Top Ten Horror Films from the Golden Age

Monster lovers are passionate about films from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, especially the classics from Universal Studios. Most everyone knows the unholy trinity of Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolfman but there are a lot more thrills and chills to be had from this classic era.

10. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

9.  The Black Cat (1934)

8.  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

7.  Phantom of the Opera (1925)

6.  Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

5.  The Wolfman (1941)

4.  Dracula (1931)

3.  Frankenstein (1931)

2.  Freaks (1933)

1.  Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein is one of the strangest horror films ever made. Put aside the relentless but beautiful religious imagery, the high camp sensibility gay director Whale brought to the film and the tiny people dancing in jars. The revelation of the Bride, Elsa Lanchester, as a weirdly beautiful art deco masterpiece, is one of the great moments in film history …. period.