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.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) Review

It’s about teen angst – facial hair, sexual frustration, and just trying to fit in.  I Was a Teenage Werewolf was directed by Gene Fowler Jr. (I Married a Monster from Outer Space and Rebel Set) and stars Michael Landon (Bonanza, Little House...

February 24th, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: ,

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) Review

It’s about that nagging feeling that you married an imposter from outer space.  I Married a Monster from Outer Space was directed by Gene Fowler, Jr. (I Was a Teenage Werewolf and Gang War) and written by Louis Vittes (Bengazi and Monster from ...

February 23rd, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Doctor X (1932) Review

It’s about an unsolved series of “full moon murders,” the reporter (and the police officers) investigating them, and a research facility boss intent on proving all of his subordinates guiltless.  Doctor X was directed by Michael Curtiz (The...

February 21st, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Werewolf versus the Vampire Woman (1971) Review

It’s about a werewolf who goes toe-to-toe with a female vampire. The Werewolf versus the Vampire Woman was directed by León Klimovsky (Dr. Jekyll versus the Werewolf, I Hate My Body, and Vengeance of the Zombies). It was written by and stars Pa...

February 19th, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

King Kong (1933) Review

It’s about animal cruelty in the big apple. Kong Kong was co-directed by Merian C. Cooper (The Last Days of Pompeii and The Four Feathers) and Ernest B. Schoedsack (Dr. Cyclops and Mighty Joe Young) and features special effects by Willis O’Bri...

February 15th, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967) Review

It’s about everyone’s favorite gigantic turtle biped – in his third cinematic appearance. Gamera vs. Gyaos (its alternative title was Giant Monster Dogfight: Gamera vs. Gyaos) was directed by Noriaki Yuasa (Gamera vs. Barugon and Gamera vs. ...

January 19th, 2022 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Review

It’s about the existential challenges of endless human diminishing – smaller…smaller … and smaller. The Incredible Shrinking Man was directed by Jack Arnold (Creature from the Black Lagoon) based on a story by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend...

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) Review

It’s about a lady who starts out small – ends up tall – and causes a brawl. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman was directed by Nathan Juran (credited in the film as Nathan Hertz) (The Brain from Planet Arous) and stars Allison Hayes (The Crawling H...

December 16th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

It Came from Outer Space (1953) Review

It’s about the nerdy guy whom no one trusts – even when he’s right. It Came from Outer Space was directed by Jack Arnold (Tarantula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Incredible Shrinking Man) and stars Richard Carlson (Tormented, The ...

December 16th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Man Who Laughs (1928) Review

It’s about a man with a facial deformity and a beautiful blind woman who loves him. The Man Who Laughs was directed by Paul Leni (Waxworks) and stars Conrad Veidt (the student in The Student of Prague, Rasputin in Rasputin, Demon with Women and ...

December 08th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

The Cat Creeps (1930) Review

It’s about a misanthrope’s estate plan and people disappearing in a dark old mansion. The Cat Creeps was co-directed by Rupert Julian (The Phantom of the Opera) and John Willard (who also scripted the play on which the film was based) and it s...

December 06th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

House of Mystery (1934) Review

It’s about a Hindu temple curse, tom-toms, a séance, some mysterious incense, a killer ape, a mostly mute plumber, and plenty of laughs!  House of Mystery was directed by William Night (who also directed Where Are Your Children? and Are These ...

October 19th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

House on Haunted Hill (1959) Review

It’s about a millionaire’s game designed to trap five players within a haunted house staffed with murderous spirits. House on Haunted Hill was directed by William Castle (13 Ghosts, 13 Frightened Girls, and Zotz!) and stars Vincent Price (The ...

House of Dracula (1945) Review

It’s about Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Wolf Man all converging on the house of – wait for it – Doctor Franz Edelmann?! House of Dracula was directed by Erle C. Kenton (who also directed The Ghost of Frankenstein). It stars Joh...

June 12th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: ,

The Incredibly Strange Creatures (1964) Review

It’s about a free spirit named Jerry and what happens to him in a fortune teller’s tent. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? was directed by Ray Dennis Steckler (who also directed Rat Pfink a Boo ...

March 05th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: ,

Nosferatu (1922) Review

It’s about Dracula – it’s the original Bram Stoker authored Dracula story. Nosferatu was directed by F.W. Murnau (a German silent film director) and stars Alexander Granach as “Hutter” and Max Schreck as “Count Orlok.” Can a real ...

January 22nd, 2021 | , | Horror Genre:

The Invisible Man (1933) Review

It's about a mad scientist who injects himself with flowers (seriously) that turn him invisible... and also into a raving lunatic. The Invisible Man was directed by James Whale (who also directed Bride Of Frankenstein and The Old Dark House)...

January 14th, 2021 | , | Horror Genre: ,

The Haunting (1963) Review

It's about a small team of people cherry-picked to investigate the source of the supernatural events that plague a sprawling estate. The Haunting was directed by Robert Wise (who also directed Audrey Rose and A Game Of Death) and stars Julie H...

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

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...

September 15th, 2018 | , , | Horror Genre: , , ,

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...

August 29th, 2018 | , , | Horror Genre: ,

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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