Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thriller (1960-1962)

Thriller (a.k.a. Boris Karloff's Thriller)

Host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspense thrillers.

Each episode was shot in eerie black and white and sometimes divided into two or sometimes even three separate tales. Boris Karloff himself acted in several episodes. The earlier entries lean more towards straight mystery and suspense, while later shows deal directly with horror and the occult. Boris would set the tone and prime the viewers for frightful and chilling dramatizations based on the works of some of the era's greatest writers in the genre—writers like Robert E. Howard, Cornell Woolrich, Richard Matheson, and Robert Bloch. 
Created by Hubbell Robinson

1 comment:

  1. Once again, Scott, a series I hadn't heard of before. Sounds deliciously creepy!