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Kreating Karloff (2006)

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For the first time in 75 years, A young actor brings back to life two of Universal's iconic Karloff monsters,"The Mummy" and "Frankenstein" for an elaborate screen test and tribute to the legendary Boris Karloff.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Conor Timmis ... Boris Karloff / Ardeth Bey / The Monster
Liesl Ehardt ... Zita Johann / Helen Grosvenor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Burns Rick Burns ... Sir Joseph Whemple
Justin Granchelli Justin Granchelli ... Colin Clive
Danielle Lozeau
Steve Vertlieb Steve Vertlieb ... Commentator
Ed Wilhelms Ed Wilhelms ... Dr. Muller
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For the first time in 75 years, A young actor brings back to life two of Universal's iconic Karloff monsters,"The Mummy" and "Frankenstein" for an elaborate screen test and tribute to the legendary Boris Karloff.

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25 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Hamden, Connecticut, USA

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$25,000 (estimated)
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Uncanny Films See more »
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Conor Timmis first pitched the role of Dr. Muller in "The Mummy" to another hero of his, legendary actor Patrick McGoohan. Enjoying a well deserved retirement, McGoohan declined, but gave the film its motto with his charming advice of "Stick with it, baby!" See more »

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A labor of love, but does that mean we have to love it?
27 December 2006 | by tednewsomSee all my reviews

Ostensibly a promotional film to interest producers in a genuine feature biography of Karloff, but feeling more like an extended electronic press kit, KREATING KARLOFF (with its baffling spelling) is essentially a little movie about someone who wants to make a movie, an oddly circular concept. Timmis strikes me as enthusiastic, determined and talented, and probably better served in roles like one referenced in one of the interviews, as the naive young guy in COME BLOW YOUR HORN; his good looks and youthful face really are not suitable for the gaunt, mid-40s Karloff, despite the yeoman monster faces by Bryn, a veteran of Saturday Night Live and assorted soap operas. Scenes from FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUMMY and TARGETS within the show will probably prevent KREATING KARLOFF from being available commercially because of the exorbitant cost of clearing the clip rights, so catch it at festivals or conventions if possible. It seems spiritually akin to American Movie and Trekkies, though without the self-awareness of either of those two documentaries. One man's obsession is another man's bargain-bin DVD. Everyone involved clearly gave everything they had.


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