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

This was definitely a fun movie! The acting is , of course, according to the times and may have you giggle a bit for the bad falls but it’s nonetheless a gem!

HorrorFix17
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2 days ago

A brilliant film from James Whale based on the wonderful novel by J. B. Priestly. This is spooky, slyly funny, and surprisingly racy for the time. The film looks brilliant (it's James Whale). My only complaint is the acting style is very dated in a couple of places. Modern audiences may find this boring thanks to the lack of jump scares, but it's absolutely worth a watch for the ending alone.

DimeStoreRiot
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5 days ago

Really good.

nomoreusernames
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2 weeks ago

I love the style of these old classic horror movies. Karloff was Karloff as usual, and that's not a bad thing! I loved the Saul character, too. The two actually make a great one-two punch of a threat. Morgan (Karloff) is the ugly hulking menace. A clear and present threat. Saul is more conniving, seeming harmless at first, but looking for an opportunity to kill and destroy any chance he gets. A bit slow for modern cinema, as is expected with a film from 1932, but it really didn't drag too much like some other films of its era. Thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely worth a watch.

EdwardVillanova
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2 weeks ago

Just watched this all-time classic under the perfect conditions...at night, during a thunderstorm. Lilian Bond, God rest her soul, is an absolute adorable beauty in this one! Shudder, you really need to have an entire section of all the timeless, love-able classics with Karloff, Lugosi, Price, etc.

Ike&Addley
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1 month ago