The British Movies That Delivered on The Horror Front

The English have mastered the horror genre. Perhaps it is because of their realistic books; the English seem to have a flair for horror. Some of the horror movies made by the English go down in the hall of fame as the best of all time, with its unique scare features. The actors who have played the roles are handpicked to scare the living daylights out of viewers. Their ability is stretched and explored to deliver emotions with their proper, yet, sinister accents.


This film was probably the grossest of the horror movies released during the 80s. The Hellraiser series offered an utterly bone-chilling experience to watch when it was first released. Audiences had never seen anything or heard anything like it ever. The movie is also based on a book by Clive Barker and is one of those movies that are as good as the books. The iconic Pinhead in the series was what nightmares were made of for years. The character and the screenplay brought out genuine emotions in every person who watched Dough Bradley, performs.

Under the Skin

The beautiful Scarlett Johansson plays the role of an alien in this movie. The movie might sound as if it simply is another fictitious alien movie, but the gruesome details of laying traps to slay unexpecting victims are scary. Especially, when the role is played by Scarlett. Her ability to be able to use her facial expressions to introduce a sense of emotion into even a lifeless character makes this movie unique.

The Village of The Damned

For a movie set in the 1960s, you probably don’t expect to think that it would be scary now. However, think again, the characters and their portrayal are set to scare you for generations. The movie is sinister because it injects the scary into children. Dolls, babies, children, and toys behind haunted are not for the faint-hearted. This movie delivers on the horror front with the glow-eyed children and women who fall pregnant in strange ways. The scenes that make this film stand out is, the way the pure incidents in life such as childbirth is made to look horrific. Nope, for not the faint-hearted.

The Devils

Have you ever heard of a horror movie being banned or censored for its gruesome details? Well, this is one of them that skipped the censor, but made by the same director who is famous for his censors. Ken Russell delivers on the horror front in this 1971 movie. The fact that the movie has been made based on actual events does not make justice in calming the raking nerves. The historical relevance of the script and the inclusion of witchcraft during a time when the rumors were highest, makes this movie a topper.

28 Days Later

This thriller can’t be considered a horror unless you want to consider being destroyed by Zombies a horror. The lead actor from this 2002 release gained popularity for his amazing performance. The movie is set in the post-apocalyptic era in England, and the lead character’s skinny body type adds to the horror. The film set the stage for all Zombie movies that have been released after it and is Danny Boyle’s best movie.

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