Best Horror Movies of 1947


The Red House

6.8/10 IMDB

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun, Allene Roberts, Julie London, Ona Munson, Harry Shannon, Arthur Space, Pat Flaherty ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1947-03-16

The Beast with Five Fingers

6.6/10 IMDB

Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where murder has taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, J. Carrol Naish, Charles Dingle, John Alvin, David Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Patricia Barry ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1947-02-08


7.0/10 IMDB

Fireworks revolves around a young man (played by Anger himself) associating with various navy sailors, who eventually turn on him, stripping him naked and beating him to death, ripping open his chest to find a clock ticking inside. Several fireworks then explode, accompanied by a burning Christmas tree and the final shot shows the young man lying in bed next to another topless man.

Starring: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer, Gordon Gray ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1947-12-31
Best Horror Movies of 1947 : Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas

6.7/10 IMDB

Victorian gothic melodrama based on the novel by Sheridan Le Fanu from a screenplay adapted by Aldwych farceur Ben Travers. This creepy chiller is saved from the doldrums by Robert Krasker's atmospheric cinematography, and fine performances from the ensemble cast. The BBC later filmed the story for television in 1987. In 1845, 17-year-old Caroline (Jean Simmons) is nursing her dying father. He has enough faith in the reform of his reprobate brother, Silas (Derrick de Marney), suspected but in the clear of murder, to place her under his wing after his death. The hitherto naive heroine soon learns that scheming Uncle Silas is planning to kill her in order to get his hands on the family fortune, aided by the equally corrupt governess Madame de la Rougierre.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Derrick De Marney, Derek Bond, Sophie Stewart, Esmond Knight, Marjorie Rhodes, Guy Rolfe, Reginald Tate, Manning Whiley ..
Directed by: Charles Frank
Release date: 1947-10-08
Best Horror Movies of 1947 : Fragment of Seeking

Fragment of Seeking

6.2/10 IMDB

A young man desperately seeks out the fleeting image of a female companion, and though he never quite catches her, he discovers much more through the surreal explorations of his own sexuality.

Starring: Curtis Harrington ..
Directed by: Curtis Harrington
Release date: 1947-10-24

Scared to Death

4.0/10 IMDB

A woman is married to the son of a doctor, the proprietor of a private sanatorium, where she is under unwilling treatment. Both the son and the doctor indicate they want the marriage dissolved. Arriving at the scene is a mysterious personage identified as the doctor's brother who formerly was a stage magician in Europe. He is accompanied by a threatening dwarf...

Starring: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Nat Pendleton, Molly Lamont, Joyce Compton, Gladys Blake, Roland Varno, Angelo Rossitto, Douglas Fowley, Stanley Andrews ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1947-02-01
Best Horror Movies of 1947 : Things Happen at Night

Things Happen at Night

4.5/10 IMDB

A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Starring: Gordon Harker, Alfred Drayton, Robertson Hare, Gwynneth Vaughan, Olga Lindo, Garry Marsh, Wylie Watson, Joan Young, Beatrice Campbell, Patricia Owens ..
Directed by: Francis Searle
Release date: 1947-01-01

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