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Thriller 

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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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1962   1961   1960  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Boris Karloff ...  Himself / ... 67 episodes, 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 by authors such as Cornell Woolrich, Robert Bloch, and Charlotte Armstrong. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Boris Karloff's Thriller See more »

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Runtime:

(67 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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 Karloff had died. 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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My number one choice "Thriller" episode.
31 May 2003 | by Kenh779See all my reviews

"Thriller" in the 60's would air on the Local NBC affiliate, Saturday nights at 9 PM. Of all the episodes, and I think I saw them all, had to be "A Wig for Ms. DeVore". Following Marie Antoinette's execution on the gallows, her hair was removed and made into a wig. The owners, of which there were many, all fell under a horrifying curse.For those of you who might come across this episode, BEWARE of the ending. If there was ever an episode of "Thriller" that would cause one to hide their eyes, this has to be the one, hands down.


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