Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.
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Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

Director: John Das
Stars: Mark Gatiss, Dario Argento, Fabrizio Bava
Documentary | Horror
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante
Documentary | Horror
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An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon
Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini
Horror
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman
The First Men in the Moon (TV Movie 2010)
Sci-Fi
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In 1969 the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that,in 1909,as ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Thomas
Stars: Rory Kinnear, Mark Gatiss, Alex Riddell
Horror
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Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Piers Haggard
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden, Barry Andrews
Crooked House (TV Series 2008)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A ghost story about a cursed house. The cursed house - Geap Manor - weaves together three ghost stories set during Georgian times, the 1920s and the present day.

Stars: Lee Ingleby, Mark Gatiss, Derren Brown
Documentary | Sci-Fi
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika
Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn
Biography | Drama | Horror
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.

Director: Michael Reeves
Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
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A Great History lesson of Horror Movies through the Decades
8 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't know why so many people have such a problem with this TV show as it was fantastic, it personally taught me an in depth history of Horror, and gave me a whole new outlook on movies I now see.

People who say he is a snob and whatever probably just don't like his taste in movies. It was a shame this was originally aired on BBC 4, and it deserved to be moved to BBC 1 or 2 around Halloween.

The only problem I had was that he should have done 2 more episodes, one of the horror movies of the 80's and early 90's and a final episode on horror movies of the mid 90's up until today.

In conclusion this is a highly underrated and wonderful TV show and I would give it 9/10.


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