British Horror Movies

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British Horror Movies

Several films have reported on British Horror Movies. We wrote about 24 of the best ones.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
Rated R

Shaun of the Dead is a comedic horror film directed by Edgar Wright. The story follows Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) as they try to save Shaun’s girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and his mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton), from the zombie apocalypse. As they battle the undead, they must also fight off friends and family who have been turned into zombies. Along the way, they enlist the help of Shaun’s stepdad, Philip (Bill Nighy), and other survivors. With their wit and a few weapons, they make their way through the zombie-filled streets of London and ultimately survive the apocalypse.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

The Lady Vanishes
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty
Rated Not Rated

The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The film follows Iris Henderson (Lockwood), a young woman travelling alone on a European train, who befriends an elderly governess (May Whitty). When the woman mysteriously vanishes shortly after, Iris finds herself caught up in a strange, whirlwind adventure to discover her whereabouts and the truth behind her disappearance. Along the way, she is joined by a young musicologist, Gilbert (Redgrave), who helps her in her quest. With their lives in danger and the authorities on their trail, the pair must use all of their wits to uncover the conspiracy and save the day.

Repulsion (1965)

Repulsion
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Roman Polanski, starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux
Rated Not Rated

Repulsion is a 1965 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Catherine Deneuve as a young Belgian woman, Carol Ledoux. Carol is an introverted manicurist who lives alone in a London apartment with her sister Helen. The film follows Carol's descent into insanity caused by her repulsion of men, which manifests itself in the form of hallucinations and delusions that cause her to lash out against those around her. As her mental state deteriorates, she is increasingly haunted by visions of rape and murder that lead to a violent climax. Repulsion is an unsettling exploration of psychological horror and the damage that can be caused when trauma and repression are pushed too far.

28 Days Later... (2002)

28 Days Later...
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer
Rated R

28 Days Later... is a post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle and released in 2002. The film follows Jim (Cillian Murphy), who wakes up from a coma in an abandoned hospital to find London completely deserted. He soon discovers that London has been infected by a virus that causes extreme rage and violence in its victims. He meets a group of survivors, who are trying to make their way to a safe haven in Manchester. Along the way, they must battle both the infected and the remaining military forces, who are trying to eradicate the virus. Ultimately, Jim and the survivors must confront not only the infected, but also their own inner demons, as they struggle to survive.

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Robin Hardy, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland
Rated R

The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Diane Cilento. Set in the Scottish Highlands, it tells the story of a police sergeant sent to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison. On the island, he comes across a pagan cult led by Lord Summerisle, who are preparing to sacrifice Rowan as part of their pagan rituals. The sergeant must find Rowan before the cult can carry out their plan and restore order to the island. Along the way, he must confront the islanders’ religious beliefs and his own prejudices. With its darkly sinister tone, eerie atmosphere and haunting soundtrack, The Wicker Man is a classic example of British horror cinema.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne
Rated R

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis. The film follows two American college students, David Kessler and Jack Goodman, who are attacked by a werewolf while traveling through England. After Jack is killed, David becomes a werewolf and is taken to a London hospital, where he is watched over by Dr. Hirsch. With the help of a mysterious man, David is able to control his transformations and even manages to find true love. As the full moon nears, however, David must make a difficult decision about his future and his identity. In the end, he must choose between the life of a werewolf and the life of a human.

The Descent (2005)

The Descent
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Neil Marshall, starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Rated R

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
Rated R

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Clive Barker, starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman
Rated R

Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell
Rated R

Sightseers (2012)

Sightseers
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ben Wheatley, starring Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies
Rated Not Rated

Kill List (2011)

Kill List
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ben Wheatley, starring Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley
Rated Not Rated

Severance (2006)

Severance
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Smith, starring Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens
Rated R

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey
Rated PG-13

The Ritual (2017)

The Ritual
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From David Bruckner, starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton
Rated TV-MA

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Berberian Sound Studio
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Peter Strickland, starring Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino, Guido Adorni, Susanna Cappellaro
Rated Not Rated

A Field in England (2013)

A Field in England
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Ben Wheatley, starring Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope
Rated Not Rated

The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

The Lair of the White Worm
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Ken Russell, starring Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi
Rated R

Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Cockneys vs Zombies
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Matthias Hoene, starring Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas
Rated Not Rated

The Canal (2014)

The Canal
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Ivan Kavanagh, starring Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Kelly Byrne
Rated Not Rated

The Dead (2010)

The Dead
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford, starring Rob Freeman, Prince David Osei, David Dontoh, Ben Crowe
Rated R

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

The Last Days on Mars
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Ruairi Robinson, starring Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams
Rated R

The Quiet Ones (2014)

The Quiet Ones
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From John Pogue, starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards
Rated PG-13

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Tom Harper, starring Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Leanne Best
Rated PG-13

 



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