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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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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English

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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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Boris Karloff was a disappointing host for most critics, proving to be boring, not terrifying at all, and hardly entertaining, particularly when compared to Alfred Hitchcock, who excelled at these narrations. One critic even said he seemed uncomfortable. Nevertheless, after revamping the series after just eight episodes, and a change of personnel and direction, they kept Karloff, but merely for the name draw. 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 100 Years of Horror: Boris Karloff (1996) See more »

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Truly Terrifying!
14 July 2006 | by phillindholmSee all my reviews

There are many "Thriller" episodes that raise the goosebumps, but the one I will never forget, "La Strega" (Italian for "The Witch") remains to haunt me to this day. Starring the great Jeanette Nolan, Ursula Andress and Alejandro Rey ("The Flying Nun"), it told the story of an artist (Rey) who falls in love with the granddaughter (Andress) of a witch (Nolan). When I saw this, back in the late sixties, it was on late night TV. Just the truly evil appearance of Nolan gave me nightmares for a week. Every few years it would be broadcast again (always late at night) and I would always watch. And the nightmares would return (no other film, TV show or book ever scared me as much} stronger than ever. A few years ago, thirty years since the last time I saw it, it was shown on the Sci-Fi channel. No nightmares this time, but I made a point of making sure every door and window was locked before I went to bed because this time, like all the previous ones, I happened to be alone.


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