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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
13 September 1960 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Himself / ... (67 episodes, 1960-1962)
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Series Directed by
Herschel Daugherty (16 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Brahm (12 episodes, 1960-1962)
Ida Lupino (9 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Newland (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jules Bricken (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Douglas Heyes (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Arthur Hiller (3 episodes, 1960)
Paul Henreid (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Gerald Mayer (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Mitchell Leisen (2 episodes, 1960)
Ted Post (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Donald S. Sanford (15 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Bloch (10 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Kneubuhl (5 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Hardy Andrews (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
August Derleth (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Douglas Heyes (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Charlotte Armstrong (3 episodes, 1960)
Robert Arthur (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Alan Caillou (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Barré Lyndon (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Boris Sobelman (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Harold Lawlor (3 episodes, 1961)
Cornell Woolrich (3 episodes, 1961)
Charles Beaumont (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Philip MacDonald (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
William D. Gordon (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Mark Schorer (2 episodes, 1961-1962)

Series Produced by
William Frye .... producer (49 episodes, 1960-1962)
Douglas Benton .... associate producer (38 episodes, 1961-1962)
Maxwell Shane .... producer (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
James P. Cavanagh .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1960)
Fletcher Markle .... producer (8 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith (53 episodes, 1960-1962)
Morton Stevens (24 episodes, 1961-1962)
Pete Rugolo (20 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline (29 episodes, 1960-1962)
John L. Russell (10 episodes, 1960-1961)
Lionel Lindon (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
John F. Warren (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
Bud Thackery (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Danny B. Landres (44 episodes, 1960-1962)
Richard Belding (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Danford B. Greene (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
George Jay Nicholson (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Edward Haire (3 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson (47 episodes, 1960-1962)
Russell Kimball (7 episodes, 1961-1962)
George Patrick (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Loyd S. Papez (3 episodes, 1961)
Frank Arrigo (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Alexander A. Mayer (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (61 episodes, 1960-1962)
Julia Heron (49 episodes, 1960-1962)
George Milo (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Stevens (6 episodes, 1961)
Hal Gausman (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (67 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (64 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter DeHaven .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1960-1962)
Edward K. Dodds .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Donald Baer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ben Bishop .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
James H. Brown .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Dorfman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
George Bisk .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Chuck Colean .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961-1962)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Jerome Gould .... graphic artist (67 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (11 episodes, 1960-1962)
John W. Rixey .... sound (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
William Russell .... sound (6 episodes, 1960-1962)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
William H. Lynch .... sound (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (4 episodes, 1961)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (3 episodes, 1961)
Lyle Cain .... sound (3 episodes, 1961)
Vernon W. Kramer .... sound (3 episodes, 1961)
Corson Jowett .... sound (3 episodes, 1962)
Clarence Self .... sound (2 episodes, 1961)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Stunts
Sol Gorss .... stunts (1 episode, 1960)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (61 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial supervisor / editorial department head (61 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (61 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music / composer: stock music (18 episodes, 1960-1962)
Pete Rugolo .... composer: theme music (15 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Other crew
May Wale Brown .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1960)

James P. Cavanagh .... story consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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49 min (67 episodes)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Boris Karloff:And as sure as my name is Boris Karloff, this is going to be a thriller.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Weird Tales, 15 April 2003
Author: taylor401306 from Louisville, Ky

"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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