GenreHorror, Thriller ScreenplayHelen Martin, Al Martin
WriterAl Martin, Helen Martin Release dateApril 25, 1941 (1941-04-25) CastBela Lugosi (Dr. Charles Kessler), Polly Ann Young (Virginia Kessler), John McGuire (Ralph Dickson / Paul Dickson), Clarence Muse (Evans the Butler), Terry Walker (Cecile), Betty Compson (Mrs. Kessler) Similar moviesThe Devil's Rejects, The Man from Planet X, Holes, Sherlock, Jr., Bible Belt Slasher: The Holy Terror, Leak
TaglineOut of the darkness comes the ear-piercing cry of a terrified girl...
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Invisible Ghost (1941) is an American horror film starring Bela Lugosi, shot in black and white, and directed by Joseph H. Lewis. It was the first of the nine movies interpreted by Bela Lugosi for Sam Katzman at Monogram Pictures.
Charles Kessler (Bela Lugosi) is plagued by homicidal urges. His wife (Betty Compson), who had left him for another man, gets into a car accident that leaves her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener. When an innocent man is executed for a murder Kessler committed in the house, his twin brother visits and tries to unravel the mystery. He discovers that Kessler is the killer and doesn't know it. His brother subdues him and contacts the police, who arrest Kessler.
Bela Lugosi -Dr. Charles Kessler
Polly Ann Young - Virginia Kessler
John McGuire - Ralph Dickson and Paul Dickson
Clarence Muse - Evans the Butler
Terry Walker - Cecile Mannix
Betty Compson - Mrs. Kessler
Ernie Adams - Jules Mason
George Pembroke - Police Lieutenant Williams
Ottola Nesmith - Mrs. Mason (as Ollola Nesmith)
Fred Kelsey - Detective Ryan
Jack Mulhall - Detective Tim
It was originally known as Murder by the Stars then The Phantom Monster. During filming it was called The Phantom Killer.
Filming took place from 20 March to April 1941. As soon as the film was completed it was announced Lugosi and Katzman would make two more films together; they eventually wound up making nine in all.
The Los Angeles Times said the film was "head and shoulders above the average horror picture. It's superiority is based on the fact that spine-tickling qualities stem from a psychopathic and psychological situation rather than a purely physical one, imparting a Poe-ish flavour... Lugosi is, of course, superb in his work, being master of all the horror tricks but never overdoing them".