Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster is Thomas Hamilton and Ron MacCloskey's compelling exploration of the life and career of Boris Karloff, the iconic star of such horror classics as Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Black Cat (alongside Bela Lugosi), Bride of Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, The Raven, Black Sabbath, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Targets.
Providing unique memories of Boris Karloff the man and the legend, Sara Karloff is joined by Roger Corman (Masque of the Red Death, Little Shop of Horrors), Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon, Mask), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth), John Landis (The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London), Joe Dante (Gremlins) Jack Hill (Spider Baby) and Donald F. Glut (Tales of Frankenstein), famed co-stars Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, All the Money in the World) Orson Bean (Being John Malkovich), Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood), Ian Ogilvy (TV's Return of the Saint, Death Becomes Her), Stefanie Powers (TV's Hart to Hart, TV's The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.), Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, TV's Hand of God) and many, many more, giving this film a uniquely intimate flavor.
This DVD Edition contains 140 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material including ""Boris Karloff: The Rest of the Story"" with a wealth of extra stories from co-stars Donnie Dunagan (Bambi), Sharyn Moffett (Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House), Lee Grant (Damien: Omen II), Nehemiah Persoff (On the Waterfront, An American Tail), H.M. Wynant (The Twilight Zone), Virginia Bates (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde) and directors Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night)."
Director: Thomas Hamilton
Actors: Boris Karloff, Guillermo del Toro, Roger Corman, Ron Perlman, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, Stefanie Powers, Peter Bogdanovich, John Landis, Bela Lugosi Jr.