British horror has been revered across the world for decades, becoming an unofficial cornerstone of the genre. This small isle has generated some of the genre's finest hours - and scariest stories - to grace the silver screen throughout its long history.
From the prolific Hammer Horror productions that blessed the 1950s, to the portmanteau horror films littered with fantastic actors of the 1960s and 1970s, it's fare to say Britain's history with the genre has been long and deliciously bloody.
Though the frequency with which British horror films are made may have waned, their quality has rarely faltered. Even if the 1990s were a bit of a wasteland, come the new millennium we were swimming in delectable Great British horror. Just look at the likes of Dog Soldiers, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and Eden Lake, quality horror that launched the careers of some of our finest talent to the international stage
Thankfully, this hot streak continued past 2010, and as 2020 is drawing to a close let's take a look at some of the best horror to come from Great Britain in the last ten years.
10. Cockneys Vs Zombies
We’ve all seen the dreadful bargain bin DVDs of large poisonous animals fighting other large deadly insects, but one of the few delightful surprises to rise from the depths of the Versus subgenre of horror is hands down Cockneys vs Zombies.
The premise is fairly simple: a gang of cockney robbers find themselves trying to escape a zombie infested East End London, and there’s not a lot below that surface either.
Though what the film lacks in depth, it makes up for in laughs. There’s a zombie siege on a retirement home, stalwart British actor Alan Ford slinging insults that would make your mother blush, and a showdown between zombie football hooligans that will be sure to tickle your funny bone.
Sure, it may not compare to the merit of some of our other British horror, but it is a bloody good time.