Classic Horror Movie Reviews

Looking for a new Classic horror movie to watch, but don't want to waste your time sitting through a movie you'll hate? You're in luck! We built AllHorror specifically to help you find the horror movies you're most likely to love. Check out our spoiler-free "Worth Watching" reviews below. All reviews are short and written to give you an idea of what kind of Classic movie it is and what other Classic movies it's similar to, just so you know what to expect. And nearly all Classic movie reviews include videos from other reviewers, so you get multiple opinions from the horror community.

The Innocents (1961) Review

A governess is sent to care for two orphans, and she begins to unravel as she experiences supernatural phenomena. The Innocents was directed by Jack Clayton and stars Deborah Kerr (from Eye Of The Devil), Michael Redgrave (from Dr. Jekyll And ...

June 26th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

House of Wax (1953) Review

It's about a wax sculptor who lost all of his work in a fire and then loses his mind trying to recreate it. House of Wax was directed by André De Toth and stars Vincent Price (from The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Scream and Scream Again, The La...

June 14th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Review

It's about a wisecracking reporter out to expose a sinister sculptor at a small wax museum. Mystery of the Wax Museum was directed by Michael Curtiz (who also directed The Walking Dead and Doctor X) and stars Lionel Atwill (from House of Drac...

June 13th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Blackenstein (1973) Review

It's about a Vietnam vet who lost both arms and legs in the war, but had a girl who knew a guy who could stitch him back together like new(ish). Blackenstein was directed by William A. Levey (who also directed Hellgate) and stars Ivory Stone, ...

Frankenstein (1931) Review

It's about a mad scientist who figures out how to bring the dead back to life, only he accidentally uses the brain of a criminal which creates a bit of a snag. Frankenstein was directed by James Whale (who also directed Bride of Frankenstein a...

April 28th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) Review

It's about the brother of a women married to the son of guy who killed his wife who now accuses the guys son of killing his own wife. The Pit and the Pendulum was directed by Roger Corman (who also directed Frankenstein Unbound and The Tomb Of...

March 11th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Blacula (1972) Review

It's about an African prince who gets turned into a vampire, locked in a coffin for 200 years and then moved to L.A. by a couple of interior decorators. Blacula was directed by William Crain (who also directed Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde) and stars Wi...

November 12th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Dracula (1931) Review

It's about a count who lives in isolation as a vampire in Transylvania, but moves to England in search of new blood. Dracula was directed by Tod Browning (who also directed The Devil-Doll and Mark of The Vampire) and stars Bela Lugosi (from Ex...

November 06th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: ,

The Bat (1959) Review

It's about a killer who dresses as a bat and a murder mystery writer who needs to unravel his motives and reveal his identity... before it's too late! (Yes, that was cheesy. So is this movie). The Bat was directed by Crane Wilbur (who also...

August 06th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre:

The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Review

It's about (spoiler alert) a giant Gila monster who chases people around a small Texas town. The Giant Gila Monster was directed by Ray Kellogg (who also directed The Killer Shrews) and stars Don Sullivan (from Teenage Zombies), Fred Graham an...

June 03rd, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: ,

The City of the Dead (1960) Review

It’s about a woman who travels to a small town with a history of burning witches, only to find out the town happens to be cursed by said witches. The City of the Dead was directed by John Llewellyn Moxey (who also directed Desire: The Vampire, ...

May 22nd, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Review

It's about a mutant man fish who attacks a team of scientists, and kidnaps a babe, who venture into its hidden lagoon. Creature from the Black Lagoon was directed by Jack Arnold (who also directed Monster on the Campus, Tarantula and Revenge ...

April 17th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Phantom of The Opera (1943) Review

It's about a love sick composer who terrorizes an opera house after becoming disfigured. Phantom of The Opera was directed by Arthur Lubin (who also directed Black Friday and The Spider Woman Strikes Back) and stars Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster...

January 24th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Screaming Skull (1958) Review

It’s about a widower who marries a woman with a history of psychological issues and moves her into the house of his dead wife, whose skull promptly starts haunting the poor lady. The Screaming Skull was directed by Alex Nicol (who also directed...

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The Thing from Another World (1951) Review

It’s about a group of scientists and soldiers who stumble on a frozen alien (and accidentally thaw and revive) in a remote arctic outpost. The Thing from Another World was directed by Christian Nyby and stars Kenneth Tobey (from The Vampire an...

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes Review (1971)

It’s about the title doctor getting murderous revenge on medical doctors in early-20th-century Britain. The Abominable Dr. Phibes was directed by Robert Fuest  and stars Vincent Price (from Madhouse), Joseph Cotten (from The Devil's Dau...

June 11th, 2018 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

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