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Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time

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    British horror movies have left an indelible mark on the global cinematic landscape, from spine-chilling tales of the supernatural to psychological thrillers that linger in the mind.

    In this article, we will explore the dimly lit corridors and shadowy alleys of the best British horror movies of all time, each contributing to the rich tapestry of the genre.

    List of Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time

    The Wicker Man

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Robin Hardy
    • Stars: Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Christopher Lee
    • Genre: Horror/Mystery
    • UK release date: 6 December 1973

    Night of The Demon

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Jacques Tourneur
    • Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis
    • Genre: Horror/Fantasy
    • UK release date: November 1957

    Don’t Look Now

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Nicolas Roeg
    • Stars: Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland
    • Genre: Horror/Mystery
    • UK release date: 16 October 1973

    The Innocents

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Jack Clayton
    • Stars: Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, and Megs Jenkins
    • Genre: Horror/Mystery
    • UK release date: 24 November 1961

    Dead of Night

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director(s): Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer
    • Stars: Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers, Sally Ann Howes and Michael Redgrave
    • Genre: Horror/Fantasy
    • UK release date: 9 September 1945

    Kill List

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Ben Wheatley
    • Stars: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring and Michael Smiley
    • Genre: Horror/Crime
    • UK release date: 2 September 2011

    Dracula

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Terence Fisher
    • Stars: Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, and John Van Eyssen
    • Genre: Horror/Fantasy
    • UK release date: 21 May 1958

    An American Werewolf in London

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: John David Landis
    • Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne and John Woodvine
    • Genre: Horror/Comedy
    • UK release date: 21 August 1981

    Hellraiser

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Clive Barker
    • Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence
    • Genre: Horror/Fantasy
    • UK release date: 10 September 1987

    The Blood of Satan’s Claw

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Piers Haggard
    • Stars: Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden
    • Genre: Horror/Mystery
    • UK release date: 16 July 1971

    28 Days Later

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Danny Boyle
    • Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson
    • Genre: Horror/Sci-fi
    • UK release date: 1 November 2002

    The Descent

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Neil Marshall
    • Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone, MyAnna Buring
    • Genre: Horror/Adventure
    • UK release date: 8 July 2005

    Theatre of Blood

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Douglas Hickox
    • Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry
    • Genre: Horror/Comedy
    • UK release date: 7 June 1973

    The Devil Rides Out

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Terence Fisher
    • Stars: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Niké Arrighi, Leon Greene, Patrick Mower, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Sarah Lawson, Paul Eddington, Rosalyn Landor
    • Genre: Horror/Cult film
    • UK release date: 20 July 1968

    Shaun of the Dead

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Edgar Wright
    • Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton
    • Genre: Horror/Comedy
    • UK release date: 9 April 2004

    Peeping Tom

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Michael Powell
    • Stars: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley
    • Genre: Horror/Crime
    • UK release date: 7 April 1960

    Quatermass and the Pit

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Roy Ward Baker
    • Stars: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover
    • Genre: Sci-fi/Horror
    • UK release date: 9 November 1967

    Dog Soldiers

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Neil Marshall
    • Stars: Sean Pertwee, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby
    • Genre: Horror/Action
    • UK release date: 10 May 2002

    The Haunting

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Robert Wise
    • Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn
    • Genre: Horror/Western
    • UK release date: 9 January 1964

    Witchfinder General

    Top 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time
    • Director: Michael Reeves
    • Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Wilfrid Brambell, Patrick Wymark, Robert Russell, Nicky Henson, Hilary Dwyer
    • Genre: Horror/Western
    • UK release date: 19 May 1968

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