Invasion of the zombies: Horror fans turn to the living dead

Cinemas across the UK are about to be invaded by legions of shambling, catatonic, bug-eyed creatures. Fortunately, most will be on-screen. The zombie film, long thought dead and rotting in television's graveyard slots, has been reanimated.

DVD: Daybreakers (18)

Just in case you haven't had your fill of vampires, here's another outing for the fanged ones.

Starstruck: Intandem takes on Swank

Intandem Films, an AIM-listed group, is expected to announce tomorrow that it is to co-produce and sell to distributors the latest movie starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (18)

Is there any good reason to remake the 1984 slasher movie that launched Freddy Krueger's pizza-faced psychopath on an unsuspecting world?

The House of the Devil (18)

There are so many Sixties slasher homages that you almost expect Peter Cushing to appear in this old-fashioned gore fest

DVD: Paranormal Activity (15)

Taking its cue from films such as The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity may not be the first low-budget horror movie to use the hand-held camera technique, but that doesn't stop it working to terrifying effect.

Clair Lewis: Disabled people need assistance to live, not die

There is a saying among disabled people that goes: "If it hurts, we know we're alive". Like most humans our natural instinct is not merely to survive but to flourish. For this we need assistance to live, not die. Disabled people suffer so much neglect, isolation, exclusion and discrimination that some volunteer for euthanasia. But this is not the only way to address suffering. What about assistance to live?

Thorpe Park wants visitors' urine contribution for new attraction

The public is being asked to make a slightly unusual contribution to a tourist park's new attraction - smelly pee.

Hell's Belles, By Paul Magrs

From transsexuals and teenagers to vegans and vamps, Paul Magrs has always shown a soft spot for outsiders. Perhaps his finest creations are Brenda and Effie, the geriatric stars of his Whitby-based gothic mysteries.

Paranormal Activity (15)

Horror that offers more fun than fear

Jennifer's Body (15)

When Diablo Cody won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay, she was suddenly the coolest woman in Hollywood: a lavishly tattooed ex-stripper, discovered via her blog, who could turn an indie comedy into a blockbuster by packing the dialogue with new-minted teen slang. That's why Cody's complacent follow-up, Jennifer's Body, is such a let-down.

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Britain's biggest fears revealed

The fancy dress parade at Halloween never fails to impress. From killer clown to ‘warts and all’ witches, superheroes to dead celebrities, your local ‘trick or treaters’ are no doubt concocting their latest gruesome outfit already - inevitably involving a bed sheet, a pair of scissors and a whole heap of tomato ketchup.

The Shining declared 'scariest horror film ever'

The Shining has been declared the scariest horror film every made by top film website Totalscifionline.com.

Paranormal Activity: 'A visceral sense of dread'

People screamed. They hugged each other. Popcorn went everywhere. At least half a dozen punters walked out, and when lights finally went up, a shell-shocked auditorium reverberated with a collective sigh of relief.

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