Tales of the Unexplained - From Behind the Veil - 10 episodes featuring Boris Karloff 2008 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Who knows what evil lurks behind the veil? Filmed in the United Kingdom and produced by Hal Roach, Jr., each of these twelve chilling episodes re-creates tales of eerie, macabre and unexplainable happenings in normal settings, to otherwise normal people. In classic 1950s British television fashion, reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock, the great Boris Karloff hosts Tales of the Unexplained from a cavernous castle room, before an enormous blazing fireplace. He assumes the air of a man curious about the strange tales he is about to tell, assuring us that they are all true. Karloff himself appears in several of the episodes, playing the roles of regular people trapped in an unfamiliar world of the supernatural and the paranormal, including a sea captain, a police chief, a doctor and a lawyer. His exceptional acting skills are supported by a fine cast, including appearances by Patrick Macnee, (The Avengers), Leo Penn (Matlock), Argentina Brunetti (It’s A Wonderful Life) and George Hamilton in a cameo role. In a curious, somewhat appropriate twist, when filming was completed, the Hal Roach Studios ran into financial difficulties, and the series never aired on television. It was kept in a vault for many years, and remarkably, the crisp black and white photography and sound quality survived so that TMG can bring you these twelve Tales of the Unexplained! As a special bonus, the unofficial pilot of “The Veil,” entitled “The Vestris” (which aired on Telephone Time) and a previously unavailable episode “Peggy” are included in this unique two disc set.