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Welcome to the Horrified Film page. Here, you’ll find writing including articles, essays, analysis, retrospectives, insights and love letters to everything British horror cinema…

The Thames: Uncertain Depths in Horror Cinema

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Lauren Jane Barnett explores how the Thames of horror films is given agency, acting on the narrative aiding both good and evil in films from Hitchock’s 1927 The Lodger through to the 2017 remake of The Mummy…

Creeping through the countryside

At once sublime and horrifying, the English countryside is increasingly the backdrop in horror that explores a growing unease about our place in the world. Melissa Elborn digs deeper into why the ground beneath our feet is revealing our darkest imaginings…

A Demon Writes: James Swanton on the Making of Host

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Created during a nationwide lockdown in 2020, Host captured the zeitgeist to become one of the most popular and discussed horror films of the year. With its impending release on Blu-ray and DVD (amid another lockdown), James Swanton writes exclusively for Horrified on the creation of his demonic screen persona and his cinematic influences…

The Inspirational Dr Phibes

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Filmmaker Alex Secker discusses how Vincent Price and Robert Fuest’s early 70s cult classics continue to influence the horror genre…