Boris Karloff

Lauren Looks Back: The Mummy (1932)

Lauren Looks Back: "The Mummy" (1932)

Boris Karloff is exceptionally creepy, but Zita Johann gives the best performance in the film All that said, I won't be reviewing the film in a traditional manner Countless people who know more than I have already done that What interests me is how the world at the time shaped The Mummy.The Mummy came out[...]

Castle of Horror: The Black Cat Reflected Bela Lugosis True-Life War Trauma

Castle of Horror: 'The Black Cat' Reflected Bela Lugosi's True-Life War Trauma

Our Bela Lugosi series takes a turn towards a movie that teams the star of Universal's Dracula against their "Frankenstein," Boris Karloff But it's so much more-- this lean film tells the story of two men facing off in a strange castle, where memories of wartime atrocities lay over a human chess game between them[...]

Boris Karloffs Guide to Holiday Shopping

Boris Karloff's Guide to Holiday Shopping

Horror film icon Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt in East Dulwich, London on November 23, 1887 Legendary for roles such as the Monster in Universal's Frankenstein (1931) and as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932), Karloff went on to an incredible career of nearly 200 films He was also a founding member of the[...]

Lauren Looks Back: How The Grinch Stole Christmas – and My Heart

Lauren Looks Back: How The Grinch Stole Christmas – and My Heart

The book has been used in classrooms and nursery's across the globe, and the 1966 animated movie — narrated by Boris Karloff — is arguably one of the most-watched holiday specials of all time.Legendary director Chuck Jones brought the book to life in 1966 with his just 26-minute film The animation is bright, colorful, and honors[...]

The Castle of Horror Podcast Presents: The Terror Starring Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff

The Castle of Horror Podcast Presents: The Terror, Starring Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman [audio:]Bleeding Cool welcomes back The Castle of Horror Podcast tonight, a weekly internet radio show where professional writers in the comics, games and book industries take a look at horror movies, choosing one movie a week to discuss in depth.They say:We're back!This week we continue[...]