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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worland 2007, p. 44.
  2. ^ Sadoul 1972, p. 48.
  3. ^ Worland 2007, p. 41.
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Wollstein, Hans J. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Worland 2007, p. 47.
  7. ^ Wiener, Tom. "Der Golem". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 27.
  9. ^ Wiener, Tom. "The Penalty". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 29.
  11. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Schloss Vogelod". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Haunted Castle" (DVD). Allrovi. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 28.
  14. ^ a b Clark 2004, p. 13.
  15. ^ Erickson, Hal. "A Blind Bargain". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b Hardy 1995, p. 30.
  17. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, pp. 5-6.
  18. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Häxan". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  19. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, p. 8.
  20. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 31.
  21. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, pp. 6-7.
  22. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 32.
  23. ^ Brenner, Paul. "The Phantom of the Opera". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  24. ^ Richardson, Thomas E. "Wolfblood". Classic-Horror.com. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  25. ^ Hallenbeck 2009, p. 9.
  26. ^ Paszylk 2009, pp. 16-19.
  27. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Magician". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  28. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 36.
  29. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Cat and the Canary". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  30. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 37.
  31. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 38.
  32. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Unknown". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  33. ^ Hardy 1995, p. 39.
  34. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Fall of the House of Usher". Allrovi. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 

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