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1.
Cat People (1942)
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
 
2.
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
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The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress. (70 mins.)
 
3.
The Leopard Man (1943)
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A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy new Mexico town. (66 mins.)
 
4.
The Seventh Victim (1943)
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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance. (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
5.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
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A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island. (69 mins.)
 
6.
The Ghost Ship (1943)
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Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good... (69 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
7.
The Body Snatcher (1945)
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers. (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
8.
Isle of the Dead (1945)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry... (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
9.
Bedlam (1946)
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St... (79 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
10.
The Uninvited (1944)
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
11.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
12.
Man with Two Lives (1942)
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A man is brought back from death at the same time a vicious criminal dies in the electric chair. However, the man's soul is now taken over by the electrocuted gangster, who embarks on a vengeful crime wave. (65 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
13.
Woman Who Came Back (1945)
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After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch. (68 mins.)
Director: Walter Colmes
 
14.
House of Horrors (1946)
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An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics. (65 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
“ The great Rondo Hatton , as the Creeper ” - karljhickey14
 
15.
The Brute Man (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders. (58 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
“ Hatton's last film , released by PRC as Universal were too embarrassed , can't see why . ” - karljhickey14
 
16.
The Pearl of Death (1944)
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When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders. (69 mins.)
“ Part of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series , introduces Rondo Hatton as The Creeper ” - karljhickey14
 
17.
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
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A Dr. is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, and has his attractive nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him. (63 mins.)
 
18.
Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
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When an artist is blinded, his fiance's father offers an operation to restore his sight. When the benefactor suddenly dies, the artist becomes a suspect. (64 mins.)
 
19.
The Frozen Ghost (1945)
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A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum. (61 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
 
20.
Pillow of Death (1945)
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Attorney Wayne Fletcher and his secretary are having an affair, so when Wayne's wife is found smothered to death... (66 mins.)
Director: Wallace Fox
 
21.
Weird Woman (1944)
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While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't... (63 mins.)
 
22.
Strange Confession (1945)
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A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son. (62 mins.)
Director: John Hoffman
 
23.
The Soul of a Monster (1944)
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As famous surgeon, George Winson, lies on his deathbed, his wife Ann calls on unknown powers to save him... (61 mins.)
Director: Will Jason
 
24.
Strangler of the Swamp (1946)
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A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man... (59 mins.)
Director: Frank Wisbar
 
25.
Fog Island (1945)
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A man invites a group of people to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them. (72 mins.)
Director: Terry Morse
 
26.
The Strange Door (1951)
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Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton)... (81 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
27.
Dead of Night (1945)
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
 
28.
The Queen of Spades (1949)
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards... (95 mins.)
 
29.
The Black Castle (1952)
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
30.
The Maze (1953)
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A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands... (80 mins.)
 
31.
Dementia (1955)
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night. (56 mins.)
 
32.
Cat Girl (1957)
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A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered. (76 mins.)
 
33.
Tormented (1960)
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A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials. (75 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
34.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
35.
The Strangler (1964)
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An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses. (89 mins.)
Director: Burt Topper
 
36.
The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)
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An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire. (74 mins.)
 
37.
The Night Strangler (1973 TV Movie)
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A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood. (74 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
38.
The Dead Don't Die (1975 TV Movie)
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In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn in the occult world. (74 mins.)
 
39.
The Hitcher (1986)
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A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
40.
Angel Heart (1987)
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Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
41.
The Clairvoyant (1935)
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A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ... (81 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
42.
Scream of Fear (1961)
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. (81 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
43.
Maniac (1963)
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An American painter has an affair with a bar owner is a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane. (86 mins.)
 
44.
Paranoiac (1963)
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Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
45.
Hysteria (1965)
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An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident... (85 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
46.
Nightmare (1964)
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Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother... (83 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
47.
Mad Love (1935)
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An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. (68 mins.)
Director: Karl Freund
 
48.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In a turn-of-the-century Renaissance Italian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist, with a strong belief in the occult, is murdered. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
49.
The Monkey's Paw (1948)
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw. (64 mins.)
Director: Norman Lee
 
50.
The House in Marsh Road (1960)
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A novelist and his sexy lover plot to kill the novelist's wife so he can inherit. (70 mins.)
 
51.
The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When Edgar sees his girlfriend Betty getting up close and personal with his best friend Carl, he murders... (78 mins.)
Director: Ernest Morris
 
52.
The Ghost of Rashmon Hall (1948)
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A doctor is summoned to an old dark house to rid it of evil spirits. (52 mins.)
Director: Denis Kavanagh
 
53.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however... (70 mins.)
Director: Ivan Barnett