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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boris Karloff's Thriller See more »

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Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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 »

Quotes

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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One of THE scariest TV series!
7 January 2000 | by Norm-30See all my reviews

Even tho I was about 8 years old at the time, I can still vividly recall this series, which used to scare the crap out me!

I especially remember (as mentioned by the other reviewer) the episode "the Hungry Glass"; MAN! Was it scary! If anyone knows where I can get a copy of this episode, PLEASE let me know!

Several years ago, several episoded were re-issued, but the only memorable ones were the one with William Shatner with the picture of the Grim Reaper, and the one about the man who was buried alive. A disappointing collection.

I hope that they release MORE episodes in the future!


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