reviews

Circus of Horrors – UK, 1960

‘One man’s lust… made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!’ Circus of Horrors is a 1960 British horror feature film directed by Sidney Hayers (Deadly Strangers; Revenge; Assault; Night of the Eagle) from a screenplay by George Baxt (Tower of Evil); The Shadow of… Read More ›

The Screaming Skull – USA, 1958

‘The tortured ghost who claimed vengeance in the bride’s bedroom’ The Screaming Skull is a 1958 American horror feature film, written and produced by John Kneubuhl (Two on a Guillotine), inspired by the short story of the same name by Francis Marion Crawford. The was directed… Read More ›

The Alien Factor – USA, 1977

‘Gripping sci-fi terror from beyond…’ The Alien Factor is a 1977 American science fiction horror feature film directed and written by Baltimore-based filmmaker Don Dohler [as Donald M. Dohler] (Blood Massacre; The Galaxy Invader; Nightbeast; Fiend). The movie stars Don Leifert, Tom Griffiths, Mary Mertens and features… Read More ›

Hide in the Light – USA, 2018

‘Stay out of the shadows’ Hide in the Light is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Mikey McGregor (shorts: Hey Zombie, Hey!; Under the Covers). The Glix Entertainment production stars Eric Roberts, Jesse James and Chandler Massey. Running out… Read More ›

CarousHELL – USA, 2016

‘Step right up and die!’ CarousHeLL is a 2016 American comedy horror feature film directed by Steve Rudzinski (Red Christmas; Everyone Must Die; Basic Slaughter) from a screenplay co-written with Aleen Isley. The movie stars Steve Rimpici, Sé Marie, Haley Madison and Christopher Proud…. Read More ›

Curse of the Nun – USA, 2018

‘You soul belongs to her’ Curse of the Nun is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written, produced, edited and directed by Aaron Mirtes (The Hunt; Clowntergeist). The Exit 10 Films/High Octane Pictures production stars Lacy Hartselle, Rae Hunt and Kate Kilcoyne. Anna (Lacy… Read More ›

Atelophobia – USA, 2015

‘You’re not what you appear to be’ Atelophobia is a 2015 American horror feature film written and directed by Joe Lujan (Rust; Afflict; Twisted Forest 3: Bloody Vengeance). The Carcass Studios/Dark Water Productions movie stars Corey Taylor, Brittany Enos and… 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 Creeper – USA, 1948

The Creeper is a 1948 American horror feature film directed by Jean Yarbrough (The Devil Bat, She-Wolf of London; House of Horrors; et al) from a screenplay by Maurice Tombragel (Horror Island), based on a story idea by Don Martin. The Reliance Pictures… Read More ›

Without Warning – USA, 1980

‘It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh.’ Without Warning is a 1980 American science fiction horror feature film produced and directed by Greydon Clark (Uninvited; Wacko; Satan’s Cheerleaders). The movie stars Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Neville Brand and… Read More ›

Apostle – USA/UK, 2018

Apostle is 2018 American/British action horror feature film written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid 2; V/H/S/2 ‘Safe Haven’ segment; The Raid: Redemption). The movie stars Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth and Michael Sheen. The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island… Read More ›

Epitaph – USA, 1987

‘Yes Mother… I’ve done my homework, cleaned my room, and buried Dad!’ Epitaph – aka Mommy’s Epitaph – is a 1987 American horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Syrian-born Joseph Merhi (producer of Death by Dialogue; director of The Newlydeads;… Read More ›

Scream Baby Scream – USA, 1969

‘We dare you not to scream’ Scream Baby Scream – also known as Nightmare House and House of Mutant Women – is a 1969 American horror feature film produced, directed and edited by Joseph Adler. The story and screenplay was written by Larry Cohen [as Laurence Robert Cohen], who… Read More ›

Strange Nature – USA, 2018

‘These waters are hiding a killer’ Strange Nature is a 2018 American ecological horror feature film about mutations, directed by James Ojala (special effects on Hellboy II: The Golden Army; Totem; Tron: Legacy). The Ojaja Productions movie stars Lisa Sheridan (Invasion), Stephen Tobolowsky… Read More ›

Jack Frost – USA, 1997

Jack Frost is a 1997 American comedy horror feature film written and directed by Michael Cooney. The movie stars Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel and F. William Parker. In 2000, the film spawned a sequel, Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman. On the… Read More ›

Horsehead – France, 2014

‘Unlock the ‘ Horsehead – original title: Fievre – is a 2014 French arthouse horror film directed by Romain Basset from a screenplay co-written with Karim Chériguène. The movie stars Catriona MacColl (City of the Living Dead; The Beyond), Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Murray Head, Gala Besson, Fu’ad… Read More ›

Daddy’s Girl – USA, 2018

Daddy’s Girl is a 2018 American horror feature film about a sadistic serial killer and his captive stepdaughter directed by Julian Richards (Reborn; Shiver; The Last Horror Film; Darklands) based on a screenplay by Timothy Hill. The Zee Studios International production… Read More ›

The Killer Nun – Italy, 1978

The Killer Nun – original title: Suor Omicidi (“Sister Homicide”) – is a 1978 Italian nunsploitation/horror feature film directed by Giulio Berruti from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Tarallo. It is also known as Killer Nun and Deadly Habits. The film’s excellent soundtrack score is by Alessandro Alessandroni (Lady Frankenstein;… Read More ›

The Nun – USA, 2018

‘Witness the darkest chapter in The Conjuring universe’ The Nun is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a screenplay by James Wan (The Conjuring; Saw) and Gary Dauberman (IT; Wolves at the Door; Swamp… Read More ›

Alice, Sweet Alice aka Communion – USA, 1976

‘If you survive this night… nothing will ever scare you again.’ Communion is a 1976 American slasher horror feature film directed by Alfred Sole (Tanya’s Island, Pandemonium) from a screenplay co-written with Rosemary Ritvo. It stars Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Brooke Shields and Mildred Clinton. The film was released… Read More ›

Weird Fiction – USA, 2018

‘Four tales of true terror!’ Weird Fiction is a 2018 American horror anthology feature film written, directed by and starring Jacob Perrett. The movie also stars Taylor Rhoades and Isabella Rodriguez. “Tune in and die. The Collector’s midnight Halloween special comes… 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 ›

Blood Freak – USA, 1972

‘Only the blood of drug addicts can satisfy its thirst!’ Blood Freak is a 1972 American horror feature film, produced and directed by Brad F. Grinter (who also appears on screen as a narrator) and actor Steve Hawkes. It is “the world’s… Read More ›

Theta States – USA, 2017

‘Sometimes your nightmares become your reality’ Theta States is a 2017 American science fiction horror feature film about induced nightmares written and directed by Manny Serrano (Blood Slaughter Massacre; Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead TV series; M Is for Mastectomy… Read More ›

Symptoms – UK, 1974

Symptoms  is a 1974 British horror film directed by José Ramón Larraz (Rest in Pieces; Vampyres; Scream – and Die!) from a screenplay co-written with Stanley Miller. The movie stars Angela Pleasence, Peter Vaughan and Lorna Heilbron. Having been working in Switzerland, Helen Ramsey (Angela Pleasance) is back… 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 ›