Best Horror Movies of 1931

1.

Frankenstein

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Henry Frankenstein attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster, but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris, Michael Mark ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1931-11-21
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton, Tempe Pigott, Arnold Lucy, Eric Mayne, Douglas Walton ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1931-12-24
3.

Dracula

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A powerful and ruthless vampire named Count Dracula arrives in London to prey on young, socialite women. Standing in the vampire's way, is a group of concerned men and the enigmatic Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing, Charles K. Gerrard, Nicholas Bela ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1931-02-12
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : Svengali
4.

Svengali

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A music maestro uses hypnotism on a young model he meets in Paris to make her both his muse and wife.

Starring: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher, Carmel Myers, Luis Alberni, Lumsden Hare, Paul Porcasi, Yola d'Avril, Ferike Boros ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-05-22
5.

The Mad Genius

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.

Starring: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook, Luis Alberni, Carmel Myers, André Luguet, Frankie Darro, Boris Karloff ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1931-11-07
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : Spooks
6.

Spooks

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Flip the Frog finds himself in a house haunted by crazy skeletons.

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1931-12-20
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : The Drums of Jeopardy
7.

The Drums of Jeopardy

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

Starring: Warner Oland, Lloyd Hughes, June Collyer, Clara Blandick, Mischa Auer, Hale Hamilton, Wallace MacDonald, Florence Lake, George Fawcett, Ernest Hilliard ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1931-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : King of the Wild
8.

King of the Wild

1.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Richard Grant, imprisoned in India for a crime he did not commit, escapes and makes his way to Africa.

Starring: Walter Miller, Tom Santschi, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Christy, Victor Potel, Arthur McLaglen, Mischa Auer, Nora Lane ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason, Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1931-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : Murder by the Clock
9.

Murder by the Clock

0.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A policeman (William Boyd) investigates a woman's (Lilyan Tashman) link to murders that are preceded by a shrilling horn inside a family mausoleum.

Starring: William "Stage" Boyd, Lilyan Tashman, Irving Pichel, Regis Toomey, Sally O'Neil, Blanche Friderici, Walter McGrail, Lester Vail, Martha Mattox, Frank Sheridan ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-07-21
Best Horror Movies of 1931 : The Phantom
10.

The Phantom

0.0
4.3/10 IMDB

A group of people are stalked by a masked killer in an old mansion.

Starring: Guinn Williams, Allene Ray, Niles Welch, Tom O'Brien, Sheldon Lewis, Wilfred Lucas, Violet Knights, William Gould, Bobby Dunn, William Jackie ..
Directed by: Alan James
Release date: 1931-11-01

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