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1996 (Season 1, Episode 8)
100 Years of Horror looks at the life and career of Boris Karloff most famous for his performances as Frankenstein. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

Ralph Bellamy ... Himself - Karloff Co-Star

Turhan Bey ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself - Producer & Director

Hugh M. Hefner ... Himself - Publisher, 'Playboy' Magazine

Jack Hill ... Himself - Director

Boris Karloff ... Himself (archive footage)
Sara Karloff ... Herself - Boris Karloff's Daughter

Christopher Lee ... Himself - Host
Bela Lugosi Jr. ... Himself

Richard Matheson ... Himself - Screenwriter - 'The Comedy of Terrors'

Dick Miller ... Himself - Co-Star - 'The Terror'
Jack P. Pierce ... Himself (archive footage)

C. Aubrey Smith ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Wise ... Himself - Director - 'The Body Snatcher'

Episode Crew
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Newsom 

Produced by
Ted Newsom .... producer
Dante J. Pugliese .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Trudi Jo Marie Keck 
Tom Weaver .... acknowledgment
Series Cast
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Peter Cushing ... Himself (archive footage)

Vincent Price ... Himself (archive footage)

Lon Chaney ... (archive footage)

Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself

Fred Olen Ray ... Himself

Max Schreck ... (archive footage)

Brinke Stevens ... Herself

Series Crew
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Directed by
Ted Newsom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Forrester  uncredited
Ted Newsom 

Produced by
Dante J. Pugliese .... producer
Film Editing by
Trudi Jo Marie Keck 
Brian Q. Kelley (co-editor)
John D. Johnson (co-editor) (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce G. Hallenbeck .... assistant director (as Bruce Hallenbeck)
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25 min

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Boris Karloff, 24 September 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

100 Years of Horror: Boris Karloff (1996)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another fun entry in the series with this one taking a look at the career of Boris Karloff. We learn, from his daughter, that Boris ran away from home to become an actor and struggled for many years before catching a break with FRANKENSTEIN. This here would lead to countless horror roles including THE MUMMY, THE INVISIBLE RAY, THE BODY SNATCHER and others but unlike Lugosi, Karloff had the good fortune to branch out into other genres and work with people like Cecil B. DeMille and John Ford.

Ralph Bellamy, Roger Corman, Jack Hill, Dick Miller, Hugh Hefner, Sara Karloff, Richard Matheson, Robert Wise and host Christopher Lee all add their feelings on the legendary star who pretty much worked every genre and succeeded in each genre. Once again die-hard fans aren't going to learn anything new but it's still good hearing from so many people that worked with him. Jack Hill's brief story about the four Mexican pictures Karloff made to end his career was nice to hear about and Matheson talks about Karloff switching roles with Basil Rathbone in THE COMEDY OF TERRORS. We also get some brief talk about what should have been his final film, TARGETS.

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