31 essential, history-making horror movies to stream this spooky season

Published Oct 09 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
  • Monster movies really got rolling in the late ‘20s and early '30s, establishing some of the most recognizable characters in pop culture.
  • By the time The Bride of Frankenstein hit theaters in 1935, Universal Studios had cornered the market with titles like Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), and The Invisible Man (1933).Along with the titular beasts of The Wolf Man (1941) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), these frightful figures would become known as the Universal Classic Monster Movies.
  • They are all worth watching — Dracula being the most overtly impactful solely because it came first.
  • But if you're going to pick just one, director James Whale's sequel story of an undead monstress out for blood is the best of the bunch when it comes to pure entertainment value.
  • Venerable horror star Boris Karloff headlines as The Monster opposite the equally iconic Elsa Lanchester as his Bride.



  • Published Oct 9, 2021 10:00 AM GMT