Universal Monster Movies Checklist
Here, in chronological order, is a list of the monster movies produced by Universal Studios during the classic series.  Note that Universal wasn't in business in 1913 for the first entry, but the studio that produced "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" would become Universal within a few years.

Certain movie stars of various points during this extended era earned more than a few spots among the top-billed actors, so I included a table charting those.

Film Lon Chaney Conrad Veidt Bela Lugosi Boris Karloff Claude Rains Basil Rathbone Vincent Price Lon Chaney, Jr. John Caradine Glenn Strange John Agar
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1913)  X                  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) X                  
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) X                  
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)   X                
The Last Warning (1929)                    
The Last Performance (1929)   X                
The Cat Creeps (1930)                    
Dracula (1931)     X              
Dracula (Spanish version) (1931)                    
Frankenstein (1931)       X            
The Mummy (1932)       X            
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)     X              
The Old Dark House (1932)       X            
The Invisible Man (1933)         X          
The Black Cat (1934)     X X            
The Raven (1935)     X X            
Werewolf of London (1935)                    
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)       X            
Dracula's Daughter (1936)                    
The Invisible Ray (1936)     X X            
The Phantom Creeps (1939)     X              
Son of Frankenstein (1939)     X X   X        
Tower of London (1939)       X   X X      
Black Friday (1940)     X X            
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)             X      
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)                    
Man Made Monster (1941)               X    
The Wolf Man (1941)         X
The Black Cat (1941)     X     X        
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)     X         X    
Invisible Agent (1942)                    
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)               X    
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)     X         X    
Phantom of the Opera (1943)         X          
Son of Dracula (1943)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)                 X  
The Mad Ghoul (1943)                    
Calling Dr. Death (1943)               X    
Weird Woman (1944)               X    
Dead Man's Eyes (1944)               X    
The Climax (1944)        X            
House of Frankenstein (1944)       X       X   X
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)                    
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)               X X  
The Mummy's Curse (1944)               X    
House of Dracula (1945)               X X X
The Frozen Ghost (1945)               X    
Confession (1945)
Pillow of Death (1945)               X    
House of Horrors (1946)                    
The Brute Man (1946)                    
She-Wolf of London (1946)                    
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)     X         X   X
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)                    
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)        X            
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)                     
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)                     
Revenge of the Creature (1955)                      X
Cult of the Cobra (1955)                     
This Island Earth (1955)                     
Tarantula (1955)                      X
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)                     
The Mole People (1956)                     X
The Deadly Mantis (1957)                    
The Monolith Monsters (1957)                     
Monster on the Campus (1958)                     

Note that there were plenty other monster movies made during and beyond these years by other studios, and there are many great suspenseful films (horror and otherwise) that feature Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, and others that were not "monster movies" per se.  This list is only a good starting point for beginners or a scavenger hunt list for completists.


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