Universal Monsters Timeline (Chronological Order)

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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - 1482 Paris, France (Lon Chaney) 2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 1886 London, England (King Baggot) 3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 1886 London, England (Fredric March) 4. The Phantom of the Opera - 1890s Paris, France (Lon Chaney) 5. The Phantom of the Opera - 1890s Paris, France (Claude Rains) 6. Dracula - 1897 Transylvania, Romania (Bela Lugosi) 7. Dracula (Spanish Version) - 1897 Transylvania, Romania (Carlos Villarías) 8. Dracula’s Daughter - 1897 London, England + Transylvania, Romania (Gloria Holden) 9. Frankenstein - 1899 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Boris Karloff) 10. Bride of Frankenstein - 1899 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Elsa Lanchester + Boris Karloff) 10. She-Wolf of London - 1900s London, England (June Lockhart) 11. The Return of the Vampire - 1918 London, England (Bela Lugosi + Matt Willis) 12. The Mummy - 1921-1932 Cairo, Egypt (Boris Karloff) 13. The Invisible Man - 1933 Iping, West Sussex, England (Claude Rains) 14. Werewolf of London - 1935 Tibet + London, England (Henry Hull) 15. Son of Frankenstein - 1939 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Boris Karloff) 16. The Ghost of Frankenstein - 1939 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Lon Chaney Jr.) 17. The Wolf Man - 1939 Llanwelly, Wales (Lon Chaney Jr.) 18. The Mummy’s Hand - 1940 Cairo, Egypt (Tom Tyler) 19. The Invisible Woman - 1940 Michigan, U.S. (Virginia Bruce) 20. The Invisible Man Returns - 1942 Iping, West Sussex, England (Vincent Price) 21. The Invisible Agent - 1942 Manhattan, New York, U.S. + Germany (Jon Hall) 22. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man - 1943 Llanwelly, Wales + Bavarian Alps, Germany (Bela Lugosi + Lon Chaney Jr.) 23. Son of Dracula - 1943 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. (Lon Chaney Jr.) 24. The Invisible Man’s Revenge - 1944 Cape Town, South Africa (Jon Hall) 25. House of Frankenstein - 1945 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Glenn Strange + Lon Chaney Jr. + John Carradine) 26. House of Dracula - House of Frankenstein - 1945 Bavarian Alps, Germany (Glenn Strange + Lon Chaney Jr. + John Carradine) 27. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - 1948 London, England (Glenn Strange + Bela Lugosi + Lon Chaney Jr. + Vincent Price)

The Mummy’s Tomb - 1970 Mapleton, Massachusetts, U.S. (Lon Chaney Jr.) The Mummy’s Ghost - 1970 Mapleton, Massachusetts, U.S., Cairo, Egypt (Lon Chaney Jr.) The Mummy’s Curse - 1995 Louisiana, U.S. (Lon Chaney Jr.)

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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

In 15th-century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,936 | Gross: $2.22M

2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (I) (1913)

26 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: King Baggot, Jane Gail, Matt Snyder, Howard Crampton

Votes: 261

3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 12,789

4. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 4,182

5. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 17,085 | Gross: $3.75M

6. Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Music

63 Metascore

An acid-scarred composer rises from the Paris sewers to boost his favorite opera understudy's career.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 6,711 | Gross: $3.49M

7. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 47,792

8. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Votes: 4,120

9. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Countess Marya Zaleska appears in London, mysterious events occur leading Dr. Von Helsing to believe the Countess must be a vampire.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 6,064

10. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 66,602

11. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

95 Metascore

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 44,281 | Gross: $4.36M

12. She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley

Votes: 2,331

13. The Return of the Vampire (1943)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Horror

When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Roland Varno

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $1.09M

14. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

An Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he thinks is his long-lost princess.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 24,178

15. The Invisible Man (1933)

TV-PG | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 31,479

16. Werewolf of London (1935)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, the Mariphasa, he returns to a London haunted by murders that can only be the work of bloodthirsty werewolves.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews

Votes: 5,048

17. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Returning to the ancestral castle long after the death of the monster, the son of Dr. Frankenstein meets a mad shepherd who is hiding the comatose creature. To clear the family name, he revives the creature and tries to rehabilitate him.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 9,265

18. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Frankenstein's plans to replace the brain of his monster are hijacked by his scheming and malevolent assistant Ygor.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 5,658

19. The Wolf Man (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

72 Metascore

Larry Talbot returns to his father's castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman. One fateful night, Talbot escorts her to a local carnival where they meet a mysterious gypsy fortune teller.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles

Votes: 24,515

20. The Mummy's Hand (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Archaeologists defile the tomb of mummified Kharis, who was buried alive for falling in love with an Egyptian princess.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 3,648

21. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 2,489

22. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 3,894

23. Invisible Agent (1942)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,867

24. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Passed | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The resurrected Wolf Man, seeking a cure for his malady, enlists the aid of a mad scientist, who claims he will not only rid the Wolf Man of his nocturnal metamorphosis, but also revive the frozen body of Frankenstein's inhuman creation.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 8,014

25. Son of Dracula (1943)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Katherine, a beautiful Southern girl obsessed with thoughts of eternal life, invites Count Alucard to come to her mansion in the U.S., she unleashes a Pandora's box of horror on unsuspecting relatives and neighbors.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 4,793

26. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

Votes: 1,948 | Gross: $1.67M

27. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Passed | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A deranged scientist escapes from prison and recruits Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man to get revenge on his behalf.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 6,221

28. House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Wolf Man and Count Dracula beg Dr. Edelman to cure them of their killing instincts but Dracula schemes to seduce the doctor's nurse.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 4,963

29. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The Wolf Man tries to warn a dimwitted porter that Dracula wants his brain for Frankenstein monster's body.

Directors: Charles Barton, Walter Lantz | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 15,083 | Gross: $4.80M

30. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

Two bumbling private eyes help a man, wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible, to clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 5,011 | Gross: $3.38M

31. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 27,455 | Gross: $1.30M

32. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 5,606

33. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 3,193

34. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The ancient Egypt Mummy, Kharis, is transported from his homeland with the high priest Mehemet to wreak vengeance on the family who has defiled the sacred tomb of his beloved Princess Ananka.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox

Votes: 2,959

35. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

Passed | 61 min | Fantasy, Horror

Kharis the mummy is given a sacred potion that grants him eternal life to search for his lost love, Princess Ananka, despite the unending curse that haunts them.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, Barton MacLane

Votes: 2,666

36. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Shipped to Louisiana, the mummy Kharis from Egypt roams the bayou, tormented by his forbidden love for Princess Ananka.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding

Votes: 2,659

37. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two bumbling Americans stumble on the discovery of a lifetime when their search for a mummy leads them to a sacred medallion that holds the key to buried treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 5,300



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