Wednesday, October 17, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17 - Movie 2

Pillow of Death (1945) is another of Universal's not-quite-horror movies in the Inner Sanctum series, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. This is something of an old dark house mystery in which Chaney, playing a lawyer is one of the key suspects in the murder of his wife. He's not the only suspicious character in the movie, which has two more murders, a spiritual medium, seances, alleged ghosts, secret passages, and plenty of red herrings.

For a movie with such a silly title, Pillow of Death is a well crafted mystery that will keep viewers guessing until the end.

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