5 Best British Horror Films

Monday, November 29 by Annette Smith

If you like to watch British horror flicks, check out our list of 5 best British horror films.  While everyone has an opinion regarding the best films, the following movies have emerged as fan favorites. Go ahead and add them to your list of “must see” British films.

  1. “The Wicker Man.” Topping our list of five best British horror films is “The Wicker Man,” a 1973 cult classic. The story centers on a British police sergeant sent to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. Combining thriller, existential horror, and musical genre, the film features performances by Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Britt Ekland.
  2. “Witchfinder General.” “Witchfinder General” is a 1968 British horror flick based on a Ronald Bassett novel. The film follows the murderous exploits of a seventeenth-century English lawyer who claimed he was appointed Witchfinder General by England’s parliament. Initially heavily censored for intense torture and violence, the film has developed a cult following. Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, and Hilary Dwyer star in the lead roles.
  3. “The Haunting.” Another top British horror film is “The Haunting.” The 1963 psychological horror was adapted from a Shirley Jackson novel, “The Haunting of Hill House.” Starring Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Claire Bloom, and Russ Tamblyn, the film centers on a team of paranormal investigators and the house where they spend several nights.
  4. “Death Line.” “Death Line” is a 1972 British horror film, known in the United States as “Raw Meat.” The story focuses on a family of cannibals living in an unused portion of the London Underground. Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd star in this popular horror flick, and Christopher Lee makes a cameo appearance.
  5. “Theatre Of Blood.” Vincent Price and Diana Rigg star in “Theatre Of Blood,” the 1972 British horror film that rounds out our “five best” list. The plot centers on a vengeful Shakespearean actor and his daughter, who go about murdering his critics one-by-one. The film is considered one of Price’s best movies, and his personal favorite.
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