The Haunted Strangler Film Still

The Haunted Strangler

Robert Day

 
  • United States
  • 1958
  • 79 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #367

Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin (Boris Karloff) believes that the wrong man was hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret.

Cast

James Rankin Boris Karloff
Cora SethJean Kent
Barbara Rankin Elizabeth Allan
Superintendent Burk Anthony Dawson
PearlVera Day
Dr. Kenneth McColl Tim Turner
Lily RankinDiane Aubrey

Credits

DirectorRobert Day
ProducerJohn Croydon
Executive producerRichard Gordon
ScreenplayJohn C. Cooper and Jan Read
Original storyJan Read
MusicBuxton Orr
Conducted byFrederic Lewis
Lighting cameramanLionel Banes
EditingPeter Mayhew
Set designerJohn Elphick
Special effectsLes Bowie

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Richard Gordon and writer Tom Weaver, with additional comments from Alex Gordon
  • New video interviews with director Robert Day, screenwriter Jan Read, and costars Jean Kent and Vera Day
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring Fangoria’s 1984 interview with producer John Croydon about Karloff, and a new essay by Maitland McDonagh

Film Essays

In Praise of Karloff the Uncanny

By Maitland McDonagh January 22, 2007

Forget the Beatles vs. Elvis: for me the world is divided into Karloff people and Lugosi people, and I’m in the Karloff clique. Bela Lugosi’s oversize mannerisms and thickly accented drawl have . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

In Praise of Karloff the Uncanny

By Maitland McDonagh January 22, 2007

Forget the Beatles vs. Elvis: for me the world is divided into Karloff people and Lugosi people, and I’m in the Karloff clique. Bela Lugosi’s oversize mannerisms and thickly accented drawl have . . . Read more »