Invisible Ghost (1941)
The Phantom Killer Strikes!

Invisible Ghost (1941)

THE PHANTOM KILLER STRIKES! Only a terrified woman knows the secret of this ghostly murderer...who strikes in the night and leaves no clues---but his victims! With Bela Lugosi.

The Thriller, shot in black and white, was directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Lugosi plays Kessler, a man controlled by homicidal impulses beyond his control.

He is being controlled by his wife, who had left him for another man. She was involved in a car accident that has left her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener.

When an innocent man is executed for a murder done by Kessler in the house, his twin brother visits and tries to unravel the mystery. In the end it ends up that Kessler is really the killer and he doesn't know it.

Kessler looks at the painting of his wife (that is stabbed on the throat) and then walks out to be arrested.