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Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1940  

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List of the best 1940 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1940, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List movies range from Dr. Cyclops to The Ape. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1940, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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The Ape Boris Karloff, Selmer Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan

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Dr. Cyclops Albert Dekker, Paul Fix, Charles Halton

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The Devil Bat Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien

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You'll Find Out Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre

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Black Friday Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges

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The Mummy's Hand Boris Karloff, Eduardo Ciannelli, Cecil Kellaway

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Phantoms of Death Triple Feature Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Keye Luke

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Chamber of Horrors Robert Montgomery, Lilli Palmer, Cathleen Nesbitt

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Before I Hang Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Kenneth MacDonald

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The Invisible Man Returns Vincent Price, Cedric Hardwicke, Nan Grey

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The Ghost Breakers Bob Hope, Anthony Quinn, Paulette Goddard

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Knock Knock Mel Blanc, Sara Berner

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The Man with Nine Lives Boris Karloff, Bruce Bennett, Charles Trowbridge

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