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Boris Karloff : a critical account of his screen, stage, radio, television, and recording work

Author: Scott Allen Nollen
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1991.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nollen, Scott Allen.
Boris Karloff.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1991
(OCoLC)643866551
Named Person: Boris Karloff; Boris Karloff; Boris Karloff; Boris Karloff; Boris Karloff
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Allen Nollen
ISBN: 0899505805 9780899505800
OCLC Number: 22732001
Description: xiii, 473 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Karloff --
Films before Frankenstein --
The man who made a monster: Frankenstein (1931) --
Stranded in a storm: The old dark house (1932) --
Nationalistic horror: The mask of Fu Manchu (1932) --
He went for a little walk! The mummy (1932) --
Eternal confusion: The ghoul (1933) --
Death personified: The black cat (1934) --
The monster demands a mate: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) --
A bloody stuffed bird: The raven (1935) --
Self-fulfilling prophecy: The black room (1935) --
Dangerous discovery: The invisible ray (1936) --
Supernatural force: The walking dead (1936) --
Cartesian horror: The man who changed his mind (1936) --
Second-generation horror: Son of Frankenstein (1939) --
Historical horror: Tower of London (1939) --
Science versus society: The Columbia "mad" doctor films --
Gangster horror: Black Friday (1940) --
Political horror: Devil's Island (1940) --
"He said I looked like Boris Karloff!" Arsenic and old lace (1941-44) --
The Devil's brood: Back to Universal --
Fear of entrapment: The Val Lewton productions --
Traditional horror in decline: The horror parody and the horror gothic --
"Atomic age" horror: Frankenstein 1970 (1958) --
Traditional horror revived: The haunted strangler and Corridors of blood (1958) --
"Quickie" horror: Roger Corman and AIP --
Horror vérité: Targets (1968) --
The Karloff legacy and the modern horror film.
Responsibility: by Scott Allen Nollen ; with a foreword by Ray Bradbury.

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