Tag Archives: Boris Karloff

The Mummy: Beneath the Bandages

IT COMES TO LIFE! After World War I, British archeologist Howard Carter resumed his search for tombs in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. He had been doing it for many years, but his biggest prize had yet to materialize. In 1922, Carter’s excavation group found steps that led to Tutankhamun’s tomb. The boy king’s final … Continue reading The Mummy: Beneath the Bandages

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

New York City book editor Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye) is constantly put down by everyone in his life, but a vivid imagination helps him escape; suddenly, he gets mixed up in the hunt for Dutch crown jewels. One of Kaye’s most popular films altered James Thurber’s original story to the point where the author derisively … Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff

MORE GHOULISH GLEE THAN WHEN THEY MET FRANKENSTEIN! When an attorney is murdered in a hotel, his body is discovered by the bellboy (Lou Costello) who’s drawn into the hunt for the killers along with the hotel detective (Bud Abbott). One of the last genuinely entertaining Abbott & Costello comedies exposes our bumbling heroes to … Continue reading Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

ALL NEW! ALL WILD! ALL FUN! In the early 1900s, two cops (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) in London become involved in a series of brutal misdeeds committed by a monstrous man. Sooner or later the comic duo obviously would have to do their own version of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale; this one came the … Continue reading Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Bride of Frankenstein: They Belong Dead

A MATE… FOR THE MONSTER!   Perhaps the filmmakers felt that their original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” came up short. The film was inspired by the novel, but left out much of the plot in favor of a simpler storyline. One of the ingredients that never made it into the first film was the … Continue reading Bride of Frankenstein: They Belong Dead