Horror Films


Garth Marenghi's Matthew Holness Has Made a Deeply Disturbing Horror Film

We spoke to Holness about moving from a career in comedy to writing and directing a horror movie inspired by Jimmy Savile.


The Films That Traumatised Us as Children

"I literally shit my pants. And that was the last time I would ever shit my pants."


How Do You Define 'Good Taste'?

A conversation with the curator of a new season at the Barbican that pushes the boundaries of taste.


Looking Back on 'The Watcher in the Woods,' the Proto-'Stranger Things'

The eerie and surprisingly resonant 1980 film about a girl who gets sucked into another dimension is a forebear to Netflix's hit show.


Instigate Sonic Violence: A Not-so-Brief History of the Synthesizer’s Impact on Heavy Metal

Locrian's Terence Hannum explores the profound impact that synthesizers have had on heavy music, from Queen to Iron Maiden to Mayhem.


'Mortal Remains' Is a Throwback to Horror's Golden Years

The directors of horror “shockumentary” Mortal Remains talk lo-fi horror and a new VHS release.


Comic Artist Stephen Graham Gets Scary High in This Halloween Comic

"If you're one of those people who say 'The Blair Witch Project' isn't scary then you have no imagination."


Larry Fessenden Is the Greatest Horror Film Director You’ve Never Heard Of

We spoke to Fessenden about how being remembered is sometimes better than being paid.


Why We're All a Bit Nostalgic for the Days Before CGI

The practical special effects used in 70s and 80s horror films may have been clunky, but they were sure to give you nightmares.


'Der Fan' Is the Batshit German Exploitation Horror Film You've Been Looking For

In honour of a stunning new Blu-Ray edition, we got some film experts to break down what makes Eckhart Schmidt's tale of an obsessive new wave fan a classic.


Tom Six, the ‘Human Centipede’ Director, Is ‘Very Proud’ of His Work

We talked to the notorious shock peddler about his reputation, his "dark view of humanity" and whether he's worried about life imitating his art.