Scared to Death (Accent on Horror) (The Autopsy)
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Scared to Death (Accent on Horror) (The Autopsy)
Completed several years before its 1947 release, Scared to Death is historically important as Bela Lugosi's only color film (outside of his brief unbilled appearance in 1931's Fifty Million Frenchmen, which today exists only in black & white). Other than that, it's a dreary story of how a beautiful but treacherous young woman (Molly Lamont) literally dies of fright. Anticipating Sunset Boulevard by at least five years, the film is narrated by the deceased "heroine", meaning that suspense and surprise are hardly considerations here. It's a toss-up as to who's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"A pale affair, made tolerable by Bela Lugosi's droll one-liners."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Turns out to be more comic than gothic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, 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."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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