The Girl Who Dared

July 9, 2012 at 12:55 am (6 Heads, Girl Who Dared) (, , )

The Girl Who Dared – 1944 – United States

The Girl Who Dared is a mystery/horror flick evoking The Old Dark House (1932) and its many imitators: The Ghost Walks (1934), One Frightened Night (1935), The Rogues Tavern (1936), A Walking Nightmare (1942), One Body Too Many (1944), and others. On a stormy night, the disparate members of a wealthy dysfunctional family attend a ghost-hunting soiree at a secluded manor. No one knows who sent the mysterious invitations. Soon, phone lines are cut, transportation is sabotaged, and someone is knifed to death. An undercover insurance investigator infiltrates the party to locate some stolen radium. When an unidentified corpse materializes along with capsules of radium, the plot thickens and panic escalates.

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