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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

Birthdate: November 23, 1887

Deathdate: February 2, 1969

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada in 1909. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein ... ...detailed bio


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House of Evil (1972)

Morhenge Mansion, 1900: The dying Matthias Morteval invites his dysfunctional relatives to his home for a will reading. However, he dies and soon the relatives are being murdered one-by-one by his living toys...

Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Captain Labesch (Rafael Bertrand) arrives at a remote island, determined to crack down on the island's lawlessness, spurred by the voodoo rites practiced by the evil priest Damballah (Boris Karloff). Labesch starts with local tycoon Carl Van Molder and his study of the island. Van Molder warns no...

The Incredible Invasion (1971)

Gudenberg, 1890: Professor John Mayer has invented a ray gun which runs on nuclear power. During testing, a ray is shot into space and passes a flying saucer. The aliens decide to come to Earth to destroy the weapon...

El coleccionista de cadáveres (1970)

A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

Robert Manning (Mark Eden) goes in search of his brother, who was last known to have visited the remote house of Craxted Lodge at Greymarsh. Arriving at night, he finds a party is in progress, and he is invited to stay by Eve (Virginia Wetherell), the niece of the owner of the house. His sleep is...

Targets (1968)

The story concerns a quiet insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran named Bobby Thompson (Tim O'Kelly) who murders his young wife, his mother and a grocery delivery boy at home and then initiates an afternoon shooting rampage from atop a Los Angeles area oil refinery. Several motorists and passeng...

The Fear Chamber (1968)

Scientists discover a living rock beneath a volcano. It feeds on the adrenaline of frightened young women so the scientists construct a fear chamber and 'kidnap' young girls to submit to it in order to feed the creature...

The Sorcerers (1967)

An elderly couple (Boris Karloff and Catherine Lacey) use a new method of hypnosis to share the experiences of others. A bored young man named Mike Roscoe (Ian Ogilvy), serves as their surrogate in acts which become more and more amoral and violent.

Mad Monster Party (1967)

Baron Boris von Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) achieves his ultimate ambition, the secret of total destruction. Having achieved this, he sends out bats with messages to summon all monsters to his island to inform them of this discovery, and to inform them as well that he is retiring as the head of ...

The Venetian Affair (1967)

A former CIA agent, Bill Fenner, now a downbeat, loner journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an American diplomat at a peace conference. CIA chief Frank Rosenfeld specifically requests Fenner come out of retirement because one of the suspects in the case is Fen...

The Daydreamer (1966)

Teen-aged Hans Christian Andersen daydreams instead of studying for school. He runs away from home. Whenever he falls asleep, he dreams that he is in strange adventures with tailors, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb, a mermaid, a devil boy in Eden, and others. In reality, as well as in his drea...

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

The ghost of recently dead Mr. Hiram Stokley (Boris Karloff) finds that he has 24 hours to perform one good deed to get into Heaven. He enlists the help of his long dead girlfriend, Cecily, to stop his lawyer, Reginald Ripper (Basil Rathbone), and a henchman from claiming the estate for themselve...

Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

The story is about an American scientist (Nick Adams) who pays a visit to the estate of his fiancée's family. During his journey, he finds an area of countryside burned out and an enormous crater, as well townspeople reluctant to the point of hostility to either drive to his destination or even t...

Bikini Beach (1964)

School is out and the teenagers head for the beach. All is well until millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III (Wynn) comes around, convinced that the beachgoers are so senselessly obsessed with sex that their mentality is below that of a primate – especially Honeywagon's wunderkind pet chimp...

Black Sabbath (1963)

=== "The Telephone" === Rosy (Michele Mercier) is an attractive, high-priced Parisian call-girl who returns to her spacious basement apartment after an evening out when she immediately gets beset by a series of strange phone calls. The caller soon identifies himself as Frank, her ex-pimp who...

The Terror (1963)

Set in 1806, the film tells the story of a lost French soldier named Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) saved by a strange young woman named Helene (Sandra Knight). She looks like Ilsa, the baron's (Boris Karloff) wife, who died 20 years before. Andre begins an investigation to uncover who the woman...

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Set sometime in the mid- to late 19th century in New England, the film tells of unscrupulous undertaker Waldo Trumbull (Price) and his assistant, Felix Gillie, Peter Lorre, who make a habit of re-using the coffins of the people they are supposed to bury. One night, after the widow of the last pe...

The Raven (1963)

Set during the 15th century, the sorcerer Dr. Erasmus Craven (Vincent Price) has been mourning the death of his wife Lenore (Hazel Court) for over two years, much to the chagrin of his daughter Estelle (Olive Sturgess). One night he is visited by a raven, who happens to be a transformed wizard, D...