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The Best Horror Movies of 1942  

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List of the best 1942 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1942, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Movies include everything from Cat People to Bowery at Midnight. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1942, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr.
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Alan Napier, Simone Simon, Tom Conway
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Bela Lugosi, Angelo Rossitto, Joan Barclay
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Glenn Strange, Ed Cassidy, Jack Cassidy
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Bela Lugosi, Dave O'Brien, J. Farrell MacDonald
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Craig Stevens, Ruth Ford, Elisabeth Fraser
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Amy Dalby, Wilfrid Lawson, Dorothy Black
The Man with Two Lives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1942
The Man with Two Lives Edward Keane
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J. Carrol Naish, George Zucco, Shepperd Strudwick
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1942
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Shemp Howard, Lionel Atwill, Patric Knowles
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Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Irene Hervey
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Heather Angel, Halliwell Hobbes, John Brahm
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Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton
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Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes
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James Dunn, J. Farrell MacDonald, Norman Willis
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Lon Chaney, Jr., Elyse Knox