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1. Frankenstein (1931)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Mary Shelley, Peggy Webling, Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Richard Schayer | Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 44,003

2. Dracula (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Horror

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

Writers: Bram Stoker, Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Garrett Fort | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 29,948

3. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Writers: Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross, Maurice Zimm | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 15,463

4. The Invisible Man (1933)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama, 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.

Writers: H.G. Wells, R.C. Sherriff | Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 18,687

5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | 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.

Writers: Mary Shelley, William Hurlbut, John L. Balderston | Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 29,257

6. The Wolf Man (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 14,734

7. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Writers: Martin Berkeley, William Alland | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 3,435

8. The Mummy (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

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

Writers: Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, John L. Balderston | Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 14,291

9. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 9,986

10. Tarantula (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.

Writers: Robert M. Fresco, Martin Berkeley, Jack Arnold | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 5,823

11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Writers: Victor Hugo, Perley Poore Sheehan, Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 3,259

12. Son of Dracula (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Horror

6.2
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Count Alucard (read his name backwards) finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Writers: Eric Taylor, Curt Siodmak | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 2,858

13. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

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

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.

Writers: Mary Shelley, Wyllis Cooper | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 5,762

14. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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In this third Gill-Man feature, the Creature is captured and turned into an air-breather by a rich mad scientist. This makes the Creature very unhappy, and he escapes, killing people and ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur A. Ross | Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 1,863

15. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Curt Siodmak | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 3,794

16. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 4,983

17. 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, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Writers: Garrett Fort, Bram Stoker, David O. Selznick | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 3,492

18. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Horror

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

Writers: Bram Stoker, Baltasar Fernández Cué | Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos | Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Votes: 2,796

19. Werewolf of London (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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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.

Writers: John Colton, Robert Harris | Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews

Votes: 3,113

20. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the monster's current criminal brain, with a normal brain.

Writers: Scott Darling, Eric Taylor | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 3,471

21. The Mummy's Hand (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Horror

6.1
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An ancient mummy is revived to destroy those that would invade the 3,000 year old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

Writers: Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,926

22. House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek a cure for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and the Frankenstein monster have their own troubles.

Writer: Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 2,928

23. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Unrated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Writers: Lee Loeb, John Grant | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 3,525

24. The Wolf Man (2018)

Horror | Announced

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Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, Curt Siodmak

25. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Joe May, Curt Siodmak, Lester Cole | Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 1,789

26. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Horror

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

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, David Boehm | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 2,892

27. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Joe May, Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Gertrude Purcell | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 1,084

28. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Writers: Hugh Wedlock Jr., Howard Snyder, Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant, H.G. Wells | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 3,262

29. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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A high priest travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

Writers: Neil P. Varnick, Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox

Votes: 1,475

30. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.

Writers: Bernard Schubert, Leon Abrams, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding

Votes: 1,356

31. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

Unrated | 61 min | Horror

5.7
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An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been ... See full summary »

Writers: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames

Votes: 1,318

32. Invisible Agent (1942)

81 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, War

6.0
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The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Curt Siodmak | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 827

33. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, H.G. Wells | Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

Votes: 932

34. Your Studio and You (1995)

17 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after the studio's purchase by Seagrams, and featuring cameos by many stars and directors.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Traci Lords, Michael J. Fox, Dian Bachar, Andrew Bergman

Votes: 621

35. Monster Kids (2008 Video)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

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Who are the Monster Kids? They are traditionally-animated versions of the classics: Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Invisible Man, Mummy, Mr. Hyde, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Essman, Joseph Fotinos | Director: Scott Essman | Stars: Robert Collins, Scott Essman, Samantha Ford, Magoo Gelehrter

36. The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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**2014 RONDO HATTON AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY** +++++ Nudism. Esperanto. KING KONG. Sci-Fi. What do all of these things have in common? Simple: Forrest J Ackerman! Who's that? Glad you... See full synopsis »

Writer: Jason Brock | Director: Jason Brock | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Joe Dante

Votes: 21

37. The Mummy 75th Anniversary Tribute (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 30 min | Short, Horror

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Behind-the-scenes 75th anniversary of THE MUMMY (1932), including a fantasy meeting with Jack Pierce, a recreation of Boris Karloff's Im Ho Tep Mummy makeup, and an exclusive interview with Sara Karloff.

Writers: Lissete Barriga, Scott Essman, Oceloyotl, Kris Schultz | Director: David Paul Paige | Stars: Tyson Hellmich, Sara Karloff, Natalie Popovich, Perry Shields