Featuring Exclusive Interviews with Sara Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Plummer, John Landis, Roger Corman, Joe Dante and Kevin Brownlow
Available on Digital and On Demand Everywhere October 26, 2021 from Shout! Studios
“An adoring appreciation of a screen icon… a cultured man who made his good name scaring generations half to death. Film buffs cannot afford to miss Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Available everywhere on digital and On Demand October 26, 2021 from Shout! Studios, the captivating new documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster sheds light on William Henry Pratt (better known by his stage name, Boris Karloff) as Hollywood’s master of menace, as well as his films, his legend and the fears that haunted him through his life.
Best known for his role as “The Monster” in the classic horror films Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939), this documentary examines Karloff’s extraordinary 60-year career in the entertainment industry, as well as his continuing influence as a horror icon. Watch the trailer for this fascinating documentary:
Directed by Thomas Hamilton (Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn) and co-produced and co-written by Ron MacCloskey, the film provides a riveting depiction of Karloff and the genre he helped define through exclusive interviews with his daughter, Sarah Karloff, and filmmakers he influenced, including Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Plummer, John Landis, Roger Corman, Joe Dante and Kevin Brownlow. The film also features the original song “Frankenstein’s Lament” by famed jazz bassist Jay Leonhart.
For more information on the film please visit www.themanbehindthemonster.com.