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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 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 Quantum Terror – 2018

The Quantum Terror is a 2018 science fiction horror film written and directed by Christopher Cooksey (creature designer on Harbinger Down). Kristin Cochell, Paula Marcenaro Solinger and Matt Blackwell star. ‘The twin sister and ex-boyfriend of a missing grad student lead their… 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 ›

Wendigo – USA, 2001

Wendigo is a 2001 American horror film written, edited and directed by Larry Fessenden (Depraved; Beneath; Habit); it stars starring Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan, and John Speredakos. George (Jake Weber) is a professional photographer with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time… Read More ›

House aka Hausu – Japan, 1977

House – original title: ハウス Hausu – is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film stars mostly amateur actors with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having any notable previous acting experience. A schoolgirl traveling with her six classmates to her ailing aunt’s country home comes face… Read More ›

The Night Walker – USA, 1964

‘Fear and fright stalk the night!’ The Night Walker is a 1964 psychological suspense thriller directed by genre specialist William Castle (Strait-Jacket; House on Haunted Hill; Macabre) from a screenplay by Robert Bloch. The movie stars Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor and Judith Meredith. The film’s distinctive… Read More ›

The Premonition – USA, 1975

‘Beyond the power of an exorcist…’ The Premonition is a 1975 American horror film produced and directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer from a screenplay co-written with Anthony Mahon. It stars Sharon Farrell, Richard Lynch and Jeff Corey. Noted American composer Henry Mollicone provided the… Read More ›

Kill, Baby… Kill! – Italy, 1966

Kill, Baby… Kill! – original title: Operazione paura [“Operation Fear”] – is a 1966 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava from a screenplay by Romano Migliorini and Roberto Natale. It is known under many titles including Curse of the Dead and Curse of the Living Dead…. Read More ›

Black Ghosts – Sweden, 2015

‘She has summoned them’ Black Ghosts – original title: Trans Somnium – is a 2015 Swedish horror film written and directed by Andreas Marawell. It stars Sandra Karinsdotter and Kaarina Lindblom. In an attempt to reunite with her dead girlfriend, Maya evokes dark… Read More ›

Meatball Machine Kodoku – Japan, 2017

‘Tokyo is on fire’ Meatball Machine Kodoku – original title: Kodoku: Mîtobôru mashin – is a 2017 Japanese science fiction comedy horror film directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver; Tokyo Gore Police; Zombie TV) from a screenplay co-written by Sakichi Satô (A Chain of Cursed Murders;… Read More ›

Deadly Dreams – USA, 1988

‘Some people are haunted by their dreams. Alex is hunted by his.’ Deadly Dreams is a 1988 American horror film directed by Kristine Peterson (Critters 3; first assistant director: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5; Nightflyers) from a screenplay by actor Thom Babbes. Mitchell Anderson,… Read More ›

Sequence Break – USA, 2016

‘It will pull you in’ Sequence Break is a 2016 American romantic science fiction horror film written and directed by Graham Skipper (director of Space Clown; actor in The Mind’s Eye; Almost Human; et al); it stars Chase Williamson, Audrey Wasilewski and Fabianne Therese…. Read More ›

Abruptio – USA, 2018

‘Everyone’s a puppet’ Abruptio is a 2018 American surrealist horror film written and directed by Evan Marlowe (Horror House; Blood Rush). It stars James Marsters, Jordan Peele and Robert Englund. Les Hackel (James Marsters) is a guy down on his luck who… Read More ›

The Brainiac – Mexico, 1961

The Brainiac – original title: El barón del terror (translation: “The Baron of Terror”) – is a 1961 [released 1962] Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta (The Witch; The Living Head; Blue Demon vs. the Satanic Power) from a screenplay by Federico Curiel, Adolfo López Portillo and… Read More ›

Brain Damage – USA, 1987

‘It’s a headache from Hell!’ Brain Damage is a 1987 [released 1988] American comedy horror film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter (Bad Biology; Frankenhooker; Basket Case and sequels). It stars Rick Hearst (The Vampire Diaries; Warlock III), Gordon MacDonald and… Read More ›

Killer Condom – Germany, 1996

‘The rubber that rubs you out !!!’ Killer Condom – original title Kondom des Grauens (translation: “Condom of Horror” – is a 1996 German horror comedy based on the comic book of the same name by Dylan Kenyon. The film was directed by Martin Walz and featured Kurt Scobbie as its special effects coordinator…. Read More ›

Killer Piñata – USA, 2015

‘Filled with sweet revenge’ Killer Piñata is a 2015 American comedy horror film about a possessed piñata. It was directed by Stephen Tramontana from a screenplay co-written with Megan MacManus. The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD via LC Films. Special… Read More ›

Seizure – Canada, 1974

Seizure is a 1974 released Canadian-American horror film directed by Oliver Stone (The Hand), who also co-wrote the screenplay with Edward Mann (The Mutations; Blind Man’s Bluff; Island of Terror). Shot in 1972, it was promoted as Seizure! and is also known as Queen… Read More ›

The Witching Hour – comic book

The Witching Hour was an American comic book horror anthology published by DC Comics from 1969 to 1978. The series was published for eighty-five issues from February–March 1969 to October 1978. The comic’s initial tagline was “It’s 12 o’clock… The Witching Hour!” until… Read More ›

Hellgate – USA, 1989

‘Beyond the darkness terror lives forever’ Hellgate is a 1989 (released 1990) American-South African horror film directed by William A. Levey (Blackenstein) from a screenplay by Michael S. O’Rourke (MoonStalker; Deadly Love). It was produced by Anant Singh (The Mangler; City… Read More ›

Skinned Deep – USA, 2004

‘A new icon of terror for a new generation of fear, meet the Surgeon General’ Skinned Deep is a 2004 American horror film written, produced and directed by special effects and makeup artist Gabe [Gabriel] Bartalos. In some territories it was released… Read More ›

Antibirth – Canada-USA, 2016

Antibirth is a 2016 American-Canadian independent body horror film written and directed by Danny Perez (Oddsac). Main cast: Natasha Lyonne (Yoga Hosers; #Horror; All About Evil), Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story; #Horror; American Psycho), Meg Tilly (One Dark Night; Psycho II; Body Snatchers) Mark… Read More ›