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Horror Movies

Things that go bump in the night, the monster in the closet, the shadow on the wall and the shape under the bed are all part of our subconcious fears that stem from childhood... the fear of the unknown. Horror films tap into that fear and serve up fright-filled nightmares that keep us screaming for more... For that one man cottage industry of fear and suspense, Stephen King films can be found through the 'Special Interest' link, under 'Based on...' or by using the 'Stephen King' link on any of his adaptations. See also 'Classic Horror'.

Valentine (2001)

4.8/10
Director: Jamie Blanks
Starring: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Katherine Heigl, Jessica Capsha...

Four female high school students receive Valentine's Day cards with creepy messages on them from an anonymous admirer and soon the quartet of beauties... Read more

Vampire Diary (2007)

4.5/10
Director: Mark James, Phil O'Shea
Starring: Anna Walton, Morven Macbeth, Jamie Thomas King, Kate Sissons, Justin McDonald, K...

Whilst making a documentary about the so-called 'weekend vampire' phenomenon sweeping London clubs, filmmaker Holly meets the highly enigmatic and bea... Read more

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

5.7/10
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Starring: Yukie Kawakura, Eihi Shiina, Takumi Saito, Eri Otoguro

The plot is goofy, yet endearing, as sweet young vampire Monami falls for Mizushima, "the only acceptable boy in school." Unfortunately, Mizushima is... Read more

Vampire Hunters (2002)

6.8/10
Director: Wellson Chin
Starring: Ken Chang, Michael Chow, Lam Suet, Chan Kwok Kwan

Aka 'The Era of Vampire', 'Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters'. From master filmmaker Tsui Hark ('Once Upon A Time in China') comes this action-packed story... Read more

Vampires (1998)

6.1/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, James Woods, Maximilian Schell

AKA 'John Carpenter's Vampires'. The Vatican secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow (James Woods), to hunt down and destroy a gr... Read more

Vampyr (1932)

7.6/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

With 'Vampyr', Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery ('The... Read more

Vampyros Lesbos (1970)

5.5/10
Director: Jesus Franco
Starring: Ewa Stromberg, Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller

From the prolific Jess Franco comes this savage sexual shocker that mixes horror and lesbian thrills. Ewa Stromberg is the woman haunted by weird drea... Read more

Van Helsing (2004)

6.1/10
Director: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, E...

During the late 19th-century, legendary vampire hunter Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is sent to Transylvania to stop the diabolical Count Dracula... Read more

Victor Frankenstein (Blu-ray) (2015)

6/10
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von... Read more

Village of the Damned (1960)

7.3/10
Director: Wolf Rilla
Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

An extremely effective adaptation of John Wyndham's novel 'The Midwich Cuckoos', about strange goings on in a small English village after all the wome... Read more