Best Horror Movies of 1934

1.

The Black Cat

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Albert Conti, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1934-05-07
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : Double Door
2.

Double Door

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

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)

Starring: Evelyn Venable, Mary Morris, Anne Revere, Kent Taylor, Guy Standing, Colin Tapley, Virginia Howell, Halliwell Hobbes, Frank Dawson, Helen Shipman ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1934-05-04
3.

The 9th Guest

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright, Edward Ellis, Edwin Maxwell, Vince Barnett, Helen Flint, Samuel S. Hinds, Nella Walker, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1934-01-31
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : The Headless Horseman
4.

The Headless Horseman

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

Early color animated short of an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Directed by: Ub Iwerks
Release date: 1934-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : The Ghost Walks
5.

The Ghost Walks

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A ghostly and deadly dinner party, which at first turns out to be an elaborate staging of a new play for the benefit of a Broadway producer, becomes a true mystery when the players start to go missing.

Starring: John Miljan, June Collyer, Richard Carle, Henry Kolker, Johnny Arthur, Spencer Charters, Donald Kirke, Eve Southern, Douglas Gerrard, Wilson Benge ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1934-12-01
6.

The Return of Chandu

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Chandu consults his crystal ball and sees that Nadji, Princess of Egypt, is in danger. She is about to be sacrificed by the black magic cult of Ubasti. Headed for the magic island of Lemuria, he is shipwrecked , washed ashore and captured. He becomes invisible, escapes and after numerous detours is able to rescue the princess.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Maria Alba, Murdock MacQuarrie, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Lucien Prival, Cyril Armbrister, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1934-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : House of Mystery
7.

House of Mystery

2.2
4.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ed Lowry, Verna Hillie, John Sheehan, Brandon Hurst, Joyzelle Joyner, Fritzi Ridgeway, Clay Clement, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Fuller, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1934-03-30
8.

Maniac

2.0
3.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Horace B. Carpenter, Ted Edwards, Phyllis Diller, Theo Ramsey, Jenny Dark, Marvelle Andre, Celia McCann, Bill Woods, John P. Wade, Marian Constance Blackton ..
Directed by: Dwain Esper
Release date: 1934-09-11
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : The Furies
9.

The Furies

1.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Slavko Vorkapich's opening montage for Crime Without Passion (1934).

Directed by: Slavko Vorkapich
Release date: 1934-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1934 : The Tell-Tale Heart
10.

The Tell-Tale Heart

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

Starring: Norman Dryden, John Kelt, Yolande Terrell, Thomas Shenton, James Fleck, Colonel Cameron ..
Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Release date: 1934-06-14

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