Horror 1930-1939 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 13

A Chronology of Horror Movie Posters 1930-1939.

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Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)




Dracula (1931) Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye and Edward Van Sloan. 75mins.

IMDB rating 7.6

Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)




Frankenstein (1931) Directed by James Whale. Starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye and Boris Karloff. Music by Berhard Kaun. 70mins.

IMDB rating 8.0

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)




Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert and Edgar Norton. 98mins.

IMDB rating 7.7

Doctor X (1932)
Doctor X (1932)




Doctor X (1932) Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, John Wray and Preston Foster. 76mins.

IMDB rating 6.5

Freaks (1932)
Freaks (1932)

Freaks (1932) Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles and Henry Victor. 64mins.

IMDB rating 7.9

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)






The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Directed by Charles Brabin. Starring Boris Karloff, Myrna Loy, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett, Jean Hersholt and Lawrence Grant. Music by William Axt. 68mins.

IMDB rating 6.5

The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy (1932)


The Mummy (1932) Directed by Karl Freund. Starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron and Edward Van Sloan. Music by James Dietrich. 73mins.

IMDB rating 7.3

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)




Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) Directed by Robert Florey. Starring Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach and Arlene Francis. 61mins.

IMDB rating 6.3

The Old Dark House (1932)
The Old Dark House (1932)




The Old Dark House (1932) Directed by James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Ernest Thesiger, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Lillian Bond and Eva Moore. 72mins.

IMDB rating 7.3

White Zombie (1932)
White Zombie (1932)



White Zombie (1932) Directed by Victor Halperin. Starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer and John Harron. Music by Xavier Cugat.

IMDB rating 6.5

The Ghoul (1933) Japanese poster
The Ghoul (1933) Japanese poster




The Ghoul (1933) Directed by T. Hayes Hunter. Starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson and Dorothy Hyson. Music by Louis Levy. 77mins.

IMDB rating 5.8

The Invisible Man (1933)
The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933) Directed by James Whale. Starring Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor and E.E. Clive. Music by Heinz Roemheld. 71mins.

IMDB rating 7.7

Island of Lost Souls (1933)
Island of Lost Souls (1933)





Island of Lost Souls (1933) Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Kathleen Burke and Bela Lugosi. 70mins.

IMDB rating 7.7

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)




Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Allen Vincent, Gavin Gordon and Edwin Maxwell. 77mins.

IMDB rating 6.9

Murders in the Zoo (1933)
Murders in the Zoo (1933)





Murders in the Zoo (1933) Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. Starring Lionel Atwill, Charles Ruggles, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott and John Lodge. 62mins.

IMDB rating 6.8

The Black Cat (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)




The Black Cat (1934) Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop and Egon Brecher. Music by Heinz Roemheld. 65mins.

IMDB rating 7.2

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)




Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Directed by James Whale. Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, E.E. Clive and Dwight Frye. Music by Franz Waxman. 75mins.

IMDB rating 8.0

Mad Love (1935)
Mad Love (1935)




Mad Love (1935) Directed by Karl Freund. Starring Peter Lorre, Colin Clive, Frances Drake, Ted Healy, Edward Brophy and Keye Luke. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. 68mins.

IMDB rating 7.3

Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)




Mark of the Vampire (1935) Directed by Tod Browning. Starring Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill and Jean Hersholt. 60mins.

IMDB rating 6.3

The Raven (1935)
The Raven (1935)
The Raven (1935)
The Raven (1935)




The Raven (1935) Directed by Lew Landers. Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds and Ian Wolfe. Music by Clifford Vaughan. 61mins.

IMDB rating 7.0

Werewolf of London (1935)
Werewolf of London (1935)
Werewolf of London (1935)
Werewolf of London (1935)




Werewolf of London (1935) Directed by Stuart Walker. Starring Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews and Lawrence Grant. Music by Karl Hajos. 75mins

IMDB rating 6.4

Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Dracula's Daughter (1936)




Dracula's Daughter (1936) Directed by Lambert Hillyer. Starring Gloria Holden, Otto Kruger, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan, Gilbert Emery and Irving Pichel. Music by Heinz Roemheld. 71mins.

IMDB rating 6.4

The Invisible Ray (1936)
The Invisible Ray (1936)




The Invisible Ray (1936) Directed by Lambert Hillyer. Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton, Beulah Bondi and Frank Reicher. Music by Franz Waxman. 80mins.

IMDB rating 6.6

The Walking Dead (1936)
The Walking Dead (1936)




The Walking Dead (1936) Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill, Warren Hull and Barton MacLane. Music by Bernhard Kaun. 66mins.

IMDB rating 6.7

Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Son of Frankenstein (1939) French poster
Son of Frankenstein (1939) French poster



Son of Frankenstein (1939) Directed by Rowland V. Lee. Starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson and Donnie Dunagan. Music by Frank Skinner. 99mins.

IMDB rating 7.1

The Return of Doctor X (1939)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)

Return of Doctor X (1939) Directed by Vincent Sherman. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Dennis Morgan and John Litel. Music by Bernhard Kaun. 62mins.

IMDB rating 5.6

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

In my opinion Movie Posters are under regarded as works of art. Thanks for the research you put into this hub.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks for commenting Lizam1, much appreciated. I agree the artistry of movie posters, especially classic movie posters is under-appreciated by most people. But they do sell for thousands of dollars at auction.

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