Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
Director: Charles T. Barton
Screenplay: Hugh Wedlock Jr. & Howard Snyder
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff
The Pitch: “It’s time for Bud and Lou to meet Boris!”
Tagline: MORE GHOULISH GLEE THAN WHEN THEY MET FRANKENSTEIN
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
When the bellboy (Costello) becomes the prime suspect of a murder in a remote hotel full of shady characters, only the hotel dick (Abbott) believes his innocence. The race is on to find the killer before he kills again… and the bellboy is in the killer’s sights!
I was surprised that Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff didn’t hold up as well as I remembered it. I was sure it would get a “B” rating or higher. As a kid, it would have gotten an “A” — yet it is still fun with some good laughs.