Classic Horror Movies

Roman Polanski, 1968


Rosemary's Baby

An immensely influential horror film, Rosemary's Baby lets something of the supernatural creep in...


Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934


The Black Cat

The first and possibly greatest pairing of Karloff and Lugosi. It may have a ludicrous plot and a...


Wendy Toye, David Eady, 1951; 1955


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Three Cases of Murder

Unseen for many years, Three Cases of Murder and Return To Glennascaul are a treat for lovers of ...


Terence Fisher, 1962


The Phantom of the Opera (Fisher, 1962)

Directed by Terence Fisher, Hammer's 1962 version of Gaston Leroux's famous novel...


Freddie Francis, 1969


Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly

A cult British horror film from director Freddie Francis, Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and...


Ishiro Honda, 1961


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Following Godzilla and Rodan, Ishiro Honda's highly entertaining Mothra was the third entry in To...


Leslie Norman, 1956


X the Unknown

An early sci-fi thriller from Hammer films, X The Unknown sees mysterious events surrounding the ...


James Whale, 1932


The Old Dark House

A great fun old-school creepy horror flick from Frankenstein director James Whale, with Karloff o...


Terence Fisher, 1958


Revenge of Frankenstein

Dr. Frankenstein escapes the guillotine and returns to his experiments, starting ...


Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1954


Les Diaboliques

After the success of The Wages of Fear, Henri-Georges Clouzot cemented his reputation with his ma...


Freddie Francis, 1964


The Evil of Frankenstein

Hounded from his castle for creating a monstrous living creature, Baron Frankenst...


Roy Ward Baker, 1967


Quatermass and the Pit

The third in the trilogy of films based on Nigel Kneale's seminal Quatermass series, Quatermass &...


Arthur Crabtree, 1959


Horrors of the Black Museum

Michael Gough gives a gloriously overwrought performance in this notorious 1959 s...


Jess Franco, 1968/1969


Fu Manchu Double Bill

Features The Blood of Fu Manchu and The Castle of Fu Manchu, two of Christopher Lee's finest outi...


Don Siegel, 1956


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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

The quintessential fifties sci-fi movie in which the town of Santa Mira is invade...


Quentin Lawrence, 1958


The Trollenberg Terror

'The nightmare terror of the slithering eye...that unleashed agonising horror on a screaming worl...


Elliot Nugent, George Marshall, 1939-40


Ghost Breakers / The Cat and the Canary

A pairing of Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard films, The Cat and the Canary (Nugent,...


Roger Corman, 1960


The Fall of the House of Usher

'He buried her save her soul!' When exploitation maestro Roger Corm...