Public Domain Movies

Ape Man (1943)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi, as a mad scientist consumes a potion which transforms him into a blood-thirsty ape freak.

Ape, The (1940)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Boris Karloff
In an effort to cure his crippled daughter, doctor poses as murderous ape in order to extract the spinal fluid of his townsfolk.

Bowery At Midnight (1942)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Tom Neal, Dave O'Brien, Wanda Mackay.
Evil professor turns dead criminals into zombies who commit crimes at his bidding. Dir. Wallace Fox. A college professor transforms kills his criminal followers and buries them in the basement. A junky doctor revives them as zombies willing to do his evil bidding.

Brute Man (1946)
Black & White

A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders.

Chamber Of Horrors (1941)
Running Time: 80 mins Black & White
Starring: Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Romilly Lunge, Gina Malo.
Dying millionaire leaves his relatives explicit instructions that his loot is to be buried with him, or he'll come back to haunt them. Based on "The Door With Seven Locks" by Edgar Wallace. Dir. Norman Lee

Corpse Vanishes, The (1942)
Running Time: 63 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
Mad scientist Lugosi's eighty year old wife requires frequent injections of fresh blood to keep her youthful appearance. As a dedicated husband, Lugosi snatches recently dead young brides to drain them of their living fluid.

Creeper, The (1948)
Running Time: 64 mins Black & White
Starring: Eduardo Ciannelli, Onslow Stevens, June Vincent
A man is turned into a "catlike" killer by means of a serum invented by a crazed scientist.

Crimes At The Dark House (1940)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Hilary Eaves, Sylvia Marriott, Hay Petrie.
Man kills his wife & puts a mental patient in her place. Based on Wilkie Collins' novel "The Woman in White". Produced by George King. Dir. George King

Curse Of Wraydons (1946)
Running Time: 94 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Bruce Seton, Andrew Laurence, Pearl Cameron, Lorraine Clewes.
Following the defeat of Napolean, an ex-spy turned crazed inventor begins caliing himself "Spring-heel Jack" and seeks revenge on the family of his brother. Dir. Victor M. Gover

Dark Waters (1944)
Running Time: 93 mins Black & White
Starring: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone
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Day Of Wrath (1948)
Running Time: 108 mins Black & White
Starring: Thornkild Roose
In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, andburning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastorfalls in love with the pastor's son. Her confession of this illicitaffair to her husband brings on his death. At his funeral, hismother denounces the widow as a witch. Will her lover come toher defense or has the day of wrath returned?

Dead Men Walk (1943)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: George Zucco, Ned Young, Mary Carlisle, Dwight Frye, Al St John.
Man kills his evil Satan-worshipping twin, who returns as a blood-sucking vampire whose murderous antics are blamed on the good twin. Dir. Sam Newfield

Devil Bat (1941)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
Madman Lugosi trains a swarm of blood-thirty bats to do his evil bidding. They attack whenever they smell perfume!

Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
Running Time: 58 mins Black & White
Starring: Dr. Larry Forbes visits the château of Dr. Robert Renault, uncle of his fiancée Madelon, who is idolized by Renault's assistant, a strange émigré from Java.
J. Carrol Naish, Shepperd Strudwick, Lynne Roberts

Fog Island (1945)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Geo Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Terry Morse
A man invites a group of people to a holiday on his island castle, but his real intentions are to kill them all.

Ghosts On The Loose (1943)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Bowery Boys, Ava Gardner, East Side Kids
The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men dodging in and out of secret panels and clearly up to no good. The East Side Kids decide to do some redecorating for a pal on his honeymoon. He's marrying Ava Gardner and the gang wants to give him a token of friendship. However,Bela Lugosi appears talking about being surrounded by imbeciles. No spooks, but some WWII spies. An early version of the Bowery Boys, this film is silly entertainment.

Greed Of William Hart (1948)
Running Time: 78 mins Black & White
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Henry Oscar, Ann Trego, Jenny Lynn, Aubrey Woods.
Two grave-robbers supply dead bodies to a medical academy, but when demand exceeds supply, they go into business for themselves, creating their own cadavers. Dir. Oswald Mitchell

Haunted House, The (1940)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones and George Cleveland
A young newspaper boy and a publisher's niece investigate a creepy old house trying to solve a murder their friend has been accused of.

Human Monster, The (1940)
Running Time: 76 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
Scotland Yard inspector investigates the murders of an institute for the blind by Evil doctor Lugosi whom likes the money he is collecting from the insurance company.

Indestructible Man, The (1941)
Running Time: 71 mins Black & White
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr
Lost classic horror film in which a bank-robbing murderer is brought back from the dead by a scientist.Chaney is electrocuted for murder and bank robbery, but a well-meaning scientist accidentally brings him back to life as an unkillable, speechless brute. He sets out to find his hidden loot and exact revenge on those who ratted him out. Dir. Jack Pollexfen

Invisible Ghost (1941)
Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
The town's leading citizen becomes a homocidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

Invisible Ghost, The (1941)
Running Time: 66 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi is a nice gent. A good doctor who is recently widowed. When his wife turns up not quite dead, he experiences the uncontrolable urge to strangle people under her hypnotic suggestion

Killer Bats (Aka The Devil Bat) (1940)
Running Time: 69 mins Black & White
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Dave O'Brien, Suzanne Kaaren, Guy Usher, Donald Kerr.
Lugosi is a chemist whose backstabbing business partners cheat him out of some profits. To get even, he develops a race of mutant bats, training them to attack wearers of a certain chemical, which he mixes into a shaving cream. Dir. Jean Yarbrough

King Of The Zombies (1941)
Running Time: 67 mins Black & White
Starring: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor, John Archer, Guy Usher.
Adventurers are blown off course and crash land on an island where a crazy doctor is experimenting with zombies to be used by a shadey foreign government. Dir. Jean Yarbrough

Mad Monster (1942)
Running Time: 72 mins Black & White
Starring: George Zucco, Glenn Strange, Johnny Downs, Anne Nagel, Robert Strange, Mae Busch, Henry Hall.
Mad scientist tries to improve the average soldier with injections of wolf's blood, which of course results in a hairy, toothy monster. Dir. Sam Newfield

Monster Maker (1944)
Running Time: 62 mins Black & White
Starring: J. Carroll Naish, Ralph Morgan, Wanda McKay, Tala Birell, Glenn Strange.
Mad scientist injects a famous concert pianist with a serum that induces acromegaly, a horrible, disfiguring disease. Dir. Sam Newfield

Murder Mansion (aka House of Horrors) (1946)
Black & White
Starring: Rondo Hatton
Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a mysterious bust De Lange has covered up and snoops around his studio.

Scared Stiff (a.k.a. Treasure Of Fear) (1945)
Running Time: 65 mins Black & White
Starring: Jack Haley, Ann Savage, Barton MacLane
The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

Scared To Death (1947)
Running Time: 70 mins Color
Starring: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Molly Lamont, Douglas Fowley, Joyce Compton.
Woman dies of terror when shown the death mask of a man she framed. But that's only the beginning...From a slab in the morgue, the woman tells her story of fear and treachery. Lugosi's only color feature, brought to you in Glorious Cinecolor. Dir. William Christy Cabanne.

Seven Doors To Death (1944)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Chick Chandler, June Clyde, George Meeker, Michael Raffetto, Gregory Gaye, Milton Wallace.
Young architect must reconstruct and solve a murder where the suspects are six shopowners who work in the building he designed. Written by Elmer Clifton. Dir. Elmer Clifton

Shock (1946)
Running Time: 70 mins Black & White
Starring: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Bob Adler, Margaret Brayton, Reed Hadley.
Psychiatrist Price treats a woman who has gone into shock after witnessing him murder his wife. Price's first "starring" role. Dir. Alfred L. Werker

Strangler Of The Swamp (1946)
Running Time: 59 mins Black & White
Starring: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards
A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for his death. Maria, granddaughter of the guilty ferryman, decides to operate the ferry service. Chris Sanders, a son of one of the men who did the hanging, and Maria fall in love. The "strangler" seizes Chris and Maria offers her life if Chris is spared.

Vampire's Ghost, The (1945)
Running Time: 60 mins Black & White
Starring: Peggy Stewart and John Abbott
A 400 year old vampire/zombie is doomed to walk the earth forever.

Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Running Time: 68 mins Black & White
Starring: John Loder, Nancy Kelly, Otto Kruger
After a bus accident, a woman comes to believe that she's actually a 300-year-old witch.