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Scared to Death (1947)

Approved | | Thriller | 1 February 1947 (USA)
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 green mask.

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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 green mask.

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A thrilling mystery of a supernatural killer!

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George Zucco replaced a dying Lionel Atwill in the role of Dr. Joseph Van Ee. See more »

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Cameraman's shadow is clearly visible on the walls several times throughout the film. See more »

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Autopsy Surgeon: She was a very beautiful girl. One hates to perform an autopsy on a beautiful girl.
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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!


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