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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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Boris Karloff in Mad Monster Party? 1967

Mad Monster Party? 1967 REVIEW

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 & Chaney Jr

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

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

Boris Karloff: 18 amazing things you didn’t know

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

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

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

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

The Old Dark House 1932 REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals The Old Dark House aka what director James Whale did after 1931's Frankenstein...
The Raven 1934 Review

The Raven 1935 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

The Black Cat 1934 REVIEW

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

The Black Room 1935 REVIEW

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

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

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

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

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)

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!
Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends

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

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

House of Frankenstein 1944 REVIEW

TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Universal Horrorfest. House of Frankenstein (1944)
Body Snatcher 1945 Boris Karloff

The Body Snatcher 1945 REVIEW

The Body Snatcher 1945 starring Boris Karloff is the definition of psychological horror, says ANN MASSEY

The Man Who Changed His Mind 1936 REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff classic, The Man Who Changed His Mind 1936

Son of Frankenstein 1939 REVIEW

Son of Frankenstein 1939 was one of Universal Studio's last great horrors, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932 REVIEW

Boris Karloff eats up the screen in The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
The Mummy 1932

The Mummy 1932 REVIEW

ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff classic, The Mummy 1932
Peter Cushing Horror Film Postage Stamp

Peter Cushing and Classic Horror Film Postage Stamps

Peter Cushing isn't the only horror star to be celebrated on a horror film postage stamp
Behind the scenes from Gaumount's The Ghoul 1933 with Boris Karloff

When Boris Karloff Came Home: the story behind The Ghoul 1933

STEPHEN JACOBS marks the 80th anniversary of Boris Karloff's return to England to make his first British film, The Ghoul (1933)

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