The past few months, I’ve found myself exploring the films and life of legendary actor Boris Karloff. Most people know him from the Universal monster films he starred in such as Frankenstein and The Mummy. But, there is so much more that is interesting about Karloff, and so many more films that he starred in that are where he gave amazing performances such as The Body Snatcher, Bedlem, and Isle of the Dead, just to name a few.
To celebrate Karloff and his wonderful accomplishments, there’s a documentary that’s been made titled Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster. It digs deep into his life and chronicles the star’s incredible career and the kind of person he was.
We have an extended 5-minute trailer for you to watch for this doc, which also includes interviews with the biggest names in genre cinema. Some of the filmmakers involved with the doc include Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Joe Dante, Christopher Plummer, Peter Bogdanovich, Ron Perlman, Leonard Maltin, Sir Christopher Frayling, Sara Karloff, Gregory Mank, Roger Corman, Stephanie Powers, Ian Ogilvy, Norman Jewison, Orson Bean, Kevin Brownlow, Caroline Munro, Stephen Jacobs, Dick Miller, Peter Asher, Virginia Bates, Nehemiah Persoff, David J Skal, Donald F Glut, Derek Malcolm, Bernie Coleman, Lee Grant, Rick Goldschmidt, Stuart Hersh, Miles Kreuger, Valerie Yaros, H.M.Wynant, Diane Aubry, Anthony Pratt, Renee Glynne, Sharyn Moffett, Neil Pettigrew, Ruth Shiel, Courtlandt Hull, Ron Simon, Jaymz Bee, Thomas Hamilton, Ron MacCloskey, and more.
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster was directed by Thomas Hamilton and you can watch the trailer below.