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1. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 56,860 | Gross: $12.00M

2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 38,021

3. Targets (1968)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Nancy Hsueh, James Brown

Votes: 7,004

4. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

Votes: 7,094

5. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 19,924

6. Black Sabbath (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

7.2
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Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 8,706

7. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 7,768

8. The Old Dark House (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 7,191 | Gross: $0.03M

9. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

7.1
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 7,826 | Gross: $0.24M

10. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 3,865

11. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,220

12. The Black Room (1935)

Unrated | 68 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,413

13. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 3,093

14. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,166

15. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

Votes: 4,226

16. The Raven (1963)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Votes: 9,025

17. The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 2,014

18. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,641

19. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 1,856

20. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 803

21. Isle of the Dead (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery

Votes: 3,477

22. The Bells (1926)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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An innkeeper murders a wealthy guest to pay off his debt, but his conscience will not allow him to get away with the crime so easily.

Director: James Young | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Caroline Frances Cooke, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Lorimer Johnston

Votes: 306

23. Corridors of Blood (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig, but soon finds himself addicted.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie

Votes: 1,442

24. The Mad Genius (1931)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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A crippled man finds a boy and vows to make him a great dancer.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook

Votes: 464

25. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,713

26. The Sorcerers (1967)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations, of his subjects. He and his wife Estelle test the technique on Mike... See full summary »

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Elizabeth Ercy, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 1,482

27. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,634

28. The Strange Door (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Wyler

Votes: 645

29. The Black Castle (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday

Votes: 850

30. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Passed | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 5,188

31. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

6.3
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A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 1,044

32. The Devil Commands (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, Richard Fiske

Votes: 777

33. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.2
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The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 880

34. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 797

35. Behind the Mask (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King

Votes: 185

36. King of the Wild (1931)

Passed | 248 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.1
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American adventurer Richard Grant is falsely accused of murdering an Indian noble and escapes to Africa in search of diamond field and the real culprit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Walter Miller, Nora Lane, Tom Santschi, Boris Karloff

Votes: 64

37. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

6.0
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A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks

Votes: 637

38. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 1,905

39. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 2,400

40. The Crimson Cult (1968)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.5
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming, and his niece more demonstrably so, ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,674

41. The Climax (1944)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

5.4
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A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 567

42. The Terror (1963)

PG | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A young officer in Napoleon's Army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron.

Directors: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller

Votes: 6,031

43. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 813

44. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

4.6
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Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,394

45. Voodoo Island (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Horror

4.6
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A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Boris Karloff, Beverly Tyler, Murvyn Vye, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 697

46. Cauldron of Blood (1970)

GP | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

Directors: Santos Alcocer, Edward Mann | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Boris Karloff, Viveca Lindfors, Rosenda Monteros

Votes: 294

47. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

3.9
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A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Aron Kincaid, Quinn O'Hara

Votes: 831

48. House of Evil (1968)

PG | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

3.6
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Relatives of a recently deceased man meet at his eerie castle for a reading of the will. They encounter a sinister piano player who turns out to be a toy maker, and his toys are imbued with murderous intentions.

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Andrés García, José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla'

Votes: 246

49. Fear Chamber (1968)

Not Rated | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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A scientist notices strange frequencies coming from within the Earth. He and his assistants discover a living rock underneath a volcano. They bring the rock to their lab, and discover that ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez | Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East, Isela Vega

Votes: 316

50. Alien Terror (1971)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.2
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In the European village of Gudenberg in 1890, Prof. Mayer and his assistant Isabel have created a powerful ray machine. One of the powerful rays is shot into space and attracts a flying ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez, José Luis González de León | Stars: Boris Karloff, Enrique Guzmán, Christa Linder, Maura Monti

Votes: 176



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