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Thriller 

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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
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1962   1961   1960  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Boris Karloff ...  Himself / ... 67 episodes, 1960-1962
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works by authors such as Cornell Woolrich, Robert Bloch, and Charlotte Armstrong. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boris Karloff's Thriller See more »

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Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Boris Karloff was a disappointing host for most critics, proving to be boring, not terrifying at all, and hardly entertaining, particularly when compared to Alfred Hitchcock, who excelled at these narrations. One critic even said he seemed uncomfortable. Nevertheless, after revamping the series after just eight episodes, and a change of personnel and direction, they kept Karloff, but merely for the name draw. See more »

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Boris Karloff: And as sure as my name is Boris Karloff, this is going to be a thriller.
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The Hungry Glass
24 August 2003 | by daler218See all my reviews

Amazing how many of you remember the "Hungry Glass" episode. I was only about 9 years old at the time, and still vividly remember it as the scariest TV show I ever saw. What astounds me is that, with all the cable channels and all the JUNK programmed on them, they don't seem to find a slot to rerun these Thriller classics. It's a shame.


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