British cinema, especially English cinema has approached the horror genre with gothic landscapes and full of dark secrets, the land offers alienated and in some cases irradiated areas to make these horror films come alive on screen, the settings are key to making these horror movies a cult hit. The borders and peripheral settings loom large within the setting of an English horror and there’s something rather authentic yet grotesque about each film. If you ever plan to travel around the country to experience the setting of these films and you decide to go by plane, make sure you don’t leave the airport parking to the last minute. Plan and prepare so you don’t end up paying unnecessary fees. Once you have your entire airport parking sorted let’s have a look at the horror films based in England:
28 Days Later:
This is one of my favourite British horror films; it’s simply a work of art. Danny Boyle managed to direct a particular powerful piece of filming and the sound track was eerie yet absorbing. What was fascinating about this film was the unforgettable shots of a deserted London – this film took a bold new look at the post-apocalyptic zombie genre.
The underground horror film was released in 2005, and contains a frightening movie set in a subterranean cave system. This film took a refreshingly bold step in regards to having an all-female cast. The combination of plausible personalities, all-too-believable inters groups and a unique setting makes this film a really jumpy one!
Eden Lake carries a chilling realism not just in its execution, but also given how it arrived on the back of the revolting happy slap craze that polluted the British nation in the form of blurry mobile phone videos. It’s quite the intelligent horror, especially in the moment; there is a scene where the communication and interaction between several grown men juxtaposes that of the teens we’ve been watching all the way through the film.
Village of the Damned
Village of the Damned is a classic drive-in horror film – harbouring the ability to send shivers wriggling down your spine. Hundreds of horror movies have created their very own versions of chilling, wild-eyed kids, but none of them are quite as curiously creepy as the ones born in Midwich.
A movie that involves two soldiers returning home from their duties end up being more war as they take up an assassination contract. The pair are given a list of names to wipe out hence the title. Things get creepier and creepier the closer they get to finishing the job, and before long Kill List has roared into an entirely different genre altogether.
It’s a little tricky to acknowledge the brilliance of Kill List in the immediate aftermath of the gawp-inducing final scene. But a brilliant film it certainly is. The director managed to morph an intense thriller into a disturbing horror so grotesque that you’ll be left shaken and stunned by the time the credits roll.