Best Horror Movies of 1941


The Wolf Man

7.2/10 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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

Hold That Ghost

7.3/10 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
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Face Behind the Mask

The Face Behind the Mask

7.1/10 IMDB

In this low-budget thriller, Peter Lorre plays Janos Szabo, an immigrant from Hungary who is a skilled craftsman. After he's caught in a fire, his face is horribly scarred; his terrifying appearance makes it impossible for him to get a job. With nowhere else to turn, Janos begins working for the criminal underworld. Janos begins having second thoughts about his life of crime when he falls in love.

Starring: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone, John Tyrrell, Cy Schindell, Stanley Brown, James Seay, Warren Ashe, Charles C. Wilson ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1941-01-16

The Black Cat

6.1/10 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

Man-Made Monster

6.1/10 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
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Ghost Train

The Ghost Train

6.2/10 IMDB

Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area.

Starring: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill, Carole Lynne, Morland Graham, Betty Jardine, Stuart Latham, Herbert Lomas, Raymond Huntley ..
Directed by: Walter Forde
Release date: 1941-01-01

The Devil Commands

6.1/10 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

The Smiling Ghost

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

King of the Zombies

5.2/10 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

Spooks Run Wild

5.3/10 IMDB

A group of delinquents on their way to summer camp get stuck in a haunted house.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Dorothy Short, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Dave O'Brien, David Gorcey, Donald Haines, Dennis Moore ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1941-10-24

Invisible Ghost

5.2/10 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

The Tell-Tale Heart

6.7/10 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
Best Horror Movies of 1941 : The Monster and the Girl

The Monster and the Girl

6.0/10 IMDB

After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Starring: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia, Onslow Stevens, George Zucco, Rod Cameron, Phillip Terry, Marc Lawrence, Gerald Mohr ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1941-02-28

Old Mother Riley's Ghosts

5.5/10 IMDB

Old Mother Riley gets involved in a plot to steal an invention

Starring: Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, John Stuart, John Laurie, A. Bromley Davenport, Dennis Wyndham, Peter Gawthorne, Henry B. Longhurst, Ben Williams, Charles Paton ..
Directed by: John Baxter
Release date: 1941-06-08

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