Best Horror Movies of 1947

1.

The Red House

3.5
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
2.

The Beast with Five Fingers

3.4
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
3.

Fireworks

3.4
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
4.

Uncle Silas

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Following her father's death, a teenaged heiress moves in with her guardian uncle who is broke and scheming to murder his niece for her vast inheritance.

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
5.

Fragment of Seeking

2.6
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
6.

Scared to Death

2.2
4.1/10 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
7.

Things Happen at Night

2.1
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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