Thursday, December 19, 2013


THE FIRST BRITISH HORROR FILM of the sound era was also the first to be labeled "Horrific", and it would take a later outright ban to keep people from flocking to the theater to be thrilled by "horrific" movies such as these. Well, like prohibition in the States, we all know how that turned out, don't we?

Today at MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD is the first of a two part celebration of THE GHOUL, a creepy little melodrama that had a great cast: Boris Karloff, Ernest Thesiger and Sir Ralph Richardson, to name a few.

It has been 80 years since THE GHOUL was released on November 225, 1932. Here are examples of the film posters and publicity stills that were distributed as promotion for the film.


Rip Jagger said...

I didn't even know about this movie until I got on a Karloff binge a few years ago and fell across it. It's fantastic! Love both Karloff's and Theisger's performances a lot.

Am I wrong in thinking this was Karloff's first movie after Frankenstein?

Look forward to more.

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John said...

You are quite right. After this film, Karloff played in 2 non-horror films before his role in 1934's THE BLACK CAT.


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