Bowery at Midnight (1942) is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a psychology professor by day who, secretly and under an assumed name, runs a Bowery soup kitchen by night called the Bowery Friendly Mission. Lugosi’s character uses his soup kitchen as a means to recruit members of a criminal gang, of which he is also secretly the head.
The movie tells the story of an elderly woman who uses her vast fortune to convince an eccentric yet brilliant scientist to provide her with a new, youthful body. This is done by hiring three immigrant young women, with the promise of helping them become film stars. The old woman then chooses which of the girls she finds most beautiful, and sets about replacing the young woman’s brain with her own.
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around with two friends but everything goes wrong when challenged to a drag race and their car gets forced off of a bridge.
House on Haunted Hill (1959) is a horror film directed by William Castle, written by Robb White, and starring Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren.