What do you consider the most important classic horror movies before 1968?

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  1. I'm doing a paper...list a few examples! thanks hah
     
  2. Tawny

    Tawny You guys got sour balls?

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    Psycho, The Birds
     
  3. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    The big heavyweights, in my opinion...

    Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, 1920, Dir. Robert Wiene
    Nosferatu, 1922, Dir. F.W. Murnau
    Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1923, Lon Chaney
    Phantom of the Opera, 1925, Lon Chaney
    M, 1931, Peter Lorre, Dir. Fritz Lang
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1931 Fredric March
    Dracula, 1931, Bela Lugosi, Dir. Tod Browning
    Frankenstein, 1931, Boris Karloff, Dir. James Whale
    Curse of Frankenstein, 1957, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
    Horror of Dracula, 1958, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    and I definitely agree with Tawny here...
    Psycho, 1960, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
    The Birds, 1963, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

    Of course, you have to exclude Rosemary's Baby and Night of the Living Dead, as they're from 1968. 1931 was a pretty damned good year though, eh?
     
  4. Damed

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    I think the Wolfman (Lon Chaney, 1930's) and Bride of Frankenstein also need to be mentioned.
     
  5. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Freaks
    King Kong
     
  6. Don't forget Blood Feast (1963) which is considered the first Gore film
     
  7. Jimbo

    Jimbo The Bloodstained Shadow

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    nosferatu
    dracula
    carnival of souls
    old dark house
    the haunting
    curse of the demon
    white zombie
    black sunday

    To name a few!
     
  8. Horrorfan

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    the Wolf Man was 1941 best thing about him only Lon Chaney Jr. Played the character.
     
  9. Lyle Horowitz

    Lyle Horowitz Miscreant

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    Some of the best horror films made before 1968:

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    The Unknown (1927)
    The Man Who Laughs (1928)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    M (1931)
    Freaks (1932)
    The Old Dark House (1932)
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    The Black Cat (1934)
    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    The Raven (1935)
    Mad Love (1935)
    The Wolfman (1941)
    Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)
    Dead of Night (1945)
    Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)
    Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Black Sunday (1960)
    Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

    Well, there's a top 20. :)
     

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