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From the 13-part 100 Years of Horror series directed by Ted Newsom and hosted by horror movie star Christopher Lee, this second tape, 100 Years of Horror: Mad Scientists and Mad Monsters, examines the villainous "Mad Scientist," who has been a stock character of the horror genre from the earliest days of cinema. This program features clips from some of the classic mad scientist movies. The highlights of this program are the interviews and home movies with actor Boris Karloff, the actor who with his makeup artist created the most widely known version of "the Monster" in the James Whale-directed Frankenstein. Also included is the only color film footage known to exist of Karloff as the Monster, dating from approximately 1938. ~ Anthony Graham Ristow, Rovi