In Dreams Are Monsters

A season of horror films – in cinemas across the UK and on BFI Player.

This autumn, we embark on a journey into the monstrous as we celebrate horror on film. Radical and provocative, horror has provided a community for those excluded from the mainstream since the inception of cinema, forcing audiences to confront their darkest thoughts and offering a platform to marginalised voices.

Our season of films will focus on the creatures that linger long after the closing credits, which have haunted our screens and dreams for over a century.

Explore the full programme below.

All UK screenings

BFI Player – In Dreams Are Monsters subscription collection

Subscribe now for a selection of horrific highlights from the season.

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ICO tour

Be part of the season by booking a film as part for the ICO tour.

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Partner festivals

BFI Members get cheaper tickets

Join the BFI today to get a discount across all tickets to the In Dreams Are Monsters season at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX.

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25 and Under

If you are under 26 you can get £3 cinema tickets to all films in the horror season.

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Features

Where to begin with Hammer horror

By Mike Sutton

Where to begin with Hammer horror

Vile VHS: unspooling the history of the ‘video nasty’ controversy

By Kim Newman

Vile VHS: unspooling the history of the ‘video nasty’ controversy

Bloodlines: a history of Black horror

By Kelli Weston

Bloodlines: a history of Black horror

Lists

10 great autumnal horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great autumnal horror films

10 great horror sequels

By Josh Slater-Williams

10 great horror sequels

10 great silent horror films

By Pamela Hutchinson

10 great silent horror films

10 great religious horror films

By Anna Bogutskaya

10 great religious horror films

10 great romantic horror films

By Michael Blyth

10 great romantic horror films

10 great forest horror films

By Michael Blyth

10 great forest horror films