Film

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…

Xtro: An exercise in sadness

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Often, somewhat justifiably, derided as a low-rent video nasty, Xtro is a piece of British horror that looks unflinchingly at grief and trauma…

The Vampire Lovers: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective

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In an in-depth feature, cultural historian John J Johnston looks back at the inception of Hammer’s most important productions of the 1970s, and endeavours to reassesses the film’s reputation, fifty years after its release…