Summary: Troubled hypnotist recuperates in a wax museum!
"The Frozen Ghost" (1945) has some supernatural elements that help qualify it for the horror genre, and it's also a bit of a mystery, a Gothic and noir. The most familiar plot element is that Lon Chaney again plays a very troubled soul. He is a hypnotist and mind-reader who really can ascertain secrets, read minds and tap into visions by hypnotizing his assistant, Evelyn Ankers. However, he thinks that he has killed a drunken subject (Arthur Hohl) by the power of his intense thoughts and projections. Shaken thoroughly, he is advised by his agent, Milburn Stone, to repair to a mansion that also houses a wax museum. (Arthur Hohl specialized in playing this drunken character in many movies. Milburn Stone eventually became "Doc" in "Gunsmoke). Chaney won't accept that the drunk had a weak heart and died of natural causes because he knows his powers are real and do not use stage tricks.
As in "Dead Man's Eyes", the story makes generous use of love triangles. One triangle is Elena Verdugo-Lon Chaney-Tala Birell. Verdugo is Birell's niece, so that creates some sparks over the quest for Chaney. Then there is Birell-Chaney-Ankers, because Birell wants to steal Chaney away from Ankers. Chaney has attempted to release Ankers from her love obligations and not be saddled with the murderer he thinks he is. Then there is the Kosleck-Verdugo-Chaney triangle. Kosleck wants Verdugo, but she wants Chaney.
Then there is the setting of the mansion and the wax figures, which generate at least some interest. Kosleck, a former plastic surgeon, makes the figures using a big furnace in the basement and molten wax.
Stir this all up, add in some hidden machinations, another unexpected death, and you have a good hour's entertainment. And do not forget that Douglas Dumbrille flits here and there as a police detective, his voice being a definite plus. The museum is kept cool, but nor frozen. There is no ghost but there's a ghostly-vision or two.