Best Horror Movies of 1948

1.

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Charles Bradstreet, George Barton, Lenore Aubert ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1948-06-15
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Scaredy Cat
2.

Scaredy Cat

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the place only make the skeptical Porky all the more convinced of Sylvester's cowardice.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1948-12-18
3.

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce, William Demarest, Richard Webb, Jerome Cowan, Onslow Stevens, John Alexander, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1948-10-13
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : The Amazing Mr. X
4.

The Amazing Mr. X

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about such things. After more ghostly manifestations, Christine and younger sister Janet become enmeshed in the eerie artifices of Alexis; but he in turn finds himself manipulated into deeper deviltry than he had in mind...

Starring: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, Donald Curtis, Virginia Gregg, Norma Varden, Harry Mendoza ..
Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
Release date: 1948-07-29
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Blonde Ice
5.

Blonde Ice

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

A golddigging femme fatale leaves a trail of men behind her, rich and poor, alive and dead.

Starring: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, James Griffith, Emory Parnell, Walter Sande, John Holland, Mildred Coles, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Jack Bernhard
Release date: 1948-07-24
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Inner Sanctum
6.

Inner Sanctum

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A killer hides out in a small-town boarding house.

Starring: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House, Fritz Leiber, Nana Bryant, Lee Patrick, Roscoe Ates, Eddie Parks, Eve Miller ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1948-10-15
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Behind Locked Doors
7.

Behind Locked Doors

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake (Herbert Heyes), free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a patient. Meanwhile, reporter Kathy Lawrence (Lucille Bremer), posing as Stewart's wife, acts as his liaison to the outside world.

Starring: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde, Thomas Browne Henry, Herbert Heyes, Gwen Donovan, Tor Johnson, Morgan Farley, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1948-09-13
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Escape from Broadmoor
8.

Escape from Broadmoor

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

A maniac killer returns to the scene of a ten-year-old crime, only to find the ghost of a murdered servant girl waiting to exact her revenge.

Starring: John Stuart, Victoria Hopper, John Le Mesurier, Frank Hawkins, Tony Doonan, Gillie Fenwick ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1948-11-30
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : House of Darkness
9.

House of Darkness

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

In this psychological thriller, an avaricious man covets his stepbrother's home. The greedy fellow knows that his stepbrother has a heart condition and so sets off a fatal attack by smashing a beloved violin. However, his actions do not come without a terrible price.

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Lesley Brook, John Stuart, George Melachrino, Lesley Osmond, Henry Oscar, John Teed, Grace Arnold, Pauline Winter, Sydney Moncton ..
Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
Release date: 1948-06-01
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : The Creeper
10.

The Creeper

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

Dr. Morgan (Onslow Stevens) and Dr. Cavigny (Ralph Morgan) star as a brace of scientists who return from the West Indies with a potent, phosphorescent serum that allegedly changes human beings into cats.

Starring: Eduardo Ciannelli, Onslow Stevens, June Vincent, Ralph Morgan, Janis Wilson, John Baragrey, Richard Lane, Philip Ahn, Lotte Stein, Ralph Peters ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1948-09-01
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : The Greed of William Hart
11.

The Greed of William Hart

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

Hart and Moore are grave-robbers who provide cadavers to the medical students of 19th-century Edinburgh. When the supply becomes low and demand still great, the two decide to create their own supply, a plan that proves profitable when they stick to vagrants, prostitutes and drunkards. But when they poison likable Jamie, the townsfolk retaliate. NB: This film was originally written to be about Burke and Hare, but after it was completed, the British censors refused to allow its release on the grounds those names themselves were offensive; thus the entire soundtrack was recut so that new names - Hart and Moore - recorded by the film's actors, were cut into the previously recorded lines, replacing the offending "Burke" or "Hare", sentence by sentence.

Starring: Tod Slaughter, Henry Oscar, Jenny Lynn, Winifred Melville, Aubrey Woods, Patrick Addison, Arnold Bell, Anne Trego, Edward Malin, Mary Love ..
Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
Release date: 1948-03-01
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Castle Sinister
12.

Castle Sinister

1.4
3.6/10 IMDB

During the War, a British agent travels to the remote Glennye Castle in the wilds of Scotland to investigate a mysterious murder by a masked phantom. Who or what is the phantom? And how are the Germans involved?

Starring: Mara Russell-Tavernan, Robert Essex, Karl Meir, James Liggat, John Gauntley, Alastair Hunter, Maureen O'Moor ..
Directed by: Oscar Burn
Release date: 1948-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1948 : Satan and the Virgin
13.

Satan and the Virgin

1.2
4.5/10 IMDB

In bringing you this most unusual picture, the producers wish to point out that "Satan and the virgin are the same person!" At no time during her performance does she have help from any other person.

Release date: 1948-01-01

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