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|Aliases:||Boris L. Petroff; Brooke L. Peters|
|Date of birth:||1894|
|Place of birth:||Saratov, Russia|
|Date of death:||1972|
|Place of death:||picture of Romanian actor Boris Petroff|
|1st Horror:||The Unearthly (1957)|
Boris Petroff was a Russian film director, screenwriter and producer. He was born in Saratov, Russia in 1894. His first work in the horror was the 1957 sci-fi/horror movie The Unearthly starring John Carradine and Allison Hayes. Boris was the director and producer of the film and was credited under the name Brooke L. Peters in this movie.
Boris' other film credits include 1936's Hats Off, which marked his debut as both a director and a producer. He produced Arctic Fury in 1949. In 1951 he directed the low-budget adventure film Two Lost Worlds, which is notable for recycling stock dinosaur footage from 1949's 100 Million BC. Boris directed and produced Red Snow in 1952. In 1958 he directed and produced Outcasts of the City and in 1961 he directed and produced the crime-thriller Anatomy of a Psycho, again using the Brooke L. Peters pseudonym. His final film was Shotgun Wedding, which he directed in 1963.
Boris Petroff passed away in 1972 at the age of 77.pictu
Body of work Edit
|The Unearthly||1957||Director; Producer|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Not to be confused with the actor Boris Petroff from Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, The Prophecy: Uprising and The Prophecy: Forsaken.
- Boris Petroff was married to movie screenwriter Jane Mann who co-wrote the scripts for The Unearthly and Anatomy of a Psycho.
- Boris Petroff is the father of actress Gloria Petroff who appeared in Two Lost Worlds and The Unearthly.
External Links Edit
- Boris Petroff at Flixster
- Boris Petroff at the Holosuite
- Boris Petroff at AllRovi.com
- Boris Petroff at Rotten Tomatoes
- Boris Petroff at Horrormovies.org