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+ Boris Karloff Home Movies

Year: 1967
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Featuring: Tim O’Kelly / Boris Karloff / Arthur Peterson / Nancy Hsueh
Running time: 90min
Certificate: 15

Peter Bogdanovich’s directorial debut stars Boris Karloff as an ageing film legend who crosses paths with a spree killer. Read more


Peter Bogdanovich’s strikingly effective directorial debut (which he also wrote and appears in) provided a gripping, intelligent latter-day highpoint in the career of veteran horror icon Boris Karloff. Karloff, superbly self-referential playing ageing film legend Byron Orlok, announces his retirement. Meanwhile a young gun fanatic begins a brutal killing spree, taking to the rooftops to pick off random targets. The two men’s paths seem destined to cross before a shattering conclusion. Shot quickly on a tiny budget, this study of suburban violence in late 60s America still retains its power to shock.

+ Boris Karloff Home Movies

DVD compilation. 4min

Precious glimpses of the great man from the Karloff family’s personal archive, including Boris’s 50th birthday celebrations during the stage run of Arsenic and Old Lace and rare colour footage of Karloff in his monster make-up on the set of Son of Frankenstein (1939).

Introduced by Archive curators Vic Pratt and Will Fowler. We look forward to welcoming Boris Karloff’s daughter Sara Karloff – making a rare UK appearance – to introduce the screening.

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