Boris Karloff the man who became famous for being Frankenstein’s Monster, was the star of over 200 films according to IMDB. Such movies as The Man Who Changed His Mind and The Man They Could Not Hang are not well known today, but hey, when your an actor ten bucks is ten bucks. I always liked the Frankenstein films. I even liked the Abbott and Costello films which featured a number of monsters from Universal.
Boris Karloff was one of those actors it was easy for other to make fun of. His accent and his sharp features made him pretty easy to impersonate. The Munsters featured a very dumb Boris Karloff clone, but it was kind of a fun show. A recurring gag in Arsenic and Old Lace was that the hero’s brother had plastic surgery and they screwed up by making him look like Boris Karloff.
But even if you don’t watch too many old movies, you’ll get to hear someone who sounds like Boris Karloff at least once a year-at Holloween. Boris Karloff the man who inspired the Monster Mash. One of a handful of old songs that are brought out to be played in Halloween stores and at Halloween parties and just played ad nauseum on Oldies radio stations. But you know what? I still like it-they really don’t make em like this anymore.