Win GHOST STORY on Blu-Ray In Our Competition!


It was one of the most talked about horror films of the early 1980s, thanks, in no small part, for the wealth of Hollywood royalty nearing the end of their careers starring in what was, for many of them, the first and only horror film of their working lives.

And now, for the first time in the UK, Ghost Story arrives on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Second Sight on 7th December 2015 and we’ve two copies to give away on Blu-Ray to our lucky readers!

The film, based on the acclaimed Peter Straub bestseller (rated by Stephen King as one of the finest examples of the craft of the late 20th century) stars screen legends Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Houseman. Three of the four were making their final film appearances ever, with the acclaimed horror proving to be a fitting epitaph for their talents. The film also stars a haunting Alice Krige (Star Trek).

Ghost Story follows a quartet of elderly friends who while away the time in their dotage by telling each other spooky stories and creepy tales as part of their Chowder Society group.

But when one of them meets an untimely end and the rest are afflicted with troubling nightmares, it appears as if past crimes could be catching up with them…

For your chance to win GHOST STORY on Blu-Ray, simply comment below telling us who your favourite horror actor is and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday 15th December 2015 and two valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 2 winners will win 1x Ghost Story on Blu-Ray
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

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  1. My favourite horror actor has to be Robert Englund. Not only is he the most iconic horror character (who I feel can’t be replaced) in Freddy Kruger, he has continued to work nonstop in the horror genre. I admit, his last classic character for me is Mayer Buckman and he is now more of a cameo player than a star, but I still watch anything to which he is attached.

  2. A vastly underrated performance – because it was in a kid’s comedy is that of Duncan Regehr as Dracula in Monster Squad. He had just the understated menace to perfection.

  3. This film is a lesser known classic, with some great actors. Probably, over the decades, Christopher Lee has to hold the title of best horror actor – in recent years I’d plump for Tobin Bell (Jigsaw), who is so effortlessly menacing!

  4. “My name is Alice”
    was tempted to go with Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee, both favourites from my childhood decided in the end to go with Mila Jovovitch whose role as Alice has been awesome throughout the Resident Evil series of films. I know that some haven’t been as good as others but for all out zombie fun action the Resi films are my go-to choice and Mila is the star.

  5. I don’t know if the film comes under ‘horror’ but Kathy Bates was amazing in Misery. One minute she is nice and cheerful and the next she is depressed and wanting to take a sledgehammer to James Caan’s feet.

  6. There are too many to mention, but in remembrace the actor who really introduced terror, pure terror to the screen must be Gunnar Hansen, his portrayal of Leatherface is still unparalleled to this day, the way he embodies child like qualities in the role and the viciousness of the character, it is just an awesome peace of work…and will always be remembered in the annals of film history…R.I.P. Gunnar.

  7. got to be christopher lee, such variety and sincerity to all of his roles make him an icon in my eyes. and of course, he IS dracula!

  8. Billy Drago, as he`s someone who I`ve seen in 2/3 films and always thought his roles were good and well acted (a few year ago though)

  9. gonna go for one of those guys who pops up in a movie and instantly gives it credibility while making it more awesome.

    brad dourif.

    he’s been nominated for an oscar, he’s popped up in blockbusters and critically acclaimed masterpieces of big and small screen. he’s also chucky from the child’s play movies, and if you’ve seen 5 horror movies in your lifetime, he probably had a cameo in at least one.

    my personal favourite role of his is a rare lead in the sadly under-appreciated “death machine” (although he is a guy who is excellent in everything he does; he doesn’t do “phoning it in”).

  10. Bruce Campbell – brilliant in the Evil Dead movies and hugely talented. Bubba Ho-tep is also brilliant – a ludicrous premise, but Campbell is superb in the Elvis role.

  11. I think Peter Cushing, because no matter how oulandish the film, he would always ground it by playing with absolute conviction.

  12. I’d go with Peter Cushing. He starred in many horror films (of varying quality) alongside a great many monsters and vampires. He was always giving it his all as though he truly believed in the horror that existed within the stories.

  13. The late great Sir Christopher Lee. So many roles as both good (The Devil Rides Out) and bad characters (Lord Of The Rings, The Wickerman etc.).

  14. Has to be Robert Englund absolute legend in horror when you think of horror actors he is one of the first names that spring to mind!

  15. Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee are my all time legends but out of the ‘modern’ crop of actors I’d probably pick Tobin Bell from the ‘Saw’ franchise. He has the perfect scary face and mannerisms 🙂

  16. Kane Hodder because if a film wants a movie maniac to look and act scary that dude is always on hand. Such a great horror actor.

  17. The late great Sir Christopher Lee. A great actor because he was capable of playing so many different roles. Although he is asscoiated with horror films he wasn’t restricted to a single genre, eg Lord of The Rings and Star Wars.



  19. Christopher lee. From dracula to the wickerman he delivered amazing evil performances. And he was even a villain in star wars too!

  20. I love walking dead with Lindsay Wagner I watched it every nights for weeks it was that good or I was that boring no its a good film

  21. Not obviously a horror actor until I watched Hannibal Lecter but Anthony Hopkins plays outstandingly evil characters very convincingly indeed.

  22. robert englung for being the scarey freddy which scared the life out me the first time i watched nightmare on elm street

  23. It has to be Peter Cushing, who could turn any film into a “quality horror” just by his brooding presence. Also, by all accounts, a lovely man – and a vegetarian!

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