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A unique biographical tribute to the life and work of a horror movie legend.
Boris Karloff… the name alone is enough to send chills up the spine. As the Monster in 1931’s Frankenstein and its first two sequels, the softly-spoken English actor brought Mary Shelley’s literary creation to the screen in unforgettable fashion, but this was just the first of many compelling horror performances.
Classic Monsters presents Boris Karloff: The English Gentleman of Horror. This unique 84-page biographical tribute book travels through the stage and screen career of one of cinema’s most beloved horror stars, from his early work in low-budget thrillers to the high-profile performances in movies like The Mummy (1932) and The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) which made his name a byword for all things macabre.
You’ll learn about his desire to escape from the expectations he felt had been placed upon him, and the harsh conditions in which he started out as an actor. His sudden rise to fame, the tough realities of life as a star, and his ability to reinvent himself as he moved through the different stages of life – this Boris Karloff biography is packed with information and richly restored stills to illustrate his eventful career.
Whether you’re a lifelong Karloff fan or have just discovered this captivating actor, our Boris Karloff biography is an ideal companion to a viewing of his movies, offering context to each movie and giving you a deeper appreciation for his work. Every page is printed and finished to the highest standard, showing respect for the man and reverence for his movies. As well as beloved classics like Frankenstein (1931) and The Body Snatcher (1945), you’ll discover productions like The Walking Dead (1936) and Die, Monster, Die! (1965).
This beautiful Boris Karloff biography book is a full-colour celebration of Karloff’s career, lavishly illustrated with stills, publicity shots and posters. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the life and legacy of an actor whose enormous body of work makes him a cornerstone of the horror genre and an inspiration to movie fans across the world.
- 84 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury matt laminated cover with gloss highlights