Best Horror Movies of 1941

1.

The Wolf Man

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

After his brother's death, Larry Talbot returns home to his father and the family estate. Events soon take a turn for the worse when Larry is bitten by a werewolf.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Maria Ouspenskaya, Patric Knowles, Warren William, Bela Lugosi, Fay Helm, Forrester Harvey ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1941-12-12
2.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Barton MacLane, C. Aubrey Smith, Peter Godfrey, Sara Allgood, Frederick Worlock ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1941-08-12
3.

Hold That Ghost

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, Evelyn Ankers, Marc Lawrence, Shemp Howard, Russell Hicks, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1941-08-08
4.

Man Made Monster

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Nagel, Frank Albertson, Lionel Atwill, Samuel S. Hinds, William B. Davidson, Ben Taggart, Constance Bergen, Ivan Miller, Chester Gan ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1941-03-28
5.

The Black Cat

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Greedy heirs wait in a mansion for a rich cat lover to die, only to learn her cats come first.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi, Anne Gwynne, Gale Sondergaard, Gladys Cooper, Alan Ladd, Cecilia Loftus, Claire Dodd ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1941-05-02
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Devil Commands
6.

The Devil Commands

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A scientist kills innocent victims in his efforts to communicate with his late wife.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Richard Fiske, Amanda Duff, Anne Revere, Ralph Penney, Dorothy Adams, Walter Baldwin, Kenneth MacDonald, Shirley Warde, Cy Schindell ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1941-02-03
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Smiling Ghost
7.

The Smiling Ghost

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Elinor Bentley Fairchild's previous three grooms-to-be have either died or been maimed. Her aunt hires Lucky Downing to become engaged to her for a month to break the curse. But Lucky becomes a target of what appears to be the ghost of one of the former fiances.

Starring: Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Willie Best, Alexis Smith, Alan Hale, Helen Westley, Lee Patrick, David Bruce, Charles Halton, Richard Ainley ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1941-09-06
8.

King of the Zombies

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, a small plane somewhere over the Caribbean runs low on fuel and is blown off course by a storm. Guided by a faint radio signal, they crash-land on an island. The passenger, his manservant and the pilot take refuge in a mansion owned by a doctor. The quick-witted yet easily-frightened manservant soon becomes convinced the mansion is haunted by zombies and ghosts.

Starring: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor, John Archer, Patricia Stacey, Guy Usher, Marguerite Whitten, Leigh Whipper, Madame Sul-Te-Wan ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1941-05-14
9.

Invisible Ghost

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

The town's leading citizen is a man victim of homicidal impulses beyond his control. He is being controlled by his wife who had left him for another man. She was involved in a car accident that has left her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire, Clarence Muse, George Pembroke, Betty Compson, Ernie Adams, Ottola Nesmith, Terry Walker, Fred Kelsey ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1941-04-25
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Tell-Tale Heart
10.

The Tell-Tale Heart

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.

Starring: Joseph Schildkraut, Roman Bohnen, Oscar O'Shea, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1941-10-25

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