Corridors of Blood (1963)





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A mild-mannered English doctor (Boris Karloff) is experimenting with anesthesia, but his plans go awry when he becomes addicted to narcotics. He conspires with two grave-robbers (Christopher Lee, Francis DeWolff) to trade drugs for signed death certificates, but finds himself being blackmailed.
NR (violence)
Art House & International , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Boris Karloff
as Dr. Thomas Bolton
Finlay Currie
as Dr. Matheson
Christopher Lee
as Resurrection Joe
Francis Matthews
as Dr. Jonathan Bolton
Francis De Wolff
as Black Ben
Basil Dignam
as Chairman
Frank Pettingell
as Dr. Blount
Marian Spencer
as Mrs. Matheson
Carl Bernard
as Ned The Cow
Charles Lloyd Pack
as Hardcastle
Robert Raglan
as Wilkes
John Gabriel
as Dispenser
Nigel Green
as Inspector Donovan
Howard Lang
as Chief Inspector
Julian d'Albie
as Bald Man
Roddy Hughes
as Man with Watch
Marianne Stone
as Woman Arrested at Black Ben's
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Critic Reviews for Corridors of Blood

All Critics (1)

...a musty but good-looking production, with Karloff splendid as the devoted surgeon pulled asunder by his own experiments and exploited by the underworld gang of tavern low-lifes who trick him into officializing their corpses-for-profit scheme.

Full Review… | March 5, 2007

Audience Reviews for Corridors of Blood

Loved it! It was made in 1959 so yes, its slow, and yeah there are plenty of similar films out there today, but this was groundbreaking for the time.

Christina Evelyn
Christina Evelyn

You feel for Dr. Bolton as someone who has a dream he wants to fulfill but ultimately succumbs to his weaknesses as a human. Boris Karloff portrays the doctor with a complete range of emotions that go from his glory as a top rate surgeon to that of a criminal addicted to his own concoctions. One of the first films to deal with drug addiction back in the late 50s and early 60s. Truly a realistic horror that cuts deep. Highly Recommended!

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

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This movie has a good cast but a lousy script. It starts out interesting, but then turns into another body snatcher horror movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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