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10 Best British Horror Movies That Weren't Produced by Hammer


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10 Best British Horror Movies That Weren't Produced by Hammer

"Horror is ingrained in Britain’s cultural DNA. From the numerous haunted castles located across the country to Aleister Crowley’s wacky occult antics, the island has an interesting history with all things spooky and sinister."

https://filmschoolrejects.com/british-horror-movies/


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...Or Amicus: that's what I'd add to the header, because sometimes they are hard to tell apart, and they're equally good.

 

Ealing Studios did a film called Dead of Night in 1945.. It's a 4-parter famous for the last story where Michael Redgrave plays a vent act who goes radio rental. If you have seen it you'll remember it.


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Best British Horror of the new century that comes to mind is

A Dark Song (also Irish!) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4805316/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Ritual https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5638642/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I dont want to cause this to bleed into a Favourite Flims thread but those are two that come to mind.

 

We really miss our local film rental shop, they had so many DVDs and blurays (dont have one of those) like thousands.  They even had shelves a section just for Criterion Collection.

RIP Video store. 

Streaming is just not the same, quality always lacks a bit not to mention sometimes waiting to load. 

 

And I still like the extras, behind the scenes, and holding the booklet and stuff. 

 

As fer whats on this list, I have seen and enjoyed

Wicker Man (own that on dvd ) 
Don't Look Now (didnt know that was British. Does that mean it was made by a Welshman 😉 ?)

Shaun of the Dead

28 Days Later

American Werewolf (well done indeed)

The Descent (always got an Australian vibe from that one). I own it on dvd. 


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Best British Horror movie ever made - The Dead of Night (1946)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UCJz617E8s

The NY Times review 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mOIy5U8eaE


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@faustian

 

Cheers mate that looks good. 


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@christibrany It was actually the first British Horror move made after WWII. From 1939 to 1945 - the war years - Britain produced zero horror movies, as they were living through one for five years.


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Posted by: @faustian

@christibrany It was actually the first British Horror move made after WWII. From 1939 to 1945 - the war years - Britain produced zero horror movies, as they were living through one for five years.

*sad laugh*

On ne voit plus que les marques du temps qui nous rapprochent de notre tombeau latent.


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@christibrany très bien dit


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@faustian

"Lieber ein Ende mit Schrecken als ein Schrecken ohne Ende".


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Posted by: @faustian

Best British Horror movie ever made - The Dead of Night (1946)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UCJz617E8s

The NY Times review 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mOIy5U8eaE

That does sound good. I'll have to give it a whirl.


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@faustian

 

We watched that one this weekend past and it was quite good .  I had no idea it was to be a series of vignettes.

My favourite was the one about the dummy.  I like Ligottian things.  

I don't know about the best British horror ever though.

I don't think there can be a best ever of anything. They are all different? 


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