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American Gothic Horror Films

Book cover of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema

Notable American Gothic horror films released before 1960 as highlighted in American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema (Signum Books, 2017), by author Jonathan Rigby.

See also: English Gothic horror films, Euro Gothic horror films

A selection of American Gothic Horror Films

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Title Year IMDb Rating
* The Avenging Conscience: or ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ 1914 The Avenging Conscience: or ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ (1914) on IMDb
* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) on IMDb
* A Blind Bargain 1922 A Blind Bargain (1922) on IMDb
* One Exciting Night 1922 One Exciting Night (1922) on IMDb
* The Monster 1925 The Monster (1925) on IMDb
* The Phantom of the Opera 1925 The Phantom of the Opera (1925) on IMDb
* The Bat 1926 The Bat (1926) on IMDb
* The Bells 1926 The Bells (1926) on IMDb
* The Magician 1926 The Magician (1926) on IMDb
* Sparrows 1926 Sparrows (1926) on IMDb
* The Cat and the Canary 1927 The Cat and the Canary (1927) on IMDb
* London After Midnight 1927 London After Midnight (1927) on IMDb
* The Unknown 1927 The Unknown (1927) on IMDb
* The Last Warning 1928 The Last Warning (1928) on IMDb
* The Man Who Laughs 1928 The Man Who Laughs (1928) on IMDb
* Seven Footprints to Satan 1929 Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) on IMDb
** The Bat Whispers 1930 The Bat Whispers (1930) on IMDb
** Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) on IMDb
*** Drácula 1931 Drácula (1931) on IMDb
*** Dracula 1931 Dracula (1931) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein 1931 Frankenstein (1931) on IMDb
* Murder by the Clock 1931 Murder by the Clock (1931) on IMDb
** Svengali 1931 Svengali (1931) on IMDb
*** Doctor X 1932 Doctor X (1932) on IMDb
** Freaks 1932 Freaks (1932) on IMDb
*** Island of Lost Souls 1932 Island of Lost Souls (1932) on IMDb
** Kongo 1932 Kongo (1932) on IMDb
** The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) on IMDb
*** The Most Dangerous Game 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (1932) on IMDb
*** The Mummy 1932 The Mummy (1932) on IMDb
*** Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) on IMDb
*** The Old Dark House 1932 The Old Dark House (1932) on IMDb
*** White Zombie 1932 White Zombie (1932) on IMDb
*** The Invisible Man 1933 The Invisible Man (1933) on IMDb
*** Murders in the Zoo 1933 Murders in the Zoo (1933) on IMDb
*** Mystery of the Wax Museum 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) on IMDb
* Night of Terror 1933 Night of Terror (1933) on IMDb
*** Supernatural 1933 Supernatural (1933) on IMDb
*** The Vampire Bat 1933 The Vampire Bat (1933) on IMDb
*** The Black Cat 1934 The Black Cat (1934) on IMDb
*** The Black Room 1935 The Black Room (1935) on IMDb
*** Bride of Frankenstein 1935 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) on IMDb
* The Crime of Doctor Crespi 1935 The Crime of Doctor Crespi (1935) on IMDb
*** Mad Love 1935 Mad Love (1935) on IMDb
** Mark of the Vampire 1935 Mark of the Vampire (1935) on IMDb
*** The Raven 1935 The Raven (1935) on IMDb
*** Werewolf of London 1935 Werewolf of London (1935) on IMDb
** The Devil-Doll 1936 The Devil-Doll (1936) on IMDb
*** Dracula’s Daughter 1936 Dracula’s Daughter (1936) on IMDb
*** The Invisible Ray 1936 The Invisible Ray (1936) on IMDb
** The Walking Dead 1936 The Walking Dead (1936) on IMDb
*** The Cat and the Canary 1939 The Cat and the Canary (1939) on IMDb
*** The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) on IMDb
*** The Man They Could Not Hang 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) on IMDb
** The Return of Doctor X 1939 The Return of Doctor X (1939) on IMDb
*** Son of Frankenstein 1939 Son of Frankenstein (1939) on IMDb
*** Black Friday 1940 Black Friday (1940) on IMDb
*** The Devil Bat 1940 The Devil Bat (1940) on IMDb
*** The Ghost Breakers 1940 The Ghost Breakers (1940) on IMDb
*** The Invisible Man Returns 1940 The Invisible Man Returns (1940) on IMDb
*** The Mummy’s Hand 1940 The Mummy’s Hand (1940) on IMDb
* The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) on IMDb
*** The Devil Commands 1941 The Devil Commands (1941) on IMDb
** Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) on IMDb
** King of the Zombies 1941 King of the Zombies (1941) on IMDb
*** Man Made Monster 1941 Man Made Monster (1941) on IMDb
*** The Monster and the Girl 1941 The Monster and the Girl (1941) on IMDb
*** The Wolf Man 1941 The Wolf Man (1941) on IMDb
*** Cat People 1942 Cat People (1942) on IMDb
** Dr. Renault’s Secret 1942 Dr. Renault’s Secret (1942) on IMDb
*** The Ghost of Frankenstein 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) on IMDb
*** Night Monster 1942 Night Monster (1942) on IMDb
*** The Undying Monster 1942 The Undying Monster (1942) on IMDb
*** Captive Wild Woman 1943 Captive Wild Woman (1943) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) on IMDb
*** I Walked with a Zombie 1943 I Walked with a Zombie (1943) on IMDb
*** The Leopard Man 1943 The Leopard Man (1943) on IMDb
*** The Mad Ghoul 1943 The Mad Ghoul (1943) on IMDb
*** The Return of the Vampire 1943 The Return of the Vampire (1943) on IMDb
** The Seventh Victim 1943 The Seventh Victim (1943) on IMDb
*** Son of Dracula 1943 Son of Dracula (1943) on IMDb
** Bluebeard 1944 Bluebeard (1944) on IMDb
*** House of Frankenstein 1944 House of Frankenstein (1944) on IMDb
*** The Lady and the Monster 1944 The Lady and the Monster (1944) on IMDb
*** The Lodger 1944 The Lodger (1944) on IMDb
*** The Scarlet Claw 1944 The Scarlet Claw (1944) on IMDb
*** The Uninvited 1944 The Uninvited (1944) on IMDb
*** The Body Snatcher 1945 The Body Snatcher (1945) on IMDb
*** Hangover Square 1945 Hangover Square (1945) on IMDb
*** House of Dracula 1945 House of Dracula (1945) on IMDb
*** Isle of the Dead 1945 Isle of the Dead (1945) on IMDb
*** The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) on IMDb
** Woman Who Came Back 1945 Woman Who Came Back (1945) on IMDb
** The Beast with Five Fingers 1946 The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) on IMDb
*** Bedlam 1946 Bedlam (1946) on IMDb
*** The Spiral Staircase 1946 The Spiral Staircase (1946) on IMDb
* Macbeth 1948 Macbeth (1948) on IMDb
* Sunset Boulevard 1950 Sunset Boulevard (1950) on IMDb
*** The Thing from Another World 1951 The Thing from Another World (1951) on IMDb
*** House of Wax 1953 House of Wax (1953) on IMDb
* Phantom of the Rue Morgue 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) on IMDb
*** The Black Sleep 1956 The Black Sleep (1956) on IMDb
*** Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) on IMDb
* I Was a Teenage Frankenstein 1957 I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) on IMDb
* I Was a Teenage Werewolf 1957 I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) on IMDb
*** The Fly 1958 The Fly (1958) on IMDb
*** I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) on IMDb
*** The Return of Dracula 1958 The Return of Dracula (1958) on IMDb
*** A Bucket of Blood 1959 A Bucket of Blood (1959) on IMDb
*** House on Haunted Hill 1959 House on Haunted Hill (1959) on IMDb
*** The Tingler 1959 The Tingler (1959) on IMDb
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