The Old Dark House (1932)
A group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, and potentially dangerous, Femm family. This well-performed, atmospheric thriller from the director of Frankenstein features the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler.
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Critic Reviews for The Old Dark House
It's a classic horror tale, the apotheosis of all "Old House" spooky films.
A great creeeeepy horror classic.
Richly atmospheric, beautifully crafted, creepy -- and most of all subversively funny and full of terrific dialogue.
Audience Reviews for The Old Dark House
Ah yes, nothing like an old school black and white spooky mansion film. Going back to basics in other words, this is more of a character driven film, with fast and snappy dialogues, very dialogue driven indeed. Thanks to the cast of actors like Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton, as well as some truly great character actors, the movie doesn't really needs big spooks to keep you engaged.More
This movie had great atmosphere, interesting characters and a seemingly scary plot, but unfortunately the ending is predictable and not at all scary.More
The Old Dark House Quotes
- Sir William Porterhouse:
- Once you started making money it's hard to stop, especially if you're like me. there isn't much else you're good at.
- Margaret Waverton:
- For now heaven's sake stop, let's look at a map or something.
- Roger Penderell:
- My own view is we're not on a map.
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