Best Horror Movies of 1934
The Black Cat
After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr. Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.
The 9th Guest
Eight people are invited by an unsigned telegram to a penthouse apartment, where they find themselves locked in and greeted by their unknown host's voice via the radio, who explains that before the night is over each one will be die unless they manage to outwit the ninth guest, Death.
Based on a 1933 stage production billed as “The Play That Made Broadway Gasp,” it features an over-the-top performance by Mary Morris (repeating her stage role) as a domineering money-bags whose suppressed incestuous urges go into overdrive when her half-brother (Kent Taylor) brings a new bride (Venable) home to the family’s gloomy Fifth Avenue mansion. The title refers to a secret soundproofed chamber that the villainess uses to entrap her enemies. (Gene Siskel Film Center)
House of Mystery
Out of the Mystic Temples of Old India crept this terrible Monster ... to wreak vengeance of the Hindu Gods ... One by one its victims fell with not a trace of the bloody assassin.
Slavko Vorkapich's opening montage for Crime Without Passion (1934).
The Ghost Walks
During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered.
The Slip-Back: A Weird Story in Two Parts
Science fiction horror flick featuring young couples of the 1930’s Budapest. The protagonists visit the ruins of Visegrád, only to be surprised by the old hosts of the castle emerging from the ruins… and that is just the start of it!
An ex-vaudeville actor is working as the assistant to a doctor who has Frankenstein aspirations. The ex-vaudeville actor kills the doctor and decides to assume the identity of the dead physician.
Chloe, Love Is Calling You
A black voodoo priestess comes out of the Louisians swamps to take revenge on the white plantation owner she believes killed her husband. The old conjure woman Mandy returns with her daughter Chloe to their bayou home after fifteen years. Chloe was too young to remember much about the bayou, but once Mandy had been a famous voodoo priestess in these parts. But after the whites lynched her husband Sam, she took her little girl & moved away into the Everglades. She seems to have gone a little mad in the intervening years & has returned swearing a belated vengeance against the murdering white folks.
A woman returning to her island birthplace finds herself drawn to a voodoo cult.