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Boris Karloff biography

Boris Karloff doing his children's radio show at WNEW
William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 — 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English  actor. He was widely known for his roles in horror films, particularly for his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931),  Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son...
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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive reviewed by: The masked reviewer Bride of Frankenstein begins with Mary Shelley informing her friends that she has written a sequel to her masterpiece. She begins this story at the end of Frankenstein with Dr. Henry Frankenstein...
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The Raven (1935)

The doctor and the judge
The Raven (1935), starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff Synopsis of The Raven A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Bela Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer...
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Bedlam

Bedlam movie poster - Boris Karloff, Anna Lee
Bedlam (1946) written by: The Masked Reviewer After a friend of the portly aristocrat Lord Mortimer (Billy House) dies in an attempted escape from Bedlam. In order to appease the angered aristocrat, Master George Sims (Boris Karloff)  throws a party for Lord Mortimer and his friends at the...
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The Black Room (1935)

The Black Room, starring Boris Karloff
Synopsis of  The Black Room (1935) Boris Karloff is superb in a dual role as twin brothers (one evil, one good), born to the ruling family in the early 1800’s in Czechoslovakia. The bad twin inherits the castle and becomes infamous for his sadistic behavior and murders the...
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The Raven

The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court
The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court In short,  The Raven is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen, in any genre. It has some truly scary moments as well, and gives some of the best horror actors of...
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The Body Snatcher

The Body Snatcher - Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi - movie poster
The Body Snatcher  (1945) starring Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi  The Body Snatcher is considered by many to be Boris Karloff’s finest role–and they may well be right.   Unlike what the trailer for the movie says, this is not a team-up between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi....
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Son of Frankenstein

Son of Frankenstein (1939), starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill
Son of Frankenstein (1939), starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill Movie review of “Son of Frankenstein” starring Basil Rathbone as the son of the deceased mad scientist.  He tries to repair and revive the Monster to vindicate his father.  All the while Ygor (brilliantly played...
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The Black Cat

The Black Cat (1934) starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
The Black Cat (1934) starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi  Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi appeared together in eight different horror films–but very likely, the best of them was the first,  The Black Cat  – a monster movie where the monsters are all too human. Synopsis of  The Black...
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Frankenstein 1931

Frankenstein (1931) starring Colin Clive, Boris Karloff reviewed by: The masked reviewer  Dr. Frankenstein has been working in isolation for weeks, and his fiancee Elizabeth is worried about him. So she and her friend Victor go visit Dr. Waldman to ask for his help in getting Frankenstein out...
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