The Old Dark House

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

Member Reviews

had its moments...barely sucked (no vampires)

jennyolecka
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6 days ago

Beautiful B&W that just glows, a witty Knives Out-ish script(amost 100 years before Knives Out), and Ernest Thesiger make The Old Dark House a true horror (and Shudder) essential.

AnnL
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6 days ago

A hidden gem of the classic horror genre, with it’s gothic ambiance and a great cast.

Lyon h.
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7 days ago

CLASSIC! To be clear, though, this is not strictly "horror." It's more a spooky thriller. A torrential storm drives a random group of travelers to seek shelter in a creepy old mansion. Shortly thereafter, they realize they've stumbled into the middle of a deep, dark family secret. Sound familiar? That's because it influenced many films that followed. There are clear nods to it in HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS, CLUE, A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, and even THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. If you're a fan of 1930s pre-Code noir and horror, you MUST see this movie.

hhhicks
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17 days ago

It was ok🤷‍♀️

Mrs.B
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a month ago