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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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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This scary series rates right next to "One Step Beyond."!!
15 July 2003 | by (Cerritos, CA.) – See all my reviews

Boris Karloffs' prelude monologue and narratives for "Thriller" provided the absolute best in issuing the most "spine-tingling", "white-knuckler" scariest series, next to One Step Beyond, on television!!! Unlike Twilight Zone;OuterLimits; Hitchcock; X-Files and Tales from the Crypt which provided some humorous/light-hearted episodes for the "faint of heart"! Thriller and "O.S.B." kept us scared out of our wits every week and hungry for more!!! NOTHING has ever come close to those series....often wondered why...maybe too many wimps and censors around now..too bad!!! Does anyne know where they sell those series??


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