Best Horror Movies of 1935

1.

The Bride of Frankenstein

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius, who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, Una O'Connor, E. E. Clive, Lucien Prival ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1935-04-20
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Raven
2.

The Raven

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A brilliant but deranged neurosurgeon becomes obsessively fixated on a judge's daughter. With the help of an escaped criminal whose face he has surgically deformed, the mad man lures her, her father, and her fiancé to his isolated castle-like home, where he has created a torture chamber with the intent of torturing them for having 'tortured' him.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner, Raine Bennett ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1935-07-08
3.

Mad Love

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her wounded pianist husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer--hands which still have the urge to throw knives.

Starring: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy, Sara Haden, Edward Brophy, Henry Kolker, Keye Luke, May Beatty, Billy Gilbert ..
Directed by: Karl Freund
Release date: 1935-07-12
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Ghost Goes West
4.

The Ghost Goes West

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is not the only part of the deal, with it goes the several-hundred year old ghost who haunts it.

Starring: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette, Elsa Lanchester, Ralph Bunker, Patricia Hilliard, Everley Gregg, Morton Selten, Chili Bouchier, Herbert Lomas ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1935-12-17
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Black Room
5.

The Black Room

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

In a 16th-century European town, the ruling family has been given a prophecy that, should there ever be twin boys born, the younger will murder the older; so is dismayed when twins are born to the popular baron. The older grows to be a selfish, slovenly man, who inherits the castle at his father's death and becomes ruler over the formerly happy villagers. He enjoys his power until he learns his younger brother is returning from abroad and, afraid of the prophecy, he determines to murder his sibling, hide his body in the "black room" - an old torture chamber sealed away behind the fireplace - and then impersonate him, right down to his withered arm. In this way he hopes to not only avoid the prophecy, but also escape consequences of his other criminal deeds and obtain marriage to a local girl of the nobility...

Starring: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall, Katherine DeMille, John Buckler, Henry Kolker, Colin Tapley, Torben Meyer, John George ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1935-07-15
6.

Mark of the Vampire

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire who prowled around his castle. One year later, Irena, Karell's daughter, is haunted by the vampire and will be his next victim… unless Professor Zelen can avoid it.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Jean Hersholt, Henry Wadsworth, Donald Meek, Jessie Ralph, Ivan F. Simpson, Franklyn Ardell ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1935-04-26
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : Werewolf of London
7.

Werewolf of London

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.

Starring: Henry Hull, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews, Warner Oland, Lawrence Grant, Spring Byington, Clark Williams, J. M. Kerrigan, Ethel Griffies, Zeffie Tilbury ..
Directed by: Stuart Walker
Release date: 1935-05-13
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Mystery of Edwin Drood
8.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A choirmaster addicted to opium and obsessed with a beautiful young woman will stop at nothing to possess her.

Starring: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners, Francis L. Sullivan, Valerie Hobson, Zeffie Tilbury, Ethel Griffies, E. E. Clive, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Stuart Walker
Release date: 1935-02-04
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : One Frightened Night
9.

One Frightened Night

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Eccentric tycoon Jasper Whyte hosts a dinner at his mansion and announces that he will divide his money and give each guest a million dollars before the stroke of midnight. When his long-lost granddaughter suddenly arrives, Whyte changes his mind and proclaims that she will receive his entire fortune. A second lady appears at the estate, claiming that she is actually Whyte's granddaughter, Doris Waverly, and the first woman is found murdered in her room! With each guest possessing a motive, the mystery of the killer's identity briskly unfolds through a stirring series of surprises.

Starring: Charley Grapewin, Lucien Littlefield, Mary Carlisle, Regis Toomey, Arthur Hohl, Fred Kelsey, Evalyn Knapp, Clarence Wilson, Wallace Ford, Adrian Morris ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1935-05-01
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
10.

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard, Dennis Hoey, George Mozart, Johnnie Schofield, Gunner Moir ..
Directed by: Denison Clift
Release date: 1935-04-27
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : The Crime of Doctor Crespi
11.

The Crime of Doctor Crespi

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A renowned hospital chief physician is persuaded, by a former lover, to operate on his former friend and partner, whom she married instead. After the successful surgery, the jilted physician gives his patient an injection...

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Harriet Russell, Dwight Frye, Paul Guilfoyle, John Bohn, Geraldine Kay, Jean Brooks, Patsy Berlin, Dean Raymond, Joe Verdi ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1935-09-23
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : Condemned to Live
12.

Condemned to Live

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

After a series of murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.

Starring: Ralph Morgan, Pedro de Cordoba, Maxine Doyle, Russell Gleason, Mischa Auer, Lucy Beaumont, Carl Stockdale, Barbara Bedford, Robert Frazer, Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ..
Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Release date: 1935-09-15
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : Murder by Television
13.

Murder by Television

1.7
4.2/10 IMDB

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Hattie McDaniel, Allen Jung, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Clifford Sanforth
Release date: 1935-10-01
Best Horror Movies of 1935 : Ouanga
14.

Ouanga

1.1
4.4/10 IMDB

In Haiti, a black female plantation owner enacts a voodoo curse, and revives zombies for revenge on a white male neighbor, who has chosen a white woman over her for marriage.

Starring: Fredi Washington, Philip Brandon, Marie Paxton, Sheldon Leonard, Winifred Harris, Babe Joyce, George Spink, Sidney Easton ..
Directed by: George Terwilliger
Release date: 1935-12-03
15.

The Mystery Ship

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A sailor, known as the Adventurer, searching for a lost American explorer discovers him being held hostage on a remote island in the South Sea. The man is held captive by the island's natives, who have placed him under a voodoo spell known as "obeah.

Starring: Jean Brooks, Phillips H. Lord, Alexander McCatty, Alice Wessler ..
Directed by: F. Herrick Herrick
Release date: 1935-02-01

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