The Cryptoscatology Halloween Viewing List (Part 3): Karloff’s Top 13

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The Cryptoscatology Halloween Viewing List (Part 3):  Karloff’s Top 13

by Robert Guffey on October 26

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In Part 2 of this series, we offered an overview of Bela Lugosi’s top 13 films.  During this Halloween season, it’s only appropriate that we give equal time to Lugosi’s most frequent collaborator and rival, Boris Karloff.  What follows is my personal “Top 13 Karloff” list.  Each of these films (some acknowledged classics, others relatively obscure) represents a high watermark in the history of cinematic horror….

THE BLACK CAT (Edgar Ulmer, 1934)

FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1931)

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1935)

THE MUMMY (Karl Freund, 1932)

THE BODY SNATCHER (Robert Wise, 1945)

BEDLAM (Mark Robson, 1946)

CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (Robert Day, 1958)

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Robert Guffey

Robert Guffey

Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. His most recent book is UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES (Night Shade/Skyhorse), a darkly satirical novel about a young stand-up comedian who must adapt as best he can to an apocalyptic virus that affects only the humor centers of the brain. His previous books include the journalistic memoir CHAMELEO: A STRANGE BUT TRUE STORY OF INVISIBLE SPIES, HEROIN ADDICTION, AND HOMELAND SECURITY (OR Books, 2015), a collection of novellas entitled SPIES & SAUCERS (PS Publishing, 2014), and CRYPTOSCATOLOGY: CONSPIRACY THEORY AS ART FORM (TrineDay, 2012).
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