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…

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • The Invisible Man Appears
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • The Queen of Spades
  • Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 1
  • Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 2
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Five
  • The Man from Planet X
  • The Son of Dr. Jekyll
  • The Thing from Another World
  • When Worlds Collide
  • The Black Castle
  • Red Planet Mars
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
  • Donovan's Brain
  • Four Sided Triangle
  • Ghost-Cat of Arima Palace
  • Glen or Glenda
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • House of Wax
  • Invaders from Mars
  • It Came from Outer Space
  • Robot Monster
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Ugetsu
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Godzilla
  • Jail Bait
  • Phantom of the Rue Morgue
  • Rear Window
  • Them!
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Half Human
  • The Beast with a Million Eyes
  • Bride of the Monster
  • Cult of the Cobra
  • Day the World Ended
  • Dementia
  • Diabolique
  • Godzilla Raids Again
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Quatermass Xperiment
  • Revenge of the Creature
  • Tarantula
  • This Island Earth
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Beast of Hollow Mountain
  • The Creature Walks Among Us
  • Sumpah Orang Minyak
  • Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • It Conquered the World
  • The Mole People
  • Rodan
  • The She-Creature
  • X: The Unknown
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth
  • The Abominable Snowman
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • Blood of Dracula
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • The Cyclops
  • Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
  • The Deadly Mantis
  • From Hell It Came
  • The Giant Claw
  • I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  • Invasion of the Saucer-Men
  • The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly
  • The Land Unknown
  • Lust of the Vampire
  • Man of a Thousand Faces
  • The Monolith Monsters
  • Night of the Demon
  • Not of This Earth
  • Quatermass 2
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  • The Blob
  • Blood of the Vampire
  • The Camp on Blood Island
  • Corridors of Blood
  • The Crawling Eye
  • Dracula
  • Earth vs. the Spider
  • Fiend Without a Face
  • The Fly
  • Frankenstein 1970
  • Grip of the Strangler
  • The H-Man