Night of Terror (1933)

60m, 65m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Ben Stoloff.

Plot Summary

A young scientist is conducting experiments that involve him being while injected with a formula that allows humans to survive without the need for oxygen. While he's buried, a series of murders occur, including that of the scientist's uncle. The culprit couldn't possibly be the scientist as he was underground during the murder spree… wasn't he?


* = uncredited

Directed by: Ben Stoloff
Copyright MCMXXXIII [1933] by Columbia Pictures Corporation, Harry Cohn, Pres.
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents
A Screen Gems Film presentation [US TV version]
Producer: Bryan Foy *
Screen Play: Beatrice Van, William Jacobs
Story: [The Public Be Damned by] Willard Mack
Photography: Joseph A. Valentine
Film Editor: Arthur Hilton
Recorded by RCA Photophone System
Technical Director: W.L. Vogel

Bela Lugosi (Degar)
Wallace Ford (Tom Hartley)
Sally Blane (Mary Rinehart)
Tully Marshall ([Professor] Richard Rinehart)
Bryant Washburn (John Rinehart)
Gertrude Michael (Sarah Rinehart)
George Meeker (Arthur Hornsby)
Mary Frey (Sika)

Alternative Titles

He Lived to Kill



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.20 p.42
  • Film Daily 7 June 1933 – review
  • Motion Picture Herald 5 August 1933 – review
  • Variety 27 June 1933 – review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.57 – credits, review
  • The Columbia Checklist: The Feature Films, Cartoons, Serials and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures, 1922-1988 by Len D. Martin p.236
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.173-175
  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.210 – credits
  • Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography, 1931-1939 by Bryan Sennp.467-468
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.260 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.279
  • by Walt Lee p.334 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.460