TOWER OF LONDON (1939) Reviews and overview

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 (1963) Reviews and overview

‘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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BLACK FRIDAY (1940) Reviews and overview

  ‘A man-made monster is on the loose!’ Black Friday is a 1940 American science fiction-crime-horror Universal Pictures film directed by Arthur Lubin (Hold That Ghost; Phantom of the Opera). It …

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MADHOUSE (1974) Reviews and overview

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

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THE MAD GENIUS (1931) Reviews and overview

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 (1946) Reviews and overview

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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THE MUMMY (1932) Reviews and overview

‘A love that defied time drives a beautiful girl to her doom’ The Mummy is a 1932 American supernatural horror film from Universal Studios directed by former cinematographer Karl Freund …

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Mad Monster Party? – USA, 1967 – reviews

Mad Monster Party? is a 1967 American animated comedy film directed by Jules Bass and written by Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although promoted …

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BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) Reviews and overview

‘The monster demands a mate!’ Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American science-fiction horror film, and the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931). It was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the …

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THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1964) Reviews and overview

The Comedy of Terrors (1964) is an American comedy horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People; I Walked with a Zombie) and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, and (in a cameo) Joe E. Brown in his final film appearance. It …

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Monster Mash – song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Monster Mash is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, …

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THE SORCERERS (1967) Reviews and overview

The Sorcerers is a 1967 British science fiction horror feature film directed by Michael Reeves (The She Beast, Witchfinder General), starring Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey (The Shadow of the Cat), Ian Ogilvy ( – …

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FRANKENSTEIN (1931) Reviews and overview

‘The man who made a monster’ Frankenstein is a 1931 American horror film directed by James Whale (The Invisible Man; The Old Dark House) and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which …

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THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936) Overview

‘Beware the Luminous Man!’ The Invisible Ray is a 1936 Universal Pictures American science fiction film starring Boris Karloff (billed merely as “Karloff”) and Bela Lugosi. A visionary doctor, Doctor Janos Rukh …

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THE RAVEN (1935) Reviews and overview

The Raven is a 1935 American Universal horror feature film directed by Lew Landers [as Louis Friedlander] from a screenplay written by David Boehm (plus seven other uncredited contributing writers). …

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THE WALKING DEAD (1936) Reviews and overview

The Walking Dead is a 1936 American horror feature film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Boris Karloff. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Plot: John Elman (Boris Karloff) has been framed for murder by a …

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BLACK SABBATH (1963) Reviews and overview

Black Sabbath – original title: I tre volti della paura “The Three Faces of Fear” – is a 1963 Italian horror film anthology directed by Mario Bava (Black Sunday; Lisa and the Devil; Shock). The film comprises …

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