Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive and Valerie Hobson. Directed by James Whale.
The Wolf Man (1941) A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Bela Lugosi.
Dracula’s Daughter (1936) Countess Marya Zaleska is the daughter of the blood-sucking count, and is herself a vampire. Following Dracula’s death, she believes that by destroying his body she will be free of his influence and can live as a human. When this fails, she turns to psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Garth. When his efforts also fail, she kidnaps Janet, the woman Jeffrey loves, and flees with her to Transylvania in an attempt to bind Jeffrey to her. This film is filled with gothic atmosphere and strong lesbian overtones. Starring Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, and Otto Kruger.