Sci-Fi & Horror

From chilling gothic horror to strange dystopian worlds this collection showcases Britain’s historic tradition of creating genre defining sci-fi and horror. Discover films unafraid to explore themes of genetic engineering, inter dimensions and the occult.

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  • To Have and to Hold

    This ghoulish short has a truly gripping premise. Distracted by her boyfriend while driving on a quiet country lane, a young woman regains consciousness in their wrecked car to find herself hand in hand with her lover. But his lifeless hand, frozen by rigor mortis refuses to let go. John Hardwick...

  • Rose Red

    Simon Pummell's (Bodysong) visually ravishing sci-fi thriller exploring the future of virtual reality and the desire to transcend human limits. The theft of an experimental drug to suppress the immune system reveals a case of virtual reality addiction and forces a detective to confront his night...

  • Fright

    Amanda prepares for what was advertised as a routine night of babysitting; but does the motherís incessant fretting hint that something more frightful than an unruly child will be awaiting her this evening?

  • The Queen of Spades

    The distinguished British film director Thorold Dickinson (1903-1984), made only nine features in a chequered but remarkable film-making career which began in 1936 and ended in 1955. He subsequently became Britainís first Professor of Film at the Slade School of Art and wrote the much re-printed ...