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The Ghoul
The Ghoul

The Ghoul 1933

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The Ghoul 1933 PG

80 mins United Kingdom

Fresh from his recent Hollywood success, London-born horror icon Boris Karloff made his first appearance in a British film with this lurid tale, clearly modelled on the contemporary Universal horror cycle. A crazed Egyptologist rises from the grave to wreak vengeance on those spending the night in his spooky old house after the theft of the Eternal Light, a jewel held in his fetid, bandaged hand.

Featuring

Boris Karloff

Cedric Hardwicke

Ernest Thesiger

Genres

Horror

Tags

Immortality Scientific research Jewellery

Collection

Monstrous Classic Horror

Certificate

PG Contains mild violence and horror

Released

1933

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Gaumont-British Picture Corporation

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