Vintage horror movies: Scary flicks from the silent age to the ’60s

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Get ready to remember some of the biggest thrills and chills from yesteryear, through these posters and ads for some of the top vintage horror movies — great to watch at Halloween… or any time you want a little scare!
Vintage horror movies: The scary films and spooky flicks from years past

Balaoo the Demon Baboon (1913)

This fascinating take of the weirdest animal ever created

Balaoo the Demon Baboon (1913)


Vintage horror movies: The Dead Secret (1913)

The Dead Secret (1913)


In the Toils of The Devil (1913)

In the Toils of The Devil (1913)


Mortmain, with Robert Edeson (1915)

Mortmain (1915)


Old horror flicks: The Devil (1915)

The Devil (1915)


Lon Chaney in Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lon Chaney - Phantom of the Opera movie 1925

Lon Chaney - Phantom of the Opera movie


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie 1931 (1)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie 1931 (2)

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Frankenstein: The classic film with Boris Karloff (1931)

Frankenstein movie 1931 (1)

Frankenstein movie 1931 (2)


Frankenstein… The man who made a monster (1931) 

Frankenstein movie 1931 (3)

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Bela Lugosi Dracula movie (1931)

Bela Lugosi Dracula movie from 1931 (1)

Bela Lugosi Dracula movie from 1931 (2)


Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Murders in the Rue Morgue movie 1932


The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

The weird tale of Zaroff — half-mad hunter… and his mysterious island!

The Most Dangerous Game movie 1932


Classic Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932)

Boris Karloff in The Mummy - movie from 1932


Vintage horror comedy movie The Old Dark House (1932)

Travelers on a mountain road overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rain seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion.

Vintage horror comedy movie The Old Dark House (1932)


Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein 1935

Boris Karloff - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


The Man with Nine Lives, with Boris Karloff (1940)

The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

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Vintage horror movies: Diabolical “Dr. Cyclops” (1940)

Dr. Cyclops (1940)

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The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) / Son of Dracula (1943)

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) and Son of Dracula (1943)


The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)


Horror of Dracula (1958)

Horror of Dracula (1958)


The Return of Dracula (1958) / The Flame Barrier (1958)

The Return of Dracula and The Flame Barrier (1958)


The Spider (1958)

Movie - The Spider (1958)


The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)

The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)


The Fly, with Vincent Price (1958)

The Fly (1958)


Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)

Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)


Return of the Fly (1958) / The Alligator People (1959)

Return of the Fly (1958) and The Alligator People (1959)


Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)


The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959) 2


Brides of Dracula (1960)

Brides of Dracula (1960)


House of Fright – aka The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960)

House of Fright - The Two Faces of Dr.Jekyll (1960)


Edgar Allan Poe’s House of Usher (1960)

House of Usher (1960)


Vintage psychological horror: Psycho (1960)

Vintage Psycho movie from 1960


The 3rd Voice: It’s diaboli-kill (1960)

The 3rd Voice (1960)


The Birds (1963)

The Birds movie poster

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