Top 10 Lost Horror Films

Mike / October 14th, 2010

Some of the intro clips include The Last Laugh (1924), Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Faust (1926) and Häxan, also known as: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922).


  • nerdyguy64

    October 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm


  • bick.benedict

    October 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    what’s this? looks cool

  • Alldayspecial

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages is a great flick, super creepy scenery .

  • Andrew Hawkins

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Great use of Faust, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary, and Häxan in the intro. I want to see The Golem Trilogy and especially London After Midnight. Lon Chaney was the sickest!

  • Mr. Yellow

    October 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    James, many kudos for mentioning the lost King Kong films..I was hoping they’d make the list and should’ve known they’d be number one with you being a big Kong fan.

    There’s speculation if there were two, or even three lost Kong films in Japan.
    “Wasei Kingu Kongu” (Japanese King Kong, literally) was released in 1933.

    From here we don’t know… these dates could be switched, or even these two could be the same film.

    Edo ni Arawareta Kingu Kongu (King Kong appears in Edo) was released in 1934 or 1938 by Zensho. Some sources say one date, others something different.
    King Kong Zenkouhen This one only has a 1938 date attached to it from what I can find.

    Great job James!

  • botee

    October 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I totally called number 1.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    October just keeps getting better and better.

  • bick.benedict

    October 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    If the films are lost, then how do you have footage of them? Do there just exist fragments of them, is that it?

    • Sean Ewing

      October 9, 2013 at 1:56 am

      Yep. He’s also showing clips from related non-lost movies.

  • Shazza1990

    October 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    It’s sad to think these flicks are lost. Even if they might be crap, pretty sad to think all the hard work someone did wont be seen ever again 🙁

  • Mariusz69

    October 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    You screwed up your After Effects comps somehow and most of the “numbers” in your top ten graphics are trimmed improperly 🙂 Anyways good video James 🙂

  • rob9591

    October 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    yea dude I know how you feel I would love to get my hand on some resident evil games that were scrapped like RE 1.5

  • ParaGoomba Slayer

    October 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    No mention of 1931’s Creation, the precursor to King Kong? Even though it was never finished, most of the finished footage has been lost.

  • N1njaZ3n

    October 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Wow. Amazing research, James. Truly, you demonstrate a fan’s dedicated love of the art and concept. I’m happy to learn of these and, like you, hope to one day see them.

  • October 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Great list and I am so happy you included the lost Kong films (they were running through my head the whole time). I think they are some of the most important Giant Monster movies ever made because they essentially paved they way for Gojira (if we are to believe what we hear about them). It is a shame they are gone.

    I think another movie that is worth investigating is Wangmagwi (1967)- its Korean and it DOES still exist, but it has never been released on DVD or VHS ANYWHERE and only has appeared at some film festivals. I’d say its at risk of being lost unless someone steps up and makes a copy of it.

  • GoldRoger

    October 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Great surprise

  • October 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Right on, I love your lists man!

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    October 15, 2010 at 12:16 am

    This was amazingly in depth, well researched, and very interesting to watch, already considering the type of horror fan we’re dealing with (we’re watching Monster Madness all this month after all).

    Most of us weren’t even aware of some of the well known classic horror movies from the 30s and 40s until Monster Madness elaborated and formerly introduced some of them to us. Now that feels like a warm up to the real lost films from even earlier.

    I wonder how many people foolishly discarded some of the film reels in a fire like it was nothing… sort of like what James did at the end of The Exorcist 2 video yesterday.

  • LCmiracle

    October 15, 2010 at 12:24 am

    You know James, with the current rate of your making new videos, you’ll be able to finish that film you talked about in 2 weeks… Seriously James, take it easy…

  • GoldRoger

    October 15, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I had no idea King Kong had a japanese version. That is really something.

    To bad it was probably destroyed with an H-Bomb.

  • October 15, 2010 at 1:23 am

    who the fuck just leaves “first” as a comment? Did you even watch the video or did you just care about gettting the first fucking comment? Im sure James or any one of us gives two shits if your were the “first” to leave a comment. Normally I wouldnt say shit but its getting old.

  • October 15, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Horror films have really went downhill the last 10 years. If its not a remake, its totally unoriginal, or relys, like James said, on gross-out moments or quick and cheap scares. I honestly think the last REAL horror movie that was decent, was the first SAW film. Original, almost no “cheap” scares, and an ending that puts anything Shamaly, or however the hell you spell it, has done to shame.

  • Iron Tiger

    October 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

    With lack of music, for some reason, I got scared watching that film because I kept thinking some of those monsters will appear behind me any minute. Well it is near midnight so I guess I should’ve watched this earlier.

    Good job James.

  • bick.benedict

    October 15, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I got out of bed to go on my computer and leave this comment: What I have to say to you is, “Man, fuck you.” Let nerdyguy64 leave whatever he wants to, including, “first.” It’s a tradition for the first person on there to say “first.” It’s been my experience that people who are upset at others for saying “first” are JEALOUS that they weren’t quick enough to say it. You’re jealous, that’s all there is to it.

  • October 15, 2010 at 2:07 am

    yeah…..thats REALLY something to be jealous about. My entire life revolves around coming home from work so i can say first. I better go load my gun and blow my brains out now. ALL im saying is, fucking say something other than FIRST. Its turning into a fucking stupid competition. Its not even about the videos to some people. Its about leaving the first comment, which is fucking annoying. Nothin against the guy whats so ever. Im sure hes just like the rest of us, and thats fine. Maybe Im being a dick, but whatever. This board really doesnt need to be like every other board on the net where people slam eachother, so to the user, im sorry. But to the comment, it still bothers me, as im sure it im not the only one. It should be about the art james is portraying, not about commenting first. Thats all.

  • October 15, 2010 at 2:09 am

    And by the way, and i STRESS the playful humor so dont be offended, but if your getting out of bed to leave a fucking comment, maybe YOU need to prioritize a little bit lol. Again….stressssss the jokingness lol.

  • October 15, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Wow James This is Truly an amazing video you made, Who knew so many interesting films were lost.

    I don’ t know why but it makes me so sad to hear they dont exist anymore, I really don’t know why, maybe they were not even that good movies who knows but the fact that they are gone makes me sad.

    I Really love all the history lessons you give us, it is my favorite thing about your videos, How much we do learn from your research,
    THANK you James!!!! Keep ’em Coming, I know I will watch anything you make.

  • Mattashell

    October 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    There’s a tear in my eye for these. Someones passion went into these works of art and today it’s for nothing and we’re all poorer for it.

  • October 15, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I would love to see these movies one day. I’m sure most of them are amazing. Bad things usually happen to masterpieces, and these films are probably no different.

  • alexkozak

    October 15, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I don’t understand how you continue to out do yourself with every single video. This may be one of my all time favorite videos you have made. Every time I watch one of your videos I learn something new. Thanks James!

  • BlueGemini

    October 15, 2010 at 3:14 am

    This is really good! I’m no big fan of movies of any sort but I love listening to this kind of stuffs.. and yes, its really interesting to know what were really those lost horror movies like. Who knows, maybe the very first incantations of those movies were far more different from what we currently believe in them.

    Thank you very much, James!

  • supermangaz

    October 15, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Amazing review James, it is a shame that we have lost this piece of history but thanks to your effort at least you’ve made us all aware of their existence. I hope one day, someone will uncover some of these lost movies.

    • Movespark

      September 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      I have a strong belief that there is a copy of all these films, just waiting to be re discovered. Even stronger belief for the Dr.Who episodes.

  • Crowbar

    October 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I’m not really into horror films and even less into movies that old, but this was a very interesting countdown. And the number 1 spot was very surprising, I thought it would be London after midnight.

  • lfgubrs

    October 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Great review again James! I to feel kinda sad to hear that some of these masterpieces is lost forever. Well not maybe masterpieces but since its possibly the first movies ever made of that genre they had to be!

    Hope they will turn up some day

  • Holy Hand Grenade

    October 15, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Very interesting list! Informative and entertaining as always.

    As a side note; my brain got stuck on the soundtrack used at the beginning of the video, I swear I’ve just heard that theme just recently but can’t name it. Anyone?

  • xdeathknightx

    October 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I knew some of these lost movies once existed but not all of em, makes me sad to think what we could have been watching right now. And how they could have influenced cinema. You see with a lot of filmmakers that they owe a lot to the whole silent era and 30s and 40s.

  • Rustweiler

    October 15, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Can anyone tell me what the movie in the intro is called, with all of the satanic scenes? It looks crazy.

  • eaSe

    October 15, 2010 at 11:03 am

    This list made my day 🙂

  • Monstermash

    October 15, 2010 at 11:09 am

    It is a damn shame that these movie are lost or forever lost. Because these are just not old films but apart of the filming history. I would love to see “London After Midnight” . In the magazine “Famous Monsters”, they had ads for 8mm/16mm films for monster movies for sale but for a very high price looking at my first one I got from the 70’s they went for 30-60 dollars. And that was alot back then just for film no longer then two hours .

  • Ogre

    October 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Great video. By the way I am hungarian and i’ve seen more pictures about “Drakula halála” in some magazine. I can upload it if you are interested.

  • bick.benedict

    October 15, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Actually, I got up to take a piss, and my computer was already on so I killed a couple of birds with one stone to lamb-blast you. Hey man, I take back my fuck you comment. That was messed up sorry. We all do things on here, and say things to other people that we wouldn’t even think of doing or saying in real life since we’re protected by a computer screen. I said “first” the other day and got lamb-blasted myself. I was just excited to be the first for a change. I do watch James’ videos. I don’t just go around (as I suspect nerdyguy64 does) with the word “first” on my clipboard going around to sites to be the first one on everything. Only an animal does that. A pure pig. What does your user name mean by the way? Are you a dope smoker? I aint’ dissing you but was curious. Also, I manage to prioritize my life well…school, work, etc., so don’t worry. Later dog. it also occurs to me that James and the staff get as much laughs from reading these comments of ours as we do from watching his AVGN videos.

  • ObSoLeTe

    October 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    wow an awesome top 10, I am just amazed how you guys manage to put out so many videos, awesome shit guys keep up the good work : )

  • Squall85

    October 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I can imagine how bad can it be when you are longing for something that you can’t have. Like when I was a kid and wanted to play certain games, but nowadays I can get any of them. But in this case you can’t resurrect the films that are as you said highly flammable but there are footages but no actual movies…

  • Squall85

    October 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Whoa! I’m Hungarian too!

  • Ogre

    October 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    To Squall85 Really? Maybe we should be in contact. 🙂 My msn is [email protected]

  • October 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    and THATS what its all about. I apologize to BOTH of you. I was having a shitty ass night at work (WALMART….ugh…..) and I just wanted something to bitch about. And truth be told, ive gotten up from a dead sleep just to watch these videos too lol. So yeah, but of course i couldnt SAY that lol. No i dont smoke lol. Used to, but since Urban is my last name, Ive always been called Urbz….and i figured that hell…..poison_urbz would be a sweet gamertag…and now its just kinda stuck as a screen name. And yes…im sure all the guys, if they read this stuff which…im assuming they do…get a real laugh at some of the shit people say around here…..RUBBER BABY BUGGIE BUMPERS!!!!! ……ha…..yes…..classic….

  • Masa

    October 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Great list!

    I love your horror movie reviews. This top of Monster Madness is like a dream comming true!

  • Lari

    October 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Good list, but misses 1920’s “Der Januskopf” (The Janus Head), F.W. Murnau’s take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They changed the title and the characters’ names to avoid copyright issues, just like they did with Nosferatu, but that obviously didn’t help to preserve the movie.
    Think about it, a Jekyll & Hyde adaptation by the director of Nosferatu. AND it had Bela Lugosi as Dr. Jekyll’s Butler. Damn. DAMN.

  • hollyg

    October 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Totally awesome. What are those clips from the intro? You have me super curious now! Tell me! ahhhhhhhhhhhh!..please=)

  • Butch Bitch

    October 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you, James Rolfe, for once again informing and entertaining me at the same time. I would love to gather a group of people, like a man hunt, for a bunch of lost films. That could be a charity organization.

  • Necramonium

    October 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks James! October really is a busy month for the Nerd!

  • GasparXR

    October 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Where is that clip with the guy walking along the wall with his hand up from? It’s referenced in Queen of the Damned.

  • Norinaga

    October 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Thing I’m interested in is….. what movies are all the clips of the Stop motion demons, the Huge winged creature towering over the village, three Ghastly riders, and weird people demons from?

  • Lesley M.

    October 15, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    This was an awesome top ten list. I always get super creeped out by silent horror movie footage! The fact that so many of these movies were lost by fire makes me think that maybe it wasn’t accidental. Maybe there were deep evils lurking in these films, waiting to be released by the viewer and someone took it upon themselves to destroy them before certain armageddon…that or people REALLY liked to hot box the film vaults. Ha.

  • JayRam

    October 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    This video is really good. Too bad not a lot of people my age like silent movies, or old movies in general.

    What are your thoughts of the twist ending to Mark of the Vampire? It’s a good movie. I was pissed about the ending, though.

  • lfernando

    October 16, 2010 at 12:05 am

    great video…

    the guy walking along the wall its from the caligari movie…
    and please could somebody tell me whats the name of that famous terror movie music form the start of the video…
    i’ve never heard so long as 30 sec, of it; and I must say, it just blow my mind…
    and sorry for my bad english…

  • October 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

    This was really interesting and I’m not even a huge movie buff but wow.. lost films.. I’m curious though that one clip of the pig demon thing bending over and the creepy old lag crouching to look at his butt.. at least that’s what seemed to be going on.. what is that from and why was she doing that?

  • Goblin Jim

    October 16, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Actually, “The Vampire” may not actually be the first vampire film. Some horror fans consider the antagonist from “The House of the Devil” (1896) to be the first ever vampire film. Though he is never called a vampire (as there are no dialogue cards), he does take the from of a bat and is defeated when the hero threatens him with a crucifix, forcing him to flee. Of course, whether or not the character counts a vampire is open to interpretation.

  • marcositalo25

    October 16, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Great Introduction!

  • lfernando

    October 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

    finally i discovered the name of the organ music of the intro
    it’s from bach, named Toccata and Fugue in D minor…
    but i didn’t find that especific version of the vid

  • Mordax

    October 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

    About spot 8: The Vampire… I was reading this anthology of Victorian vampire stories called:” Dracula’s Guest” and one of the stories there is called:” Wake not the dead”. The story is about this man who gets a Necromancer to bring back his wife but she turns out to be a Vampire! After slaying her, he is then visited by a beautiful woman that turns into a “monstrous serpent” and kills him. The story was first published in London in an 1823 Anthology called:” Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations“… so if there was an 1913 movie about a vampire/snake lady, it might be based on this story, no?

  • October 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Wonderful vid, as usual. James, have you seen the audio remixes of cabinet of dr caligari? What do you think?

    I also came back to ask where those clips from the beginning are from (apparently alot of people did as well) for me, specifically, the dark angel standing over the small town. Simply stunning.


    p.s. LOL @ masturbating devil

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Lost media… the same thing happened to some early video games made by college students on mainframes. The programmer graduated and couldn’t take the code with him.

  • Hourglass

    October 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    James, you are the man!

    I really think you hit the nail on the head in the prelude to this list; Most horror movies have the “jump out your seat” approach…they try to shock-scare you. Parallel to that, the majority of (modern) horror films aren’t horror at all…they’re slasher flicks. It’s like they couldn’t figure out how to make the movie scary, so they just make it as gory as possible and hope for the best.

    The one theme I noticed with all of those movies on your list was immersion; The thought of pulling you in while you watch. These would be genuinely entertaining films to watch, as opposed to the horror films of the past quarter-century plus (which basically are displays for creative ways to kill people, and nothing more).

    It’s sort of like in video games, with the survival horror genre…sure the modern games look better, but classics like Darkseed and the first Silent Hill really get inside your head. But that’s a subject for a different Top 10. =)

    Anyway, great job on this list! Definitely love it when you delve into the history like you did here.

  • Zeigh

    October 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Hey,Death of the Vampire is Hungarian?!I never heard of it,but i’m Hungarian as well…

  • Jigsaw0759

    October 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    before i watched this i thought london after midnight because you always talk about it in your monster madness reviews

  • October 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm

  • muCkk

    October 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

    @lfernando: thats not right i think, it sounds different. i also asked a friend who has some knowledge about that kind of music, but she coulnd’t help me

  • October 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I’d imagine that just bcz a lost film is in a private collection doesn’t necessarily mean it’s on DVD. Another thought about ‘lost film’ is that they tend to turn up after a private collector dies, so I’m sure we’ll see a lot more ‘lost film’, and even horror films, pop up some time n the future.

    Very interesting about the lost Japanese Kong movies.

  • Holy Hand Grenade

    October 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    @lfernando @muCkk yeah I don’t think it’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Damn.. this is really bothering me that I can’t figure out what it is and where it’s from. Also the score later in the video is awfully familiar but can’t name that either.

  • supermuffin

    October 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    well, damn, there were king kong films from japan, now we really know where the buzz about donkeykong came from, 😛

  • Jeremy E

    October 19, 2010 at 7:08 am

    I think “London After Midnight” would be the best.

  • HisPhantomess

    October 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Theres always hope that someday some of these films might be found. Me being such a Lon Chaney fan would love to see London after Midnight. I’ve seen the still picture version of it on YouTube but without movement it’s just not the same. Even the 1916 version of Phantom of the Opera would be interesting to see, I would love to see how the phantom’s deformity is portrayed in that one.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Very, very interesting top ten list James. When you said lost, I thought you might have been talking about movies that weren’t very well known. But no, these are movies some of us may never see! Truly “lost”. Just… wow.

    And, it is very unfortunate. Also very shocking that there Japanese King Kong movies made, possible even before Godzilla! How did you find this out? When did this info come to light? VERY interesting…

  • phoenix252005

    October 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Wow I had no idea! Ever since I have been coming to this site I have learned so much about horror movie history. Its like comin to film class everyday! I feel very informed every time I watch these vids. Im staring to appreciate these films more,and now I look at them from such a different perspective. I really admire what your doing here. Not just makin vids to entertain,but to really school people on true classics. Thanks James

  • nickNESnerd

    October 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I own Mole people which is a rare film in region 1

  • Dr. Hugo Strangelovecraft

    October 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    just wanted to comment that although all the modern vampire movies are all based in the Bram Stoker’s Dracula character (and other relative modern stories) centuries ago the vampire was a more general term for an undead or immortal mythological character who may or may not wish to kill or feed on the life of humans.
    So my thought is that there may have been some early vampire films that didn’t include blood sucking, bats or other familiar Dracula elements.
    If that’s the case it would be really interesting to see one of those stories / films.

  • November 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Well, here’s hoping for London After Midnight.
    I thought I saw that film before somewhere, with those fancy-ass teeth.

  • prebz

    November 26, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Good job man, i just love silent movies !!

  • prebz

    November 26, 2010 at 4:09 am

    what is the name of the song in the start an in the ends of the video ??

  • November 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    What is the one lost movie shown in the beginning that had those humanoid pigs?

  • musicintrees

    December 13, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I hope time travel is found, i would be the first to get a copy of each of these movies.

  • Ripper

    December 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    ”What’s is the one lost movie shown in the beginning that had those humanoid pigs?”

    Actually, that movie isn’t lost.
    It’s a swedish movie (yay) from 1922, known as ”Häxan” or for you americans ”Häxan: Witchcraft through the ages”.

  • December 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm this mentions the rusian version, give it a look

  • December 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    also internet says that from the hungarian dracula was made becouse the destroying of the copys of the rusian 1920 version in the rusian civil war, but i cant ashure anything, but it sound like a good reason, other lost films are lost becouse of wars :/

  • Aronmaden

    January 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hi cool top ten.Im from hungary it was nice to see a hungarian movie.
    I red about the movie here som info about the movie if you dont know:
    It was made in Corvin movie facrory,
    Director: Lajthay Károly
    Script:Lajthay Károly (B.Stoker: Drakula és Pánczél Lajos Drakula halála c. regénye nyomán), Kertész Mihály [Michael Curtiz]
    Premier:1921.február, Bécs (Wien)
    It dissapeard in the second world war.
    Info from:

  • naeso

    February 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    what are the names of the movies used as clips in the beginning

  • rammer321

    February 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    At 4:29 the name on the higest movie, is danish. Just as and remember.

  • Uncle Meat

    February 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    James! Is there any chance that the last movie you mention could be a movie adaptation of The Journey to the West? The 16th century Chinese novel has been recreated hundreds of times on all sorts of media from stage plays to film. Some versions (like the Dragonball comics) have the main character (who is usually a monkey like in the original) grow into a giant ape. Those pictures in your video made me think of that story. I would guess that the Japanese could have easily adapted this story to film rather than Arthur Conan Doyle’s book The Lost World, which the original King Kong was based on. It would just make more sense in that time in history.

  • karnman

    February 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Nice list!

    I read in the Washington Post a month or so ago that a number of previously lost movies were found well preserved in Russia. They were making copies to send to the US. I hope some of these movies were found!

  • ExplosiveDiarrhea

    February 21, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Out of curiosity, why is the volume always low?

  • February 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    very interesting video! it would be cool if you’d make more of these

  • Vazix

    March 21, 2011 at 2:16 am

    About three years earlier I herd this intro song here:
    It haunts me till today, cause can’t find it.
    I want to hear it before it is lost lke these movies…

  • Inzajt

    May 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Yea it’s really frustrating I’ve been trying to find this song aswell since the release of this review! The opening is just like Bachs Toccata and Fugue In D Minor but rest that follows is nothing like it. Been sitting and listening through alot of different versions of that song always hoping I found it but to this very day no dice! “Hopefully one day som more info may turn up”

  • Vazix

    May 8, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Is it me or is the intro song replaced in this version of video?
    In the spike I hear the same thing, but in this video: only some background screaming >>

    Keeping on searching

  • Vazix

    May 8, 2011 at 3:18 am

  • Inzajt

    May 9, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Haha unbelievable how did you manage to find it?! Alot of props man this made my week if not month. 🙂

  • Vazix

    May 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    It was also used on another site. JUST FOR ONCE
    And the site had a Forum about where they get media…

  • Josh

    May 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    i know how u feel even though this might not be the right time to say this
    a shit load of classic 30’s and 40’s doctor who episodes are lost which sucks since some of them are priceless classics

    • erikborja

      January 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      They are actually from the 60’s and it was not the only show BBC purged

    • Movespark

      September 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      I can’t have a collection of Regeneration and after videos because The Tenth Planet and The Power of the Daleks are missing.

  • June 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Lol you showed the human centipede on the intro..You should totally do a review on that movie I’m very curious.

  • probablytheonlyswede

    August 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    nice, a swedish movie haha I was like YES

  • August 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t know if you’re aware of this James, but speaking of lost scenes. I’ve read on a British Horror Forum not too long ago that some guy claimed to have found missing footage of Dracula’s demise from Horror of Dracula (1958) at an archive somewhere in Japan. I’m referring to the missing shots of Lee’s Dracula clawing his face his he lays dying. I was able to find two photographs online that is evident of the footage’s existence including the well-known color shot that is also seen in the Dracula book from Crestwood and a Japanese photo taken from a Hammer Horror historian.

    This does confirm rumors that Hammer Films during their rise in the late-50s would release ‘continental’ versions of their early horror classic including The Curse of Frankenstein and The Mummy for the Asian market. Hopefully one day, we should be able to see the missing footage restored back into the movie for a future Blu-Ray release. It would also be nice if they would also integrate the found footage into the pre-title flashback sequence from the sequel Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966).

    If you want more information and pictures, here’s the link:

  • September 1, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I can’t help but wonder if any are about Lord Ruthven or other Vampires of 18th and 19th Century literature that predate even Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

    Carmilla is the only Pre-Dracula Vampire to get any attention in the post Lugosi world, and even she hasn’t truly been done justice yet. I consider that quite a shame.

  • September 8, 2011 at 4:30 am

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is on Netflix, DVD and Streaming

  • Dr. Forrester

    September 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    @Chadwick He never said Caligari was lost

  • October 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm


  • hannibalbrown

    October 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hey James get in contact with Gene Simmons according to his biography his actions and his stage character “The Demon” of KISS is based off his favorite movie “London After Midnight”, supposedly he has a copy of this film check with him if you can.
    PS on his solo album the song “Man of 1000 faces” is his tribute to his favorite actor and personal hero Lon Chaney.

  • Riddler

    November 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    there’s clips from witchcraft throughout the ages in 1934’s maniac. I hope they find the wereolf- i want to see a silent werewolf movie.

    • Tekkenfan

      December 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Ok than thanks riddler

  • Tekkenfan

    November 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    London after midnight is one of the horror films that’s not lost some guy said that he saw the movie with his own eyes not the picture one the actual movie i’m not kidding guess a copy was made secretly before the fire in the MGM vault.

    • Lyra_Heartstrings

      November 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      Or, more likely than not, the guy was full of crap.

      • Tekkenfan

        December 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        @Lyra_Heartstrings How do you know than Lyra Heartstrings

  • CharliePearson

    November 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    What is the backround music rundown

  • TheShadowluigi

    December 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    hey have you seen an old show from 1997 called Nightmare Ned??This Show IS cancelled but several episodes can be found on youtube.

    this show came from a very good pc game called……Nightmare Ned witch ONLY works with windows 98 but with vista there’s a compatibility list you can change the compatibility to 98

  • erikborja

    January 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Actually The Golem (1920) isn’t lost here’s a link:

    • BurnEdOut

      February 9, 2012 at 7:56 am

      @erikborja OMG….how did you watch the video but not listen to it?! He said THE GOLEM is a PREQUEL that is not lost. The two Golem films that PRECEDED it are. This is as if someone had said “Raiders of the lost ark is missing!” and you said “Nuh uh! I have a copy of Last Crusade right here!!”

  • SakuyaKitchi

    January 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    horror films r the best.

  • JayQuesenberry

    January 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    since this video was released did any of the tapes turn up james? ….. were is the new kong!

  • HorazStCruz

    March 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Great video.  Whoa; it seems the remake stuff has been a constant in movie making!
    We should all backup AVGN-related content for future generations to behold the true and pure awesomeNESs.

  • May 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Oh, the rich knowledge. Thanks again, James.

  • CebuLips9

    May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    The Cat Creeps sounds really interesting, I would have loved to see it.

  • nas

    August 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    You should look at the lost Doctor Who Episodes.

  • Gaia666

    September 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Thank you for making this one James, wish more people from this generation were made aware of horror films from the golden era or before hand. I personally prefer this time period!

    Glad to see you mentioned The Phantom of The Opera, been searching for the 1916 copy as well. Still one can’t go wrong with the 1925 rendition either. What some don’t realize though is that Mr. Chaney Sr. was in a film with sound, 1930’s The Unholy Tree which happened to be his last film.

  • Thomas Lindell

    October 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Häxan = The Witch (Translated from my language, swedish! :D)

  • Thomas Lindell

    October 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    The cat creeps on YouTube? Yes.

  • February 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    That was an exceptionally beautiful piece, James. I didn’t even know you had done a Top 10 obscure horror film list. I, like you, wish that the older generations back from that era would have done things more intelligently as far as preserving those films went. It truly is a piece of American History that is lost to the ages. And to think, there was a King Kong version created in Japan before Godzilla? Now that is a real mind blower!

    • February 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      This is my personel favrotie Top Ten list you’ve done so far. Cause thanks to you, I now know that King Kong was the first monster to have his own Japanese film prior to Godzilla. I too hope that one of these films on your list will one day be found somewhere.

  • February 15, 2013 at 12:48 am

    This is one of my favorite videos to watch that you made. Very rich nostalgia factor.

  • Skeletor

    March 10, 2013 at 4:25 am

    hmm Häxan that must be a swedish movie.

    • gutterboy

      October 30, 2013 at 3:24 am

      Yes, and it was a historically accurate (uncommon for the times) representation of witchcraft of times past from a scholarly view. Very uncommon in such times. I wanted to post about it here almost glad someone beat me to it.

  • Rhys

    April 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    James got me into silent films, I love them now

  • Smack2k

    October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This Big Daddy’s Steak Tips commmercial has to be cut down…its comes up for over a minute each video you click on….anyway around that?

  • October 30, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Watching this again made me think of this one time I rented a movie from Blockbuster and after the credits were over I just let it run. I expected it to stop and start rewinding itself, but at the end of it there was a good minute of footage from Lord only knows what. I really wish I had saved it or something. It could’ve ended up being some famous lost footage.

  • November 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I really, really need to know what is that music in the beginning. It sounds so amazing! Does anyone know?

  • September 21, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Great archive you got here. Thanks for sharing.

  • October 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Nice list, I haven’t watched most of them.

  • Toby Hamblin

    November 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    have any of these been found

    • Uncle Sporkums

      September 9, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Not yet. Although more info and photos have surfaced since then.

  • handsome pete

    October 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I know that the Japanese Frankenstein varied incredibly in size, which never made sense to me, but perhaps it made perfect sense in Japan to those who’d seen their King Kongs.

  • December 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    When you listed one of the Vampire movies was not actually about vampires I assumed you were talking about Les Vampires, the famous and well regarded film serial that isn’t actually about vampires. Though Les Vampires was 1915 so now I’m curious since apparently there was another movie titled The Vampires two years earlier that’s not about vampires.

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  • April 25, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Very interesting outtake on these lost films

  • Solidus Rex

    November 13, 2016 at 5:17 am

    I can’t place my finger on why, but this may be one of my favorite videos on the entire site, so good it should’ve been part of Monster Madness proper. I find myself coming back to rewatch this every now and then.

  • horrorlover1994

    August 4, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I’m Organizing My Horror Movie DVD’s By Year (1920-2019) For My Horror Movie DVD Collection.

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