In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
Sorry to have to spell it out like that, but it's so damn easy to confuse these films with cult horror. So, just to be clear, this collection features movies with 'relatively small groups of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister' not films that have 'small but active fan followings'. Savvy?
Known as the slasher's heyday, the 70s has a lot to offer horror-hounds, and we've collected the cream of the crop. Check out 'The Other' for a suitably creepy hidden-gem featuring a set of twins on an isolated farm; one seems like a norma little boy, the other... not so much.
To be honest, sex probably sucked back in the day, because everyone smelled like shit, there was no contraception, and if you got pregnant chances were you'd die; but whatever you do don't think about that while watching these erotic period pieces.
A specific trend in British horror during the 60s and 70s, which played on urban stereotypes of the rural British population as uneducated, superstitious bumpkins. We've collected the very best of the genre right here for your viewing pleasure!
Witches, demons, and anti-christs (now that's a terrifying plural): enjoy this collection of classic Religious horror movies, including 'Rosemary's Baby', 'The Wicker Man', and, of course, 'The Excorcist'! The major takeaway: someone invites you to play ouija with them - suggest monopoly instead!