The Best Horror Movies of the 1940s

like/share ►

ADVERTISEMENT

Don't like auto-playing video ads? (Who does? That'd be crazy-talk.)
Sign up for a FREE Flickchart account now to banish them forever*!


*Or at least until your browser cache expires, or your cookies get eaten,
or your computer blows up, or the end of the world occurs. Results may vary.

Share Top 5 Of This Chart Rank This Chart

Best  |  Worst
Detailed  |  List  |  Gallery
per page

1

The Wolf Man

1941    George Waggner    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Werewolf Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

2

Cat People

1942    Jacques Tourneur    Not Rated

Horror    Mystery    Romance

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

3

I Walked with a Zombie

1943    Jacques Tourneur    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Supernatural Horror

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

4

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

1948    Charles Barton    Not Rated

Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

6

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

1947    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Drama    Fantasy    Horror

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

7

The Body Snatcher

1945    Robert Wise    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Gothic Film    Horror

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

find this movie on ►

8

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

1943    Roy William Neill    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Werewolf Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

9

The Uninvited

1944    Lewis Allen    Not Rated

Fantasy    Ghost Film    Gothic Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

find this movie on ►

10

House of Dracula

1945    Erle C. Kenton    Not Rated

Fantasy    Horror    Science Fiction

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

11

Isle of the Dead

1945    Mark Robson    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Zombie Film

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

find this movie on ►

13

House of Frankenstein

1944    Erle C. Kenton    Not Rated

Fantasy    Horror    Monster Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

14

Phantom of the Opera

1943    Arthur Lubin    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Drama    Gothic Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

find this movie on ►

15

The Ghost of Frankenstein

1942    Erle C. Kenton    Not Rated

Costume Horror    Gothic Film    Horror

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

16

The Curse of the Cat People

1944    Gunther von Fritsch    Not Rated

Drama    Fantasy    Horror

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

19

The Invisible Man Returns

1940    Joe May    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Mystery

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

find this movie on ►

20

Son of Dracula

1943    Robert Siodmak    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Vampire Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

find this movie on ►

Build A Custom Chart

Here are a few examples of ways
you can filter the charts: