Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire [Vampire Over London] ** (1952, Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan) – Classic Movie Review 5645

Producer-director John Gilling’s silly but harmless 1952 British comedy horror stars Arthur Lucan as Old Mother Riley who puts on his drag glad-rags for the final time in this 15th and last in the Mother […]

Jun, 21 · in Uncategorized

Before I Hang ***½ (1940, Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Pedro de Cordoba, Edward Van Sloan) – Classic Movie Review 5644

Director Nick Grinde’s lusty 1940 chiller provides the quintessential crazy scientist role for Boris Karloff as Dr John Garth, who has been researching a cure for aging, but is sent to prison after being condemned […]

Jun, 20 · in Uncategorized

The Devil Commands ***½ (1941, Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff) – Classic Movie Review 5643

Director Edward Dmytryk’s highly capable 1941 horror chiller is swiftly paced, short and amusing, with Boris Karloff grabbing the attention as Dr Julian Blair, even though he is typecast once again as a mad scientist […]

Jun, 20

The Boogie Man Will Get You *** (1942, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks) – Classic Movie Review 5642

‘From HORROR To HOWLS…FROM MAYHEM TO MERRIMENT!’ Director Lew Landers’s 1944 comedy horror movie stars Boris Karloff as nutty Professor Nathaniel Billings and Peter Lorre as quack Doctor Lorencz. Both stars have a great time […]

Jun, 20

Behind the Mask *** (1932, Jack Holt, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Constance Cummings) – 5641

‘A Slinking Fiend – Skulking Terror – Mad Murder! Who is the murdering monster?’ Director John Francis Dillon’s eerie and involving 1932 crime/mystery horror thriller re-teams both Boris Karloff and Edward Van Sloan from Frankenstein […]

Jun, 20

The Man with Nine Lives [Behind the Door] ***½ (1940, Boris Karloff, Byron Foulger, Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers) – Classic Movie Review 5640

Director Nick Grinde’s chilling 1940 horror sci-fi thriller finds dear old Boris Karloff playing with the chemistry set again as yet another in his long line of mad doctors. But that’s good, right? This time […]

Jun, 20

British Intelligence [Enemy Agent] *** (1940, Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Maris Wrixon, Bruce Lester) – Classic Movie Review 5639

Director Terry Morse’s 1940 espionage thriller is this enjoyable and well played, especially by its stars Margaret Lindsay, Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon and Bruce Lester. Lindsay plays World War One German agent Helene von Lorbeer […]

Jun, 20



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