Horror Movies: An Essential History

UPDATE: This list has reached the max 3300 films allowed! An overflow list can be found here, where I will continue adding and collecting titles for you all to check out and enjoy! The overflow list is here: letterboxd.com/callifrax/list/horror-movies-ii-the-expansion/

Yes, I know I haven't seen the majority of the films on this list, and I am ashamed to say that. Nevertheless, this is a history of horror movies, bit by bit. This is not every horror movie ever, but there is a lot of them. Partially a reminder to get me to watch more.

Pick any one of these movies, and they will say something about the time, the culture, and the state of horror movies at the time, whether…

  • The Haunted Castle
  • The Haunted Castle
  • Cinderella
  • Bluebeard
  • The Man with the Rubber Head
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Infernal Cauldron
  • The Monster
  • A Funny Shave
  • The Merry Frolics of Satan
  • The Dancing Pig
  • The House of Ghosts
  • Frankenstein
  • Dante's Inferno
  • The Cameraman's Revenge
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Student of Prague
  • The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
  • The Golem
  • The Golem and the Dancing Girl
  • Eerie Tales
  • I Accuse
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Golem
  • The Penalty
  • Destiny
  • The Haunted Castle
  • The Haunted House
  • Il Mostro di Frankenstein
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Häxan
  • Nosferatu
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Warning Shadows
  • Greed
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • He Who Gets Slapped
  • Waxworks
  • The Lost World
  • The Monster
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Bat
  • Faust
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Student of Prague
  • The Cat and the Canary
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • London After Midnight
  • Metropolis
  • The Unknown
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • Pandora's Box
  • The Skeleton Dance
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Woman in the Moon
  • The Cat Creeps
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Murder!
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dracula
  • Drácula
  • Frankenstein
  • M
  • Doctor X
  • Freaks
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Kongo
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • The Mummy
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Old Dark House
  • Thirteen Women
  • Vampyr
  • White Zombie
  • The Ghoul
  • The Invisible Man
  • King Kong
  • Land Without Bread
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Mad Doctor
  • Murders in the Zoo
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • The Son of Kong
  • Supernatural
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • The Vampire Bat
  • The Black Cat
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Maniac
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Ghost Goes West
  • The Lost City
  • Mad Love
  • Mark of the Vampire
  • Murder by Television
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
  • One Frightened Night