On paper, the cast looks like a cinephile's dream - Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Anthony Bushell and Ralph Richardson, aka five of the finest British actors of that (or any) era - but in truth the story is deadly dull, and the quality of the MGM-distributed disc is mediocre, displaying an image so dim that I can't properly appreciate Günther Krampf's cinematography and Alfred Junge's art direction. Richly melodramatic horror -- with marvelous performances, a witty script, atmospheric direction and a surprising number of effective shocks.
But when Morlant dies, his assistant Laing (Ernest Thesiger) steals the jewel. Not enough atmosphere or Karloff to make up for it, sadly. Also, this Deco movie poster is amazing, too.
Coming Soon. Egyptologist Henry Morlant thinks an ancient jewel will give him powers of rejuvenation if it is offered up to the god Anubis.
Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. However, there is enough going for it that I would definitely recommend it to fans of 1930s cinema. This first British sound horror film is blessed with a cast worth repeating. Extremely entertaining stuff for sure.
It was when he returned home to England to see friends and family that….
There are other better Boris Karloff movies out there.
Boris Karloff is as good as he always is. The B-Movie Cast is a website, podcast, and forum devoted to all things B-movie and cult move related. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. October 31, 2008 Episode 458: Curse of the Demon (AKA- Night of the Demon), Halloween is coming and for the B-Movie Cast, that means we do a special film with special guest Mark Mawston! Report this film, TCM aired The Ghoul last week, and although I missed that showing (I'm sure I would have enjoyed film historian David J. Skal's intro/outro since I love his DVD commentary for Tod Browning's Freaks), I remembered that I actually bought a copy earlier this year. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. A ubiquitous figure in film and television, John passed away recently at the age of 83. It causes the whole thing to lag which is a shame since the ending is really good. Gaumont British uses the excuse that their film is based on the 1928 novel by Frank King, when their story has very little to do with the novel, but instead actually shamelessly apes Boris Karloff's last two films for Universal Pictures: The Mummy and The Old Dark House.
This episode Mary, Nic and Brian ask the question “what would happen if “Gilligan’s Island”, “The A-Team”, and “Charlie’s Angels” had a love child?” The answer: “Angels Revenge” (AKA – “Angels Brigade” AKA- “Seven from Heaven”). Boris Karloff, who is an egyptologist, is.... Well, it's unclear if he's dead and then resurrected due to his faith in egypian gods or buried alive. Coming Soon. Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, and Boris Karloff are some of the greatest horror movie actors of all time. | Rating: 5/5 I am going to give The Ghoul a 4 of 10. We wanted to check out one of his most iconic films in his honor: “Enter the Dragon”. Great atmosphere and a pretty cool character for Karloff, but the story and other characters are all severely underbaked. Creaky and weighed down with poor plot execution.
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