1930s

The Phantom – USA, 1931

The Phantom is a 1931 American thriller film written and directed by Alan James (as Alvin Neitz). It stars Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Allene Ray, and Niles Welch. Review: An ‘Old Dark House’ thriller haphazardly bordering on parody, The Phantom (1931), is a rare venture… Read More ›

Tower of London – USA, 1939

Tower of London is a 1939 American historical and quasi-horror film produced and directed by Rowland V. Lee (Son of Frankenstein) from a screenplay by his brother Robert N. Lee for Universal Pictures. It stars Basil Rathbone as the future King Richard III of England, and Boris Karloff as… Read More ›

The Vampire Bat – USA, 1933

The Vampire Bat is a 1933 American horror film directed by Frank R. Strayer (Condemned to Live; The Monster Walks) from a screenplay by Edward T. Lowe (House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein). The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray (King Kong), Melvyn Douglas (Ghost Story; The… Read More ›