The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)





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Movie Info

In this film, Boris Karloff plays an addlepated scientist who is experimenting with bringing the dead back to life. To do this, he has "killed" several travelling salesmen and placed them in suspended animation in his basement. This causes problems when a real estate agents wants to purchase the house.
Comedy , Horror
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Columbia Pictures


Boris Karloff
as Prof. Nathaniel Billings
Peter Lorre
as Dr. Lorentz
Jeff Donnell
as Winnie Leyden
Larry Parks
as Bill Leyden
Maude Eburne
as Amelia Jones
Don Beddoe
as J. Gilbert Brampton
George McKay
as Ebenezer
Frank Puglia
as Silvio Baciagalupi
Eddie Laughton
as Johnson
Frank Sully
as Officer Starrett
James C. Morton
as Officer Quincy
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Critic Reviews for The Boogie Man Will Get You

All Critics (1)

The joys of the film -- and there are some -- come almost entirely from the interplay of Karloff and Lorre.

Full Review… | November 1, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Boogie Man Will Get You

I really enjoyed this movie, it's sort of a spoof of mad scientist movies in a way, and it's really funny. I loved Lorre, he always has this kitten in his pocket, he's so cute! This movie is entertaining and fun.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A rather funny horror film about a mad scientist and his loyal servants. In need of money, he sells his dilapidated home to a young lady on the condition that he can continue his experiments in the basement and the servants will remain to help around the place. Soon the new owner discovers a body and calls the sheriff. The sheriff has been wanting to rid the town of the scientist for quite some time jumps at the opportunity to arrest him, but after discussing the situation with the scientist the sheriff decides to invest in his experiments. The only problem is they need volunteers, and the last five have died. A really good screwball comedy with horror elements and Boris Karloff in a starring role.


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