Scared to Death (1947)

Scared to Death


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Movie Info

A scheming woman dies of fright when she sees the death mask of a man she had murdered. She reappears as a ghost narrator, telling the sequence of events leading up to her death. This was Bela Lugosi's only color film.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: W.J. Abbott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2005



as Prof. Leonide

as Terry Lee

as Jane Cornell

as Dr. Josef Van Ee

as Raymond

as Ward Van Ee

as Laura Van Ee

as Lilybeth

as Autopsy Surgeon

as Autopsy Surgeon
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Critic Reviews for Scared to Death

All Critics (6)

It's practically outsider art, made by an unusually incompetent outsider.

Full Review… | June 20, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

A pale affair, made tolerable by Bela Lugosi's droll one-liners.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Film Threat

Turns out to be more comic than gothic.

Full Review… | January 2, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is hard to believe -- even within the weird world of poverty row -- that this movie got this way by accident. It may just be that the film was meant to be an aburdist joke.

Full Review… | August 7, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

September 26, 2005

June 23, 2004
Los Angeles CityBeat

Audience Reviews for Scared to Death


Pre-Sunset Blvd., a dead woman tells the tale of her death, which is an interesting tale when it's not being interrupted by cutting back to the dead woman's face for no reason.

Aj V

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