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The Ghoul (1934)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:03 am
by sfdavide
Did not see this listed so thought I would give my review as a first thread for this horror film.


It takes a while to get going but it is a gem of a horror film once that happens. The first part although slow and the acting melodramatic does have a nice atmosphere. Once The Ghoul gets going you can see that Boris Karloff can do more with silence then most actors can do with dialogue. He is marvelous like in his earlier films Frakenstein and The Mummy where although he is mostly silent steals the film from the actors with lines.. He has a very expressive face. This film which I believe was lost for many years is a great find for early horror movie buffs. Watch it some night with the lights out and you will not be disappointed.

Re: The Ghoul (1934)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:31 am
by arsaib4
The Ghoul was a 1933 release, no? Sounds interesting. Welcome aboard, sfdavide!

Re: The Ghoul (1934)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:17 am
by wpqx
Prepare to be shocked I don't think I ever saw this film.