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Blood on Satan's Claw 1970 18

Depraved sexual practices and satanic violence envelop a remote country village in this exciting period horror.

Great Britain Director. Piers Haggard

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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 Cicerones 2002

A terrifying encounter in a Gothic cathedral. The League of Gentlemen's Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss collaborate on a twisted tale.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Jeremy Dyson

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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

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The Contraption 1977 PG

Darkly humorous short in which a man builds a sinister contraption, the dreadful purpose of which is only revealed in the final shot.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Countess Dracula 1970 18

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

Great Britain Director. Peter Sasdy

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Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 PG

Jack Arnold’s monster classic about the discovery of a prehistoric, amphibious Gill-man that takes a shine to a female expeditionary.

79 mins USA Director. Jack Arnold

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Cross-Roads 1955

Christopher Lee in perhaps his earliest supernatural screen role, as a ghost who returns from the grave to seek revenge.

19 mins United Kingdom Director. John Fitchen

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The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 12

Meddling with nature has devastating consequences in Hammer's first Gothic horror, a visceral take on Mary Shelley's novel.

83 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher

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Dead Hungry 2009

A hungry zombie finds love while terrorising teenage campers in this gruesome but fun twist on the zombie movie.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Dead of Night 1945 PG

A group of guests assembled at a country house swap uncanny and supernatural stories in this classic Ealing chiller from 1945.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton, Alberto Cavalcanti

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Dead Ringers
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Dead Ringers 1988 18

David Cronenbergt's multi award-winning psychological thriller exploring the bizarre lives of identical twins Elliot and Beverly, both played by Jeremy Irons.

Canada Director. David Cronenberg

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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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The Double 2013 15

Richard Ayoade’s stylish and sinister adaptation of Dostoevsky’s story stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual-role as a timid office clerk confronted by his confident, scheming doppelganger.

United Kingdom Director. Richard Ayoade

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Dracula 1958 12A

Hammer's 1958 version of Stoker's Gothic novel was the most exciting to date, boasting lavish costumes and sets, a vibrant score and red, red blood.

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher

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The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears 2013 18

Another giallo-inspired exercise in operatic violence from Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, directors of the acclaimed Amer.

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The Fall of the House of Usher 1950 18

An eerie British version of the classic Poe chiller, strong enough for a rare 'H' (for Horrific) certificate.

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Ivan Barnett

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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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Godzilla (1954)
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Godzilla (1954) 1954 PG

The original Godzilla - arguably the definitive monster movie - both a bold metaphor for the atomic age and a thrilling powerhouse of pioneering special effects.

92 mins Japan Director. Ishiro Honda

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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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Island of Lost Souls
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Island of Lost Souls 1932 PG

A highly controversial adaptation of the H.G. Wells story about a mad scientist creating half human/half animal creatures on his island kingdom.

70 mins USA Director. Erle C. Kenton

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Lock Your Door
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Lock Your Door 1949

In a fireside chat, author Algernon Blackwood retells one of his weird, uncanny stories.

16 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Gilkison

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The Man Who Changed His Mind
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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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The Mummy 1959 PG

Classic Hammer horror of a reanimated ancient Egyptian mummy, who returns from his tomb to seek vengeance on its desecrators.

85 mins United Kingdom

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Night of the Eagle
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Night of the Eagle 1962 12

A sceptical professor falls prey to diabolical evil when he burns his wife's protective magic charms.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Sidney Hayers

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Night of the Living Dead
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Night of the Living Dead 1968

Landmark film from 'zombie godfather' Romero, whose makeshift heroes fight for their lives against a new and terrifying enemy.

95 mins USA Director. George A. Romero

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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

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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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Prelude 1927

A man hallucinates being buried alive after reading an Edgar Alan Poe story.

United Kingdom Director. Castleton Knight

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The Reformation of St. Jules
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The Reformation of St. Jules 1949

Algernon Blackwood recounts one of his uncanny stories.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Gilkison

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The Tell-Tale Heart
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The Tell-Tale Heart 2004

What's under those floorboards? A man is driven to murder in a modern retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's ghoulish story shot by the legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

10 mins United Kingdom

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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.


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Things We Leave Behind
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Things We Leave Behind 2009

For whom does the bell toll? A man discovers a dreadful secret among his late father's belongings.

16 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Brand

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Twins of Evil
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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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The Uncanny
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The Uncanny 1977 15

An author becomes convinced he's unearthed a feline conspiracy to control mankind.

85 mins Canada Director. Denis Héroux

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Under the Skin 2013 15

An alien Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing, mind-bending mixture of existential sci-fi and inner-city realism.

United Kingdom

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The Uninvited
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The Uninvited 1999

The contents of a dead woman's flat take on unearthly life and confront the new lodger.

13 mins United Kingdom

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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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Videodrome 1983 18

James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg’s mind-melting sci-fi about media domination.

87 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg

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Witchfinder General 1968 15

A witchfinder traverses 17th-century England executing those he suspects of witchcraft.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Reeves

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X the Unknown
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X the Unknown 1956

When investigating a radiation source on a desolate Scottish moor, a group of soldiers disturb a subterraneous radioactive entity.

77 mins United Kingdom

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