The Ghoul

  • Film
  • Horror films
Slow-burning and extremely uneven chiller with Karloff as a professor who believes that a ring stolen from an Egyptian tomb will grant him immortality. However, when Karloff lays down to die, his servant steals the gem, and the professor comes back to life to wreak a terrible revenge. The build-up is too slow, and the later scenes degenerate into ill-judged humour and Old Dark House clich├ęs. Keep an eye out for Richardson, making his screen debut as a phony vicar.

Release details

Duration: 79 mins

Cast and crew

Director: T Hayes Hunter
Screenwriter: Roland Pertwee, John Hastings Turner
Cast: Boris Karloff
Ernest Thesiger
Cedric Hardwicke
Dorothy Hyson
Anthony Bushell
Ralph Richardson
Kathleen Harrison
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