The Old Dark House
Directed by James Whale
Stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family. This influential, fun thriller, directed by BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN's James Whale, features an unforgettable post-Frankenstein role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler Morgan.
In this classic chiller, stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric family.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Eva Moore, Gloria Stuart, Melvyn Douglas
Creepy, fun, unique, classic!
* arn’t explored very deeply. It really makes me appreciate the universal monster movies.
Wowsers. Want to know what directly inspired the films CLUE, HAUNTED HONEYMOON, and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? This is a very queer good time, flying right under the radar in the 1930s. At almost 100 years old, this one is still excellent.
Karloff isn't on screen much bhut he is absolutely at his best. Must-see classic!
Of course I love the black and white, it's extremely under-valued, it immediately puts you in the horror mood!!! I LOVE BORIS!! He was born for this. The story itself is a little lacking. I've seen it 3X in my lifetime just for Boris, but I do wish they had scripted it with a little more story detail/substance.