Thriller (1960–1962)

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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 ... 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 was dead. 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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One of THE scariest TV series!
7 January 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

Even tho I was about 8 years old at the time, I can still vividly recall this series, which used to scare the crap out me!

I especially remember (as mentioned by the other reviewer) the episode "the Hungry Glass"; MAN! Was it scary! If anyone knows where I can get a copy of this episode, PLEASE let me know!

Several years ago, several episoded were re-issued, but the only memorable ones were the one with William Shatner with the picture of the Grim Reaper, and the one about the man who was buried alive. A disappointing collection.

I hope that they release MORE episodes in the future!


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