Best Horror Movies of 1928


The Man Who Laughs

7.7/10 IMDB

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina, Stuart Holmes, John George, Sam De Grasse, Josephine Crowell, Károly Huszár ..
Directed by: Paul Leni
Release date: 1928-04-27
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher

6.8/10 IMDB

In a decaying castle surrounded by a dank, mirrored lake live the morbidly nervous Roderick Usher and his sickly twin sister, Madeline. Their tale is told and dimly comprehended by the unnamed narrator, a boyhood friend whom Roderick has summoned. When Madeline soon dies—or seems to die—they entomb her body. On a stormy night, "cracking and ripping" sounds and a "shriek" from below convince the panicky Roderick that "We have put her living into the tomb!" The shrouded, emaciated figure of Madeline appears at the door of Roderick's book-strewn study, falls upon him, "and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse."

Starring: Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, Melville Webber ..
Directed by: James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber
Release date: 1928-12-31
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : Ko-Ko's Haunted House

Ko-Ko's Haunted House

6.9/10 IMDB

A friend of KoKo's animator draws a haunted house, and KoKo and his dog Fitz go inside. There, they encounter frightening hallways where every door leads to a new spook.

Starring: Max Fleischer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1928-04-28
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : Spook Spoofing

Spook Spoofing

6.9/10 IMDB

As a joke, several members of the gang convince Farina, who is "brave but superstitious", that he's caused the demise of a young acquaintance and must therefore lay the body (actually still very alive) to rest in the old burying ground, under the watchful eye of "the graveyard witch". The joke backfires spectacularly on the pranksters.

Starring: Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Mildred Kornman, Jay R. Smith, Harry Spear, The Wonder Dog Pal, Bobby Dean ..
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan
Release date: 1928-01-14
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : There It Is

There It Is

7.0/10 IMDB

When a mysterious figure appears to cause a series of disruptions at the Frisbie Home in New York, word goes out to Scotland Yard that the Fuzz-Faced Phantom is at work. Soon, Charley MacNeesha and his assistant MacGregor are sent across the ocean to investigate.

Starring: Charles R. Bowers, Kathryn McGuire, Melbourne MacDowell, Buster Brodie, Blue Washington, Mack Davis ..
Directed by: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : The Telltale Heart

The Telltale Heart

6.9/10 IMDB

An insane man first loves then grows to hate his neighbor, an old man whose penetrating gaze unnerves the insane man. He plans a perfect crime and executes it one night. The next day, two officers knock on the insane man's door, investigating a shriek heard in the night. The insane man invites them in, answers their questions, and submits to an examination of his eyes by one of the officers, who proclaims him innocent. The insane man invites them to stay and relax awhile, then regales them with his theories of crime. His heart begins to beat louder. Angles on the set are skewed to suggest the man's internal disarray.

Starring: Otto Matieson, William Herford, Hans Fuerberg, Charles Darvas ..
Directed by: Charles Klein, Leon Shamroy
Release date: 1928-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : The Last Warning

The Last Warning

6.9/10 IMDB

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast.

Starring: Laura La Plante, Montagu Love, Roy D'Arcy, Margaret Livingston, John Boles, Burr McIntosh, Mack Swain, Bert Roach, Carrie Daumery, Slim Summerville ..
Directed by: Paul Leni
Release date: 1928-12-25
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : The Terror

The Terror

7.5/10 IMDB

Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as "The Terror".

Starring: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis, Matthew Betz, Holmes Herbert, Otto Hoffman, Joseph W. Girard, John Miljan, Frank Austin ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1928-09-06
Best Horror Movies of 1928 : The Haunted House

The Haunted House

5.6/10 IMDB

Four heirs to a family fortune are summoned to appear at the family estate for the reading of the will, where they meet the estate's staff, which includes a nurse, a crazed doctor, and a sinister handyman.

Starring: Larry Kent, Thelma Todd, Edmund Breese, Chester Conklin, Sidney Bracey, Barbara Bedford, Flora Finch, William V. Mong, Montagu Love, Eve Southern ..
Directed by: Benjamin Christensen
Release date: 1928-11-04

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