Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

Does he really need an introduction? Boris Karloff, born this day 1887, Camberwell, London, England, UK.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BORIS!!!

Junker138 said...

WOW!! The day after my birthday i cant beleive he was 90 the day after i was born almost 100 years thats crazy....

Anonymous said...

Only Boris could make a lisp sound threatening! And I mean that in a complimentary way!

Dr.Phibes said...

I don't think a lot of people give him enough credit for being the good actor he was.

Karswell said...

To celebrate his birthday me and my son watched Mad Monster Party tonight.

B-Sol said...

Karswell, thanks for pointing out yet another horror icon birthday! Thankfully, we don't all share Lugosi's opinion of the man...

Max the drunken severed head said...

My wife and I watched Mad Monster Party too!

You'd never know how sick he was from his vocal performance!

Some fun moments. Hope your son liked it!

We also watched the new SUSPENSE box sets, and the two Karloff episodes are very good! In one, he is surprisingly good as Rasputin.

Anonymous said...

Let's rate our favorite performances of his! here are mine(no order): 1:BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(so what if one half of the film community hates it,the other half loves it,if i saw "Smoke...GOOOD!" or "We belong dead!" on a shirt id buy it.) 2:THE BODY SNATCHER(the fact that Gray never made the top 100 villains list is a great excuse to nuke the AFI) 3:BLACK SABBATH(so Boris can't be scary eh? watch this with the curtains open late night). 4:THE BLACK CAT('34 of course.). 5:ISLE OF THE DEAD. 6:THE INVISIBLE RAY. you'd be surprised but,inspite of his roles i always heard he was a great guy,i hope my choices show my appreciation of his range.

Karswell said...

That's a good best of list for Karloff... I agree pretty much with everything but I would probably add Targets and The Raven '63 to list too. He's also awesome in The Devil Commands too, and some of his TV appearances in Thriller and The Veil are excellent as well.