Starring Boris Karloff – whose real name, William Henry Pratt, doesn’t sound anywhere near as scary – The Ghoul is a 1933 black and white horror film.
Back then, the genre was nothing like what you get today, which is why I most certainly live in the past as far as horror is concerned.
Professor Morlant (Karloff) has an ancient Egyptian jewel that he believes will give him eternal life.
When he dies, a number of people compete for the jewel and Morlant himself briefly returns to the land of the living.
There’s actually a nice plot to follow and although the film is very dark, it’s not grainy.