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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Boris Karloff's Thriller See more »

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(67 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Besides serving as host in every episode, Boris Karloff had roles in five different episodes. 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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Featured in Classic Sci-Fi TV: 150 Episodes (2009) See more »

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Quite simply, the scariest...
3 June 2003 | by rsterrSee all my reviews

I was 11 years old when I had the fortunate (though for the sleepless week that followed I didn't think I was so lucky) when I saw the episode 'The Hungry Glass'...of course, being a kid generated its own fright quotient. Certainly 43 years later I could see the same show and laugh at it---maybe. I'll just say this, the sight of the spectres in that damnable mirror has never quite left me...much like the Banshee outside Darby O'Gill's door which I saw at about the same period in my life, causing me to wonder if mere acting can ever work up such emotional involvement again. Or as we age does life's humdrum banish true horrors to some remote chamber we've lost the key to?


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