The Secret History of Hollywood has been releasing long-form podcast episodes in the Shadows series since May of 2017 and they are an incredible account of the life of filmmaker Val Lewton and the development of the horror genre in films. The latest episode, The Silent Land, is a deeply affecting one, with the life of Boris Karloff being woven expertly into the narrative.

Val Lewton’s salvation has arrived in the form of Universal Horror star, Boris Karloff, a long-time admirer of Lewton’s new brand of horror cinema.
For their first project together, Lewton must draw upon the darkest piece of his childhood; the place where his imagination grew up.
And so begins a journey into the past, and to a place where dreams go to die…

The Silent Land

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