Are You a Monster Movie Buff? You Still Might Not Remember This Classic

1940s monster movie Night Monster
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It’s that time of year. As Halloween approaches, we want to take a look back at some of the most memorable scary movies, monstrous music, and other frightful fun from the 1940s and 1950s. Today, we have a very unique monster movie for you.

We’ve talked before about some of the great 1950s drive-in monster movie classics, but today, we want to take a slightly different turn and revisit a movie you may have forgotten about. Interestingly enough, it has all the trappings of a “monster hit.”

This film was produced by Universal Studios who brought us the Universal Monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. This movie even features Bela Lugosi of Dracula and Wolfman fame. The film is a blend of creature feature, murder mystery, and B-movie.

This one is a little film called “Nigh Monster.” Sound familiar? This 1942 black and white horror film took an interesting turn for the genre. The small town and swamp setting create an effectively creepy atmosphere while the story takes viewers on a ride.

Of course, characters like Dracula and Frankenstein had a long history prior to their films, Night Monster was an original story. Furthermore, it took a bold approach bringing together elements of murder mystery with metaphysical terror. We don’t want to spoil the twist, so, if you haven’t seen it, check this one out this Halloween.

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So, have you seen this one before? If you have, let us know what you think of it in the comments. Haven’t seen it yet, maybe it’s time to add it to your Halloween viewing list. Want more content like this? Check out our “Do You Remember” Series. and get our latest posts by following us on Facebook and Twitter.