Author Topic: What year in the classic era was the most successful for the horror film?  (Read 233 times)

Memphremagog

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Here's a question for some debate: which year in the classic era of the horror film do you think was the most successful? Was it 1931, the year that brought us DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, M and DR.JEKYLL AND MR.HYDE(Fredric March version)?

Or could it be 1935? The year that saw BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, MAD LOVE, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, WEREWOLF OF LONDON, THE BLACK ROOM and CONDEMNED TO LIVE...

Can it be a year from the WW II era such as 1943, when we had such releases as THE APE MAN, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, THE LEOPARD MAN, SON OF DRACULA, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE SEVENTH VICTIM, DEAD MEN WALK, THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR, THE MAD GHOUL, RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, CALLING DR.DEATH,  CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN or REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES?

Let's hear what year you might choose and why.. :)
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I've gotta say '31. Without Dracula and Frankenstein, we wouldn't even be here.
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Depends on your definition of "success", though without Drac and Frank there would likely never have been a classic horror cycle to judge.
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