Best Horror Movies of 1943

1.

The Seventh Victim

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village.

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Hugh Beaumont, Erford Gage, Isabel Jewell, Evelyn Brent, Ben Bard, Chef Milani, Marguerita Sylva ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1943-08-21
2.

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Graverobbers open the grave of the Wolfman and awake him. He doesn't like the idea of being immortal and killing people when the moon is full, so he tries to find Dr. Frankenstein, in the hopes that the Dr. can cure him, but Frankenstein is dead and only his Monster is alive and this one wants to live, not to die like the Wolfman.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Ilona Massey, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lionel Atwill, Rex Evans, Dennis Hoey, Cyril Delevanti, Tom Stevenson ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-03-05
3.

Phantom of the Opera

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom".

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Jane Farrar, J. Edward Bromberg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1943-08-12
Best Horror Movies of 1943 : The Mad Ghoul
4.

The Mad Ghoul

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Alfred Morris, a university chemistry professor, rediscovers an ancient Mayan formula for a gas which turns men into pliant, obedient, zombie-like ghouls. After medical student Ted Allison becomes a guinea pig for Morris, the professor imagines that Allison's fiancée, a beautiful concert singer Isabel Lewis, wants to break off the engagement because she prefers the professor as a more "mature" lover but in reality loves Eric, her accompanist. In order to bring Ted back from his trance-like states, Morris commands him to perform a cardiectomy on recently deceased or living bodies in order to use serum from their hearts as a temporary antidote. When the serial murders seem to coincide with Isabel's touring schedule, ace reporter "Scoop" McClure gets on the mad scientist's trail.

Starring: George Zucco, David Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Turhan Bey, Robert Armstrong, Milburn Stone, Rose Hobart, Charles McGraw, Andrew Tombes, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1943-11-12
5.

The Mysterious Doctor

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

The citizens of a tiny Cornish village are tormented during World War II by a headless ghost which is haunting the local tin mine.

Starring: John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews, Forrester Harvey, Matt Willis, Phyllis Barry, Creighton Hale, Frank Mayo, Leo White ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1943-03-03
6.

Dead Men Walk

2.4
4.7/10 IMDB

We meet Doctor Lloyd Clayton at the funeral of his twin brother, evil magician Elwyn. Zolarr, Elwyn's hunchbacked servant, acccuses Lloyd of Elwyn's murder, but Lloyd claims it was self-defense. Lloyd's niece Gayle and her fiance Harper soon find that Elwyn's evil influence is still at work.

Starring: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Dwight Frye, Fern Emmett, Hal Price, Sam Flint, Robert Strange, Forrest Taylor, Al St. John ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1943-04-12
Best Horror Movies of 1943 : The Ape Man
7.

The Ape Man

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

Scientist turned into an ape man

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall, Minerva Urecal, Emil Van Horn, J. Farrell MacDonald, Wheeler Oakman, Ralph Littlefield, Jack Mulhall ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1943-03-05
Best Horror Movies of 1943 : Captive Wild Woman
8.

Captive Wild Woman

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.

Starring: Acquanetta, John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, Fay Helm, Martha Vickers, Vince Barnett, Paul Fix, Ray Corrigan ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1943-06-04
9.

The Leopard Man

0.0
6.9/10 IMDB

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, James Bell, Abner Biberman, Ariel Heath, Ben Bard, Margo, Isabel Jewell, Margaret Landry, Kate Lawson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1943-05-19
10.

Son of Dracula

0.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Frank Craven, J. Edward Bromberg, Evelyn Ankers, Samuel S. Hinds, Pat Moriarity, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Etta McDaniel ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1943-10-05

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