Horror 1930-1960

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1. The Vampire (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A kind, small-town doctor mistakenly ingests pills made from vampire bat blood and they turn him into a dangerous fanged creature.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: John Beal, Coleen Gray, Kenneth Tobey, Lydia Reed

Votes: 891

2. The Return of Dracula (1958)

PG | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After a vampire leaves his native Balkans, he murders a Czech artist, assumes his identity, and moves in with the dead man's American cousins.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn, John Wengraf

Votes: 1,106

3. Voodoo Woman (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Marla English, Tom Conway, Mike Connors, Lance Fuller

Votes: 400

4. The Devil's Hand (1961)

Approved | 71 min | Horror

A man is haunted by visions of a beautiful woman. When he finally meets her, he winds up involved in a Satanic cult.

Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: Linda Christian, Robert Alda, Ariadne Welter, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 1,031

5. Voodoo Island (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Horror

A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Boris Karloff, Beverly Tyler, Murvyn Vye, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 726

6. Nabonga (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure

When a treasure hunter seeks a downed airplane in the jungles of Africa, he encounters one of the passenger's young daughter, now fully grown, and with a gorilla protector.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Fifi D'Orsay, Barton MacLane, Julie London

Votes: 410

7. Jungle Woman (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Evelyn Ankers, J. Carrol Naish, Samuel S. Hinds, Lois Collier

Votes: 313

8. Ghost Ship (1952)

Approved | 74 min | Horror

A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hugh Burden, John Robinson

Votes: 384

9. The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 1,052

10. The Disembodied (1957)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror

A photographer on an expedition in the jungle runs afoul of a voodoo cult.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John Wengraf, Eugenia Paul

Votes: 231

11. The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

Approved | 79 min | Horror

A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson, Allison Hayes

Votes: 589

12. From Hell It Came (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed, and returns as a walking tree stump.

Director: Dan Milner | Stars: Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara

Votes: 1,180

13. Teenage Monster (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes an ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.

Director: Jacques R. Marquette | Stars: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 287

14. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Director: Wyott Ordung | Stars: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,724

16. Murder at Dawn (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Mad scientist works on a death ray in his mountain hideaway.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Josephine Dunn, Jack Mulhall, Eddie Boland, Marjorie Beebe

Votes: 97

17. The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

Edward Jekyll, ignorant of how his father had brought forth death and destruction with his experiments, is pursuing a chemist career despite the fact that he has been discharged from school... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Louis Hayward, Jody Lawrance, Alexander Knox, Lester Matthews

Votes: 263

18. The Witching Hour (1934)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Guy Standing, John Halliday, William Frawley, Judith Allen

Votes: 76

19. The Maze (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he ... See full summary »

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, Michael Pate

Votes: 859

20. Cry of the Werewolf (1944)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to protect.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Nina Foch, Stephen Crane, Osa Massen, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 591

21. The Mad Butcher (1971)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Zurli | Stars: Victor Buono, Franca Polesello, Brad Harris, Dario Michaelis

Votes: 336

22. Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine

Votes: 825

23. House of the Black Death (1965)

GP | 89 min | Horror

Two brothers, both of whom are warlocks, use their powers and covens of witches to battle over the family fortune.

Directors: Harold Daniels, Reginald Le Borg, Jerry Warren | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Andrea King, Tom Drake

Votes: 158

24. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Anne Field

Votes: 1,089

25. Curse of the Undead (1959)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Eric Fleming, Michael Pate, Kathleen Crowley, John Hoyt

Votes: 683

26. The Living Ghost (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey, Vera Gordon

Votes: 479

27. The Creeper (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Horror

A man is turned into a "catlike" killer by means of a serum invented by a crazed scientist.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Onslow Stevens, June Vincent, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 168

28. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,496

29. The Man Without a Body (1957)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Saunders, W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Robert Hutton, George Coulouris, Julia Arnall, Nadja Regin

Votes: 251

30. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter Laura. Her nurse believes she is possessed by the spirit of a dead ancestor, Carmilla. A young woman becomes intrigued by the ... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi, Ursula Davis, José Campos

Votes: 651

31. My World Dies Screaming (1958)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

A newlywed is terrified when her husband brings her to live in the old house that figures in her recurring nightmare.

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Cathy O'Donnell, William Ching, John Qualen

Votes: 500

32. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard

Votes: 639

33. The Jungle Captive (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Once again, Paula Dupree, the Ape Woman, is brought back to life, this time by a mad scientist and his disfigured assistant, who also kidnaps his female lab assistant in order to have a ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Otto Kruger, Vicky Lane, Amelita Ward, Phil Brown

Votes: 271

34. The Monkey's Paw (1933)

Passed | 58 min | Horror

A mother wishes for the return of her dead son--a wish that is granted by the severed paw of a dead monkey.

Directors: Wesley Ruggles, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Ivan F. Simpson, Louise Carter, C. Aubrey Smith, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 70

35. The Three Weird Sisters (1948)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama

A secretary suspects that her employer's three elderly sisters are plotting to kill him after he announces he'll no longer finance their philanthropic endeavors.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Nancy Price, Mary Clare, Mary Merrall, Nova Pilbeam

Votes: 120

36. The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 439

37. Woman Who Came Back (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Horror, Mystery

After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch.

Director: Walter Colmes | Stars: John Loder, Nancy Kelly, Otto Kruger, Ruth Ford

Votes: 264

38. The Hidden Hand (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens)is a young attorney who works for an eccentric old woman, Lorinda Channing (Cecil Cunningham), who uses her insane brother, John Channing (Milton Parsons), to ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser, Julie Bishop, Willie Best

Votes: 357

39. The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews

Votes: 509

40. Pharaoh's Curse (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Horror

Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Mark Dana, Ziva Rodann, Diane Brewster, George N. Neise

Votes: 518

41. Behind the Mask (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King

Votes: 210

42. The Ghost of Rashmon Hall (1948)

52 min | Horror

A doctor is summoned to an old dark house to rid it of evil spirits.

Director: Denis Kavanagh | Stars: Valentine Dyall, Anne Howard, Alec Faversham, Howard Douglas

Votes: 91

43. The Man in Black (1949)

80 min | Thriller

A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Betty Ann Davies, Sheila Burrell, Sidney James, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 205

44. Things Happen at Night (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare, Gwyneth Vaughan

Votes: 144

45. The Headless Ghost (1959)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy, Horror

Three teenagers encounter a ghost who is in limbo until he retrieves his lost head. They do their bit to help him find it.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Richard Lyon, Liliane Sottane, David Rose, Clive Revill

Votes: 227



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