10 Best Horror Films of 1949by nauru-1 | created - 22 Sep 2013 | updated - 25 Mar 2016 | Public
As the decade draws to a close, horror has fallen off considerably. The Universal monsters, a reliable source of horror for the better part of two decades, are gone, and it seems the genre as a whole is out of vogue. Besides a couple of entries, there isn't much to choose. Some interesting dramas with dark elements in this year, however.
Notable Films sometimes labelled as horror: The Rocking Horse Winner, Alias Nick Beal, The Window, Obsession, Follow Me Quietly
Notable Films that didn't make the cut: Nabeshima kaibyou den
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1. The Queen of Spades (1949)
95 min | Drama, Horror
An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »
2. Le sang des bêtes (1949)
22 min | Documentary, Short
An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the ... See full summary »
3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
Approved | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.
4. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.
6. Master Minds (1949)
Approved | 64 min | Horror, Comedy
When Sach eats too much sugar, he goes into a trance whereby he's able to predict the future. Slip tries to make some money off of Sach by using him as a fortune teller in a carnival, until... See full summary »
7. The Man in Black (1949)
80 min | Thriller
A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.
8. The Yotsuda Phantom (1949)
85 min | Horror
Iemon Tamiya is an impovershed masterless samurai who craves a better life, which he cannot have because of his marriage to Oiwa, who is completely devoted to her husband