What Are The Best Universal Monster Films?

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Vote up the most terrifying classic monster movies from Universal Studios

For well over a decade, Universal Studios released a slew of monster films that became classics almost instantly. There are a ton of '30s horror movies and titles from the '40s as well, but Universal's are often cited as the cream of the crop, from their Bela Lugosi Dracula movies to Boris Karloff's Frankenstein films and beyond. But which are the best Universal monster movies? And moreover, which are the best Universal Studios monsters? How about the best Dracula movies, or the Boris Karloff films that outshine the rest? Now's the time to let your voice be heard!

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  • Frankenstein
    Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: James Whale
  • The Wolf Man
    Lon Chaney, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: George Waggner
  • Dracula
    Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: Tod Browning
  • Bride of Frankenstein
    Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: James Whale
  • The Mummy
    Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Karl Freund
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Jack Arnold
  • The Invisible Man
    Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Una O'Connor
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: James Whale
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
    Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Ilona Massey
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Roy William Neill
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Charles Barton
  • Son of Frankenstein
    Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
  • House of Frankenstein
    Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, J. Carrol Naish
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
  • House of Dracula
    Lon Chaney, John Carradine, Onslow Stevens
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
    Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
  • Dracula's Daughter
    Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill
    • Released: 1936
    • Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
  • Revenge of the Creature
    Clint Eastwood, John Agar, Nestor Paiva
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Jack Arnold
  • Son of Dracula
    Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Robert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton
  • The Mummy's Tomb

    The Mummy's Tomb

    Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Harold Young
  • The Invisible Man Returns
    Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Joe May
  • The Mummy's Hand

    The Mummy's Hand

    Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Christy Cabanne
  • She-Wolf of London
    June Lockhart, Lloyd Corrigan, Sara Haden
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Jean Yarbrough