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Boris Karloff: This Is "Thriller"

9 May 2010 5:49 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

California-based Image Entertainment reports it has acquired North American rights to the 1960's horror anthology TV series "Thriller" from NBC/Universal, hosted by actor Boris Karloff ("Frankenstein").

Created by Hubbell Robinson for Revue Studios (later purchased by Universal) and produced by Canadian Fletcher Markle, William Frye, and Maxwell Shane, writers for the series included Robert Bloch, adapting his own stories including "The Weird Tailor".

Karloff acted in several of the episodes alongside guest stars including William Shatner ("Star Trek"), Scott Marlowe, Judson Pratt, Leslie Nielsen ("Forbidden Planet"), Mary Tyler Moore, Elizabeth Montgomery ("Bewitched"), Rip Torn, Richard Chamberlain, Cloris Leachman, Robert Vaughn ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E."), John Carradine and Ursula Andress. Other notable performers included Dayton Lummis as 'Clarence' in "The Cheaters" (1960) and Laura Craig in "Mr. George" (1961).

In his book "Danse Macabre", author Stephen King, aside from admitting that his best stories were cribbed from EC horror comics of the 1950's, »

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