England

Owlman of Mawnan – folklore

The Owlman, sometimes referred to as the Cornish Owlman, or the Owlman of Mawnan, is a purported cryptid that was supposedly sighted around mid-1976 in the village of Mawnan, Cornwall. The Owlman is sometimes compared to the Mothman, first seen in 1960’s America. Both, it must be said, straddle the… Read More ›

José Larraz – filmmaker

José Ramón Larraz (born 1929 in Barcelona) was a Spanish director of exploitation and horror films such as the erotic and bloody cult classic Vampyres (1974). He died in Malaga on 3rd September 2013 whilst working on a remake of Vampyres which was completed by his co-writer Víctor… Read More ›

Bedlam (1946)

  Bedlam is a 1946 film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee, and was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton (who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Carlos Keith) for RKO Radio Pictures. The film was inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress,… Read More ›

The Damned aka These Are the Damned

The Damned – US title: These Are the Damned – is a 1961 film (released in Britain with censorship cuts in 1963) British science fiction film starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field and Oliver Reed. It was a Hammer Film production directed by Joseph Losey and based on H.L. Lawrence’s novel The Children of… Read More ›

Bloodthirsty Butchers (USA, 1970)

Bloodthirsty Butchers is a 1970 American horror film written and directed by Andy Milligan. It is an adaptation of the notorious story of Sweeney Todd. An updated version of the Sweeney Todd legend, this melodrama tells the tale of a murderous barber, Sweeney Todd, who supplies… Read More ›