Thriller (1960-1962)

USA, 13 September 1960-30 April 1962
2 series, 67 episodes, average 50m
35mm film, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American anthology series with many genre episodes all hosted by Boris Karloff.

Credits

Regular Crew
Hubbell Robinson Productions, Revue Studios
Created by: Hubbell Robinson
Executive Producers: Hubbell Robinson
Produced by: William Frye, Fletcher Markle, Maxwell Shane
Theme Music Composed by: Pete Rugolo

Regular Cast
Boris Karloff

Episodes

Season One
The Twisted Image (13 September 1960)
Child’s Play (20 September 1960)
Worse Than Murder (27 September 1960)
The Mark of the Hand (4 October 1960)
Rose’s Last Summer (11 October 1960)
The Guilty Men (18 October 1960)
The Purple Room (25 October 1960)
The Watcher (1 November 1960)
Girl with a Secret (15 November 1960)
The Prediction (22 November 1960)
The Fatal Impulse (29 November 1960)
The Big Blackout (6 December 1960)
Knock Three-One-Two (13 December 1960)
Man in the Middle (20 December 1960)
The Cheaters (27 December 1960)
The Hungry Glass (3 January 1961)
The Poisoner (10 January 1961)
Man in the Cage (17 January 1961)
Choose a Victim (24 January 1961)
Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook (7 February 1961)
The Merriweather File (14 February 1961)
The Fingers of Fear (21 February 1961)
Well of Doom (28 February 1961)
The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (7 March 1961)
Trio for Terror (14 March 1961)
Papa Benjamin (21 March 1961)
Late Date (4 April 1961)
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (11 April 1961)
The Devil’s Ticket (18 April 1961)
Parasite Mansion (25 April 1961)
A Good Imagination (2 May 1961)
Mr. George (9 May 1961)
The Terror in Teakwood (16 May 1961)
Prisoner in the Mirror (23 May 1961)
Dark Legacy (30 May 1961)
Pigeons from Hell (6 June 1961)
The Grim Reaper (13 June 1961)

Season Two
What Beckoning Ghost? (18 September 1961)
Guillotine (26 September 1961)
The Premature Burial (2 October 1961)
The Weird Tailor (16 October 1961)
God Grante That She Lye Stille (23 October 1961)
Masquerade (30 October 1961)
The Last of the Sommervilles (6 November 1961)
Letter to a Lover (13 November 1961)
A Third for Pinochle (20 November 1961)
The Closed Cabinet (27 November 1961)
Dialogues with Death (4 December 1961)
The Return of Andrew Bentley (11 December 1961)
The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk (18 December 1961)
Portrait Without a Face (25 December 1961)
An Attractive Family (1 January 1962)
Waxworks (8 January 1962)
La Strega (15 January 1962)
The Storm (22 January 1962)
A Wig for Miss Devore (29 January 1962)
The Hollow Watcher (12 February 1962)
Cousin Tundifer (19 February 1962)
The Incredible Doktor Markesan (26 February 1962)
Flowers of Evil (5 March 1962)
Til Death Do Us Part (12 March 1962)
The Bride Who Died Twice (19 March 1962)
Kill My Love (26 March 1962)
Man of Mystery (2 April 1962)
The Innocent Bystanders (9 April 1962)
The Lethal Ladies (16 April 1962)
The Specialists (30 April 1962)

Alternative Titles

Boris Karloff presenta – Argentine title
Boris Karloff Presents – UK title
Boris Karloff’s Thriller
Late Night Chiller
– Australian advertising title
Triler – Serbian title
Триллер – Russian title

See also
Tomi Knockers (1994)

References

Periodicals
Cult Movies no.29 (1999) p.44 – illustrated interview with Arthur Hiller (Hiller on Thriller by Tom Weaver)
Cult Movies no.35 (2000) pp.74-75 – illustrated interview with Fintan Meyler (The Life and Career of a Karloff Co-Star: Fintan Meyler by Tom Weaver)
Fangoria no.155 (August 1996) – illustrated interviews with Douglas Benton (His Life Was a Thriller by Tom Weaver)
Fangoria no.156 (September 1996 – illustrated article (Licensed to Thrillin by Tom Weaver)
We Belong Dead
no.29 (Autumn 2021) pp.5-11 – illustrated article (“As sure as my name’s Boris Karloff…” An appreciation of Thriller by Ken Shinn)

Books
This Is a Thriller: An Episode Guide, History and Analysis of the Classic 1960s Television Series
by Alan Warren – episode guide, credits