10 Of The Greatest British Horror Movies

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The ten greatest British horror films you can watch

28 Days Later

28 Days Later  deserves a lot of credit for bringing something new to the Zombie genre with The Infected. It's still impressive how they portrayed London as deserted, and later revealed that all of Great Britain is under quarantine. 

The movie fearlessly shows society breaking down but keeps an adventurous vibe. With a successful sequel worth watching as well, 28 weeks later, news also recently broke of a new movie being made titled 28 Years Later.  [28 Days Later on IMDB]

The Wicker Man

Still one of my favs with one of the most haunting endings ever. The Wicker Man is one of those movies that is just haunting throughout. No jump scares or scary moments at all really, just atmosphere, oh so much atmosphere.

The last five minutes are fantastic, transforming what seems like a typical detective story about a missing girl into something else entirely. And as I mentioned, that ending, still one of the best endings of all time. [The Wicker Man on IMDB]

Shaun Of The Dead

If you haven't watched this movie yet, you haven't lived. One of the best horror comedies of all time. And one of the bezst zombie movies of all time too! It stays true to classic zombie lore, with slow-moving undead trapping the living in tight spaces, while also delivering some fantastic special effects.

It's the story of a guy trying to sort out his love life while coincidentally facing a zombie apocalypse. Shaun Of The Dead will make you laugh hard, and if it doesn't maybe you're just a bit dead inside? [Shaun Of The Dead on IMDB]

Dog Soldiers

There have been few British horror films in the last couple of decades as deserving of praise as Dog Soldiers. If you enjoy horror that's bloody, humorous, and full of gore, you won't find much better than this. ''Come and have a go if you think you're tough enough''. If you know, you know. [Dog Soldiers on IMDB]

The Descent

While the story of The Descent unfolds in America, it was produced by the British company Pinewood Studios and filmed at Ashridge Park in Buckinghamshire. Six women embark on a daring caving expedition only to encounter terrifying blind humanoid creatures known as Crawlers. 

The Descent delves deeper than a mere encounter between spelunkers and monsters; it explores themes of grief and madness as well, and is well worth a watch. [The Descent on IMDB]


The original Hellraiser movie which gave birth to a horror franchise thanks to its Lovecraftian mythology and the memorable villain Pinhead. It boasts a visually stunning and distinctive style that distinguishes it from other horror films of its time. With its enduring influence and legacy, it stands tall as one of the best horror movies to come out of Britain. [Hellraiser on IMDB]

An American Werewolf In London

Rick Baker received an Academy Award in the makeup category for his groundbreaking work in John Landis' horror/comedy film a when you watch it, you can understand why. While the movie blends humor with horror, it remains a violent and unsettling watch even to this day. [An American Werewolf In London on IMDB]


If you liked Late Night With The Devil, then Ghostwatch should be on your watch list. This BBC mockumentary is about a television crew spending the night in a reputedly haunted house. Inside, they encounter two young girls who claim to be tormented by a spirit. As the night progresses, they uncover compelling evidence of the supernatural—evidence that doesn't confine itself to the house's walls but seeps into the minds, bodies, and souls of those nearby. Interested? [Ghostwatch on IMDB]

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom is considered one of the early templates for modern slasher films and its release caused such controversy that it essentially halted director Michael Powell's career. The shock surrounding the film was somewhat warranted for its time, and maybe any time, as it depicts a serial killer who films his victims' agonizing final moments. [Peeping Tom on IMDB]

Kill List

Ben Wheatley's second film is quite unsettling, blending elements of realism and crime drama with a sinister undertone. It masterfully maintains a tense atmosphere and keeps you guessing until the shocking finale. Prepare for a experience that you won't soon forget. The less said about this movie the better. Just watch it. [Kill List on IMDB]

What horror movies to come out of Britain do you love? Let me know in the comments or connect with me on my horror twitter and horror Instagram pages.

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