MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 17,031 this week

Scared to Death (1947)

Approved  |   |  Thriller  |  1 February 1947 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 983 users  
Reviews: 66 user | 19 critic

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a blue mask.

Director:

Writers:

(original story) (as W.J. Abbott) , (screenplay) (as W.J. Abbott)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 04 Mar 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
 
a list of 701 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 272 titles
created 30 May 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Scared to Death" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Scared to Death (1947)

Scared to Death (1947) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Scared to Death.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr.
White Zombie (1932)
Certificate: Passed Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Director: Victor Halperin
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the ... See full summary »

Director: William Malone
Stars: John Stinson, Diana Davidson, Jonathan David Moses
Voodoo Man (1944)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion to attempt to revivify his beautiful, but long-dead wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Zucco
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: John Baer, Angela Greene, Ed Nelson
Night Fright (1967)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.

Director: James A. Sullivan
Stars: John Agar, Carol Gilley, Ralph Baker Jr.
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In this feature version of the Swedish TV series "13 Demon Street," a 50,000-year-old woman is found frozen in an ice field, and a man's death is foretold in dreams.

Directors: Herbert L. Strock, Curt Siodmak
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Karen Kadler, Michael Hinn
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.

Director: Leslie Goodwins
Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Anne Jeffreys
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Sally Blane
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
George Zucco ...
Dr. Joseph Van Ee
...
...
Laura Van Ee / Laurette La Valle
...
Jane Cornell
Gladys Blake ...
Lilybeth
...
Ward Van Ee
...
Terry Lee
Stanley Andrews ...
Pathologist
Angelo Rossitto ...
Lee Bennett ...
Rene the Killer
Stanley Price ...
Autopsy Surgeon
Edit

Storyline

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a blue mask.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A thrilling mystery of a supernatural killer!

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Accent on Horror  »

Box Office

Budget:

$135,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Photographed in Natural Color. See more »

Goofs

Angelo Rossitto's character name is "Inigo" (as in Inigo Jones) if you listen to Lugosi, "Indigo" if you listen to Nat Pendleton. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Joseph Van Ee: So it is you, Leonide. I was warned you might appear, like one of you own illusions out of nowhere.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
An "odd" film
9 June 1999 | by (s. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film is notable because it's the only color film Lugosi ever made.

The entire plot is very confusing (in the vein of "the Gorilla") and a lot of the "thrills" are done for their "creepy effect", without any real explanation for some of them.

Even so, the floating green mask at the window, secret panels, disembodied heads and other things provide an "undercurrent" of an eerie mystery.

It's also interesting that Zucco & Lugosi are in this film; to my knowledge, they never made another film together.

It's a difficult film to find, but see it if you have the chance!


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
COMEDY?? PACman66
I have to agree thundercloud47
TCM showing 09/14/2014 kamikaze-4
Discuss Scared to Death (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?