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 Phantom Empire
  • The Raven
  • She
  • Werewolf of London
  • The Devil-Doll
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
  • The Invisible Ray
  • Revolt of the Zombies
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Tell Your Children
  • The Walking Dead
  • Song at Midnight
  • The Ticket of Leave Man
  • I Accuse
  • The Patient in Room 18
  • The Cat and the Canary
  • The Dark Eyes of London
  • The Face at the Window
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Man They Could Not Hang
  • The Phantom Creeps
  • The Return of Doctor X
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • Tower of London
  • The Ape
  • Black Friday
  • Crimes at the Dark House
  • The Devil Bat
  • Dr. Cyclops
  • The Ghost Breakers
  • The Invisible Man Returns
  • The Invisible Woman
  • The Mummy's Hand
  • The Black Cat
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Ghost Train
  • Man Made Monster
  • The Wolf Man
  • Cat People
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Invisible Agent
  • The Mummy's Tomb
  • The Undying Monster
  • The Ape Man
  • Calling Dr. Death
  • Captive Wild Woman
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Mad Ghoul
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • The Return of the Vampire
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Son of Dracula
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • Dead Man's Eyes
  • House of Frankenstein
  • The Invisible Man's Revenge
  • Jungle Woman
  • Lifeboat
  • The Lodger
  • The Mummy's Curse
  • The Mummy's Ghost
  • The Scarlet Claw
  • The Spider Woman
  • The Uninvited
  • Weird Woman
  • And Then There Were None
  • The Body Snatcher
  • Dead of Night
  • The Frozen Ghost
  • A Game of Death
  • House of Dracula
  • The House of Fear
  • Isle of the Dead
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Pillow of Death
  • Spellbound
  • Strange Confession
  • The Woman in Green
  • Zombies on Broadway
  • The Beast with Five Fingers
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Brute Man
  • The Cat Creeps
  • Dressed to Kill
  • The Flying Serpent
  • House of Horrors
  • She-Wolf of London
  • Shock
  • The Spider Woman Strikes Back
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • The Stranger
  • Terror by Night
  • Out of the Past
  • Scared to Death
  • Uncle Silas