Public Domain Movies - Science Fiction & Horror


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This is the first version of the classic horror story. It came out of the Edison s studios in 1910

Dementia 13

dementia 13, francis ford coppolla, Roger Corman, horror

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Roger Corman, Dementia 13 is the story of a greedy young woman who marries into money, but stands to loose it all when her husband dies. Not wanting to miss out, she covers up his death and sets about trying to soft-soap her mother-in-law into writing a new will. You can find out more about Dementia 13 at A Passion For Horror.

White Zombie (1932)

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White Zombie is often described as being the first ever zombie movie. It is about a young couple who go to visit an acquaintance who lives in Haiti. Unfortunately the the girl is so attractive that she turns the head of a local Voodoo master, played by Bela Lugosi, who wants her for himself, so he turns her into a zombie. You can learn more about White Zombie at A Passion for Horror.

Tormented - Weirdness Bad Movie

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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