Scared to Death
Scared to Death (1947)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 1947
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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Claustrophobic, eccentric, and at times downright incoherent, this film is oddly compelling in a warped sort of way.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

A pale affair, made tolerable by Bela Lugosi's droll one-liners.

Miles Fielder
The List

Keeping fang firmly in cheek, there's much to be savoured in this old dark house style mystery.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Turns out to be more comic than gothic.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's practically outsider art, made by an unusually incompetent outsider.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 15% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Pre-Sunset Blvd., a dead woman tells the tale of her death, which is an interesting tale when it's not being interrupted by cutting back to the dead… More