Scared to Death
“Pardon me, Professor, but didn’t I just see you outside baying at the moon?”
In a series of flashbacks, a dead young woman, Laura (Molly Lamont), recounts the story of her murder, from the mortuary slab. She tells a bizarre tale in which a cast of grotesque characters including a mysterious masked figure and an evil hypnotist, played by the legendary Bela Lugosi, have brought about her death - through sheer terror…
Scared to Death is a must for fans of Bela Lugosi, offering a unique opportunity to see the master of horror in his only major colour film appearance. Lugosi has frequently been described as ‘the personification of screen evil’, making the character of Dracula his own (he was even buried wearing the famous cape) and helping to popularise the horror genre. This Christy Cabanne-directed chiller also features memorable performances by Angelo Rossitto (Tod Browning’s Freaks) and George Zucco (The Hunchback of Notre Dame).