The Strange Door – USA, 1951 – reviews

‘Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of terror!’ The Strange Door is a 1951 American gothic thriller feature film directed by Joseph Pevney (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: ‘Voodoo Doll’); The Munsters – …

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The Veil – TV series, USA, 1958 – overview

The Veil is an American horror suspense anthology television series produced in 1958 by Hal Roach Studios and filmed in England at Elstree Studios. The series was hosted by Boris Karloff, who also acted in every episode …

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Tower of London – USA, 1939 – reviews

Tower of London is a 1939 American historical and quasi-horror film produced and directed by Rowland V. Lee (Son of Frankenstein) from a screenplay by his brother Robert N. Lee for Universal Pictures. It …

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The Raven – USA, 1963 – reviews

‘A macabre masterpiece of terror!’ The Raven is a 1963 American comedy horror feature film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The movie stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris …

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Ghoul – folklore

A ghoul is a folkloric monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mentions ghouls is likely One …

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Madhouse – UK, 1974 – reviews

‘If stark terror were ecstasy… living here would be sheer bliss!’ Madhouse is a 1973 (released 1974) British horror feature film directed by Jim Clark for Amicus Productions in association …

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The Mad Genius – USA, 1931 – reviews

The Mad Genius (1931) is an all-talking pre-code horror drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, Charles Butterworth, and in small roles, Boris Karloff and Frankie Darro. The film …

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Bedlam – USA, 1946 – overview and reviews

Bedlam is a 1946 American horror feature film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee. It was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton (who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Carlos …

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Castle Films – 8mm home movie distributor

Castle Films was a home-movie distributor founded in California by former newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle in 1924. The company originally produced business and advertising films. In 1937, Castle branched out into 8mm and 16mm home movies, buying newsreel …

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The Ghoul – UK, 1933 – reviews

‘Weird happenings in a house of mystery…’ The Ghoul is a 1933 British horror feature film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, and renowned thespian, Ralph Richardson, making his film debut. Although often mentioned in the …

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