List of horror films of the 1920s

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A list of horror films released in the 1920s.

Horror films released in the 1920s
Title Director Cast Country Notes
1920
Anita Jacob Fleck, Luise Fleck Lola Urban-Kneidinger, Wilhelm Klitsch, Julius Strobl Austria [1]
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Robert Wiene Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt Germany [2][3]
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde John S. Robertson John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield United States [4][5]
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde J. Charles Haydon Sheldon Lewis United States [6]
Genuine Robert Wiene Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski Germany [7]
The Golem: How He Came into the World Paul Wegener, Karl Boese Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück Germany [8][9]
The Head of Janus (Lost Film) F. W. Murnau Conrad Veidt, Bela Lugosi Germany [10]
The Penalty Wallace Worsley, Sr. Lon Chaney, Claire Adams United States [11]
The Monster of Frankenstein Eugenio Testa Umberto Guarracino Italy [12]
1921
Der Muede Tod Fritz Lang Lil Dagover, Bernard Goetzke, Walter Janssen Germany [13]
The Haunted Castle F. W. Murnau Arnold Korft, Lothar Mehnert Germany [14][15]
Körkarlen Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström Sweden [16]
1922
A Blind Bargain Wallace Worsley, Sr. Raymond McKee, Jacqueline Logan, Fontaine La Rue United States [17][18]
The Ghost Breaker Alfred Green Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Walter Hiers United States Lost film[19][20]
Häxan Benjamin Christensen Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan Sweden [21][19]
The Headless Horseman Edward D. Venturini Will Rogers, Ben Hendricks, Lois Meredith United States [22]
Nosferatu F. W. Murnau Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder Germany [8]
One Exciting Night D. W. Griffith Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Morgan Wallace United States [23][24]
1923
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Wallace Worsley Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry United States [25]
The Last Moment J. Parker Read Henry Hull, Doris Kenyon, Louis Wolheim United States [26]
1924
The Hands of Orlac Robert Wiene Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina GermanyAustria [8]
Waxworks Paul Leni Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Emil Jannings, William Dieterle Germany [8]
1925
The Monster Roland West Lon Chaney, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead United States [17]
The Phantom of the Opera Rupert Julian Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry United States [27]
Wolfblood: A Tale of the Forest George Chesebro, Bruce M. Mitchell Marguerite Clayton, Ray Hanford United States [28]
1926
The Bat Roland West Jack Pickford, Louise Fazenda United States [29]
The Bells James Young Lionel Barrymore, Boris Karloff
Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage F. W. Murnau Emil Jannings, Yvette Guilbert, Gösta Ekman Germany [30]
Maciste all'inferno Guido Brignone Bartolomeo Pagano, Franz Sala, Pauline Polaire Italy [31][32]
The Magician Rex Ingram Alice Terry, Paul Wegener United States [33]
The Student of Prague Henrik Galeen Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Agnes Esterhazy Germany [34]
1927
The Cat and the Canary Paul Leni Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale United States [35]
The Gorilla Alfred Santell Charlie Murray, Fred Kelsey, Alice Day United States [36]
London After Midnight (Lost Film) Tod Browning Lon Chaney, Marceline Day United States Known in the UK as The Hypnotist[37]
The Spider's Web Oscar Micheaux Lorenzo McClane, Henrietta Loveless, Cincinnatus Major United States [citation needed]
The Unknown Tod Browning Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford United States [38]
1928
Alraune Henrik Galeen Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener Germany [39]
The Ape Beverly C. Rule Gladys Walton, Ruth Stonehouse, Basil Wilson, Bradley Barke United States [40]
The Fall of the House of Usher Jean Epstein Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance France [41][42]
The Fall of the House of Usher James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson United States [43]
The Terror Roy Del Ruth May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton United States [44][45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kinnard 1999, p. 108.
  2. ^ Worland 2007, p. 44.
  3. ^ Sadoul & Morris 1972, p. 48.
  4. ^ Worland 2007, p. 41.
  5. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Wollstein, Hans J. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Kinnard 1999, p. 114.
  8. ^ a b c d Worland 2007, p. 47.
  9. ^ Wiener, Tom. "Der Golem". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 27.
  11. ^ Wiener, Tom. "The Penalty". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ Kinnard 1999, p. 119.
  13. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 29.
  14. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Schloss Vogelod". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Haunted Castle" (DVD). Allmovie. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 28.
  17. ^ a b Clark 2004, p. 13.
  18. ^ Erickson, Hal. "A Blind Bargain". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b Hardy 1995, p. 30.
  20. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, pp. 5-6.
  21. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Häxan". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  22. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, p. 8.
  23. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 31.
  24. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, pp. 6-7.
  25. ^ Kinnard 1999, pp. 147–152.
  26. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 32.
  27. ^ Brenner, Paul. "The Phantom of the Opera". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  28. ^ Richardson, Thomas E. "Wolf Blood". Classic-Horror.com. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  29. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, p. 9.
  30. ^ Paszylk 2009, pp. 16-19.
  31. ^ Peters, Rebecca. "Maciste all'inferno, 1926". San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  32. ^ Kinnard 1999, p. 171.
  33. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Magician". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  34. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 36.
  35. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Cat and the Canary". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  36. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 37.
  37. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 38.
  38. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Unknown". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  39. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 39.
  40. ^ Kinnard 1999, pp. 212–213.
  41. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Fall of the House of Usher". Allmovie. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  42. ^ Kinnard 1999, pp. 213–214.
  43. ^ Kinnard 1999, p. 214.
  44. ^ Munden 1997, p. 792.
  45. ^ Dirks, Tim. "Horror Films". Filmsite.org. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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