Best Horror Movies of 1943

1.

I Walked with a Zombie

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A nurse in the Caribbean turns to voodoo in hopes of curing her patient, an unusual woman whose husband she's fallen in love with.

Starring: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett, James Bell, Theresa Harris, Darby Jones, Sir Lancelot, Christine Gordon, Jeni Le Gon ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1943-04-21
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.

The Return of the Vampire

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

In 1918, an English family is terrorized by a vampire, until they learn how to deal with it. They think their troubles are over, but German bombs in WWII free the monster. He reclaims the soul of his wolfman ex-servant, and assuming the identity of a scientist who has just escaped from a concentration camp, he starts out on a plan to get revenge upon the family.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Nina Foch, Roland Varno, Matt Willis, Frieda Inescort, Miles Mander, Ottola Nesmith, Gilbert Emery, Leslie Denison, William Austin ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1943-11-11
Best Horror Movies of 1943 : Calling Dr. Death
4.

Calling Dr. Death

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, David Bruce, Ramsay Ames, Fay Helm, Holmes Herbert, Alec Craig, Frederick Giermann, Lisa Golm ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1943-12-17
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
7.

The Ape Man

2.4
4.6/10 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
5.5/10 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
Best Horror Movies of 1943 : The Mad Ghoul
9.

The Mad Ghoul

0.0
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
10.

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

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