Wednesday, October 14, 2015

31 Days of Halloween - Day 14 - Movie 1

When a series of murders take place at a remote hotel, the bellboy (Lou Costello) becomes the prime suspect, but the hotel detective (Bud Abbott) and a police detective (James Flavin) try to determine the identity of the real killer amongst a pool of suspects.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) is something of an old dark house mystery set in a hotel, and with a bunch of shenanigans from the comedy duo. The solution to the mystery is unnecessarily convoluted, but is really not terribly important when the real concerns of this movie is to supply laughs, of which there are many. Karloff is great as one of the key suspects who tries to hypnotize Costello into killing himself. It makes you wish that Karloff had participated in more comedies.

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