Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Third Temple 2014

- Who Saw Her Die? 1972

- VHS Nasty 2019

- Once Upon a Time in Deadwood 2019

- Rueful Warrior 2019

- The Great Charade 2019

- Sturmgewehr 2019

- Bald Knobber 2017

- Stop IT! 2019

- The Hills Have Eyes 2 1984

- Zombie Army 1991

- The Dark Days of Demetrius 2019

- Lonely Hearts 2019

- Urban Fears 2019

- Artik 2019

- In the Aftermath 1988

- Shadowplay 2019

- Apocalyptic 2077 2019

- Re:jected by Reality 2003

- Eternal Code 2019

- Tomorrow, Maybe 2017

- Power of Grayskull 2017

- Rabid 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Hush...Hush, Nellie Oleson! 2019

- Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin 2018

- The Faceless Man 2019

- Hold Back the Dawn 1941

- Black Moon 2019

- Orgy of the Damned 2010

- Also Patrick 2019

- 8 Remains 2018

- States 2019

- Alice, Sweet Alice 1976

- The VelociPastor 2018

- Ox Baker - One of the Boys 2019

- Malign 2018

- Surviving Confession 2019

- The Buskers & Lou 2015

- Assassinaut 2019

- The Loveless 1981

- Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa 2018

- So, You're the Guy? 2019

- 3 Lives 2019

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Frozen Ghost

USA 1945
produced by
Will Cowan (associate) for Universal
directed by Harold Young
starring Lon Chaney jr, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Martin Kosleck, Elena Verdugo, Tala Birell, Arthur Hohl, Pauline Drake, William Haade, Leyland Hodgson, David Hoffman, Dennis Moore
screenplay by Bernard Schubert, Luci Ward, based on a story by Harrison Carter, Henry Sucher, musical director: Hans J. Salter

Inner Sanctum, Universal horror cycle

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

At one of his shows, famous hypnotist Alex Gregor (Lon Chaney jr) is challenged by a drunk member of the audience (Arthur Hohl) to hypnotize him - but when Alex does, the man drops dead on the spot.

Alex thinks he has killed him by hypnosis since he has detested the man and wished him dead, but when he wants to give himself up to the police, Inspector Brant (Douglass Dumbrille) simply won't accept his confession and lets Alex go free against his protest.

Alex realizes he needs a break from everything, so he breaks up the engagement to Maura (Evelyn Ankers), who also served as medium in his shows, and gives up his profession as hypnotist. Instead he finds shelter at the wax museum of Valerie Monet (Tala Birell), who's secretly in love with him, where he gives guided tours. However, the situation in the museum is also somewhat strenuous, since young Nina (Elena Verdugo), Valerie's niece who works in the museum, has fallen in love with Alex, much to the dismay of Valerie, who wants Alex for himself, and much to the dismay of Rudi (Martin Kosleck), the museum's borderline mental resident sculptor, who is madly in love with Nina. When one day, Maura pays the museum and especially her ex-fiancé Alex a visit, the whole situation seems to explode when after Maura's gone, Alex and Valerie get into a fight and Alex starts to hypnotize Valerie and ... suddenly finds himself out on the docks, with no memory of the last few hours ... so has he hapnotized Valerie to death like the drunk man in his show ?

And where is Valerie ?

Actually, Rudi has hidden the corpse of Valerie among the wax figures of the museum, where it is impossible for everyone to find her ... except for Nina, who somehow stumbles over the body and is soon hunted by Rudi, who likes to throw knives. In her desperation, she first turns to Alex, but when she finds Valerie's scarf in his hands - he has no idea how he got it - she concludes he must have something to do with the killing too ... and soon enough, Nina has disappeared s well.

Alex now has the perfect idea of how to solve the crime: Maura, whom he will put in a trance so she becomes a telepath (what ?) and tell him what went on ... and wouldn't you know it, of all people George Keen (Milburn Stone), Alex' good-natured business manager is behind the murder of Valerie, because he wanted to drive Alex insane to get his hands on Alex' wealth, and he used mad Rudi as his tool. In the end, George Keen can be overcome by Alex and inspector Brant, Nina is saved from the furnace Rudi wanted to throw her into and Rudi is thrown into the furnace he wanted to throw Nina into and burned ... and after all, Alex gets the girl, Maura that is ...


Another weak entry in the generally weak Inner Sanctum series of mysteries with horror undertones. Interestingly this one borrows heavily from the (even weaker) first film in the series, Calling Doctor Death, which also features Lon Chaney jr overcome by guilt, amnesia, and the use of hypnotism to solve the crime. Of course, using these ingredients for a second time doesn't necessarily make a better story, now does it ? So once again the outcome is an overconvoluted and less than convincing murder mystery that is not really worth your while.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find The Frozen Ghost
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find The Frozen Ghost here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find The Frozen Ghost at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD