Scared to Death

Scared to Death (1947) is a horror film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Béla Lugosi. It was filmed in Cinecolor, is one of only three color pictures Lugosi made and the only one he starred in. The film is

notable for its narration by a dead woman — she describes the events leading up to her death.

Scared to Death opens with the disclosure by morgue examiners that a beautiful woman has literally died of fright. The plot reveals how she reached the fatal stage of terror.

The 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.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 am and is filed under Horror.

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