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Horror Films (1890-2010)

Horror Films

(1890 – 2010)

The Horror genre naturally overlaps into Sci-Fi, Mystery, Film Noir and in a few cases Comedy and Adventure.

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The Bat (1959) – 80 minutes

Agnes Moorehead plagued by The Bat killer. Is it Vincent Price?

Beast from Haunted Cave (1960) – 64 minutes

Robbers vs. mystery spider monster!

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1959) – 81 minutes

Mad scientist keeps talking head alive. Cult "Horror" for many reasons!

Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) – 74 minutes

Roger Corman monster at end of spy spoof flick.

Dementia 13 (1963) – 76 minutes

Francis Ford Coppola psycho thriller about axe maniac on island.

The Giant Gila Monster (1959) – 74 minutes

Real and really big (looking) lizard menaces a Texas town and teenage heroes. 

House on Haunted Hill (1958) – 75 minutes

Vincent Price hosts haunted house night in excellent William Castle thriller!

I Bury the Living (1958) – 76 minutes

Richard Boone plays cemetery curator who finds he can cause deaths by mixing up pins on his map of grave plots.

Indestructible Man (1956) – 70 minutes

Lon Chaney Jr. is executed criminal revived to run amuck!

The Killer Shrews (1959) – 70 minutes

Vicious sci-fi critters loose on Texas island.

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) – 73 minutes

Talking, man-eating plant in Roger Corman "Feed Me" comedy.

The Magic Sword (1960) -- Color, 80 minute

Evil Basil Rathbone vs. St. George who must slay that dragon.

The Monster Maker (1944) – 65 minutes

Mad doctor J. Carroll Naish makes monsters.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 96 minutes

Zombie classic by George Romero.

The Terror (1963) -- Color, 81 minutes

Boris Karloff menaces Jack Nicholson.

Tormented (1960) – 75 minutes

Richard Carlson kills mistress, but her ghost returns to haunt him.

The Vampire Bat (1933) – 71 minutes

Mad scientist Lionel Atwill vs. Fay Wray.



The Ape Man (1943) – 67 minutes

Bela transforms self into half-human monster.

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) – 74 minutes

Bela Lugosi in the jungle with two comedians who look like Martin and Lewis.

Black Dragons (1942) – 69 minutes

Bela is Nazi plastic surgeon who turns Jap spies into American industrialists.

Bowery at Midnight (1942) – 60 minutes

Professor Lugosi has basement full of zombies.

Bride of the Monster (1955) – 68 minutes

Directed by Ed Wood Jr. Mad scientist Bela tries using atomic energy to breed a new race in this cult classic.

Chandu on the Magic Isle (1935) – 68 minutes

Feature version of the Lugosi serial The Return of Chandu.

The Corpse Vanishes (1942) – 63 minutes

Bela Lugosi kills virgin brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

The Death Kiss (1933) – 71 minutes

Murder mystery set in a movie studio headed by Bela.

The Devil Bat (1941) – 69 minutes

Evil Lugosi trains bats to kill on cue!

Ghosts on the Loose (1943) – 65 minutes

Kids vs. Nazi spy Bela Lugosi.

The Human Monster (1939) -- British, 73 minutes

Evil Lugosi uses blind men in bizarre murder scheme.

Invisible Ghost (1941) – 64 minutes

Lugosi glimpses his insane wife, goes into trance and kills.

Murder by Television (1933) – 68 minutes

Mysterious Mr. Wong (1935) – 63 minutes

Bela Lugosi is power-mad Chinaman after sacred coins.

One Body Too Many (1944) – 76 minutes

Mystery-comedy starring Jack Haley, with Bela in supporting role.

The Phantom Creeps (1939) – 80 minutes

Feature version of the serial. Bela is madman with giant robot out to conquer the world.

The Phantom Ship (1935) – British, 80 minutes

Lugosi plays a one-armed seaman on board the ill-fated ghost ship, The Mary Celeste.

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956) – 79 minutes

On alien's ninth attempt to conquer earth, they reanimate corpses. Bela's last few minutes of film.

Shadow of Chinatown (1936) – 73 minutes

Spooks Run Wild (1941) – 65 minutes

Kids invade spooky mansion haunted by Bela Lugosi in Dracula cape.

White Zombie (1932) – 73 minutes

Bela Lugosi in his best film as eerie Haitian zombie master.



The Amazing Mr. X (1948) – 72 minutes, Turhan Bey

In his eyes, the threat of terror! In his hands, the power to destroy!

The Ape (1940) – 62 minutes

Kindly but crazy doctor Boris Karloff disguises as an ape to kill neighbors for their spinal fluid.

Bride of the Gorilla (1951) – 65 minutes, Raymond Burr

A plantation owner is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla.

A Bucket of Blood (1959) – 66 minutes

Dick Miller in Roger Corman comedy about beatnik sculptor who turns dead things into art.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) – 65 minutes

Conrad Veidt in silent classic with music.

Carnival of Souls (1962) – 74 minutes, Candace Hilligoss

Ghost story about a troubled woman who survives car accident.

Dead Men Walk (1943) – 67 minutes

George Zucco in vampire yarn, with Mary Carlisle, Dwight Frye.

The Devil's Nightmare (1971) – Italy, Color, 95 minutes

Tourists in an east European castle overnight are victims of a helper of the devil, a sexual succubus.

The Devil's Partner (1961) – 73 minutes, Edgar Buchanan

An old man sells his soul to the devil, turns young again and uses black magic to win a woman from his rival.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955) – 52 minutes

Michael Rennie, Cedric Hardwicke in the Climax TV version of the tale.

Night of Execution (1955)

From the TV anthology Climax with Vincent Price and Nina Foch.

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) -- Color, 88 minutes

The title sort of gives this one away!

King of the Zombies (1941) – 65 minutes

Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland crash on a voodoo island.

Revolt of the Zombies (1936) – 62 minutes

Dean Jagger plays the zombie master set on reviving Cambodian soldiers for his own evil use.

Maniac (1934) – 51 minutes

Superbly campy saga of a maniac who kills scientist and assumes his identity.

Mesa of Lost Women (1953) – 69 minutes

Jackie Coogan is mad scientist named Arana who creates giant spiders and dwarves in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico.

Night Tide (1961) – 84 minutes

Suspense thriller about a sailor (Dennis Hopper) who falls for a strange girl working as a mermaid in a seafront sideshow.

Ring of Terror (1962) – 71 minutes

Med student must endure morbid initiation in a mortuary.

The Screaming Skull (1958) – 68 minutes

Screaming skulls and ghost haunt newly married couple.

The Student of Prague (1926) – 85 minutes, Silent with music

Conrad Veidt sells his soul to the devil.



Bloodlust! (1961) – 68 minutes

Teenagers trapped on island are hunted for game.

The Devil's Partner (1962) – 73 minutes

An old hermit makes a pact with the Devil and, in exchange for his obedience, is given restored youth and vitality.

Don't Look in the Basement (1973) -- Color, 92 minutes

A new nurse arrives at a mental hospital only to discover that the head doctor has been murdered.

Drive In Massacre (1974) -- Color, 74 minutes

Detectives investigate a series of grisly murders at a California drive-in theater.

Eegah! (1962) -- Color, 90 minutes

Arch Hall Jr. vs. caveman in the desert.

Funeral Home (1980) -- Color, 93 minutes

Young woman turns a funeral home into a bed and breakfast, then visitors begin disappearing in the basement!

Grave of the Vampire (1972) -- Color, 89 minutes

Vampire rapes woman; her half-human child grows up and hunts down father.

Haunts (1977) -- Color, 98 minutes

Small town stalked by deranged killer who uses scissors. Girl suspects her uncle.

Horrors of Spider island (1962) – 75 minutes

Dancers crash on deserted island. When their manager is bitten by spider he transforms into a monster.

House of the Dead / Alien Zone (1978) -- Color, 100 minutes

Mortician tells lost man 4 stories of how his corpses died.

I Eat Your Skin (1971) – 84 minutes

A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies.

Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) – aka Graveyard Tramps, Color, 86 minutes

Female insect expert gives women bee-like qualities and sends them out to kill men with sex.

Legacy of Blood (1978) -- Color, 82 minutes

Three wicked sisters and husbands at remote inn are dispatched one by one by unknown killer.

Messiah of Evil (1972) -- Color, 90 minutes

Young woman comes home to visit father but finds town deserted and... zombies eat people!

Moon of the Wolf (1972) -- Color, 74 minutes, David Janssen TV Movie

Is a werewolf killing folks?

Night Fright (1967) -- Color, 66 minutes

Sheriff of a small Texas town investigates when a serial killer starts bumping off female students at a local college , but it's a monster instead!

Rattlers (1976) -- Color, 82 minutes

A large number of chemically altered rattlesnakes become fearsome killers in this TV chiller.

Scream Bloody Murder (1975) -- Color, 90 minutes

Demented young man turns crazier and killier.

The Severed Arm (1973) -- Color, 89 minutes

Trapped in mine and starving, lottery taken to see who to eat ... severed arm ... rescue ... revenge!

Sisters of Death (1977) -- Color, 87 minues

Girl killed during sorority initiation; years later -- revenge!

Track of the Moon Beast (1976) -- Color, 81 minutes

Man hit by meteorite in head turns into lizard-like monstrosity.

The Undertaker and His Pals (1966) -- Color, 63 minutes

Use your imagination on the plot of this one! 

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