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Scared to Death

Released 1947
Distributor Screen Guild Productions

About Scared to Death

The sinister presence of Bela Lugosi at his skulkiest (though he’s hardly in this trailer) adds the only layer of distinction to this disjointed poverty row “mystery” which at times seems like an unfinished feature stitched together in editing. Still has some delirious moments for die-hard fans.

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About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.