Corridors of Blood (1958)

Karloff’s role is much more subdued in Corridors of Blood and the film often resembles a historic drama more than the Grand Guignol-style spectacle the material might suggest. Despite its slow tempo and lack of scares, it’s an admirable follow-up to The Haunted Strangler and Karloff is in top form as the sympathetic Doctor Bolton. His depiction of a gentle medical man desperate to relieve his patients of their pain is atypical in horror films where doctors are frequently portrayed as madmen hell-bent on advancing their professional standing and satisfying personal desires with little or no regard for human suffering.

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