My Boris Karloff Collection

by Rainey-Dawn | created - 25 Oct 2015 | updated - 11 Feb 2017 | Public

Boris Karloff films in my collection

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1. The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 2,210

Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics. One of Karloff's best movies ever!

2. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 60,502

Universal Classic Monsters Collection. Top-notch Gothic Horror.

3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 40,432 | Gross: $4.36M

Universal Classic Monsters Collection. Fantastic.

4. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 8,344

Universal Classic Monsters Collection. Great film.

5. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Passed | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 5,591

Universal Classic Monsters Collection. I really enjoyed this one.

6. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 870

Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics. A neat and fun Frankenstein film.

7. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 21,549

Universal Classic Monsters Collection. The best mummy film ever made.

8. The Black Castle (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday

Votes: 922

Boris Karloff Franchise Collection. Awesome Gothic horror!

9. The Climax (1944)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 627

Boris Karloff Franchise Collection. Good movie and it still makes a great companion film for "Phantom of the Opera".

10. The Strange Door (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Wyler

Votes: 752

Boris Karloff Franchise Collection. A worth while film... really good.

11. Night Key (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Thriller

The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Boris Karloff, Warren Hull, Jean Rogers, Alan Baxter

Votes: 661

Boris Karloff Franchise Collection. Even better than I guessed it would be.

12. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,646

Boris Karloff Franchise Collection. Outstanding movie.

13. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 3,343

Karloff Double Feature. A creepy Gothic classic.

14. Isle of the Dead (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery

Votes: 3,726

Karloff Double Feature. An underrated gem - great movie.

15. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 2,052

The Bela Lugosi Franchise Collection. A neat sci-fi flick.

16. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,842

The Bela Lugosi Franchise Collection. Better than I expected.

17. The Black Cat (1934)

Not Rated | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 8,635 | Gross: $0.51M

The Bela Lugosi Franchise Collection. One of the best horror films ever made.

18. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

Votes: 7,658

Horror Double Feature. An awesome Gothic horror film.

19. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 4,208

The Bela Lugosi Franchise Collection. A great thrilling classic.

20. The Raven (1963)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Votes: 9,687

Vincent Price 5-Films Limited Series Collection. Super fun film.

21. The Black Room (1935)

Unrated | 68 min | Crime, Horror

Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,528

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. A super eerie Gothic classic.

22. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 8,205 | Gross: $0.03M

Single Film. -- One of the creepiest films I've ever seen.

23. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,298

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. I really enjoyed this movie

24. Before I Hang (1940)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 897

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. I love this film.

25. The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

A medical researcher visits the deserted home of a pioneer in cryogenic science who disappeared 10 years earlier and finds him frozen in ice but still alive.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, Stanley Brown

Votes: 551

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. Wonderful film.

26. The Devil Commands (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, Richard Fiske

Votes: 863

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. Strange sci-fi classic.

27. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks

Votes: 722

Boris Karloff 6-Movies Collection. Cute movie - funny!

28. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,489

50-Horror Classics. An underrated sci-fi film. I enjoyed it.

29. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

G | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,848

Legends of Horror Double Feature. A good film.

30. Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 851

Mystery 50 Movie Pack. Another Good Mr. Wong Film.

31. The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Mystery

Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as "The Eye of the Daugther of The Moon."

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds

Votes: 627

Dark Crimes 50 Movie Set. This is one of the better mystery films where Boris Karloff stars as Mr. Wong.

32. The Fatal Hour (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 925

50-Horror Classics. A good little crime film.

33. The Terror (1963)

TV-PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Directors: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

Votes: 6,462

50-Horror Classics, Midnight Movie Madness 50-Pack & Boris Karloff Horror Collection. Great movie - even though it had a few directors.

34. Doomed to Die (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mr. Wong and a girl reporter investigate a shipping magnate's murder.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, William Stelling

Votes: 922

50-Horror Classics. Good. Worth watching.

35. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 993

Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics. Funny!

36. The Island Monster (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Thriller

An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero | Stars: Boris Karloff, Franca Marzi, Renato Vicario, Patrizia Remiddi

Votes: 313

Drive-in 50-pack collection, Legends of Horror 50 Movie Pack & Boris Karloff Horror Collection. "The Island Monster". Watch this one ONLY for Boris Karloff. It's not a good film but Karloff is great as always.

37. Black Sabbath (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

82 Metascore

Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a vampire-like monster who preys on his family, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 9,443

12 Movie Horror Classics. Pretty neat anthology. The 3rd is the best with Karloff.

38. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies.

Directors: Juan Ibáñez, Jack Hill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Rafael Bertrand

Votes: 760

12 Movie Horror Classics & Boris Karloff Horror Collection. Not a good film - Karloff fans only.

39. Juggernaut (1936)

64 min | Mystery

An evil doctor and the greedy wife of a rich man plot to poison him so they can get their hands on his money.

Director: Henry Edwards | Stars: Boris Karloff, Joan Wyndham, Arthur Margetson, Mona Goya

Votes: 239

A single film. It's so-so. Not awful but not good.

40. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Dick Tracy goes up against a villain who robs banks using a nerve gas.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley

Votes: 1,427

Mystery 50 Movie Pack. Good Dick Tracy Movie.

41. The Veil (1958– )

25 min | Horror

An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Denise Alexander, Tod Andrews, Harry Bartell

Votes: 307

Boris Karloff Horror Collection. Great mini-series!



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