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13 Must-Watch Horror Films From The Late 1930s

These films fell under the Production Code, which dictated strict rules for films to follow starting in 1934. For Pre-Code horror films, check these out.

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8. The Walking Dead (1936)

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Basic Plot: Boris Karloff + Frame job + Resurrection = The Walking Dead

Fun Fact: Boris Karloff voiced concerns about his character resembling Frankenstein's Monster, the role that made him famous.


9. The Dark Eyes of London (1939)

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Basic Plot: Insurance agency + Blindness + Murder = The Dark Eyes of London

Fun Facts: The Dark Eyes of London is the original British title. The film was released in the United States as The Human Monster. Also, this film received Britain's first "H" rating, which stood for "Horrific."

12. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

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Basic Plot: Following in Daddy's footsteps + Ygor + Child abduction = Son of Frankenstein

Fun Fact: Donny Dunagan, who played Peter von Frankenstein, was the original voice of Bambi the deer in Disney's Bambi (1942).

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