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Boris Karloff on Home Video

by Joseph Parra

He was, without a doubt, the most famous monster of all time. Sometimes he would play a poor, misunderstood monster fashioned by a mad genius - sometimes a well-meaning but decidedly mad doctor - other times a psychotic or ancient, withered creature bent on the destruction of mankind. It was said of him that even when playing a benevolent sort (quite convincingly), that there was still a slight air of menace about him. He was and is the one and only....Boris Karloff!

Are you an afficionado of the films of William Henry Pratt? (If so, then you probably know that's Karloff's real name.) Well, then here's a list of the ones that are presently available on videotape. That way you'll be able to scare up a few of these little thrillers for those "dark and stormy nights".... when you're all alone.... eating your ahntipahthto.... [Ed. note: Sorry, I couldn't resist!]

Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Universal, 1953)
Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer (Universal, 1949)
The Ape (Monogram, 1940)
Bedlam (RKO, 1946)
Before I Hang (Columbia, 1940)
The Bells (Chadwick, 1926)
The Black Castle (Universal, 1952)
The Black Cat (Universal, 1934)
Black Friday (Universal, 1940)
The Black Room (Columbia, 1935)
Black Sabbath (American Int'l, 1963)
The Body Snatcher (RKO, 1945)
The Boogie Man Will Get You (Columbia, 1942)
Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935)
Cauldron of Blood (Republic, 1967)
Charlie Chan at the Opera (Fox, 1937)
The Climax (Universal, 1944)
The Comedy of Terrors (American Int'l, 1963)
Corridors of Blood (MGM, 1958)
Curse of the Crimson Altar (American Int'l, 1969)
Dance of Death (Azteca-Columbia, 1968)
Destination Nightmare (Roach, 1958)
The Devil Commands (Columbia, 1941)
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (RKO, 1947)
Die, Monster, Die! (American Int'l, 1965)
Doomed to Die (Monogram, 1940)
The Fatal Hour (Monogram, 1940)
The Fear Chamber (Azteca-Columbia, 1968)
Frankenstein (Universal, 1931)
Frankenstein 1970 (Allied Artists, 1958)
The Ghoul (Gaumont British, 1933)
The Haunted Strangler (MGM, 1958)
House of Frankenstein (Universal, 1944)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (voice only - MGM/TV, 1966)
The Invisible Ray (Universal, 1936)
Isle of the Dead (RKO, 1945)
Juggernaut (Gaumont British, 1937)
King of the Kongo (Republic, 1929)
Mad Monster Party (voice only - Embassy, 1967)
The Man They Could Not Hang (Columbia, 1939)
The Man Who Changed His Mind (Gaumont British, 1936)
The Man With 9 Lives (Columbia, 1940)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (MGM, 1932)
Monster of the Island (DCA, 1957)
Mr. Wong, Detective (Monogram, 1938)
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (Monogram, 1939)
The Mummy (Universal, 1932)
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (Monogram, 1939)
The Raven (Universal, 1935)
The Raven (American Int'l, 1963)
Sabaka (United Artists, 1953)
The Sinister Invasion (Azteca-Columbia, 1968)
The Snake People (Azteca-Columbia, 1968)
Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939)
The Sorcerers (Allied Artists/Warner Bros., 1967)
The Strange Door (Universal, 1951)
Targets (Paramount, 1968)
The Terror (American Int'l, 1963)
Thriller, 4 episodes (Universal TV, 1962)
The Veil (Roach, 1958)
Voodoo Island (United Artists, 1957)
You'll Find Out (RKO, 1940)
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