Public Domain Movies - Science Fiction & Horror

Tormented - Weirdness Bad Movie

Mystery, ghost, ghosts, murder, Classic TV, Noir, Film Noir, weirdness

Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is "TORMENTED" FROM 1960

Invisible Ghost (1941)

Bela Lugosi, invisible ghost, 1941, horror

Bela Lugosi stars as Charles Kessler, a man who has never really got to grips with the fact that his wife has left him. That is the least of his problems though, because there have been a lot of murders recently and they have all taken place on the Kessler estate. You can find out more about Invisible Ghost at A Passion For Horror.

Killers From Space

Killers from Space, 1950s Sci-Fi, W. Lee Wilder, Peter Graves

This is a surreal little movie by Billy Wilder's much-less talented older brother, W. Lee Wilder. It was originally released in a 1:85 aspect ratio. This is an attempt to recreate the original aspect ratio using the best public domain print I could find. The 16mm print seemed to be already slightly cropped and a true 1:85 ratio looked too cramped. This version has been blown-up and cropped at about 1:75, not the correct ratio, but much closer to the intended composition.

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber, the fall of the house of usher, 1928, Movie, horror

This adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale was directed by James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber. It is a silent movie, with a run time of just thirteen minutes, and offers an interesting interpretation of the story. You can find out more about The Fall of the House of Usher at A Passion For Horror.

Frankenstein (1910)

Frankenstein, 1910, edison studios, Searle Dawley, mary shelley

This 1910 adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic tale was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley and produced at the Edison Studios in New York. You can find out more about Frankenstein at A Passion For Horror.

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

The little shop of horrors

Ultimately, The Little Shop of Horrors is the story of one man and his plant. The man is harmless enough, the plant though, is another matter entirely. You can learn more about The Little Shop of Horrors at A Passion for Horror

Spooks Run Wild_Weirdness bad Movie

mystery, comedy, Adventure, public domain, Classic TV, weird, weirdness

Public Access TV show "Weirdness Really Bad Movie" hosts public domain movies and ads clean comedy sketches enjoyable for the whole family. Today's film is the East Side Kids 1941 "Spooks Run Wild" with Bela Lugosi.

The copyright expired and was not renewed, so the film fell into "public domain", meaning that virtually anyone could copy it and sell it without having to pay royalties. That's why there are so so many shoddy, badly cut, grainy copies of it on the market, put out mainly by companies that specialize in public-domain films.

The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

the amazing transparent man, public domain, 1960, invisible army, safecracker, safe cracker

When expert safecracker, Joey Faust, escapes from prison he is aided by an ex-army Major. There is a price on the Major's help though. He needs Joey to steal some radium. Why? So he can build an invisible army. You can find out more about The Incredible Transparent Man at A Passion for Horror

The Wasp Woman (1959)

the wasp woman, 1959, susan cabot, horror

Susan Cabot stars as Janice Starlin, the owner a large cosmetics company. Worried about her failing looks, Janice allows herself to be injected with an experimental serum, that may turn back her biological clock. The serum works, but has some nasty side effects. You can find out more about The Wasp Woman at A Passion For Horror.

The Ape (1940)

the ape 1940, boris karloff movie, spinal fluid, ape suit

Boris Karloff stars Dr Bernard Adrian, who dons an ape skin and begins murdering people so that he can steal their spinal fluids. You can find out more about The Ape at A Passion for Horror.

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