A Quickie with The King: Boris Karloff in DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (AIP 1965)


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All you Cracked Rear Viewers know by now my affection for the King of Monsters, Boris Karloff . His Universal classics of the 30’s and RKO chillers of the 40’s hold an esteemed place in my personal Horror Valhalla. Karloff did his share of clunkers, too, especially later in his career. DIE, MONSTER, DIE! is one such film, it’s good intentions sunk by bad execution.

It’s the second screen adaptation of a story from the fertile mind of author  H.P. Lovecraft; the first, 1963’s THE HAUNTED PALACE, was a mash-up of Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe as part of the Roger Corman/Vincent Price series. Corman’s longtime Art Director Daniel Haller made his directorial debut, and the film certainly looks good. Veteran sci-fi writer Jerry Sohl contributed the screenplay, which was then tinkered with by Haller. Therein lies the problem; Haller’s changes drag down what could have been an exciting little…

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3 responses to “A Quickie with The King: Boris Karloff in DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (AIP 1965)

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 5/21/18 — 5/27/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

  2. The kinky bastard was a pedophile! Put that onto google images or search The Truth About Boris Karloff. Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski Woody Allen & now Boris Karloffski added to the list of Holywood sick bastards!

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