Simply the best. Not as graphic or controversial as it once might have been but the performances, the script and premise set The Exorcist apart from nearly everything else in the genre
(1973) Starring:Lee J. Cobb, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn Director:William Friedkin Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) has every reason to be content, having just completed a film with director Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran). However, she becomes disturbed by the changes taking place in her 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). At first sullen and withdrawn, Regan becomes ..read more »
Inventive, gory and downright grim. The original is by far the best of the series.
Saw(2004) Starring:Danny Glover, Leigh Whannell, Monica Potter Director:James Wan Certificate:
A young man named Adam wakes to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranean chamber. Chained to the opposite side of the room is another bewildered captive, Dr. Lawrence Gordon. Between them is a dead man lying in a pool of blood, holding a .38 in his hand. Neither man knows ..read more »
Don't go on the Moors. Did for rambling what Jaws did for skinny dipping - it's still funny and frightening nearly 30 years on.
An American Werewolf in London
(1981) Starring:Griffin Dunne, Don McKillop, Paul Kernber Director:John Landis Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
American students David Kessler (David Naughton) and Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne) are spending their holidays backpacking around England. Seeking shelter from a storm at unwelcoming Yorkshire inn 'The Slaughtered Lamb', the pair are soon spooked by the unwelcoming locals, who nonetheless warn them ..read more »
Starts as a fairly run of the mill gore-fest but develops into a stunning and really rather depressing film. Subtitled.
(2008) Starring:Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin, Mylène Jampanoï Director:Pascal Laugier Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
French suspense shocker. When a little girl, Lucie (Jessie Pham), is found half naked and lost by a country road after being missing for over a year, she is unable to tell police anything about what has happened to her. The police find out quickly where she was incarcerated - but, as she bears no ..read more »
The American remake was good - but I still prefer Ringu, the orginal from Japan. Subtitled.
(1996) Starring:Sato Hitomi, Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani Director:Hideo Nakata Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
In this psychological horror story from Japan, a legend circulates among teenagers that if one watches a certain video at a certain time of the night, the telephone will ring right afterward, and one week later, you will die. When Masami (Hitomi Sato) tells her friend Imako this story, she scoffs --..read more »
Nasty film but a great premise. Will put you off travelling in Europe for a bit.
(2005) Starring:Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Lenka Vlasakova Director:Eli Roth Certificate:
Controversial, 'torture porn' horror from director Eli Roth. Three backpackers are on a tour of Europe when they hear of a Slovakian youth hostel that is rumoured to provide some of the best hedonistic pleasures on the continent. When they arrive there, however, they are soon plunged into a living ..read more »
Friday the 13th got the headlines but Tom Savini's effects make this one of the best slasher films ever.
The Burning(1981) Starring:Brian Backer, Larry Joshua, Holly Hunter Director:Tony Maylam Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
A group of teenagers try to play a prank on their summer camp caretaker but it badly misfires. Years later the hideously disfigured victim seeks revenge by returning to the camp with a pair of hedge clippers...This gory horror film features Holly Hunter in her screen debut and a scary synthesizer ..read more »