The Leopard Man – USA, 1943

‘Women alone the victims of strange, savage killer!’ The Leopard Man is a 1943 American mystery horror feature film directed by Jacques Tourneur (Night of the Demon; I Walked with …

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The Body Snatcher – USA, 1945

‘The screen’s last word in shock sensation!’ The Body Snatcher is a 1945 American horror feature film directed by Robert Wise (Audrey Rose; The Haunting, 1963; The Day the Earth …

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Ed Gein – grave robber and serial killer

Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein (August 8, 1906 – July 26, 1984) was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and …

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One Body Too Many – USA, 1944

‘Funniest killer-diller chiller!’ One Body Too Many is a 1944 American comedy mystery feature film directed by Frank McDonald from a screenplay written by Winston Miller and Maxwell Shane. The movie stars Jack …

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The Ghost Talks – short, USA, 1949

The Ghost Talks is a 1949 American comedy horror short film produced and directed by Jules White from a script by Felix Adler. The movie stars comedy team The Three Stooges: Moe Howard, Larry …

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The Creeper – film, USA, 1948

The Creeper is a 1948 American horror feature film directed by Jean Yarbrough (The Devil Bat, She-Wolf of London; House of Horrors; et al) from a screenplay by Maurice Tombragel (Horror Island), based …

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The Monster and the Girl – USA, 1941

The Monster and the Girl is a 1941 crime science fiction horror film directed by Stuart Heisler from a screenplay by Stuart Anthony. It stars Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas and Joseph Calleia. …

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The Ghost Breakers – USA, 1940

‘Love and laughter with’ The Ghost Breakers is a 1940 American comedy horror film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard and Richard Carlson. The Paramount film was adapted by Walter DeLeon from the 1909 …

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Fog Island – USA, 1945

Fog Island is a 1945 American mystery-suspense film with horror overtones directed by Terry O. Morse from a screenplay by Pierre Gendron, based on the 1937 play Angel Island by Bernadine Angus. It stars George Zucco, Lionel …

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House of Dracula – USA, 1945 – reviews

House of Dracula is a 1945 American horror film released by Universal Pictures. It is a direct sequel to House of Frankenstein, and continued the theme of combining the studio’s three most popular monsters: Frankenstein’s …

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The Mad Ghoul – USA, 1943

‘A new sensation in horror!’ The Mad Ghoul is a 1943 American science fiction horror film directed by James P. Hogan (his last film, before he died of a heart attack, aged 53) from …

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Strangler of the Swamp – USA, 1945

‘Girls in love… beware! The strangler is on the loose’ Strangler of the Swamp is a 1945 [released January 1, 1946] American horror film, produced and distributed by Producers Releasing …

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Dwarfs in Horror Cinema – article

For some, all the world’s a stage, for others, a battlefield. Circumstances sometimes mean that these two options are thrust upon a person, both socially and as a career. It’s …

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Tor Johnson – actor

Tore Johansson (19 October 1903 – 12 May 1971), better known by the stage name Tor Johnson, was a Swedish professional wrestler (billed as The Super Swedish Angel) and actor. He …

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Robert Bloch – writer

Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Bloch is best known as the writer of …

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