Boris Karloff Documentary Timed to Mark the ‘Frankenstein’ Anniversary


Variety reports that a new documentary about Frankenstein actor Boris Karloff is in the works.

Voltage Films is currently in production on the feature documentary Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster. Co-produced and co-written by Ron MacCloskey and Thomas Hamilton with Hamilton directing and Tracy Jenkins producing, the film offers a fascinating portrait of Karloff, examining his illustrious 60-year career in the entertainment industry and his enduring legacy as one of the icons of 20th century popular culture.

The film follows on from the acclaimed 2010 biography Boris Karloff: More Than A Monster, written by Karloff’s official biographer Stephen Jacobs, who serves as the film’s historical consultant.

The doc is scheduled for release in October to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Universal’s Frankenstein in November 2021.

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Mandy Parker

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