Best Horror Movies of 1936


The Devil-Doll

7.0/10 IMDB

Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to Devil's Island. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano, Robert Greig, Lucy Beaumont, Henry B. Walthall, Grace Ford, Pedro de Cordoba, Arthur Hohl ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1936-07-10
Best Horror Movies of 1936 : The Man Who Changed His Mind

The Man Who Changed His Mind

6.7/10 IMDB

Dr. Laurence, a once-respectable scientist, begins to research the origin of the mind and the soul. The science community rejects him, and he risks losing everything for which he has worked. He begins to use his discoveries to save his research and further his own causes, thereby becoming... a Mad Scientist, almost unstoppable...

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier, Donald Calthrop, Cecil Parker, Lyn Harding, Clive Morton, D.J. Williams ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1936-09-11
Best Horror Movies of 1936 : Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

6.0/10 IMDB

It is England in the 1830s. London's dockside is teeming with ships and sailors who have made their fortune in foreign lands. Sweeney Todd, a Fleet Street barber, awaits the arrival of men whose first port of call is for a good, close shave. For most it will be the last time they are seen alive. Using a specially designed barber's chair, Sweeney Todd despatches his victims to the cellar below, where he robs them of their new found fortunes and chops their remains into small pieces. Meanwhile, Mrs Lovett is enjoying a roaring trade for her popular penny meat pies.

Starring: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, Johnny Singer, Eve Lister, Bruce Seton, D.J. Williams, Davina Craig, Jerry Verno, Graham Soutten, Billy Holland ..
Directed by: George King
Release date: 1936-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1936 : Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn

Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn

5.9/10 IMDB

In 1820's rural England, a young girl is tricked by tales of marriage by a villainous Squire, and when she becomes pregnant, and disappears, a gipsy lad is blamed.

Starring: Tod Slaughter, Sophie Stewart, D.J. Williams, Eric Portman, Clare Greet, Gerard Tyrell, Ann Trevor, Stella Rho, Dennis Hoey, Quinton McPherson ..
Directed by: Milton Rosmer
Release date: 1936-08-18
Best Horror Movies of 1936 : A Face in the Fog

A Face in the Fog

4.5/10 IMDB

A mysterious killer known as The Fiend uses an unusual bullet as his trademark for his murders.

Starring: June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Lawrence Gray, Jack Mulhall, Al St. John, John Cowell, John Elliott, Sam Flint, Forrest Taylor ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1936-02-01


7.0/10 IMDB

A dark and stormy night in a drugstore. The druggist mixes a potion and falls asleep. The skull-and-crossbones on the bottle comes to life and drips the potion on the druggist…

Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1936-01-11


6.0/10 IMDB

A series of scenes that comprised both new material (featuring frontal nudity), and old footage from an Italian version of Dante's Inferno (also featuring frontal nudity) and vignettes from the March of Crime series.

Directed by: Louis Sonney
Release date: 1936-01-01

The Invisible Ray

6.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Janos Rukh discovers a certain type of radium that has almost magical healing properties. But the element has a dangerous side, too, and it has already started affecting Rukh. Consumed by paranoia, he begins to suspect that his wife is having an affair. Wild for revenge, Rukh hatches a deadly plot...using his own poisoned body as a weapon to kill.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frank Lawton, Frances Drake, Violet Kemble Cooper, Beulah Bondi, Walter Kingsford, Paul Weigel ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1936-01-20

Midnight Blunders

5.9/10 IMDB

The evil Dr. Wong abducts prominent scientist Dr. Edwin Millstone. Bumbling bank guards Tom and Monte search through Chinatown to find Dr. Wong and rescue the professor.

Starring: Tom Kennedy, Monte Collins, Phyllis Crane, Val Duran, Eddie Lee, James B. Leong, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Wilfred Lucas, Sam Lufkin, Harry Semels ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1936-12-13
Best Horror Movies of 1936 : Shadow of Chinatown

Shadow of Chinatown

4.1/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1936 serial "Shadow of Chinatown."

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Bruce Bennett, Joan Barclay, Luana Walters, Maurice Liu, Charles King, William Buchanan ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1936-10-10

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