The Universal Monster Movies by series

Rather than the strictly chronological checklist I posted on this page, I think it's easier to keep track of which classic movies you've seen (and which order they come in within each series) by separating them out into each series.  I also included a few Unviersal horror movies on this list that aren't really "monster movies."

Note: This page doubles as my "checklist" as well, so I have an "X" in front of many of these.  A lower-case "x" means I saw it more than ten years ago or just part of the film.  Upper-case means I saw it recently and all the way through, often on Svengoolie.
  Multiple marks simply mean I've seen the film more than once.


The Dracula Movies
Xx Dracula (1931)
X Dracula (Spanish version) (1931)
Xx Dracula's Daughter (1936)
X Son of Dracula (1943)

 The Frankenstein Movies
x Frankenstein (1931)
Xx Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

X Son of Frankenstein (1939)
x The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

The Wolf Man Movies
Xx The Wolf Man (1941)

The Cross-over Movies
X Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) (Monsters featured: Frankenstein and the Wolf Man)
X House of Frankenstein (1944) (Monsters featured: Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man)
X House of Dracula (1945) (Monsters featured: Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man)

 The Mummy Movies
Xx The Mummy (1932)
X The Mummy's Hand (1940)
X The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
X The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
X The Mummy's Curse (1944)

 The Invisible Man Movies
Xx The Invisible Man (1933)
X The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
X The Invisible Woman (1940)
X Invisible Agent (1942)
X The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

  The Werewolf Movies
X Werewolf of London (1935)
X She-Wolf of London (1946)

 The Creature Movies
X Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Xx Revenge of the Creature (1955)
X The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

 The "Abbott and Costello Meet" Movies
Xx Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) (Note: Also features Dracula and the Wolf Man)
X Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) (Note: Not an official "monster movie")
 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

X Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) (Note: Not an official "monster movie")
X Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

 The Phantom of the Opera Movies
Xx The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
X Phantom of the Opera (1943) (remake)

 The Edgar Allan Poe Movies
X Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
X The Black Cat (1934) (Note: The movie actually has nothing to do with the Poe story; the name was chosen simply to capitalize on Poe's popularity.)
X The Raven (1935)
 The Black Cat (1941)

 Everything else (Note: It's a stretch to call many of these "monster movies," but they are often included on such lists, so I am including them here.)
X Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1913)
Xx The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
x The Cat and the Canary (1927)
X The Man Who Laughs (1928)
 The Last Warning (1929)
 The Last Performance (1929)
O The Cat Creeps (1930) (Note: A version of The Cat and the Canary above.  However, this film has been lost)
X The Old Dark House (1932)
 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
X The Invisible Ray (1936)
X Night Key (1937)
X The Phantom Creeps (1939)
X Tower of London (1939)
X Black Friday (1940)
 Horror Island (1941)
 Man Made Monster (1941)
 The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)
 Night Monster (1942)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
 The Mad Ghoul (1943)
 Calling Dr. Death (1943)
 Jungle Woman (1944)
 Weird Woman (1944)
 Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
X The Climax (1944)
 The Frozen Ghost (1945)
 Strange Confession (1945)
 Pillow of Death (1945)
 House of Horrors (1946)
 The Brute Man (1946)
X The Strange Door (
 The Black Castle (1952)
 It Came from Outer Space (1953)
 Cult of the Cobra (1955)
Xxx This Island Earth (1955)
X Tarantula (1955)
X The Mole People (1956)
X The Deadly Mantis (1957)
 The Monolith Monsters (1957)
 The Land Unknown (1957)
X Monster on the Campus (1958)
 The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
 Curse of the Undead (1959)
 The Leech Woman (1960)


Copyright 2012 the Ale[x]orcist (but continuously updated as I watch these).  Note: I added some titles to this list in 2016 when I found a more complete list of movies.