Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works by authors such as Cornell Woolrich, Robert Bloch and Charlotte Armstrong. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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A comic book based upon this series, "Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery", which was also 'hosted' by Karloff, ran from 1962 to 1980 - more than a decade after the real Karloff had passed away. See more »

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Boris Karloff: And as sure as my name is Boris Karloff, this is going to be a thriller.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Boris Karloff (1996) See more »

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Weird Tales
15 April 2003 | by (Louisville,Ky) – See all my reviews

"Thriller" was a fantastic black & white TV series hosted by Boris Karloff that did adaptions of classic weird tales such as Robert Bloch's "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" & Robert E. Howard's "Pigeons From Hell"- In that story, the inhabitants of a southern plantation (that utilized slaves from the west indies), all disappear. Many years later--in a hair-raising moment that has to stand as one of literature's & television's greatest scares--it's revealed that one of the daughters was turned into a "zuvumbie" by one of the West Indian slaves. She slaughters whoever comes to the deserted old plantation by burying a hatchet in their brain!


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