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19 British Horror Movies That Are Goddamn Terrifying

None of them involve a badly made cup of tea, surprisingly.

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1. 28 Days Later (2002)

Fox Searchlight Pictures

What it's about: A bike courier wakes to find London deserted after being attacked by the "Rage" virus. When he finds other survivors, they begin a journey in the hope of avoiding those that have been affected.

4. Hellraiser (1987)

Entertainment Film Distributors

What it's about: A man accidentally opens the portal to hell, allowing creatures called Cenobites to enter the world and tear his body apart. What is left of his body comes back to life, and he convinces his lover to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to rebuild himself.


6. See No Evil (1971)

Columbia Pictures

What it's about: A blind woman returns home to find her family have been murdered, and the killer is still there. A game of cat and mouse begins, with the woman trying to escape the killer and learn their identity.

7. Triangle (2009)

Icon Productions

What it's about: After their yacht is struck by strange weather conditions, the passengers jump onboard another ship, only for things to take a turn for the worse when a loop of déjà vu begins.


9. Dread (2009)

After Dark Films

What it's about: After seeing his parents get killed by an axe murderer as a kid, Quaid (now a student) carries out an experiment to explore other people's biggest fears. Intent on taking things to the next level, he begins studying what it takes for people to face and overcome their fears. Believe me, it's messed up.

10. Tony (2009)

Revolver Entertainment

What it's about: The movie focuses on a man living in the city of London. Visitors to his house often complain of the rotting smell, unaware that the smell is of the decomposing bodies hidden in the flat.

11. The Awakening (2011)

StudioCanal UK

What it's about: After sighting of a ghost child at a boy's boarding school, a writer who exposes hoaxes goes to investigate. But she soon discovers the dark secrets the school holds.

12. Asylum (1972)

Cinerama Releasing Corporation

What it's about: When a doctor goes for an interview at an asylum, he is given the task of questioning the inmates in order to find Doctor Starr, the former head of the asylum who suffered a nervous breakdown.


18. The Wicker Man (1973)

British Lion Films

What it's about: A detective travels to a small Scottish island in an attempt to solve the mystery of a missing child, and is met by the island's strange population and rituals.

19. The Mirror (2014)

Haunted Mirror

What it's about: Based on real events. Three flatmates band together to buy a haunted mirror and record the paranormal activities that follow. Things get pretty fucked up.