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

It was better than I expected, though the ending fell a bit flat. The old house is really cool!

LilyPug16
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21 hours ago

Excellent! I’m going to watch it again.

Lauriem
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6 days ago

really outdated but still a fun enough film.

HumanBeing
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6 days ago

Good movie

CarolMontes
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8 days ago

"Have a potato." I guess this is one of the very first horror parody films, which is noteworthy. A horror parody film made by a horror director and featuring a prominent horror actor of the time. Kind of like how the "Scream" series was a parody of the slasher films made by a director who helped make them popular in the first place. Very meta. This movie is funny. It has super dry British humor the entire time. The horror is extremely disappointing. The best thing about the film is that it's not too long. The ending is extremely disappointing and it is generally quite a boring film. The logic of the characters is pretty much always lost to the audience. It's not clear why anyone is doing half of the things they're doing in this movie. At first, it feels like an Edgar Allen Poe story, but then it ends up feeling like "It's a Wonderful Life." That's a weird mixture.

Nuggets22
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8 days ago