ENTER THE VAULT WITH 8 CLASSICS SHOCK-FULL OF THRILLS!
THE BLACK ROOM (1935)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen
Twin brothers are born to a ruling family. One twin inherits a castle and becomes infamous for his sadistic behavior and murders the other twin, assuming his identity.
THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG (1939)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox
A doctor working on experiments to restore life to the dead is hanged for murder. Brought back to life by his assistant, he sets about murdering the jury that convicted him.
BEFORE I HANG (1940)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett
Sentenced to die for a mercy death, a doctor spends his final days on his experiments. Before his end, he injects himself with serum from a maniac’s blood to deadly effect.
THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES (1940)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers
A scientist seeks a cure for cancer by freezing bodies in suspended animation, eventually freezing himself. Thawed 10 years later, he continues his research using his enemies.
THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Fiske, Amanda Duff
A scientist obsessed with communication beyond the grave registers brain activity in a corpse. When he escalates his work taking desperate measures, the bodies begin to pile up.
THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1942)
Stars: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom
An addled scientist and a conniving huckster attempt scientific experiments in the basement of a hotel, leaving bodies piling up in the cellar in this comedic thriller.
THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943)
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch
A 200-year old Vampire prowls the countryside feeding on villagers until a railroad spike is driven through his heart. He is entombed for decades until a German bomb releases him.
Stars: William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson
A woman and four men survive a nuclear explosion and seek shelter in a house. They must work together, but their clashing visions of the future could lead to their destruction.
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