House of Horrors

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

House of Horrors (1946, USA) is a Horror/Thriller-Crime-Adventure-Romance-Drama film directed by Jean Yarbrough.


Main Details

  • Released on March 29, 1946
  • B&W
  • Running time: 65 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: Universal Pictures
  • Directed by Jean Yarbrough
  • Written by George Bricker, from Dwight V. Babcock's original story "John Medford Is Missing"
  • Starring: Rondo Hatton, Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey

Plot Summary

  • An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.

Also Known As

  • Sinister Shadow (Australia- Theatrical Title)
  • John Medford Is Missing (UK)
  • A Casa dos Horrores (Brazil, Portugal)
  • La mansión del mal (Mexico, Spain)
  • Krossen från skräckhuset (Sweden)


  • A HORROR FILM SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS (Australian reissue poster-all caps)
  • THE "CREEPER" IS LOOSE! (print ad -Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - September 6, 1946 - all caps)
  • Meet...The CREEPER!
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