Tag Archives: Boris Karloff

May 01

Frankenstein (1931 Universal Studios Film)

A true riveting classic in the truest sense in horror movies.  Universal Studios floating on the success of Dracula continued the fright fest with their rendition of Frankenstein in 1931.  Directed by James Whale and adapted from the Mary Shelley play about a mad-scientist who exhumes corpses to build a new man.  However, there was […]

February 16

Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Death is a Joker”

Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff come together in this spooky tale about a man who murders his best friend over a woman.  Then the woman admits she loves the man and ended up killing his friend for no reason.  Will she still help him or perhaps help him run from justice?  Then another story about […]

February 12

Man-Made Monster (1941 Full Film)

Tragedy occurs when a bus runs into a high voltage power line.  Everyone dies except for Dan McCormick (Lon Chaney, Jr.), who emerges from the wreckage discovering that he is immune to the effects of electricity.  After a brief stint of survivors remorse, he joins a sideshow act as Dynamo Dan, the Electric Man. Dr. Lawrence takes […]

February 09

Black Friday (1940 Full Movie)

George Kingsley was run over while crossing the street by a speeding gangster.  Before his imminent death his best friend and mad scientist, Dr. Ernest Sovac thought he would be a good friend and replace the damaged parts of George’s brain with that of the gangster that ran him over. Eventually, something terrible happens.  George […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: Lights Out – “The Dream”

What if Boris Karloff, Legendary Master of Horror, keeps having a recurring dream about committing murder? Lights Out – “The Dream” – March 23rd, 1943  

May 01

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Study For Murder

“We have an expert on murder here tonight. He has a rather strange idea, something about everyone being a potential murderer. Maybe he’s right. Take a good look at your neighbor, maybe he’s the one – maybe its you… Boris Karloff stars as Mr Herbert March in this original radio play by Sigmund Miller. At […]

March 13

Inner Sanctum Mystery – The Telltale Heart

Boris Karloff appears as Simon in Robert Newman’s dramatization of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous story The Telltale Heart . It is a story of a man who could hear not only every sound on earth but even things that don’t exist.  This story is loosely based on the Poe story but when you add Poe […]

October 03

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942 Columbia Pictures Full Movie)

Looking to buy an old tavern and call it your own?  Professor Nathaniel Billings has just the place for you!  Never-mind the ghosts and the super mutants running around the place murdering people.  It’s all for the war effort so obviously it’s for the greater good right?   I love this movie.  It’s a light […]

January 23

Saturday Night Drive In: The Ape (1940 Monogram Pictures)

Yes, this movie is about an ape.  Don’t click away!  This movie is anything but monkey business! Legendary Boris Karloff stars in this film about a mad-scientist who needs human spinal fluid to cure polio.  While at the same time an Ape escapes and goes on a rampage through town.  However; things take a WILD […]

October 22

The Bodysnatcher (1945 RKO Radio Pictures Film)

Not to be confused with The Body Snatchers, this is a completely different movie based on Robert Louis Stevenson‘s short story of the same title, The Body Snatcher.  The movie based on this Stevenson’s story was made in 1945 and would be the very last film in which film legends Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi […]

October 10

The Mummy (1932 Universal Studios Film)

The Mummy is a 1932 Universal Studios picture starring the uber-legendary Boris Karloff and directed by Karl Freund.  The film was inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun‘s tomb in 1922.  The tomb had parchment with a Curse of the Pharaohs inside of it, which producers and Universal could not resist using as a basis for […]

September 30

Die, Monster, Die! (1965 American International Pictures Film)

Die, Monster, Die! (or Monster of Terror) was directed by Daniel Haller in 1965.  Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space”.  It was shot at Shepperton Studios Surrey, England under the title “The House at the End of the World.” A scientist, Stephen Reinhart (played by Nick Adams), travels to his fiancee’s […]