Tuesday, October 15, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15 - Movie 2

Lon Chaney, Jr. is a mesmerist who believes he killed a man with his mind. He tries to escape his past by taking refuge at a wax museum where he assists as a researcher and lecturer, until it looks like he may have killed another person the same way.

The Frozen Ghost (1945) is one of the pseudo horror mystery films that was part of the Inner Sanctum series of movies in the 1940s. At just over an hour in length this movie packs in a lot of plot, but still seems to drag and places. The mystery does have a twist to its solution, but this twist comes with it's own complications that aren't logical and feel thrown on in order to make this more of a weird mystery and horror story than it is. Th wax museum setting is not taken advantage of to amplify any sense of creepiness or foreboding, but the climax does have genuine suspense as it plays out.

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