10 Most Criminally Underrated British Horror Movies

God save the queen from demons, slashers, and zombies, apparently.


If there's one thing that Brits know how to do right, it's a good cup of tea. Or have polite conversation. Or interestingly enough, make a solid, scary movie that will stay with you long after you've finished watching. No one knows true horror like a nation that eats boiled sheep stomach as a delicacy after all.

Whilst some of the best horror films have come from our tiny isle, there's plenty that have flown entirely under the radar and haven't gotten the attention they deserve. From paranormal encounters to transformative terrors, there's plenty that goes bump in the night around the forgotten corners of the UK.

Why do you think we sing so much about God saving the Queen? Gotta stop good old Liz getting had by vampire, after all.


10. Tormented

Warner Bros

A horror film designed with the Skins generation in mind, Tormented proves school can be tough, but when you throw vengeful ghosts and string of gruesome deaths into the mix, your maths exam doesn't really feel that life-altering.

Unpopular, asthmatic, and overweight, Darren Mullet commits suicide. His funeral is populated by those that had no idea who he was - and more importantly, simply didn't care. Bullied by the 'cool crowd' relentlessly and fuelled by anger, Mullet doesn't stay dead however, coming back to wreak havoc on those that wronged him whilst he was alive and proving that even those who were seemingly innocent have their secrets to hide.

Tormented knows exactly what it is. It's funny, full of ridiculous gory deaths, and doesn't shy away from the fact that its marketed towards the nighttime teen crowd simply after sex and violence. Whilst it feels somewhat like a product of its time, it's still a fun watch, and unfairly forgotten about when it comes to ultimately self-aware horrors.

If you don't believe me, a goth gets his ears blown out with supernaturally loud metal and a nerd is killed via pencils to the nose. It's great.

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