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Poll: Best Boris Karloff Character?

2019 marked the 100th anniversary of Boris Karloff's film debut. His first appearance in The Lightning Raider (1919) would be the beginning of a long career that would include 207 titles, including posthumous roles.

Karloff would grow to become one of the icons of horror cinema, but his work extended in several genres and he remains one of the most recognizable faces of classic cinema.

2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of Karloff's death.

To honor Boris Karloff in this double anniversary, which do you consider his best character?

Discuss Here

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    Boris Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

    Frankenstein Monster
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    Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932)

    Imhotep
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    Boris Karloff in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

    The Grinch
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    Boris Karloff in The Raven (1963)

    Dr. Scarabus
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    Boris Karloff in The Black Cat (1934)

    Hjalmar Poelzig
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    Boris Karloff in Targets (1968)

    Byron Orlok
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    Boris Karloff in The Old Dark House (1932)

    Morgan
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    Boris Karloff in The Body Snatcher (1945)

    Cabman John Gray
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    Boris Karloff in The Terror (1963)

    Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe
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    Boris Karloff in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

    Dr. Hugo Hollingshead
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    Boris Karloff in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

    Amos Hinchley
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    Boris Karloff in The Raven (1935)

    Edmond Bateman
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    Boris Karloff and Marc Cramer in Isle of the Dead (1945)

    Nikolas Pherides
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    Boris Karloff in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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    Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, and Suzan Farmer in Monster of Terror (1965)

    Nahum Witley
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    Boris Karloff in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff (1949)

    Swami Talpur
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    Boris Karloff and George Arliss in The House of Rothschild (1934)

    Count Ledrantz
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    Boris Karloff and Anna Lee in Bedlam (1946)

    Master George Sims
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    Boris Karloff in The Hope Diamond Mystery (1921)

    Priest of Kama-Sita
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    Boris Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

    Fu Manchu
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    Boris Karloff in The Lost Patrol (1934)

    Sanders
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    "Walking Dead, The" Boris Karloff 1936 Warner / **I.V.

    John Ellman
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    Boris Karloff in The Ghoul (1933)

    Henry Morlant
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    "Invisible Ray" Boris Karloff 1936 Universal **I.V.

    Dr. Janos Rukh
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    Boris Karloff in The Criminal Code (1930)

    Galloway
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    Boris Karloff in Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

    Mr. Wong
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    The Veil (1958)

    I preffer him as a host in Horror Anthology TV series
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    "Devil's Island" Boris Karloff 1938 Warner Bros. **I.V.

    Other of his least known characters is the best.

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