Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939

Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939

by Bryan Senn

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Overview

From the grindhouse oddities to major studio releases, this work details 46 horror films released during the genre’s golden era. Each entry includes cast and credits, a plot synopsis, in-depth critical analysis, contemporary reviews, time of release, brief biographies of the principal cast and crew, and a production history. Apart from the 46 main entries, 71 additional “borderline horrors” are examined and critiqued in an appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786427246
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/10/2006
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Psychometrist Bryan Senn’s work has appeared in Filmfax, Cult Movies, Shivers, Midnight Marquee Press and Monsters from the Vault. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1



The Films

Dracula (1931) 9

Frankenstein (1931) 19

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) 30

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 43

Freaks (1932) 52

Vampyr (1932) 68

White Zombie (1932) 81

Doctor X (1932) 91

The Lodger (1932) 102

The Most Dangerous Game (1932) 109

The Old Dark House (1932) 119

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) 129

The Mummy (1932) 137

Island of Lost Souls (1933) 144

The Vampire Bat (1933) 153

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 159

King Kong (1933) 169

Murders in the Zoo (1933) 184

Supernatural (1933) 195

The Ghoul (1933) 205

The Invisible Man (1933) 212

The Son of Kong (1933) 221

The Black Cat (1934) 234

Drums o' Voodoo (1934) 241

The Secret of the Loch (1934) 247

Maniac (1934) 256

Mark of the Vampire (1935) 264

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 276

Werewolf of London (1935) 288

The Raven (1935) 296

Mad Love (1935) 308

The Black Room (1935) 314

Condemned to Live (1935) 322

The Crime of Doctor Crespi (1935) 328

The Invisible Ray (1936) 337

The Walking Dead (1936) 345

Dracula's Daughter (1936) 352

Revolt of the Zombies (1936) 361

The Devil-Doll (1936) 368

The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) 377

Son of Frankenstein (1939) 386

The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) 395

Torture Ship (1939) 402

Tower of London (1939) 409

The Dark Eyes of London (1939) 416

The Return of Dr. X (1939) 424



Appendix A: Borderline Horrors, “Lost” Films, and Foreign Exclusions 431

Appendix B: The Ten Best Films from The Golden Age of Horror 489

Bibliography 495

Index 501

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