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1. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

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

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 42,214

EA: 12.02.1931

DVD: Dracula (german) (Dracula Legacy Collection / Universal)

2. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror

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: 3,724

EA: 11.03.1931

DVD: Dracula (spanish) (Dracula Legacy Collection / Universal)

3. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

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: 59,826

EA: 21.11.1931

DVD: Frankenstein (german) (Frankenstein Legacy Collection / Universal)

4. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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: 3,322

EA: 21.02.1932

DVD: Murders In The Rue Morgue (engl.) (Universal / Universal Vault Series)

5. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 23,319

EA: 31.03.1932

DVD: Scarface (german) (Universal)

6. Doctor X (1932)

Unrated | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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: 2,526

EA: 03.08.1932

DVD: Doctor X (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers) DVD: Doctor X (german) (Studio Hamburg)

7. Chandu the Magician (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 814

EA: 04.08.1932

DVD: Chandu the Magician (engl.) (Fox Horror Classics Vol. 2 / 20th Century Fox)

8. White Zombie (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

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: 8,460

EA: 04.08.1932

DVD: White Zombie (german) (Horror Classic Collection / MIB) DVD: White Zombie (engl.) (Elstree Hill)

9. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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: 8,014 | Gross: $0.03M

EA: 20.10.1932

DVD: Old Dark House, The (engl.) (Network) DVD: Haus Des Grauens, Das (german) (Maritim Pictures / AL!VE!)

10. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

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

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: 2,826

EA: 05.11.1932

DVD: Mask of Fu Manchu, The (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers)

11. The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Murder during film shoot sparks search for a killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray

Votes: 845

EA: 05.12.1932

DVD: Death Kiss, The (engl. with german UT) (The Scare-ific Collection 02 / Hantik Films / Deadline Magazine)

12. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.

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

Votes: 21,221

EA: 22.12.1932

DVD: Mumie, Die (german) (Classic Monster Collection / Universal) DVD: Mumie, Die (german) (2 Disc Special Edition / Universal)

13. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 7,487

EA: 31.12.1932

DVD: Island Of Lost Souls (engl.) (Eureka! / Masters of Cinema #32)

14. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

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: 10,477

EA: 01.01.1933

DVD: Testament des Dr. Mabuse (german) (Die grossen Deutschen Film Klassiker / DeAgostini)

15. The Vampire Bat (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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: 1,986

EA: 20.01.1933

DVD: Vampire Bat (engl.) (on Box: "3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen Vol.5" / Classic Entertainment)

16. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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: 2,050

EA: 07.08.1933

DVD: Ghoul, The (engl.) (on Collection-DVD: "3 Classic Horrors Of The Silver Screen Vol. 2" --> My Other Horror-Movies)

17. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 26,791

EA: 03.11.1933

DVD: Unsichtbare, Der (german) (Classic Monster Collection / Universal)

18. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War

A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny

Votes: 2,760

EA: 16.02.1934

DVD: Vergessene Patrouille, Die (german) (WGF, Schröder Media)

19. The Black Cat (1934)

Not Rated | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

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: 8,494 | Gross: $0.51M

EA: 03.05.1934

DVD: Black Cat, The (engl. + german UT) (in Box: "Die Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff Edition / Concorde)

20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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

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: 39,956 | Gross: $4.36M

EA: 19.04.1935

DVD: Frankensteins Braut (german) (Frankenstein Legacy Collection / Universal)

21. Mark of the Vampire (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Horror, Mystery

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: 3,973

EA: 26.04.1935

DVD: Mark of the Vampire (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers)

22. Werewolf of London (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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: 4,378

EA: 13.05.1935

DVD: Werwolf von London, Der (german) (in box: "The Wolf Man Legacy Collection / Universal)

23. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

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: 4,140

EA: 08.07.1935

DVD: Raven, The (german) (in Box: "Die Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff Edition / Concorde)

24. Mad Love (1935)

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

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: 4,045

EA: 12.07.1935

DVD: Mad Love (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers)

25. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,330

EA: 12.07.1935

DVD: She (german) (Legend Films)

26. Captain Blood (1935)

Passed | 119 min | Action, Adventure

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 12,016

EA: 19.12.1935

DVD: Unter Piratenflagge (german) (Warner Bros)

27. The Invisible Ray (1936)

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

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: 2,013

EA: 20.01.1936

DVD: Invisible Ray, The (german) (in Box: "Die Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff Edition / Concorde)

28. The Walking Dead (1936)

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

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: 2,144

EA: 01.03.1936

DVD: Walking Dead, The (engl.) (in Box "Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics") DVD; Rache Des Toten, Die (german) (SchröderMedia)

29. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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: 5,189

EA: 11.05.1936

DVD: Draculas Tochter (german) (Dracula Legacy Collection / Universal)

30. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Horror

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: 1,361

EA: 04.06.1936

DVD: Revolt of the Zombies (engl.) (in Box "The Dead Walk")

31. The Devil-Doll (1936)

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

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: 3,386

EA: 10.07.1936

DVD: Devil-Doll, The (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers)

32. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 856

EA: 11.09.1936

DVD: Mann, der sein Gehirn austauschte, Der (german) (starmedia)

33. Night Key (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Thriller

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: 648

EA: 18.04.1937

DVD: Night Key (engl.) (in Box: "The Boris Karloff Collection" / Universal Studios Home Entertainment)

34. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 430

EA: 30.12.1937

DVD: Frisco Express (german) (Koch Media Western Legenden No. 33)

35. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 839

EA: 05.10.1938

DVD: Mr. Wong, Detective (engl.) (on Box "Mr. Wong - Detective" / VCI Entertainment)

36. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

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

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: 8,243

EA: 13.01.1939

DVD: Frankensteins Sohn (german) (Frankenstein Legacy Collection / Universal)

37. The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as "The Eye of the Daugther of The Moon."

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 621

EA: 08.03.1939

DVD: Mystery of Mr. Wong, The (engl.) (on Box "Mr. Wong - Detective" / VCI Entertainment)

38. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 8,718

EA: 24.03.1939

DVD: Hund von Baskerville, Der (german) (on Box "Die Sherlock Holmes Collection Teil 1" / Koch Media)

39. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,393

EA: 27.04.1939

DVD: Union Pacific (german) (Koch Media / Edition Western-Legenden #4)

40. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)

Passed | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,355

EA: 26.06.1939

DVD: Man in the Iron Mask, The (engl.) (Classic Media)

41. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery

A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper.... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 629

EA: 01.08.1939

DVD: Mr. Wong in Chinatown (engl.) (on Box "Mr. Wong - Detective" / VCI Entertainment)

42. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Votes: 5,789

EA: 01.09.1939

DVD: Abenteuer des Sherlock Holmes, Die (german) (on Box "Die Sherlock Holmes Collection Teil 1" / Koch Media)

43. The Human Monster (1939)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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: 988

EA: 19.10.1939

DVD: Würger Von London, Der (german) (Cinema Classics Collection Vol. 2 / Savoy Film)

44. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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: 2,371

EA: 27.10.1939

DVD: Cat And The Canary, The (engl.) (Fabulous)

45. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 5,161 | Gross: $1.00M

EA: 02.11.1939

DVD: Trommeln am Mohawk (german) (Koch Media / Edition Western-Legenden #51)

46. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

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: 1,624

EA: 17.11.1939

DVD: Tower Of London (engl.) (in Box: "The Boris Karloff Collection" / Universal Studios Home Entertainment) DVD: Tower Of London (german) (in Box: "Die Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff Edition" / Concorde)

47. The Return of Doctor X (1939)

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

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: 1,739

EA: 23.11.1939

DVD: Return of Doctor X, The (engl.) (in Box "Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection Box" / Warner Brothers)



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