HORROR LIBRARY: PART III (1930-1939)

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1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 10,460

2. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 54,073 | Gross: $12.00M

3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 36,113

4. The Bat Whispers (1930)

83 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

6.5
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A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 672

5. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 1,772

6. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 2,049

7. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano

Votes: 2,997

8. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 3,608

9. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 7,916

10. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 6,451

11. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 2,925

12. The Black Room (1935)

Unrated | 70 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,300

13. Svengali (1931)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.9
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Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 1,399

14. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos | Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Votes: 3,402

15. Mad Love (1935)

Passed | 68 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In France, an insane surgeon's obsession with an actress from England leads him to replace her pianist husband's hands that got mangled in an accident with the hands of a late knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy

Votes: 3,525

16. The Shadow (1937)

59 min | Mystery

7.3
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Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Charles Quigley, Marc Lawrence, Arthur Loft

Votes: 44

17. The Phantom Fiend (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.8
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest

Votes: 220

18. Ouanga (1936)

Approved | 56 min | Horror

4.9
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In Haiti, a black female plantation owner enacts a voodoo curse, and revives zombies for revenge on a white male neighbor, who has chosen a white woman over her for marriage.

Director: George Terwilliger | Stars: Fredi Washington, Philip Brandon, Marie Paxton, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 38

19. The Living Dead (1932)

89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror

6.3
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A crazed scientist murders his wife, walls her up, then flees. A reporter sets out to track him down.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Paul Wegener, Maria Koppenhöfer, Blandine Ebinger, Eugen Klöpfer

Votes: 67

20. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 1,720

21. Haunted Gold (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Horror, Mystery, Western

5.5
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John and Janet get a weird letter telling them to go to a ghost town which has an abandoned mine. There they contend with bad guys looking for hidden gold. They are aided by a mysterious Phantom.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Sheila Terry, Harry Woods

Votes: 434

22. Song at Midnight (1937)

113 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him.

Director: Weibang Ma-Xu | Stars: Menghe Gu, Ping Hu, Shan Jin, Chau-Shui Yee

Votes: 462

23. Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Horror

6.7
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A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott

Votes: 711

24. Supernatural (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Randolph Scott, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 390

25. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,563

26. The Face at the Window (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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Set in France in 1880. A series of murders is attributed to a Wolf Man.

Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu, Marjorie Taylor

Votes: 299

27. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

76 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money.

Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, John Singer, Eve Lister

Votes: 708

28. The Mummy (1932)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 18,691

29. The Human Monster (1939)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

Director: Walter Summers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 806

30. The Vampire Bat (1933)

TV-PG | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne

Votes: 1,635

31. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

7.9
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 35,511

32. Dracula (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 37,559

33. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

7.9
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 9,590

34. The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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French version of the German movie Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933). Both movies were directed simultaneously by Fritz Lang in Germany.

Directors: Fritz Lang, René Sti | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Karl Meixner, Jim Gérald

Votes: 656

35. I Accuse (1938)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Victor Francen, Line Noro, Sylvie Gance, Marcel Delaître

Votes: 340

36. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 7,242

37. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 4,441

38. La llorona (1933)

73 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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In modern day Mexico, a man on the street is supernaturally killed after hearing the eerie sound of a wailing woman. We then arrive at the manor of an upper class family, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Ramón Peón | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Virginia Zurí, Carlos Orellana, Adriana Lamar

Votes: 74

39. Werewolf of London (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews

Votes: 3,881

40. Mark of the Vampire (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Horror, Mystery

6.3
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When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 3,501

41. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

7.1
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 7,338 | Gross: $0.24M

42. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 23,757

43. King Kong (1933)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 69,663 | Gross: $10.00M

44. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 3,693

45. The Old Dark House (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 6,339 | Gross: $0.03M

46. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 8,048

47. Vampyr (1932)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz

Votes: 12,480

48. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 721

49. The Gorilla (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

4.9
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When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,020

50. The Sphinx (1933)

Unrated | 64 min | Mystery

5.9
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A man known to be a mute is suspected of committing a murder, as he was noticed at the scene. However, witnesses saw and heard him talking as he was leaving the scene of the crime. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Rosen, Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Sheila Terry, Theodore Newton, Paul Hurst

Votes: 269

51. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,147 | Gross: $1.34M

52. Doctor X (1932)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.5
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A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster

Votes: 2,125

53. Maniac (1934)

Not Rated | 51 min | Horror

3.4
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A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself.

Director: Dwain Esper | Stars: Bill Woods, Horace B. Carpenter, Ted Edwards, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 1,735

54. Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.1
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While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation, Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck, Rita Hayworth

Votes: 1,541

55. The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 1,730

56. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Horror

3.2
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An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Dorothy Stone, Dean Jagger, Roy D'Arcy, Robert Noland

Votes: 1,235

57. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.6
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Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Sidney Toler, Cesar Romero, Pauline Moore, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,299

58. The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A hotshot reporter and a young doctor team up to investigate a series of grisly murders and a mysterious sample of synthetic blood.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 1,478

59. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 683

60. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,463

61. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,044

62. Torture Ship (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 247

63. Chinatown Nights (1938)

70 min | Sci-Fi

4.9
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Chinese crook kidnaps girl for her brother's 'Silver Ray.'

Director: Toni Frenguelli | Stars: H. Agar Lyons, Anne Grey, Robert Hobbs, Nell Emerald

Votes: 7

64. Mars Attacks the World (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 217

65. Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

70 min | Crime, Thriller

5.5
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Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

Director: George King | Stars: George Curzon, Tod Slaughter, Greta Gynt, Tony Sympson

Votes: 124

66. The Terror (1938)

64 min | Crime, Mystery

6.0
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A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bird | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Arthur Wontner, Linden Travers

Votes: 113

67. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 186

68. The Invisible Menace (1938)

Approved | 55 min | Mystery, Comedy

5.4
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An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marie Wilson, Eddie Craven, Regis Toomey

Votes: 200

69. Danger on the Air (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Garrett | Stars: Nan Grey, Donald Woods, Jed Prouty, Berton Churchill

Votes: 104

70. The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

Approved | 204 min | Adventure

7.2
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The US marine corps must battle a would-be world conqueror who uses electricity as a weapon.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Lee Powell, Bruce Bennett, Eleanor Stewart, Montagu Love

Votes: 75

71. The Lady in the Morgue (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A detective investigates the disappearance of a girl's body from the city morgue.

Director: Otis Garrett | Stars: Preston Foster, Patricia Ellis, Frank Jenks, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 34

72. Sh! The Octopus (1937)

Approved | 54 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Comedy-mystery finds Detectives Kelly and Dempsey trapped in a deserted lighthouse with a group of strangers who are being terrorized by a killer octopus AND a mysterious crime figure named... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins, Marcia Ralston, John Eldredge

Votes: 308

73. Night Key (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Boris Karloff, Warren Hull, Jean Rogers, Alan Baxter

Votes: 546

74. SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | 224 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

5.9
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A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

Directors: Alan James, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Bela Lugosi, Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander

Votes: 144

75. Blake of Scotland Yard (I) (1937)

Passed | 303 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A 15 episode serial in which Blake battles the "Scorpion" over possession of a 'death ray' machine.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Herbert Rawlinson, Joan Barclay, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 96

76. A Night of Terror (1937)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Hale, Bruce Seton

Votes: 353

77. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1937)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson look into reports that a huge, vicious hound has killed Lord Charles Baskerville and that Lord Henry Baskerville is the next to be killed.

Director: Karel Lamac | Stars: Peter Voß, Friedrich Kayßler, Alice Brandt, Bruno Güttner

Votes: 78

78. Non-Stop New York (1937)

69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: John Loder, Anna Lee, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Cellier

Votes: 203

79. The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937)

61 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A female agent tracks down the cause of mysterious explosions.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Karen Morley, Robert Baldwin, Eduardo Ciannelli, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 19

80. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Votes: 78

81. Arima neko (1937)

Horror

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Director: Shigeru Kito | Stars: Kitsuemon Arashi, Yuriko Asano, Kazuko Fujii, Mitsuko Gun

82. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything!

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 1,072

83. Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.5
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The heir to a huge fortune is presumed drowned, then shows up, is then murdered.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Warner Oland, Rosina Lawrence, Charles Quigley, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 1,109

84. Condemned to Live (1935)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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After a series of unsolved murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Ralph Morgan, Pedro de Cordoba, Maxine Doyle, Russell Gleason

Votes: 325

85. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners

Votes: 325

86. Murder by Television (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker

Votes: 441

87. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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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: 541

88. Black Moon (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 410

89. House of Mystery (1934)

62 min | Horror, Mystery

4.9
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An ancient curse and a killer ape are contained inside an old dark mansion.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst

Votes: 195

90. The Beast of Borneo (1934)

63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

3.6
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A crazed scientist needs primates to conduct experiments to prove his own theory of evolution, so he organizes an expedition into the jungles of Borneo to capture the animals he needs.

Director: Harry Garson | Stars: Mae Stuart, John Preston, Eugene Sigaloff, Alexander Schoenberg

Votes: 78

91. The Secret of the Loch (1934)

78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy

6.2
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A batty Scottish professor attempts to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, but everyone thinks he's crazy. Meanwhile, a foolish young reporter attempts to get a scoop on the story.

Director: Milton Rosmer | Stars: Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Gibson Gowland, Frederick Peisley

Votes: 85

92. Double Door (1934)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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In a spooky New York City mansion, a wealthy but mean old woman threatens to return her sister to the home's secret torture chamber when the sister objects to the woman's trying to ruin the... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Evelyn Venable, Mary Morris, Anne Revere, Kent Taylor

Votes: 59

93. The Return of Chandu (I) (1934)

208 min | Horror, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival

Votes: 199

94. Chloe, Love Is Calling You (1934)

62 min | Horror

3.6
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A black voodoo priestess comes out of the Louisians swamps to take revenge on the white plantation owner she believes killed her husband.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Olive Borden, Reed Howes, Molly O'Day, Philip Ober

Votes: 183

95. Bucket of Blood (1934)

55 min | Horror

6.3
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A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Norman Dryden, John Kelt, Yolande Terrell, Thomas Shenton

Votes: 34

96. Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

66 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold

Votes: 361

97. The Monkey's Paw (1933)

58 min | Horror

7.2
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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: 60

98. White Zombie (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

6.4
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A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer

Votes: 7,521

99. The Monster Walks (1932)

Passed | 57 min | Horror

4.0
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People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis, Mischa Auer

Votes: 652

100. The Phantom (1931)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A group of people are stalked by a masked killer in an old mansion.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Allene Ray, Niles Welch, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 215