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May 03, 2015

Night Key (1937) Trailer

Night Key


Night Key is a science fiction crime film starring Boris Karloff and released by Universal Pictures in 1937.

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The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.

January 10, 2015

The Ghoul (1933) Trailer

The Ghoul


An Ancient Curse Is About To Be Unleashed.


The Ghoul (1933) is a British horror film starring Boris KarloffCedric HardwickeErnest Thesiger, and Ralph Richardson, making his film debut.

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Aga Ben Dragore, a knife-wielding, enigmatic Egyptian Arab, is seeking a sacred jewel which has been stolen from an ancient tomb. The thief tells him that he sold it to Professor Morlant, a fanatical Egyptologist who fervently believes in the pagan power of the ancient Egyptian gods. Dying from a mysteriously disfiguring ailment, Morlant entrusts his faithful manservant to bandage the jewel in his hand and warns him of dire consequences if his dying wishes aren't carried out. After his burial in an Egyptian-type tomb on his estate, an anonymous robber steals the precious stone from the corpse. Although the ghastly-looking dead man rises at the next full moon to seek revenge, neither he nor the audience know which member of the household possesses the powerful jewel.Written by duke1029@aol.com

The Black Room (1935) Trailer

The Black Room


Embraced by the Devil! Monster . . . his kiss the password to oblivion!

The Black Room is a 1935 mystery-horror film, directed by Roy William Neill.

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Prophecy has it that younger twin Anton will kill brother Gregor in the castle's Black Room. Anton returns to the castle after a 10 year hiatus. Gregor, a Baron, has many attempts on his life as his subjects detest his tyranny. However, good natured Anton earns the subjects' respect, and the admiration of Col.Hassel, uncle of the beautiful Thea. When Gregor kills young servant Mashka, his subjects storm the castle to remove him. Devious Gregor renounces his title in favour of brother Anton to appease them. He then kills Anton to assume his identity and the Baronship again. He is free to pursue Thea with Col.Hassel's blessing. When Col.Hassel discovers Gregor's impersonation, he also meets death. With Thea's true love, Lt. Lussan, wrongfully convicted of Hassel's murder, it appears nothing can stop evil Gregor from ambushing her into marriage. But what of that prophecy?

January 09, 2015

The Invisible Ray (1936) Trailer

The Invisible Ray


Destruction to all he touched or looked upon!


The Invisible Ray (1936) is a Universal Pictures science fiction film starring Boris Karloff (credited as '"KARLOFF") and Béla Lugosi as Dr. Felix Benet.

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Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of scientists and supporters to mount an expedition to the African continent to locate and study an ancient meteorite of great significance. He exposes himself to the highly toxic radiation of the meteorite, and while an antidote devised by Dr. Benet saves him from death by radiation poisoning, his naked touch causes instant death to others. Back in London, the benefits of the meteorite's controlled radiation offer Dr. Benet an opportunity to restore eyesight to the blind. The antidote's toxicity excites Prof. Rukh into paranoid rages as he seeks revenge against the members of his expedition, who he accuses of stealing his discovery for their own glory.Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

Juggernaut (1936)

Juggernaut


Juggernaut is a 1936 British mystery film, starring Boris Karloff and Joan Wyndham. 

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Dr. Victor Sartorius, a dedicated but dying medical researcher working in Morocco, becomes frustrated when his funding is cut off and his experiments ended. He is approached by Lady Yvonne Clifford, the young and beautiful wife of wealthy but aging aristocrat Sir Charles Clifford. She has been carrying on an affair with a gold-digging army captain and offers Sartorius the 20,000 pounds he needs to continue his research if he will become her husband's personal physician and covertly murder him. When Sir Charles' son Roger enters the picture, it is clear that he is marked for death too. Only Sartorius' altruistic nurse Joan stands in the way. Written by duke1029@aol.com

Black Friday (1940) Trailer

Black Friday


A Reign Of HORROR... a man-made monster on the loose!


Black Friday is a 1940 American science fiction film starring Boris KarloffBéla Lugosi, although second-billed, has only a small part in the film and does not appear with Karloff. 

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When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.Written by Carlos Valverde <revchuck@hotmail.com>

The Ape (1940) Scene

The Ape


Jungle Beast or Man of Science?


The Ape is a 1940 American horror film made for Monogram Pictures, co-written by Curt Siodmak and starring Boris Karloff.

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Doctor Adrian (Boris Karloff) is a researcher looking for a cure to polio that would benefit his young friend Frances Clifford (Maris Wrixon), who suffers from the disease.

The Devil Commands (1941) Trailer

The Devil Commands



 This mad wizard kills at will in Satan's service!

The Devil Commands is a 1941 American horror film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Boris Karloff.

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Dr. Julian Blair is engaged in unconventional research on human brain waves when his wife is tragically killed in a freak auto accident. The grief-stricken scientist becomes obsessed with redirecting his work into making contact with the dead and is not deterred by dire warnings from his daughter, his research assistant, or his colleagues that he is delving into forbidden areas of knowledge. He moves his laboratory to an isolated New England mansion where he continues to try to reach out to his dead wife. He is aided by his mentally-challenged servant Karl and abetted by the obsessive Mrs. Walters, a phony medium, who seems to exert a sinister influence over him. When their overly curious housekeeper discovers the truth about their experiments, her death brings the local sheriff in to investigate. 

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

The Boogie Man Will Get You


IT'S A CHILLER-DILLER OF A MAYHEM-AND-MERRIMENT SHOW!


The Boogie Man Will Get You is a 1942 comedy horror film, directed by Lew Landers and starring Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.

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Winnie Slade, a young divorcee, buys an old historic house from nutty Professor Billings, who lives there with his daffy housekeeper and bizarre neighbors, in order to convert it into a hotel. She allows them to continue to live on the property - unaware that the Professor continues to experiment unsuccessfully on traveling salesmen, the bodies of whom have filled the cellar. They are joined by a variety of eccentric characters including a quack doctor who doubles as the town's sheriff, Winnie's frenetic ex-husband, an oddball choreographer, a punchdrunk traveling salesman, and a lunatic escapee from the Italian army. 

Grip of the Strangler (1958) Trailer

The Haunted Strangler


KING OF THE MONSTERS! KARLOFF IN HIS NEW HORROR HIT! (original print ad - all caps) 

The Haunted Strangler (also known as Grip of the Strangler and originally titled The Judas Hole) is a 1958 British horror film directed by Robert Day.

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A writer investigating the execution of a serial killer known as "The Haymarket Strangler" 20 years previously begins to suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, when he picks up a scalpel used by the murderer, he finds himself possessed by the killer's spirit and begins committing similar murders. Written by Anonymous

Corridors of Blood (1958) Trailer

Corridors of Blood


 Tops in Terror!


Corridors of Blood is a 1958 horror film directed by Robert Day.

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Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) experiments with anesthetic gases in an effort to make surgery pain-free. While doing so, his demonstration before a panel of his peers ends in a horrific mishap with his patient awakening under the knife; he is forced to leave his position in disgrace. To complicate matters, he becomes addicted to the gases and gets involved with a gang of criminals, led by Black Ben and his henchman Resurrection Joe (Christopher Lee). Unfortunately, this shady partnership leads Bolton to further ruin, culminating in his unwitting participation in murder — for which he becomes the first victim of a blackmail scheme.

The Terror (1963) Trailer

The Terror


There's No Rest For The Wicked... 

The Terror (1963) is a low budget American horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman about a French soldier who finds a mysterious woman who turns out to be a ghost. 

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Fresh from "The Raven" (1963), filmmaker Roger Corman cobbled a script together for a new picture to star Boris Karloff, who owed him a few days work. Employing the same sets as "The Raven," and some of the same actors, this time bumping Jack Nicholson up to second lead, Corman, along with the help of his proteges Jack Hill, Francis Coppola, Monte Hellman and Nicholson, finished principal photography for the film in only four days. An intriguing plot of ghostly deception and dark secrets, in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, unveil in this impressive cult oddity. Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze and Dorothy Neumann co-star.

The Comedy of Terrors (1963) Trailer

The Comedy of Terrors


 Every shroud has a silver lining!


The Comedy of Terrors (1963) is an American International Pictures comedy horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Vincent PricePeter LorreBasil RathboneBoris Karloff, and (in a cameo) Joe E. Brown in his final film appearance. 

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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.Written by Mattias Thuresson

Die, Monster, Die! (1965) Trailer

Die, Monster, Die!


No one can stop this killing machine....It's Already Dead!!!

Die, Monster, Die! (British title: Monster of Terror) is a 1965 horror film directed by Daniel Haller.

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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.

Tower of London (1939) Scene

Tower of London


Tower of London is a 1939 black-and-white historical film and quasi-horror film released by Universal Pictures and directed by Rowland V. Lee. It stars Basil Rathbone as the future Richard III of England, and Boris Karloff as his fictitious club-footed executioner Mord. 

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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King Edward IV of England. As each murder is accomplished he takes particular delight in removing small figurines, each resembling one of the successors, from a throne-room dollhouse, until he alone remains. After the death of Edward he becomes Richard III, King of England, and need only defeat the exiled Henry Tudor to retain power.

October 20, 2014

Bedlam (1946) Scene

Bedlam


Sensational Secrets of Infamous Mad-house EXPOSED!


Bedlam (1946) is a film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee, and was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures.



Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries to bring support to reforming Bedlam, but the cruel Master Sims who runs it has her committed there. The inmates, however, have the last say.

October 16, 2014

British Intelligence (1940) Trailer

British Intelligence


British Intelligence is a 1940 spy film set in World War I.

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Although the home of cabinet minister Arthur Bennett is a hotbed of spies, moles, and
 double agents, no one knows the true identity of notorious German spymaster Strendler.

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