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Horror titles beginning with ‘U’ – scroll down page for full listing.

Uberzombiefrau is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Al Harland. It stars Bella DementeChristopher Rowley and Bryan Kruse.

US soldiers lead a mission early 1945 in the Balkans. The purpose: to capture Nazi scientists who are using genetic engineering to transform concentration camp prisoners and dead German soldiers into slave-labour and replacements for the front line to prevent technology getting into soviet hands… [read more]

Üç Harfliler 3 [“The Boogeyman 3: Black Magic”] is a 2016 Turkish supernatural horror film written and directed by Alper Mestçi (MusallatMusallat 2: LanetSiccin). It stars Özay Fecht, Merve Ateş, Yücel Tunca, Seda Oguz, Sadat Develik and Fatma Nilgun İslamoğlu.

Anne does not want to remain at home after the death of her father, so she rents their house to a newly-married couple. Frightening events lead to some disturbing information about the new tenants, which will turn into a nightmare… [read more]

Ulula (“Howl”) is an Italian erotic horror comic book, known as fumetti, launched in October 1981 by Milan-based Edifumetto, with a print run that ran to 76 issues. Two 228 page special editions were issued in 1983 and the Ulula character also appeared in a fumetto named 40 Grandi. Some of the cover artwork was by celebrated comic artist Emanuele Taglietti.

The lurid stories in Ulula involve model Ulula Von Hagen who becomes a werewolf when the moon is full, having been given the blood of a wolf in a transfusion by her mad doctor uncle! she travels all over the globe having adventures and fighting other monsters, like an Italian lupine version of Vampirella. Only her gay male friend Jo (later Joe) knows her dark secret… [read more]

The Unbidden is a 2016 American-Canadian-Chinese supernatural horror film directed by Quentin Lee from a screenplay by Narhee Ahn. Tamlyn Tomita, Julia Nickson and Amy Hill star.

Mystery novelist Lauren Lee (Tomita) is haunted by the ghost of a tortured, bloodied man. She tries to forget the apparition’s terrifying warnings and her unstable mental state by hosting dinner with her best friends (Nickson, Sung and Hill)… [read more]

The Unborn is a 2009 American supernatural horror–thriller film written and directed by David S. Goyer. The film stars Odette Yustman as a young woman who is tormented by a ghost (a dybbuk) and seeks help from a rabbi (Gary Oldman). The dybbuk seeks to use her death as a gateway to physical existence… [read more]

Uncaged – aka Beast Within – is a 2015 American supernatural horror film produced and directed by Daniel Robbins from a screenplay co-written with Mark Rapaport.

Orphaned as a child in the wake of a grisly tragedy, Jack was raised alongside his cousin and best friend, Brandon. At age eighteen, however, Jack’s otherwise uneventful life takes a sinister turn when he’s suddenly plagued by a series of bizarre sleepwalking episodes… [read more]

Uncle Sam is a 1996 American horror film directed by William Lustig (ManiacManiac Cop) from a screenplay by Larry Cohen (It’s AliveQ – The Winged SerpentThe Stuff). William Smith, David ‘Shark’ Fralick and Leslie Neale star.

In Kuwait, a military unit uncovers an American helicopter downed by friendly fire at least three years ago. As the wreckage is inspected, Master Sergeant Sam Harper, one of the burnt bodies within, springs to life, kills a sergeant and a major, and returns to an inert state after muttering, “Don’t be afraid, it’s only friendly fire!” Weeks later, Sam’s body is delivered to his hometown of Twin Rivers, which is preparing for Independence Day… [read more]

The Undead is a 1957 American horror film directed by Roger Corman from a screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. It stars Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, and Val Dufour.

A psychic named Quintus Ratcliff (Val Dufour) sends prostitute Diana Love (Pamela Duncan) back in time to find out about her past-life experiences. She goes back as Helene, a woman from the Middle Ages who is to die at dawn under suspicion of being a witch… [read more]

Undead is a 2003 Australian sci-fi horror comedy film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Winchester: The House That Ghosts BuiltJigsawDaybreakers); it stars Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay and Rob Jenkins.

After losing her family farm to the bank, local beauty pageant winner Rene (Felicity Mason) decides to leave the small town of Berkeley. A number of strange meteorites are seen falling nearby, turning the local inhabitants into zombies… [read more]

Undead Evil is a digital comic book released by Asylum Press on all digital platforms on July 17, 2013. The comic is the tale of Alfred Carter and his attempt to save his estranged family from a centuries old Voodoo curse.

Written by Frank Forte (Heavy Metal, The Vampire Verses, Asylum of Horrors) and illustrated by Nenad Gucunja (Satan’s Circus of Hell, Girls and Corpses, Warlash) with a painted cover by Ben Olson (Area 51: Blacksite, Drakan 1 & 2, The Suffering). [read more]

Undead Pool aka Attack Girls’ Swim Team vs. The Undead (original title: Joshikyôei hanrangun) is a 2007 Japanese erotic comedy horror film directed by Kôji Kawano from a screenplay by Satoshi Owada (Cruel Restaurant). Sasa Handa, Yuria Hidaka and Ayumu Tokitô star.

A laboratory mix-up means that a vaccine is accidentally swapped with a virus causing a high school full of students and teachers to turn into flesh-eating zombies. However, all is not lost: New student Aki discovers that the swim team is immune to the plague. With the school rampaged by ravenous monsters, the girls engage in an over-the-top orgy of gory violence to save the day… [read more]

Under the Shadow (Persian: زیر سایه‎‎) is a 2016 Iranian-British supernatural horror film written and directed by Babak Anvari, making his directorial debut, in which a mother and daughter are haunted by a mysterious evil in 1980s Tehran. Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi and Bobby Naderi star.

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home… [read more]

Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by former music video and TV advert specialist Jonathan Glazer. It stars Scarlett Johansson and a cast of Scottish unknown actors. It is adapted from Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name, about an alien sent to Earth by a rich corporation to prey on unwary hitchhikers… [read more]

The Undertaker is a 1988 American horror film directed by Franco Steffanino from a screenplay by William James Kennedy. It stars Joe Spinell (The Last Horror FilmManiacStarcrash), in his penultimate film role before his untimely death, plus Rebeca Yaron and Patrick Askin.

Roscoe (Joe Spinell) is a crackpot working in a mortuary with a morbid passion for the ladies, irrespective of whether they have rigor mortis or not… [read more]

The Undertaker and his Pals is a 1966 American dark comedy horror film directed by T.L.P. Swicegood. The plot roughly follows that of the British standard Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and is one of the first wave of gore films popularised by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It stars Ray Dannis, Warrene Ott and James Westmoreland [read more]

Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth film in the Underworld series, with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene. Theo James, Michael Ealy also star.

Six months after the events of Underworld: Evolution, humans have captured the priority vampire target, Selene, during “The Cleansing”, a global military crusade to exterminate Vampires and Lycans. Vampires have waged guerrilla warfare against the government, but the humans have overrun them, forcing survivors to hide underground and resist the humans on their own… [read more]

Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 American action horror film directed by Anna Foerster from a screenplay by Cory Goodman. It is the fifth film in the Underworld franchise, with Kate Beckinsale and Theo James reprising their roles.

Death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Joining forces with allies David (Theo James) and Thomas (Peter Andersson), she embarks on a quest to end the eternal war between the two races, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice… [read more]

The Undying Monster is a 1942 American horror and mystery film featuring a werewolf as the primary antagonist. The movie was directed by John Brahm (The Mad MagicianThe LodgerHangover Square) and is based on a 1936 novel by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. It was also released as The Hammond Mystery.

The Hammond family has been cursed since the Crusades, with family members dying or committing suicide under mysterious circumstances. When two people, including Oliver Hammond (John Howard) are attacked by an unknown creature, Robert Curtis (James Ellison) and his sidekick Christy (Heather Thatcher) are dispatched to investigate… [read more]

Unearthed is a 2006 American horror film, directed by Matthew Leutwyler (Dead & Breakfast) and starring Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II) and Luke Goss (Frankenstein, 2004).

After a sinister crash on the highway in a small New Mexican town, people start disappearing and animals begin dying. The cause of the crash is later revealed to be a 900-year old creature which was unearthed during an archaeological dig in the area… [read more]

Unearthly Stranger is a 1963 British science fiction horror film directed by John Krish and produced by Albert Fennell (The Legend of Hell HouseDr. Jekyll and Sister HydeNight of the Eagle). The film was written by Rex Carlton (Blood of Dracula’s CastleNightmare in WaxThe Brain That Wouldn’t Die) based on an idea by Jeffrey Stone. John Neville, Philip Stone and Gabriella Licudi star.

Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville) is in fear for his life. His predecessor died under mysterious circumstances. The cause of death is being withheld by Secret Service agent Major Clarke (Patrick Newell). Davidson has a new Swiss wife, Julie (Gabriella Licudi), who has a number of unusual characteristics, such as sleeping with her eyes open, never blinking and having no pulse, which makes her husband suspect she is an alien… [read more]

The Unearthly is a 1957 science fiction horror film written by Jane Mann and John D.F. Black, with characters originally created by Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film was produced and directed by Boris Petroff. It stars John Carradine, Allison Hayes and Myron Healy.

At his psychiatric institute, Dr. Charles Conway (John Carradine) is experimenting with artificial glands to try to create longevity but instead he creates hideous mutants. Along with his henchman Lobo (Tor Johnson), Dr. Conway sets his sights on an undercover cop determined to end his parade of monsters and madness… [read more]

Unhinged is a 1982 American slasher horror film produced and directed by Don Gronquist from a screenplay co-written with Reagan Ramsey. Laurel Munson, Janet Penner and Sara Ansley star. 

Three college girls, Terry, Nancy and Gloria, are on their way to a rock concert. A thunderstorm begins, when Nancy, speeding down the road, runs over a log, plummeting the car into a steep ravine. Terry awakes to find her and her friends alive, but sheltered in an old mansion in the middle of nowhere… [read more]

Unholy is a 2015 British supernatural horror film written and directed by Anthony M. Winson (The Baylock ResidenceHouse of AfflictionsThe Witching Hour; et al). It stars Kelly Goudie, Simon Crudgington and Katie Richmond Ward.

In 1975, Peter and Margaret Eastwood believe they’ve purchased their dream home to start their lives together but this house seems to be hiding something dark and terrifying in every corner… [read more]

The Unholy is a 1988 American supernatural horror film directed by Camilo Vila from a screenplay by Philip Yordan (Cataclysm) and Fernando Fonseca. It stars Ben Cross, Ned Beatty and Trevor Howard.

New Orleans: Having miraculously survived a fall from a seventeen storey building, Father Michael (Ben Cross) is appointed pastor of St. Agnes church, which has been closed for three years following the mysterious deaths of his predecessors… [read more]

Uninvited – aka The Uninvited is a 1987 American science fiction horror film written, produced and directed by Greydon Clark (Satan’s CheerleadersWithout Warning). It stars George Kennedy, Alex Cord and Clu Gulager.

A sinister corporation loses control of a cat that has been infected with a malignant genetically-engineered virus. As the death-toll rises during its savage rampage, the feline-abomination is taken aboard a criminal kingpin’s ship by two co-eds. The mutant cat-within-a-cat kills the vessel’s doomed passengers, one by one… [read more]

The Uninvited is a 1944 American supernatural horror film directed by Lewis Allen. It is based on the Dorothy Macardle novel Uneasy Freehold and stars Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey and Donald Crisp.

Seeking respite from the bustle of London life, writer Roderick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey) move into a neglected clifftop mansion and set about making it their home. However, it isn’t long before an unnerving presence makes itself felt: an eerie chill lingers in the rooms and distant wailing is heard at night… [read more

Unknown Island is a 1948 American monster movie directed by Jack Bernhard. The film features monsters such as dinosaurs and a giant sloth. It stars Virginia Grey, Phillip Reed and Richard Denning [read more]

The Unknown Terror – aka Unknown Terror – is a 1957 American science fiction horror film directed by western specialist Charles Marquis Warren (Back from the Dead) from a screenplay by Kenneth Higgins (Ghosts on the Loose). It stars John Howard, Mala Powers and Paul Richards.

The mysterious disappearance of Jim Wheatley (Charles Gray), while exploring the “cave of the dead” near a Mexican village, brings his sister, Gina (Mala Powers), and her husband, Dan Matthews (John Howard), to the territory to search for him… [read more]

The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney (London After Midnight) and Joan Crawford.

Alonzo, one of the star attractions of Zanzi’s gypsy circus, is an “armless wonder” who hurls knives with his feet at his attractive assistant Nanon, Zanzi’s daughter. In reality, Alonzo is a perfectly armed thief, with the unique distinction of having two thumbs on one hand. He keeps his secret with the aid of his midget friend, Cojo, who ties his arms behind him with a corset… [read more]

Unman, Wittering and Zigo is a 1971 British macabre thriller film directed by John Mackenzie and starring David Hemmings, Douglas Wilmer and Tony Haygarth. It was adapted by Simon Raven (Incense for the Damned/Bloodsuckers) from Giles Cooper’s 1950s radio play of the same title.

John Ebony (Hemmings) has quit his job in the world of advertising and followed his ambition to be become a teacher, moving with his wife, Silvia (Carolyn Seymour) to a remote coastal Catholic all-boys boarding school. He is allotted form Lower 5B whose previous teacher, Mr. Pelham, he soon learns, fell to his death over a cliff whilst wandering too close to the edge during foggy conditions… [read more]

The Unnamable, based on H. P. Lovecraft‘s short story “The Unnamable“, is a 1988 American horror film. It was written, produced and directed by Jean Paul Oullette. Charles King and Mark Kinsey Stephenson star.

Randolph Carter regales two of his university buddies, Howard and Joel, with ghost stories. Randolph points out that they are sitting in the graveyard surrounding the haunted house of his tales. Joel comes up with the idea to stay there overnight… [read more]

The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette. Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Charles Klausmeyer and Maria Ford star.

A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it…

The Unseen was a short-lived pre-Code Authority American horror comic book published by Standard Comics. The artwork for The Unseen was by the likes of Abe Simon, Mike Roy, Gene Fawcette, George Roussos, George Tuska and Alex Toth. Stories included were: Shadows in Pawn, The Claw of Klath, The Hungry Lodger, The Devil’s Stones, Bayou Vengeance, Cellini’s Night With the Demons, A Date with a Corpse… [read more]

The Unseen is a 1980 American horror film directed by Danny Steinmann [as Peter Foleg] from an [uncredited] screenplay by Michael L. Grace.

After a hotel reservation mix up, two sisters Karen and Jennifer, and their friend Vicki Thompson, meet a friendly, but shady character named Ernest Keller who is the owner of a small town museum. Ernest convinces the three women to accept an invitation for cheap room and board at his farmhouse outside of town… [read more]

The Untold Story 2 – aka Human Flesh Bun 2 人肉叉烧包Ⅱ之天诛地灭 – is a 1998 Hong Kong horror film directed by Ng Yiu-Kuen. It stars Anthony Wong, Pauline Suen and Cheung Kam-Ching.

A restaurant owner, Chung (Cheung Kam-Ching), has financial and marital problems. His eatery isn’t going well. When he does manage to make some money, it all goes to his bitchy wife (Yeung Fan), who spends it on mahjongg and lingerie to entice her boyfriend. However, circumstances appear to improve when Chung’s sister-in-law (Pauline Suen) comes to visit and becomes the mistress of the barbecue… [read more]

The Untold Story – Chinese: 八仙飯店之人肉叉燒包 – is a 1993 Hong Kong horror thriller film directed by Herman Yau and starring Anthony Wong and Danny Lee. The film is allegedly based on a true crime that took place in 1985 in Macau.

The story opens with Wong Chi Hang fleeing the Hong Kong police, who are after him for murder. He winds up in Macau, where he takes a job as a cook at the 8 Immortals restaurant. After getting busted for cheating at a game of Mah Jong, Wong kills the owner and the family, taking over the restaurant himself… [read more]

Up from the Depths is a 1979 American horror monster film directed by Charles B. Griffith (Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype) for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. It was co-written by Griffiths and Anne Dyer but credited to fictitious Alfred M. Sweeney.

The staff and vacationers at a first-class resort on the island of Maui in Hawaii are beginning to mysteriously disappear… [read more]

Urban Explorer aka The Depraved – is a 2011 German horror film directed by Andy Fetscher.

Four young urban explorers from the USA, South America, Asia and Europe meet up in Berlin via the internet to explore the subterranean relics of Nazi Germany. The destination for the illegal tour, through a labyrinth of tunnels, sewers and catacombs, is a special bunker, the Fahrerbunker which is the focus of many legends… [read more]

The Urge to Kill is a 1989 British science fiction horror film written and directed by Derek Ford. It stars Peter GordenoSarah Hope Walker and Jeremy Mark.

A wealthy music producer (Peter Gordeno) lives in a hi-tech apartment which is run by a computer system called S.E.X.Y. However, the computer develops human feelings and quickly becomes jealous of the would be female singers that hang around its owner. Soon, the computer is killing the girls off by scalding in the shower, death by electric toothbrush, while another unfortunate girl gets trapped in a sun bed which causes her breasts to explode… [read more]

The Usborne Guide to the Supernatural World was first published in 1979 and comprised of three smaller, separately published books by Usborne; Haunted Houses, Ghosts and SpectresMysterious Powers and Strange Forces; Vampires, Werewolves and Demons. They were written and edited by Eric Maple, Lynn Myring and Eliot Humberstone.

The books were ostensibly aimed at the younger market but were packed full of odd facts and stories from around the world, many of which certainly play to a wider audience. The books began with an overview of the subjects they covered and then proceeded to travel not only through time but also around the world, demonstrating the beliefs and superstitions of different cultures throughout the ages… [read more]

Utero is a 2014 American horror film written and directed by Bryan Coyne (Incarnate). The film stars Jessica Cameron (Mania; Red Eye; Truth or Dare), Diane Goldner (FeastThe CollectorHalloween II) and Peter Stickles (Cemetery Gates, Skinned Alive, LizardMan: The Terror of the Swamp).

An agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human… [read more]

Uzumaki (うずまき, “Spiral”) is a Japanese horror film directed by Higuchinsky and based on Junji Ito‘s episodic manga of the same name.

A town plagued with malevolent spirals. This abstract concept manifests in grotesque ways, such as a teenager’s long hair beginning to curl and take over her mind, or a corpse wound around itself… [read more]

 

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