Public Domain Movies - Science Fiction & 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

Creature from the Haunted Sea


A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.

You can find out more about this movie on its IMDB page.

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.

Creature From The Haunted Sea 16x 9

Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffin, Robert Towne, Monte Hellman, sci-fi, Monster Movies, Filmgroup, Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland

This is the 75 minute TV version of Roger Corman's (and Charles Griffin's) goofy self-parody "Creature from the Haunted Sea." For television, Monte Hellman wrote, produced and directed about 15 minutes of new footage to get the film up to a marketable length including an absurd theme song as performed by the wonderful Betsy Jones-Moreland. These scenes, presumably shot in 16mm, were never intended for theatrical release, but crop to a 16 x 9 aspect ratio (along with the rest of the film) as though that had been a possibility.