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Favorite Horror Movies of the 1930s

By: Paul Johnson

1. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
2. The Black Cat (Edgar Ulmer)
3. King Kong (Ernest Schoedsack)
4. Freaks (Tod Browning)
5. Island of Lost Souls (Erle Kenton)
6. Mad Love (Karl Freund)
7. The Invisible Man (James Whale)
8. Frankenstein (James Whale)
9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian)
10. Vampyr (Carl Dreyer)
11. White Zombie (Victor Halperin)
12. Werewolf of London (Stuart Walker)
13. Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee)
14. The Mummy (Karl Freund)
15. The Devil Doll (Tod Browning)
16. Hound of the Baskervilles (Sidney Lanfield)
17. Dracula (Tod Browning)
18. Son of Kong (Ernest Schoedsack)*
19. The Old Dark House (James Whale)
20. The Cat and the Canary (Elliott Nugent)*
21. The Walking Dead (Michael Curtiz)*
22. Mark of the Vampire (Tod Browning)
23. The Black Room (Roy William Neill)
24. Hunchback of Notre Dame (William Dieterle)
25. The Man Who Changed His Mind (Robert Stevenson)*
26. Dracula (George Melford)
27. The Man They Could Not Hang (Nick Grinde)*
28. Maniac (Dwight Esper)*
29. Mystery of the Wax Museum (Michael Curtiz)
30. The Raven (Lew Landers)*
31. The Invisible Ray (Lambert Hillyer)*
32. Murders of the Rue Morgue (Robert Florey)
33. Doctor X (Michael Curtiz)
34. Dracula’s Daughter (Lambert Hillyer)*
35. Tower of London (Rowland V. Lee)*
36. Murders in the Zoo (Edward Sutherland)*
37. Mask of Fu Manchu (Charles Brabin)
38. Supernatural (Victor Halperin)*
39. The Bat Whispers (Roland West)

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what a great era!... 'white zombie', 'the mummy', 'freaks', 'dr. j & mr. h', 'island of lost souls' and 'the invisible man' are probably my favs of the '30's, while 'frankenstein' is one of my favorite stories ever written... i'm lucky to own most of what you have listed on laserdisc... wait, maybe 'lucky's' the wrong word...

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Now we're talking. Excellent list, I think this is the first list I've encountered that I've seen all the films listed, and have fond memories of them all!