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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff, real name William Henry Pratt, was an English actor known for his roles in horror films, including his iconic portrayal of the monster in Frankenstein (1931).

NAME: Boris Karloff (real name William Henry Pratt)
BORN: 23 November 1887 in Camberwell, South London
DIED: 2 February 1969 in in Midhurst, Sussex

Selected Filmography

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Curse of the Crimson Altar 1968 REVIEW

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Curse Of The Crimson Altar 1968 is a good-dated thriller with moments of fun, says TERRY SHERWOOD

The Comedy of Terrors 1963 REVIEW

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The Comedy of Terrors 1963 brings together horror’s finest, but wastes the opportunity, says TERRY SHERWOOD

Corridors of Blood 1958 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee in Corridors of Blood 1959
Corridors of Blood 1958 with Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee is a solid yet slightly clichéd historical horror film, says TERRY SHERWOOD

The Sorcerers 1967 REVIEW

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The Sorcerers 1967 is worth digging out to see a fine performance from Boris Karloff, says TERRY SHERWOOD

Targets 1968 REVIEW

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Targets 1968 was a perfect bookend to the career of monster maestro Boris Karloff, says TERRY SHERWOOD

Black Sabbath 1963 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff in Black Sabbath 1963
Black Sabbath 1963, by celebrated Italian director Mario Bava , was Boris Karloff's only vampiric role. TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at the classic horror anthology.

Die Monster Die! 1965 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff in Die Monster Die
TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at Die Monster Die! 1965, one of Boris Karloff's last great films

Mad Monster Party? 1967 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff in Mad Monster Party? 1967
TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look back at animated horror classic Mad Monster Party? 1967, starring Boris Karloff in his last brush with his most famous role

Lizard’s Leg and Owlet’s Wing: Route 66 with Karloff, Lorre &...

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Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing saw Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr guest star in popular 1960s TV drama Route 66. TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at the episode for Sherwood After Dark.

The Ghoul 1933 REVIEW: When Karloff met British Horror

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MARK FRYERS looks back on The Ghoul 1933 - Boris Karloff's first British film...

Boris Karloff: 18 amazing things you didn’t know

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Boris Karloff facts
Boris Karloff is one of the greatest horror stars of all time - here are 18 interesting tit-bits you may not know about the original Gentleman of Horror!

Boris Karloff in Canada before he was famous

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Before finding fame in Hollywood, English horror star Boris Karloff worked his way through Canada, TERRY SHERWOOD reports...

7 horror stars memorialised in Actors Church in Covent Garden

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DAVID SAUNDERSON lists seven actors with connections to horror honoured with memorials at the Actors Church in London

Top 10 lesser-known Boris Karloff horrors you shouldn’t miss

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Award-winning biographer STEPHEN JACOBS picks some lesser known Boris Karloff films for your Halloween horror viewing...

The Old Dark House 1932 REVIEW

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The Old Dark House
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals The Old Dark House aka what director James Whale did after 1931's Frankenstein...

The Raven 1935 REVIEW

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The Raven 1934 Review
Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi's second collaboration, the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Raven (1935). Review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES.

The Black Cat 1934 REVIEW

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The Black Cat 1934
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at The Black Cat 1934, the first encounter between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!!

The Black Room 1935 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reflects on a double-role for Boris Karloff, starring in period chiller The Black Room.

The Boogie Man Will Get You 1942 REVIEW

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The Boogie Man Will Get You 1942
The Boogie Man Will Get You 1942 is a Columbia quickie which teams up two horror favourites, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says

12 greatest British talent who made Universal Horror a screaming success

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British talent was behind most of the legendary Universal Monsters of the 1930s and 40s. DAVID SAUNDERSON tips his lid to them.

How Boris Karloff voiced Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Boris Karloff Grinch
STEPHEN JACOBS celebrate this week's 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!

An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends (1967) AUDIO

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Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends
Just in time for Halloween, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES introduces "An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends"

House of Frankenstein 1944 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Universal Horrorfest. House of Frankenstein (1944)

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