Boris Karloff


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. It’s […]

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 […]

grinch stole christmas

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

Dr. Seuss‘s How The Grinch Stole Christmas is timeless. 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 […]

Tom Cruise (Not) In Talks For The Mummy(?) UPDATED

Variety reports that actor Tom Cruise is in talks to star in Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, anchoring the studio’s long planned attempt to turn its stable of horror monsters into an Avengers-style shared universe. The project, directed by Star Trek reboot co-writer Alex Kurtzman, will be set in the present day. It is unclear […]

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:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-99734/TS-919629.mp3] 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! […]