cassidy… Read More ›

The Chilling – USA, 1989

‘They came, they thawed, they conquered…’ The Chilling is a 1989 American science fiction horror film directed by Deland Nuse (Return of the Boogeyman) and Jack A. Sunseri (producer of The Dead Pit) from a screenplay the latter co-wrote with actor Guy… Read More ›

The Evil Gene – USA, 2015

‘Evil is born… not made’ The Evil Gene is a 2015 American science fiction horror thriller film written, produced and directed by Kathryn F. Taylor, her feature debut. Scientists studying the DNA of mass murderers have discovered a rare gene, HSS-282,… Read More ›

Inoperable – USA, 2016

‘In this hospital, the patients never leave…’ Inoperable is a 2016 American horror film directed by Christopher Lawrence Chapman from a screenplay co-written with co-producer Jeff Miller (ClownTown; The Burning Dead; Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan). The movie stars Danielle… Read More ›

Tell Me How I Die – USA, 2016

‘Knowing your fate is a real killer.’ Tell Me How I Die is a 2016 American horror feature film directed by D.J. Viola (Elvira’s Movie Macabre) from a screenplay co-written with Rob Warren Thomas and James Hibberd, based on the latter’s storyline.  The movie… Read More ›

Raw – France/Belgium, 2016

‘What are you hungry for?’ Raw – also titled Grave – is a 2016 French/Belgian horror feature film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. The movie stars Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf and Rabah Nait Oufella. Ducaurnau has said her approach to the film… Read More ›

The Suckling – USA, 1990

‘Flushed away at birth…’ The Suckling, also known as Sewage Baby, is a 1990 American horror feature film written and directed by Francis Teri. The movie stars Frank Rivera (Sasquatch Mountain), Marie Michaels, Gerald Preger, Lisa Petruno, Janet Sovey,  Tim Martin Crouse, Susan Brodsky, Allen Lieb, Bobby Shapiro, Caesar… Read More ›

The Nude Vampire – France, 1969

The Nude Vampire – original title: La vampire nue – is a 1969 French horror film (released May 1970) written and directed by Jean Rollin. It stars Christine François,Olivier Rollin, Maurice Lemaitre, Bernard Musson, Jean Aron, Ursule Pauly, Catherine Castel, Marie-Pierre Castel and Michel Delahaye. Wealthy and decadent industrialist Georges Radamante… 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 ›

Richard Tennant Cooper – artist

Richard Tennant Cooper (1885-1957) was an obscure British artist whose metaphorical phantasmic paintings show the negative effects of both disease and medical cures on the human body. There is not much information available about Cooper, except that he also depicted the horrors of… Read More ›

Frankenstein ’80 – Italy, 1972

‘More gore than ever before… in a fear filled flesh rending freakout’ Frankenstein ’80 is a 1972 Italian horror feature film directed by Mario Mancini (cinematographer for The French Sex Murders; Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks; The Girl in Room 2a) from a screenplay… Read More ›

The Facility – UK, 2012

‘One new drug, seven volunteers, seventeen hours of hell’ The Facility is a 2012 British medical horror film written and directed by Ian Clark. It stars Aneurin Barnard, Alex Reid and Jack Doolan. A clinical trial goes terribly wrong when the drug being tested,… Read More ›

Peter Saxon – author

Peter Saxon was a house pseudonym used by various writers in the 1960s and early 70s. ‘Saxon’ wrote several paperback horror novels, including the ‘Guardians’ series, in which a group of wealthy characters battled against the occult in Britain. W…. Read More ›

Re-Animator – USA, 1985

Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror feature film based on the H. P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West–Reanimator.” Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animator series. The film become a cult film, driven by… Read More ›