Best Horror Movies of 1933

1.

King Kong

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Victor Wong, James Flavin, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, Bill Williams ..
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-03-15
2.

The Invisible Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor, Forrester Harvey, Holmes Herbert, E. E. Clive, Dudley Digges, Harry Stubbs ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1933-11-03
3.

The Mad Doctor

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens.

Starring: Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: David Hand
Release date: 1933-01-21
4.

Mystery of the Wax Museum

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Allen Vincent, Gavin Gordon, Edwin Maxwell, Holmes Herbert, Claude King, Arthur Edmund Carewe ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1933-02-18
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Murders in the Zoo
5.

Murders in the Zoo

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Dr. Gorman is a millionaire adventurer, traveling the world in search of dangerous game. His bored, beautiful, much younger wife entertains herself in the arms of other men. In turn, Gorman uses his animals to kill these men. When a New York City zoo suggests a fundraising gala, Gorman sees a prime opportunity to dispatch the dashing Roger and anyone else who might cross him.

Starring: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Harry Beresford, John Lodge, Jane Darwell, Nancy Crowley, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1933-03-31
6.

The Ghoul

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Professor Morlant, a British Egyptologist, seeks immortality through the power of a jewel buried in the tomb of an Oriental idol. Upon his death, Morlant returns to earth to seek vengeance upon those who removed the jewel from his grave.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison, Harold Huth, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Jack Raine ..
Directed by: T. Hayes Hunter
Release date: 1933-08-01
7.

The Vampire Bat

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

When the villagers of Klineschloss start dying of blood loss, the town fathers suspect a resurgence of vampirism. While police inspector Karl remains skeptical, scientist Dr. von Niemann cares for the vampire's victims one by one, and suspicion falls on simple-minded Herman Gleib because of his fondness for bats. A blood-thirsty mob hounds Gleib to his death, but the vampire attacks don't stop.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne, George E. Stone, Dwight Frye, Robert Frazer, Rita Carlyle, Lionel Belmore, William V. Mong ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1933-01-21
8.

The Son of Kong

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Ed Brady, Victor Wong, Steve Clemente, Fay Wray, Noble Johnson, Lee Kohlmar ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party
9.

Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Betty Boop hosts a Hallowe'en party with a few uninvited guests.

Starring: Bonnie Poe ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1933-11-03
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Hollywood on Parade No. A-8
10.

Hollywood on Parade No. A-8

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

In the Hollywood Hall of Fame - a wax museum - the figure of Eddie Borden comes to life and introduces us to various stars in effigy. Pining over the effigy of Clara Bow, her husband Rex Bell suggests that Eddie get on with Betty Boop. Betty asks Eddie to accompany her in a rendition of "My Silent Love."

Starring: Eddie Borden, Rex Bell, Dorothy Burgess, Bela Lugosi, Charles Murray, Bonnie Poe, Marie Prevost, Gayne Whitman, George Sidney ..
Directed by: Louis Lewyn
Release date: 1933-03-10
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Krazy Spooks
11.

Krazy Spooks

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

On a stormy, windy night, Krazy's car breaks down so he and Kitty must seek refuge in an eerie old house. Happy the pup finds a skeleton, but the really scary resident is a huge, violent gorilla that runs off with Kitty, and Krazy must rescue her.

Directed by: Manny Gould, Ben Harrison, Harry Love, Rudy Zamora
Release date: 1933-10-05
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Supernatural
12.

Supernatural

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

After her brother's death, Roma Courtney becomes the heiress to his fortune. When fake psychic Paul Bavian claims to have a message from Roma's dead brother, he coaxes Roma into participating in a séance. Although Roma's fiancé, Grant, first believes the séance is nothing more than a scam, he eventually realizes that the vengeful spirit of an executed murderer has possessed Roma's body.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne, Randolph Scott, H.B. Warner, Beryl Mercer, William Farnum, Willard Robertson, George Burr Macannan, Lyman Williams ..
Directed by: Victor Halperin
Release date: 1933-04-21
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Secret of the Blue Room
13.

Secret of the Blue Room

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

According to a legend, the mansion's "blue room" is cursed -- everyone who has ever spent the night in that room has met with an untimely end. The three suitors of the heroine wager that each can survive a night in the forbidding blue room.

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold, Onslow Stevens, William Janney, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Barrat, Muriel Kirkland, Russell Hopton ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1933-07-20
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Is My Palm Read
14.

Is My Palm Read

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

For customer Betty Boop, psychic reader Prof. Bimbo conjures up an adventure on a haunted tropical island in his crystal ball.

Starring: Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1933-02-16
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : Night of Terror
15.

Night of Terror

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Sally Blane, Bryant Washburn, Tully Marshall, Gertrude Michael, George Meeker, Marius Frey, Matt McHugh, Edwin Maxwell ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1933-04-23
Best Horror Movies of 1933 : The Intruder
16.

The Intruder

1.9
4.8/10 IMDB

A murder is committed aboard a cruise ship just before it sinks in a storm. The survivors, including the killer, land on a mysterious jungle island.

Starring: Monte Blue, Mischa Auer, Lila Lee, William B. Davidson, Gwen Lee, Arthur Housman, Sidney Bracey, Harry Cording, Wilfred Lucas, Lynton Brent ..
Directed by: Albert Ray
Release date: 1933-03-13

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