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
had its moments...barely sucked (no vampires)
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.
A hidden gem of the classic horror genre, with it’s gothic ambiance and a great cast.
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.
It was ok🤷♀️