Creature features have been popular since filmmaking began, but these 1940s monster movies are some of the best in the genre. In the '40s, monster movies were far more popular than they are today. Especially films based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. On this list of '40s monster films, there are no less than four movies inspired by the classic novel.
Also well represented on this list of the top 1940s monster movies are mummies, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and a few straight-up monsters. There were so many cinematic monster mashes that there were actually stars of the genre, like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr. Their names are still synonymous with Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolf Man.
But what are the best monster films from the '40s? Your votes will help answer that question, so vote up the creature features that still hold up all these decades later, downvote the ones that were just part of a cinematic fad, and add any we may have missed. And if you're an expert, rerank the whole thing to create your own 1940s monster movies list.