Sunday, October 28, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 28 - Movie 2

A doctor finds himself at the mercy of John Gray (Boris Karloff) the Cabman, who provides his school with freshly obtained cadavers, because of a dark past history shared between them. The doctor's kindly student assistant finds himself caught in the middle.

The Body Snatcher (1945), based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, was produced by Val Lewton, directed by Robert Wise, and stars Boris Karloff in one of his best performances. This movie is an all around classic; well written, directed and acted, with beautiful cinematography and a claustrophobic atmosphere.

This is an essential horror movie that should not be missed.

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