Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Happy Birthday to William Henry Pratt, aka Boris Karloff, aka Karloff the Uncanny!

To celebrate the career of arguably the greatest horror star of all time, certainly one of the two or three greatest, TCM offers a small marathon of his movies today: The Lost Patrol, The Walking Dead, West of Shanghai, You’ll Find Out, Isle of the Dead, The Body Snatcher, Bedlam, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome & The Terror.

Bedlam, a period melodrama with Karloff as the vile head honcho at the notorious London madhouse, is a particular gem.

Also, a belated RIP to old-school producer Dino de Laurentiis, whose amazing career spanned films from Fellini to David Lynch, but who will nonetheless probably be most remembered for his cheesy 1976 version of King Kong.

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