Night of Terror was inspired by the real-life activities of a European scientist who claimed to have created a potion that could revive a person that had been entombed for seven days.
Originally title He Lived to Kill, producers announced this thriller in February 1933. With Lugosi busy shooting International House during the day, the cast and crew of Night of Terror were forced to work from 2:00AM to 6:00AM. Shooting in the middle of the night and the presence of Bela Lugosi himself caused actress Sally Blane to suffer extreme nervousness throughout the production.
Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Top-billed Bela Lugosi plays a mysterious Indian mystic who is but one of numerous eccentric characters lingering about in an eerie mansion, stalked by an unseen murderer. Other potential victims/suspects include a reporter, a pair of exotic house servants, a fetching heroine, even an extra psychopath thrown in as a red herring. Also known as "He Lived to Kill."
Bela Lugosi - Degar
Sally Blane - Mary Rinehart
Wallace Ford - Tom Hartley
Tully Marshall - Richard Rinehart
Edwin Maxwell - The Maniac
Matt McHugh - Detective Bailey
George Meeker - Arthur Hornsby
Gertrude Michael - Sarah Rinehart
Bryant Washburn - John Rinehart