The Ghoul
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The Ghoul was Boris Karloff's first British horror film. Karloff is cast as Egyptologist Professor Morant, who on his deathbed insists that he be buried with a rare jewel that was once part of an Oriental idol. It is Morant's belief that the gem will one day restore him to life, a contingency which terrifies the Professor's weaselly assistant Laing (Ernst Thesiger), who hopes to get his mitts on the jewel himself. In due time, Morant dies and is buried -- minus the jewel, which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth. All of this leads to a spooky denouement in… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Creaky and weighed down with poor plot execution."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Early, creepy Karloff."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Richly melodramatic horror -- with marvelous performances, a witty script, atmospheric direction and a surprising number of effective shocks."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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