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"THE UNDYING MONSTER", "THE SEVENTH VICTIM", "THE CLIMAX", 'THE VAMPIRE'S GHOST" AND "THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS"; Forgotten Horror and Thriller Gems of the 1940's

Universal Studio's revived their Horror movies during the 1940's to great success. This group of five motion pictures contains only one entry by that studio, but illustrates that other major and minor studios took their queue from Universal and entered that market. For the record Universal was never considered one of the major Hollywood Studios during the time it was run by it's founder Carl Laemmie and afterwards his son.


THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)

When a lover of Werewolves in motion pictures during the 1940's thinks of them. They naturally turn to "The Wolfman" from Universal Studio's starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as the tragic Lawrence Talbott. The picture was released two days after the Japanese navy bombed Pearl Harbor on December 9, 1941, but this wasn't the only Werewolf film made during the decade of the 1940's. There were actually 12 motion pictures.

Probably the most famous non-Universal Studio film was Columbia's 1943 "The Return of…