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

Pretty great. As always, James Whale directs a subversively funny and witty film.

Malone
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4 days ago

Really fun and atmospheric movie from the 1930s

DarthSurya
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6 days ago

A wonderful film and a fantastic piece of horror history. Film acting still hadn’t quite found its identity whilst trying to becomes separate art form from stage acting so it can appear “poorly acted” to a modern audience. If you love horror history give it a watch but if you’re just here for the mindless blood,boobs and gore it’s definitely not going to get your appreciation

wickerwoman
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19 days ago

First 3 minutes of dialogue had me laughing-- what a wonderful old classic! Some questions left at the end (thought sure Morgan would turn out to be another brother) but a great watch over all. Don't know how I missed it over the years but definitely recommended to those who can appreciate vintage cinema!

wintercrow
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20 days ago

i appreciated this film, iv found myself looking more into the history of things just lately, it may seem poorly acted and abit sad to most people now days but back then this would have been top notch, i find it fascinating to look back through the decades of film and see how things have progressed, the location, make up and atmosphere was spot on for that decade way before its time

ZMH87
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24 days ago