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Classic Horror

Tales of terror have been embraced by cinema since its birth, and horror remains one of the most popular genres in world cinema.

From Hammer horror to American gothic, these unnerving films show how cinema has revelled in showing us our darkest fears.

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Classic Horror
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The Beyond
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The Beyond 1981 18

Lucio Fulci's Italian zombie-horror classic about a New Orleans hotel built upon one of the seven gateways to Hell.

Italy Director. Lucio Fulci

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The Black Panther
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The Black Panther 1977 18

Gripping crime drama charts the killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s.

98 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Merrick

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The Body Beneath

The Body Beneath 1970 15

Vampires rampage around Hampstead in a strange, bloody cult horror by low-budget sex-gore auteur Andy Milligan.

74 mins United Kingdom

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The Company of Wolves
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The Company of Wolves 1984 18

Angela Carter and Neil Jordan's magical, radical take on Little Red Riding Hood.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Neil Jordan

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Countess Dracula 1971 18

An ageing countess finds that if she bathes in the blood of virgins her youth is restored.

94 mins Great Britain Director. Peter Sasdy

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The Devil Rides Out
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The Devil Rides Out 1967 15

Dennis Wheatley's occult tale is given the Hammer treatment.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher

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Fascination

Fascination 1979 18

Jean Rollin’s best-known film is the most full-blooded of his vampire tales, teeming with sex and lavishly filmed gore scenes

81 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher 1982

The first of Švankmajer's 'tactile experiments', the subject chosen partly because the title was on an official list of 'approved' texts. In this version there are no humans, just a brief glimpse of a live raven as the camera roams around an eerie derelict house.

15 mins Czechoslovakia Director. Jan Svankmajer

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The Ghoul 1933 PG

The occupants of an old house are menaced by a dead - and very angry - Egyptologist.

80 mins United Kingdom

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Hands of the Ripper 1971 15

In Edwardian London, a series of gruesome murders match those of the Whitechapel Ripper, revealing an unlikely suspect.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Sasdy

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The Grapes of Death

The Grapes of Death 1978 18

A woman visiting Roublès deep in France’s winemaking country discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

France Director. Jean Rollin

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Haunters of the Deep

Haunters of the Deep 1984 PG

A ghostly boy returns from the grave to warn against reopening 'The Devil's Mine' in this spooky drama.

61 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Bogle

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Inferno 1980 18

Dario Argento’s baroque, operatic horror follows a student who discovers a powerful witch living in a New York City apartment block.

106 mins Italy Director. Dario Argento

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Lips of Blood

Lips of Blood 1975 18

Jean Rollin’s hauntingly poetic horror about a man trying to solve the riddle of a tormenting childhood memory.

88 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Iron Rose

The Iron Rose 1973 15

A pair of lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, but then find themselves unable to escape from the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery.

80 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Living Dead Girl

The Living Dead Girl 1983 18

When toxic waste spill disturbs her grave, a deceased girl comes alive to walk the earth again in Jean Rollin's macabre tale of zombie carnage.

86 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Man from Nowhere

The Man from Nowhere 1976 U

Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.

59 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill

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The Man Who Changed His Mind

The Man Who Changed His Mind 1936 U

Boris Karloff stars as Dr. Laurence, a scientist who has devised a way to put one person’s mind into another’s body.

66 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Stevenson

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The Mask of Satan 1960 15

Italian horror classic from acclaimed Italian horror auteur Mario Bava, about a beautiful witch Asa (Barbara Steele) who rises from her grave to take revenge upon her enemies.

Italy Director. Mario Bava

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Night of the Hunted

Night of the Hunted 1980 18

Jean Rollin’s stylish and futuristically surreal horror about patients at a mysterious clinic whose memories are disintegrating.

87 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Nude Vampire

The Nude Vampire 1969 18

Jean Rollin’s second vampire film is a mesmerisingly surreal art-horror, short on logic but steeped in gorgeously sensual imagery.

84 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 15

English language version of Herzog’s stimulating take on the Dracula story starring Klaus Kinski, with echoes of Murnau’s 1922 Nosferatu.

107 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog

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Nosferatu

Nosferatu 1922 PG

This influential Dracula adaptation contains some of the most famous images of expressionist film, with a new score by Hammer composer James Bernard.

89 mins Germany Director. F.W. Murnau

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One of the Missing

One of the Missing 1968 12

A nightmarish, Gothic American tale directed by a 24-year-old Tony Scott.

26 mins United Kingdom Director. Tony Scott

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Peeping Tom 1960 15

Michael Powell’s dark, disturbing, once controversial tale of a shy camera technician who films women as he kills them is now rightly deemed a classic

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell

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Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit 1967 12

One of Britain’s finest sci-fi films, based on Nigel Kneale’s masterful script, about the discovery of ancient alien craft beneath central London.

97 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker

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Out of the Darkness

Out of the Darkness 1985 U

A ghostly drama of the Derbyshire plague village of Eyam, as unquiet spirits of the long dead make contact with the living.

68 mins United Kingdom

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Requiem for a Vampire

Requiem for a Vampire 1972 18

Two female fugitives hide out in a deserted castle, only to become embroiled in a plot to extend the bloodline of a horde of blood-crazed vampires.

88 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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The Pendulum, The Pit and Hope

The Pendulum, The Pit and Hope 1983

Švankmajer's second adaptation of the work of Edgar Allan Poe, in which a prisoner is forced to undergo trials of torture.

14 mins Czechoslovakia Director. Jan Svankmajer

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The Phantom of the Opera 1925 PG

'Man of a thousand faces' Lon Chaney stars in the first version of Gaston Leroux's oft-filmed novel.

111 mins USA Director. Rupert Julian

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The Shout

The Shout 1978 15

Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize was awarded to this unnerving drama about a man who claims to be able to kill people with a ‘terror shout’ learned from an Aboriginal shaman.

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Jerzy Skolimowski

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The Shiver of the Vampires

The Shiver of the Vampires 1970 18

Newlyweds visit their cousins at a remote rural chateau, finding them under the spell of two vampire girls.

95 mins France Director. Jean Rollin

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold 2000

A woman finds that death will not part her from her deceased lover.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. John Hardwick

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Vampire Circus
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Vampire Circus 1971 15

A dying vampire swears vengeance on the townsfolk who killed him. The promise seems to have been realized when, years later, plague arrives.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Young

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Twins of Evil 1971 15

Chilling vampire horror from Hammer in which a pair of innocent twins come under the influence of the evil Count Karnstein.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. John Hough

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