Mary Shelley's Frankenstein stays close to the source material, but it loses itself in overly theatrical production tricks.
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The Howling is a ruthless look at social decline, and more chilling for its perspective than its werewolf elements.
A convincing, morbid monster flick, Alligator's script finds the right tone, selling itself on gore, effective tension, and (mostly) successful effects.
The greatest of all werewolf movies, American Werewolf in London is hilarious, but also a sharp allegory of anxiety and trauma.
Late '70s era slasher crud, The Toolbox Murders struggles to make any point as it exploits women for its cause.
Other than a moment of public panic, Halloween Kills provides nothing other than dull formula and nothing to enhance Michael Meyers' maniacal persona.
An uneven holiday horror comedy, Krampus finds its groove in places, but can't sustain the momentum to carry it to feature length.
Unnecessary as it is, Don't Breathe 2 finds a marginally interesting angle in a so-so attempt to build a franchise.
Embodying the entire VHS era and the generation who grew up in it, Scream's impeccable timing crystalizes an entire era of horror.
Lon Chaney Jr helps The Wolf Man overcome a fairly dry genre story by keeping the focus on character over horror.
James Whale's direction flawlessly balances The Invisible Man's horror and comedy, while not forgetting what makes the character compelling.
Bested only by its sequel, Universal's Frankenstein capably conveys the story's horror and compassion in a masterful way.