By Steve Chibnall,Julian Petley

British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to said classics reminiscent of Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man.


Contributors discover the contexts within which British horror motion pictures were censored and labeled, judged via their critics and ate up by way of their lovers. Uncovering overlooked sleek classics like Deathline, and addressing matters comparable to the illustration of kin and ladies, they think about the Britishness of British horror and view sub-genres comparable to the psycho-thriller and witchcraftmovies, the paintings of the Amicus studio, and key filmmakers together with Peter Walker.


Chapters include:



  • the 'Psycho Thriller'

  • the British censors and horror cinema

  • femininity and horror movie fandom

  • witchcraft and the occult in British horror

  • Horrific movies and Thirties British Cinema

  • Peter Walker and Gothic revisionism.

Also featuring a accomplished filmography and interviews with key administrators Clive Barker and Doug Bradley, this is often one source movie experiences scholars may still not be without.

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