My Old Addiction

The Haunted Strangler


(out of 5)

 is once again the well-meaning man who cannot help but be a villain in this juicy horror picture. He plays a Victorian author researching the infamous “Haymarket Strangler” of twenty years earlier, intent on proving that the man who went to the gallows for the crimes of choking young women to death was wrongfully accused. The main crux of Karloff’s argument is a missing surgeon’s knife that, once found, could help prove his theory. Unfortunately, when it is located, it brings the situation far closer to home than he could possibly have meant it to. Great photography and period details plus a director who knows exactly what kind of movie he is making provide for a fun little chiller.

Amalgamated Productions

United Kingdom, 1958

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , from the story Stranglehold by Jan Read

Cinematography by 

Produced by John Croydon

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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