Best Horror Movies of 1932

1.

Freaks

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Angelo Rossitto, Jerry Austin, Schlitze ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1932-02-12
2.

The Most Dangerous Game

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson, Hale Hamilton, Steve Clemente, Buster Crabbe, James Flavin, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1932-09-16
3.

The Old Dark House

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Seeking shelter from a relentless rainstorm and landslides in a remote region of Wales, five travelers are admitted to a large foreboding old house that belongs to the extremely strange Femm family. Sepulchral Horace Femm and his obsessive, inhospitable sister Rebecca are the group's peculiar hosts. The house also holds surprises - and a brutish mute manservant named Morgan.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Elspeth Dudgeon, Brember Wills ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1932-10-20
4.

The Mummy

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Kathryn Byron, Leonard Mudie, James Crane ..
Directed by: Karl Freund
Release date: 1932-01-01
5.

Island of Lost Souls

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Kathleen Burke, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Bela Lugosi, Hans Steinke, Tetsu Komai ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1932-12-31
6.

White Zombie

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

In Haiti, a wealthy landowner convinces a sorcerer to lure the American woman he has fallen for away from her fiance, only to have the madman decide to keep the woman for himself, as a zombie.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Brandon Hurst, George Burr Macannan, Frederick Peters, Annette Stone, John Printz ..
Directed by: Victor Halperin
Release date: 1932-07-28
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Minnie the Moocher
7.

Minnie the Moocher

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.

Starring: Cab Calloway, Mae Questel, Billy Murray ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Release date: 1932-03-11
8.

Doctor X

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Harry Beresford, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Leila Bennett, Robert Warwick, George Rosener ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1932-08-03
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Chandu the Magician
9.

Chandu the Magician

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang, Michael Stuart, Virginia Hammond, Nigel De Brulier ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1932-08-04
10.

Murders in the Rue Morgue

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In 19th Century Paris, a maniac abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship but constantly meets failure as the abducted women die.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Leon Ames, Sidney Fox, Bert Roach, Noble Johnson, Betty Ross Clarke, Brandon Hurst, D'Arcy Corrigan, Arlene Francis, Iron Eyes Cody ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1932-02-21
11.

The Mask of Fu Manchu

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

The villainous Dr. Fu Manchu races against a team of Englishmen to find the tomb of Ghengis Khan, because he wants to use the relics to cause an uprising in the East to wipe out the white race.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Lawrence Grant, David Torrence, C. Montague Shaw, Steve Clemente ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor
Release date: 1932-11-05
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Death Kiss
12.

The Death Kiss

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

When a movie actor is shot and killed during production, the true feelings about the actor begin to surface. As the studio heads worry about negative publicity, one of the writers tags along as the killing is investigated and clues begin to surface.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray, Vince Barnett, Alexander Carr, Harold Minjir, Barbara Bedford, Al Hill ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1932-12-05
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Kongo
13.

Kongo

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The ruthless Flint, a disabled man, rules an isolated region of Kongo like an omnipotent god, through superstition and sadism, living only for the day when he can get revenge on the man who ruined his life.

Starring: Walter Huston, Lupe VĂ©lez, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Bruce, C. Henry Gordon, Mitchell Lewis, Forrester Harvey, Curtis Nero, Everett Brown, Charles Irwin ..
Directed by: William J. Cowen
Release date: 1932-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Snowman
14.

The Snowman

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A young Eskimo and his animal friends build a snow man, only for it to come to life and terrorize the local wildlife.

Directed by: Ted Eshbaugh
Release date: 1932-07-04
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Behind the Mask
15.

Behind the Mask

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A Secret Service agent nabs a scalpel-happy doctor who runs drugs in caskets.

Starring: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King, Bertha Mann, Edward Van Sloan, Willard Robertson, Thomas E. Jackson, Martha Mattox, Jessie Arnold ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1932-02-25
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Strangers of the Evening
16.

Strangers of the Evening

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Bodies start mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue. An investigator tries to determine what is going on.

Starring: Eugene Pallette, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield, Theodore von Eltz, Harold Waldridge, Miriam Seegar, Tully Marshall, Warner Richmond, Mahlon Hamilton, Jack Pennick ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1932-05-14
17.

Haunted Gold

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

John Mason returns to the Sally Ann mine to claim his half share. Janet Cater also returns although her father lost his half share to Joe Ryan. Ryan and his gang are also there to get the gold. A mysterious Phantom is also present. Mason's plan to expose Ryan as an outlaw and to force him to turn his share to Janet works. But when distracted by the Phantom, John is made a prisoner by the gang.

Starring: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Harry Woods, Erville Alderson, Otto Hoffman, Martha Mattox, Blue Washington, Ken Maynard, Slim Whitaker, Tom Bay ..
Directed by: Mack V. Wright
Release date: 1932-12-17
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Boo
18.

Boo

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

A wisecracking narrator mocks footage featuring Frankenstein's monster and Count Dracula.

Starring: Morton Lowry, Mae Clarke, Lawrence Grant, Raymond Hackett, Elizabeth Patterson, Max Schreck, Helen Twelvetrees, Edward Van Sloan, Gustav von Wangenheim, Boris Karloff ..
Directed by: Albert DeMond
Release date: 1932-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Monster Walks
19.

The Monster Walks

1.9
4.1/10 IMDB

Ruth Earlton has come home to her ancestral mansion to claim her inheritance. Accompanied by her boyfriend, she discovers that her father died suddenly under suspicious circumstances. Now it's her turn, as her deranged and relentless uncle targets her for death with the help of his wife and son, plus a very unhappy ape.

Starring: Rex Lease, Vera Renolds, Sheldon Lewis, Mischa Auer, Martha Mattox, Sidney Bracey, Willie Best, Vera Reynolds ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1932-02-10
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
20.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry murdered by a terrible trained hound.

Starring: John Stuart, Robert Rendel, Frederick Lloyd, Heather Angel, Reginald Bach, Wilfred Shine, Sam Livesey, Henry Hallett, Sybil Jane, Elizabeth Vaughan ..
Directed by: Gareth Gundrey
Release date: 1932-04-14
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Get That Girl
21.

Get That Girl

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

A young girl, who is about to receive a large inheritance, is abducted to an isolated sanitarium where a crazed doctor is performing strange experiments.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Shirley Grey, Fred Malatesta, Geneva Mitchell, Carl Stockdale, Lloyd Ingraham, Victor Metzetti ..
Directed by: George Crone
Release date: 1932-04-15
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : Condemned to Death
22.

Condemned to Death

1.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A condemned man uses hypnotism on a judge. After the man's death, the judge finds himself acting like the condemned man.

Starring: Arthur Wontner, Gillian Lind, Gordon Harker, Cyril Raymond, Jane Welsh, Norah Howard, Edmund Gwenn, Griffith Humphreys, T. Gordon Blythe, James Cunningham ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1932-01-21
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Horror
23.

The Horror

0.9
3.9/10 IMDB

A young woman in a creepy old house is terrorized by a killer and an ape-like monster.

Starring: Leslie King, Nyreda Montez, Reed Brown Jr., Ilene Myers, John Gray ..
Directed by: Bud Pollard
Release date: 1932-12-01
24.

Castle Sinister

0.0
3.0/10 IMDB

A scientist seeks to transplant the brain of a young girl into his apeman.

Starring: Haddon Mason, Eric Adeney, Wally Patch, Ilsa Kilpatrick, Edmund Kennedy ..
Directed by: Widgey R. Newman
Release date: 1932-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1932 : The Face at the Window
25.

The Face at the Window

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A killer distracts his victims with a hideous face

Starring: Raymond Massey, Isla Bevan, Claude Hulbert, Eric Maturin, Henry Mollison, A. Bromley Davenport, Harold Meade, Dennis Wyndham, Charles Groves ..
Directed by: Leslie S. Hiscott
Release date: 1932-10-18

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