Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff is a 1949 horror comedy film directed by Charles Barton and starring Abbott and Costello and Boris Karloff. In 1956, the film was re-released by Realart Pictures as a double feature with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect. Swami Talpur tries to hypnotize Freddie into confessing, but Freddie is too stupid for the plot to work. Inspector Wellman uses Freddie to get the real killer.