Horror Movies of the 1920s

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (49 mins.)
 
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 Short Film)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. (40 mins.)
 
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Genuine (1920)
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Extremely rare work of Robert Wiene. From the director and year of excellent "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" this work was eventually overshadowed by the success of Caligari. It has a dreamy atmosphere, like another world or something. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
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The Golem (1920)
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
 
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Der Januskopf (1920)
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In this uncredited and apparently lost version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr... (107 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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The Penalty (1920)
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A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs. (90 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
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Destiny (1921)
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When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate. (114 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
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The Phantom Carriage (1921)
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It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year... (93 mins.)
 
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The Haunted Castle (1921)
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.... (75 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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A Blind Bargain (1922)
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Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment. (57 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
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The Ghost Breaker (1922)
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A young man and his manservant, escaping from a backwoods family feud, are persuaded by a beautiful... (57 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
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Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
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The Headless Horseman (1922)
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The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, who is coming from New York... (68 mins.)
 
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Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (242 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
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One Exciting Night (1922)
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A young orphan girl, courted by an unpleasant older wealthy man who has a hold over her adoptive mother... (128 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The Hands of Orlac (1924)
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A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
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Waxworks (1924)
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The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer... (65 mins.)
 
22.
Maciste in Hell (1925)
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality. (95 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
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The Monster (1925)
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A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium. (86 mins.)
Director: Roland West
 
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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
 
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Wolfblood (1925)
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After wolf blood transfusion, man thinks he's becoming a wolf. (68 mins.)
 
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The Bat (1926)
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A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. (86 mins.)
 
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Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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The Magician (1926)
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A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pick out the right girl. (83 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
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The Man Who Cheated Life (1926)
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For Balduin, going out to beer parties with his fellow students and fighting out disputes at the tip of the sword have lost their charms... (110 mins.)
Director: Henrik Galeen
 
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The Cat and the Canary (1927)
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Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
 
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The Gorilla (1927)
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An ape is suspected of committing a series of murders. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
 
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London After Midnight (1927)
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires? (69 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
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Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
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The Unknown (1927)
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost. (63 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
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A Daughter of Destiny (1928)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Henrik Galeen
 
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The Ape (1928)
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A supposedly tame ape suddenly goes on a rampage in a small town. Based on a true story.
Director: Beverly C. Rule
 
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The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher... (63 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
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The Fall of the House of Usher (1928 Short Film)
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A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher... (13 mins.)