The Body Snatcher Reviews

  • Aug 17, 2019

    My favorite of the Val Lewton- Karloff ventures,haunting ,grisly and a wonderfully constructed story!

    My favorite of the Val Lewton- Karloff ventures,haunting ,grisly and a wonderfully constructed story!

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

    The best thrilling movie ever made!

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Dreary and uninteresting film set up as a sort of fictional sequel to the Burke & Hare body snatching story. The atmosphere is passable, Lugosi is hardly used and it is only Boris Karloff that captivates. The plodding nature of the story ultimately pays of in a chilling last 10 minutes or so.

    Dreary and uninteresting film set up as a sort of fictional sequel to the Burke & Hare body snatching story. The atmosphere is passable, Lugosi is hardly used and it is only Boris Karloff that captivates. The plodding nature of the story ultimately pays of in a chilling last 10 minutes or so.

  • Nov 19, 2016

    One of my favourite Karloff roles.

    One of my favourite Karloff roles.

  • Sep 26, 2016

    Karloff at his very best. A remarkable horror classic.

    Karloff at his very best. A remarkable horror classic.

  • Jun 23, 2016

    OK pacing and editing which centers on a social problem that was correlated with early medical research - grave robbing. Karloff is brilliant as the overly friendly and morally questionable gentleman of opportunity. Based on RL Stevenson's story, this was the final pairing of Karloff & Lagosi.

    OK pacing and editing which centers on a social problem that was correlated with early medical research - grave robbing. Karloff is brilliant as the overly friendly and morally questionable gentleman of opportunity. Based on RL Stevenson's story, this was the final pairing of Karloff & Lagosi.

  • May 23, 2016

    An intruiging and even slightly disturbing colaboration between the two masters of horror, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, although I found that Lugosi doesn't appear too much. But remember, this ain't got nothing to do with the classic science-fiction tale of Invasion of the Body snatchers, it's completly different. It's well made, exciting and interesting and the acting and characters are excellent. Classic horror thriller film of the 40's to see. Recommended !!

    An intruiging and even slightly disturbing colaboration between the two masters of horror, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, although I found that Lugosi doesn't appear too much. But remember, this ain't got nothing to do with the classic science-fiction tale of Invasion of the Body snatchers, it's completly different. It's well made, exciting and interesting and the acting and characters are excellent. Classic horror thriller film of the 40's to see. Recommended !!

  • Apr 22, 2016

    The scene between Karloff and Lugosi is worth the price of admission alone. But in general this is a very watchable movie,and the ending is genuinely unnerving.

    The scene between Karloff and Lugosi is worth the price of admission alone. But in general this is a very watchable movie,and the ending is genuinely unnerving.

  • Jul 21, 2015

    Classic Karloff chiller as he provides bodies for scientists to make a bit of money.

    Classic Karloff chiller as he provides bodies for scientists to make a bit of money.

  • Jan 29, 2015

    Old fashioned Karloff horror story.

    Old fashioned Karloff horror story.