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The British Horror Films top 100

In early 2006, the posters on the British horror films message board (if you're not a member yet, why not?) ran a poll to discover what their top 100 British horror productions were (including British horror on TV).

The result, whilst not particularly shocking, does act as a good guide for what films and TV are considered unmissable by the vast majority of BHF fans (of which there are more than you'd imagine!

Because this website is pretty much "all about me" and what my tastes are, it's interesting to see what other people think, I'm sure you'd agree. Thanks to "Ogamiitto" for compiling the following list. And Channel 4, eat your heart out...

1. The Wicker Man 1973; Robin Hardy

2. Witchfinder General 1968; Michael Reeves

3. The Haunting 1963; Robert Wise

4. Death Line 1972; Gary Sherman

5. Theatre Of Blood 1973; Douglas Hickox

6. Don't Look Now 1973; Nicolas Roeg

7. Quatermass And The Pit 1967; Roy Ward Baker

8. Dead Of Night 1945; Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer

9. The Devil Rides Out 1968; Terence Fisher

10. Night Of The Demon 1958; Jacques Tourneur

11. Blood On Satan's Claw 1970; Piers Haggard

12. The Innocents 1961; Jack Clayton

13. Tales From The Crypt 1972; Freddie Francis

14. Frightmare 1974; Pete Walker

15. An American Werewolf In London 1981; John Landis

16. The Abominable Dr. Phibes 1971; Robert Fuest

17. Dracula 1958; Terence Fisher

18. Brides Of Dracula 1960; Terence Fisher

19. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1969; Terence Fisher

20. Horror Express 1973; Eugenio Martin

21. Repulsion 1965; Roman Polanski

22. Dead Man's Shoes 2004; Shane Meadows

23. The Plague Of The Zombies 1966; John Gilling

24. Alien 1979; Ridley Scott

25. The Sorcerers 1967; Michael Reeves

26. Beasts: During Barty's Party 1976; Don Taylor

27. Quatermass 2 1957; Val Guest

28. Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors 1965; Freddie Francis

29. Shaun Of The Dead 2004; Edgar Wright

30. From Beyond The Grave 1973; Kevin Connor

31. Peeping Tom 1960; Michael Powell

32. The Curse Of Frankenstein 1957; Terence Fisher

33. Asylum 1972; Roy Ward Baker

34. The Hound Of The Baskervilles 1959; Terence Fisher

35. Masque Of The Red Death 1964; Roger Corman

36. Dracula: Prince Of Darkness 1966; Terence Fisher

37. Village Of The Damned 1960; Wolf Rilla

38. A Ghost Story For Christmas: A Warning To The Curious 1972; Lawrence Gordon Clark

39. Dog Soldiers 2002; Neil Marshall

40. House Of Whipcord 1974; Pete Walker

41. City Of The Dead 1960; John Llewellyn Moxey

42. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter 1974; Brian Clemens

43. And Soon The Darkness 1970; Robert Fuest

44. Threads 1984; Mick Jackson

45. Night Of The Eagle 1961; Sidney Hayers

46. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny And Girly 1969; Freddie Francis

47. House Of Mortal Sin 1976; Pete Walker

48. Kiss Of The Vampire 1963; Don Sharp

49. Dr Who: Pyramids Of Mars 1975; Paddy Russell

50. The Skull 1965; Freddie Francis

51. Dr Who: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances 2005; James Hawes

52. Twins Of Evil 1971; John Hough

53. The Woman In Black 1989; Herbert Wise

54. The Shining 1980; Stanley Kubrick

55. Sapphire And Steel: The Railway Station-1979; Shaun O'Riordan, David Foster

56. Vampire Circus 1971; Robert Young

57. The Mummy 1959; Terence Fisher

58. A Ghost Story For Christmas: The Signalman 1976; Lawrence Gordon Clark

59. The Lair Of The White Worm 1988; Ken Russell

60. Beasts: Baby 1976; John Nelson

61. 10 Rillington Place 1971; Richard Fleischer

62. The Old Dark House 1932; James Whale

63. Macbeth 1971; Roman Polanski

64. The Abominable Snowman 1957; Val Guest

65. Lifeforce 1985; Tobe Hooper

66. The League Of Gentlemen Christmas Special 2000; Steve Bendelack

67. Whistle And I'll Come To You 1968; Jonathan Miller

68. Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell 1974; Terence Fisher

69. Three Cases Of Murder 1954; Wendy Toye, David Eady, George More O'Ferrall

70. Straw Dogs 1971; Sam Peckinpah

71. 28 Days Later... 2002; Danny Boyle

72. The Quatermass Experiment 1955; Val Guest

73. The Man In The Back Seat 1960; Vernon Sewell

74. The Hound Of The Baskervilles 1998; Enyd Williams BBC Radio

75. Scream And Scream Again 1969; Gordon Hessler

76. Dracula A.D. 1972 1972; Alan Gibson

77. Psychomania 1972; Don Sharp

78. Vault Of Horror 1973; Roy Ward Baker

79. The Beast Must Die 1974; Paul Annett

80. Event Horizon 1997; Paul Anderson

81. The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue 1974; Jorge Grau

82. Taste The Blood Of Dracula 1970; Peter Sasdy

83. House In Nightmare Park 1973; Peter Sykes

84. The Omen 1976; Richard Donner

85. When The Wind Blows 1986; Jimmy T Murakami

86. The Man Who Changed His Mind 1936; Robert Stevenson

87. The Face At The Window 1939; George King

88. The Picture Of Dorian Gray 1945; Albert Lewin

89. The Wicked Lady 1945; Leslie Arliss

90. The Fall Of The House Of Usher 1948; Ivan Barnett

91. 1984 1954; Rudolph Cartier

92. Quatermass And The Pit 1958; Rudolph Cartier

93. Captain Clegg 1962; Peter Graham Scott

94. The War Game 1965; Peter Watkins

95. Dance Of The Vampires aka The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967; Roman Polanski

96. Dead Of Night: The Exorcism 1972; Don Taylor

97. Legend Of Hell House 1973; John Hough

98. The Offence 1973; Sidney Lumet

99. I, Zombie: A Chronicle Of Pain 1998; Andrew Parkinson

100. Circus Of Horrors 1960; Sidney Hayers

100. The Comeback 1978; Pete Walker

100. Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde 1971; Roy Ward Baker

100. Edge Of Darkness 1985; Martin Campbell

100. A Ghost Story For Christmas: Lost Hearts 1973; Lawrence Gordon Clark

100. Revenge 1971; Sidney Hayers

100. Satan's Slave 1976; Norman J Warren

100. Schalken The Painter 1979; Leslie Megahey

100. Straight On Till Morning 1972; Peter Collinson

100. The Tales Of Hoffmann 1951; Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

100. What A Carve Up 1962; Pat Jackson

 

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