Best Horror Movies of 1944

1.

The Uninvited

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast. Their original enchantment with the house diminishes as they hear stories of the previous owners and meet their daughter (now a young woman) who now lives as a neighbor with her grandfather. Also heard are unexplained sounds during the night. It becomes obvious that the house is haunted.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Alan Napier, Dorothy Stickney, Barbara Everest, Queenie Leonard, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1944-02-18
2.

The Scarlet Claw

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A woman is found dead -- with her throat torn out. Villagers blame a supernatural source but Holmes has other ideas.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Hohl, Miles Mander, Kay Harding, David Clyde, Ian Wolfe, Victoria Horne ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-05-18
Best Horror Movies of 1944 : The Lodger
3.

The Lodger

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, David Clyde, Helena Pickard ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1944-01-19
4.

The Curse of the Cat People

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Amy, the young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed, befriends her father's late first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter, Eve March, Sir Lancelot, Julia Dean, Elizabeth Russell, Erford Gage, Nita Hunter ..
Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise
Release date: 1944-04-01
5.

House of Frankenstein

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Starring: Boris Karloff, J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Elena Verdugo, John Carradine, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe, Sig Ruman, Glenn Strange ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1944-12-01
Best Horror Movies of 1944 : The Invisible Man's Revenge
6.

The Invisible Man's Revenge

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Starring: Jon Hall, John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Leon Errol, Alan Curtis, Gale Sondergaard, Lester Matthews, Halliwell Hobbes, Leyland Hodgson, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1944-06-09
7.

The Mummy's Ghost

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka's spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest's greedy desires cause him to lose control of the mummy...

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon, Frank Reicher, Claire Whitney, Lester Sharpe, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-07-01
8.

Bluebeard

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Young female models are being strangled inexplicably. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims?

Starring: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel, George Pembroke, Teala Loring, Sonia Sorel, Henry Kolker, Emmett Lynn, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1944-11-11
9.

The Mummy's Curse

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

After being buried in quicksand for the past 25 years, Kharis is set free to roam the rural bayous of Louisiana, as is the soul of his beloved Princess Ananka, still housed in the body of Amina Mansouri, who seeks help and protection at a swamp draining project.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Dennis Moore, Kay Harding, Virginia Christine, Peter Coe, Martin Kosleck, Addison Richards, Holmes Herbert, Ann Codee, Kurt Katch ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1944-12-22
Best Horror Movies of 1944 : Dead Man's Eyes
10.

Dead Man's Eyes

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Artist David Stuart is blinded by a jealous assistant / model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. There's only one hitch: Stuart has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Acquanetta, Jean Parker, Paul Kelly, Thomas Gomez, Jonathan Hale, Edward Fielding, George Meeker, Pierre Watkin, Eddie Dunn ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1944-11-10

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